The days will give way to nights, warmth to cold, laughter to solemnity, sun to rain and wind to fog. But all won’t be grey, despite November being nearly upon us, as legendary British doomers Anathema will bring the light.
Alongside My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost, Anathema were known as part of the holy British trinity of doom ‘n’ gloom. However, in time, they took their view of the world and their musical expression far beyond the genre’s boundaries, becoming an unmatched entity, often unsuccessfully copied by others. Simply put, Anathema are a world-famous body of music, bowed down to by many – and with reason. They’ll prove this in June with The Optimist, supposedly their most gloomy and complex album yet, with their concert at Kino Šiška suffusing the October dusk with both darkness and light.
Providing the light will be French group Alcest, who began as a black metal band, but became something completely different over time. Today, their music contains the heritage of black metal, intertwined with the dreaminess of shoegaze, the power of ambient post black metal, and the complexity of many a prog band. We last saw them live alongside Japanese band Mono in Nova Gorica and at the Metaldays festival before that, where their performance on a rainy Wednesday drove the clouds away and coaxed the sun out to bless the stage.
Autumn is both beautiful and dark, just like 22nd October at Kino Šiška, when Anathema and Alcest take the stage. A gig that’s not to be missed!
Tickets also available via On-Parole!
Organisation: KUD Veseli dihurčki.