"Yet another sublime masterclass in supercharged emotional songwriting and fearless sonic curiosity" - The Guardian
June 5, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Acclaimed UK rock band ANATHEMA will release their magnum opus Distant Satellites onTuesday, June 10th, and in anticipation the band is streaming their tenth studio album today at
Distant Satellites is currently available for pre-order at and streaming in its entirety now at
Following their success of 2012’s heralded album Weather Systems, ANATHEMA has delivered what many will consider as one of their strongest and most innovative albums to date. Distant Satellites will be instantly recognizable to ANATHEMA’s global army of fervent acolytes as another chapter in this band’s remarkable story, not least because their unerring ability to write songs that tug at the heart-strings and evoke the overwhelming power of real life emotions remains as potent as ever.
With a few brave strides into uncharted territory, not least the experimental electronica-driven surge of the album’s stunning title track, they seem increasingly capable of finding new ways to touch our hearts and souls. Ultimately, ANATHEMA are not a band concerned with erecting some perverse artistic façade: instead, they convey the highs and lows of life with disarming honesty and sincerity, and Distant Satellites is their most evocative and moving body of work so far.
And the critics agree...
"A remarkable album that confirms their flexibility and talent for making energetic, expressive, poignant music. Anathema are a special band, determined not to stagnate, and distant satellites is yet another divine release"
Prog Magazine (UK)
"Ebbing and flowing, brooding and building the album's structural dynamics are masterfully balanced, song-craft is tightened and the band's overflowing musical passion gets ever more compelling and infectious"
8/10 Metal Hammer (UK)
"There's more than enough in here to delight, from funereal synth and skittering electronica to the lush, sustain-heavy guitar workout of 'Anathema' and the wonderful, quietly propulsive thrum of 'Take Shelter'"
Rock Sound (UK)
"High emotions, great music simply epic!"
"A very harmonic and solid album which will a receive a warm welcome from the fans for sure!"
"Anathema have done it again!"
95/100 Aardschok Magazine (NL)
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