British metallers ANATHEMA will release three new songs on April 18 via iTunes to coincide with their tour supporting Finnish goth rockers H.I.M. The three tracks that will be released are as follows:
01. One Day
03. Angels Walk Among Us
ANATHEMA are currently unsigned as a result of having been dropped by BMG/Zomba after their previous label, Music For Nations, was folded into parent company Zomba Records Group (the world's largest independent music group).
Commented the group in a posting on their web site: "As the band is without a record deal and without any financial backing to record an album, we respectfully ask all our fans to go to the iTunes site and pay for the songs. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT as you will be directly supporting the band at a difficult time, and your money will go towards paying for ANATHEMA to record an album this year. We need your help. If you want to be a true fan and help the band directly, instead of helping record companies... do not copy these songs from your friends! Go to iTunes on April 18th and buy them. The price is very cheap!"
As previously reported, ANATHEMA mastermind Daniel Cavanagh will undertake a solo, acoustic Norwegian tour in March. His set will feature mainly ANATHEMA classics past and present, plus various cover versions. The shows will be stripped down, featuring Danny with just a guitar a keyboard/piano in the most imtimate possible setting. The dates are as follows:
Mar. 16 - Bergen, NOR @ Garage
Mar. 17 - Trondheim, NOR @ Kafe Larssen
Mar. 18 - Oslo, NOR @ Tut og Kjør
ANATHEMA's previously announced U.K./Irish tour as the support act for H.I.M. — originally scheduled for January — has been postponed until April.
ANATHEMA are currently writing and recording new material at Sewerside Studios in Yorkshire, U.K. Other songtitles set to appear on the band's upcoming CD include "Voodoo", "A Simple Mistake" and "No One is Free". The band recently issued a DVD, "Were You There?", containing a full live show recorded on ANATHEMA's "A Natural Disaster" tour, an acoustic concert performed with a string quartet from the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, plus videos, live clips and other extra features. The artwork and menu designs have been conceived by Travis Smith.