ANATHEMA‘s September 22 concert at Roman Ampitheater in Plovdiv, Bulgaria will be professionally recorded and filmed for an upcoming Blu-ray release.
On September 22, the ancient Roman Ampitheater in Plovdiv will host a truly special concert. The ruins of this spectacular building will provide a magical backdrop when ANATHEMA take to the stage to perform their show alongside the string players of the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra.
Speaking about the show, ANATHEMA‘s Daniel Cavanagh says that, “recording a definitive ANATHEMA DVD in Bulgaria, among some of the best fans in the world, has been on our agenda for some years. The fact that it’s in this amazing location with an orchestral performance is surely a recipe for something special.”
ANATHEMA‘s “Untouchable (Part 1)” video can be seen below. The clip, which reflects the themes created in the band’s new album, “Weather Systems”, was edited together by Lasse Hoile, the acclaimed director and filmmaker, best known for his work with Steven Wilson and PORCUPINE TREE.
“Weather Systems” sold around 1,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 22 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“Weather Systems” was released on April 24 via The End Records. The follow-up to 2010’s “We’re Here Because We’re Here” was recorded in Liverpool, North Wales and Oslo, each place significant to ANATHEMA past, present and future. The record was produced and mastered by Christer-André Cederberg (ANIMAL ALPHA, IN THE WOODS…, DRAWN), whom ANATHEMA‘s Daniel Cavanagh has described as “a revelation. His calmness and brilliance has helped to bring about the greatest inter-band chemistry that ANATHEMA have experienced together in their career.”