That Tour Was Awesome: Anathema/At the Gates/Cradle of Filth (1994)

October 19, 2017 Greg Pratt

In which we look back on when Anathema , At the Gates, and Cradle of Filth toured Germany in 1994, with input from some of the guilty parties involved.

Track Premiere: Vallenfyre – ‘An Apathetic Grave’

May 18, 2017 Vince Bellino

Check out the lyric video for “An Apathetic Grave” from Vallenfyre‘s upcoming third record, Fear Those Who Fear Him.

Track Premiere: Mourners Lament – ‘As Solemn Pain Profaned’

March 23, 2017 Vince Bellino

Mourners Lament are inspired by and pay homage to classic doom-death bands on We All Be Given. 

Top 10 Music For Nations Releases Of All Time

July 4, 2016 Chris Dick

After 21 years of housing some of the finest metal acts known to mankind, British label Music For Nations closed shop in 2004. The label was folded in Sony Entertainment’s Zomba Record Group and mothballed until last year when Sony rekindled the legendary label’s fire.  So, we’re celebrating with an essential Top 10. 

Top 5 Unlikely Anathema (Doom Metal Phase) Songs

November 17, 2014 Chris Dick

** Decibel’s Top 100 Doom Metal Album of All Time issue is available now (HERE). So inspired by England’s place on the map (OK, list) and equally inspired by Anathema’s early catalog inclusion, I wanted to Top 5 songs that aren’t on lists, have been spurned by Anathema (no remake of “Suicide Veil”?), or…

Danny Cavanagh (Anathema) interviewed

June 27, 2014 Chris Dick

** Anathema’s on the cusp of a breakthrough. Actually, the Liverpudlians have been on said cusp for the better part of 15 years. But that’s neither here nor there. Music is always about right place and right time. That place and time have come for Anathema on, Distant Satellites. Like previous album, Weather Systems, the…

Vincent Cavanagh (Anathema) interviewed

October 21, 2013 Chris Dick

** Decibel caught up with Anathema guitarist/vocalist Vincent Cavanagh on the group’s first headline tour of North America. Since we’ve been into the Liverpudlians before they had a full-length [many thanks to tape-traders and Witchhunt Records], we jumped at the chance to talk to Cavanagh, who was clearly having moments of his life while on…

The Myth of the Peaceville Three

July 23, 2012 Chris Dick

This piece is a long lost companion section to Decibel #92 cover story Paradise Lost. It explores and debunks the myth of the Peaceville Three—Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, and Anathema—connecting and riffing off one another in the early to mid-’90s. Think of it as an updated version of fellow Decibel contributor Greg Moffitt’s UK…