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With Increase is streaming their new song “Anathema” off their upcoming release, Death Is Inevitable, available February 25, 2014 via Blood & Ink Records on SoundCloud – listen above! Notes frontman Will Steinbrecher, “‘Anathema’ is about learning how to pace myself in life, not allowing my shortcomings and failures to overcome and dictate the man I want to be.”

Vincent Cavanagh on being a recording artist: “You just become more honest at time goes on. It think it’s one of the things about growing up. You chip away the layers of your personality, of your façade, especially like young working-class males from the north of England. You kind of have a strength to show, you don’t want to show any weakness… there’s a lot of pent-up things that you’re feeling that you want to get out at that point as well, so it kind of goes hand and hand with that and your adolescence. But then of course as you realize that you don’t really have very many things to worry about, if you’re OK, if you’re very secure, then you can start to be yourself and at that point other sides of your music comes out.”

Anathema is getting back into the touring routine, starting out in April and May with a handful of shows in Europe, with more to come in July and dozens more on the books from September through November in such countries as the United Kingdom, Spain, Poland and Finland. Anathema played in the United States last year during Steven Wilson’s solo tour (which was cut short due to the death of Wilson’s father), but singer and guitarist Vincent Cavanagh believes the band will return to this country sooner than later. Cavanagh spoke to PureGrainAudio via phone from Paris as we were experiencing a fine day on both sides of the pond. “We’re heading into that kind of beautiful terrace weather,” he observed. “Everyone’s sitting outside and being very French with their coffee. A bit clichéd, but somehow it lives up to it.”

Anathema will return in April with ‘Weather Systems’, their brand new studio album. ‘Weather Systems’ is the follow-up to 2010’s ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’, which has been featured prominently in numerous end-of-year polls and the producer, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), has described it as ”definitely among the best albums I’ve ever had the pleasure to work on.”

Critically acclaimed atmospheric rock band Anathema are set to release the highly anticipated ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’ on June 7th on The End Records. ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’ perfectly blends alternative, rock, and prog, and marks the 8th studio album from a band with such a natural sense of melody, seething power and lyrics that they enlighten and inspire. They are a band of brothers and sisters; a band of truly unique origin.