Monday, February 13, 2012 at 6:35PM
The largest festival of extreme and alternative music in the Baltic Sea coast – Devilstone Open Air –
shall take place on 12 – 15 July in Lithuania. The organisers proudly present the first headliner – doom
metal pioneers and masters of alternative rock – ANATHEMA. Worldwide celebrated band from the
United Kingdom is pursuing their vision for two decades now.
Comprising the legendary trinity of British doom metal – together with MY DYING BRIDE and
PARADISE LOST – ANATHEMA is currently best known for the alternative/progressive rock
programme. Their road to glory and worldwide fame was paved with significantly heavier sounds.
Since the impressive debut tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE in the early 90s, the band managed
to maintain the energy, expression, and esteem whilst diverging from metal to rock genre. Today
ANATHEMA is valued by the listeners and critics alike for the exceptional sound. Their work enriched
the extreme music history with such masterpieces as ‘Serenades’ and ‘The Silent Enigma’.
Describing the style of ANATHEMA, co-founder Danny Cavanagh said: ‘It’s not party-background
music;’ adding that ‘the aim of our music is to affect the audience causing spiritual elevation or
plunging into the coldest depths of soul.’ Currently, the band members declare being at the height
of their power; no better proof is needed than critics’ reviews and international stardom. Over two
decades ANATHEMA managed to tour around the world, record considerable amount of albums,
and restlessly experiment with their sound. The band members say that diversion of their music
style came naturally and instinctively: the lasting musical progression began with keyboards getting
more freedom. Ambience, characteristic rhythms, instrumental experimentation and the vocal
expressionism – those are but few key features describing ANATHEMA’s sound.
ANATHEMA first visited Lithuania in 1994 and performed at Death Comes festival. D. Cavanagh – the
guitarist, vocalist, and keyboard player – came twice with his acoustic programme. Nonetheless, the
upcoming show at Devilstone Open Air is definitely anticipated.
Festival tickets can be bought on the official festival website www.devilstone.net. The price is 23 EUR.