Anthemon finally released their discography officially via streaming platforms
Just got some great news. We have a wealth of music spanning several years here from the band Anthemon. Read on and get excited!
Legendary French symphonic gothic/doom metal band Anthemon released their whole discography first time ever on streaming services via Finnish Inverse Records. The band was formed in January 1997 and they disbanded in 2007. During their active time they successfully released one demo, one EP and three full-length albums and one demo recording 'The Aloïs Demos' which was never officially released because of split up.
LISTEN Anthemon releases on streaming services: https://push.fm/fl/anthemon
The band members comment:
"More than 15 years after the demise of the band, ANTHEMON can see its music made available again, thanks to the initiative of Inverse Records, without whom we, the former members, probably wouldn't even have thought of offering it to the audience again. We actually failed to realise that there might be some demand for it.
If I am today playing in MONOLITHE, whose notoriety greatly exceeds what ANTHEMON achieved at the time, that entity still retains a very special place in my memory. This is the first band with which I recorded a collection of songs and released it. This is the band with which I learned to compose. This is the band I first got acclaimed on stage with, with people in the audience singing the lyrics. This is the band with which I learned the perks of the music business: its joys, disappointments and betrayals. This is also the band with which I learned the notion of leadership and personality management! And it is also the band with which I expressed, sometimes clumsily, sometimes successfully, musical emotions that were really close to my heart at the time.
I remember everything about this band. From the first meeting with Marc, with whom we have always formed the hard core of ANTHEMON. I remember the first awkward and stammering compositions, the search for a line-up, the musicians who came and left, the first nervously executed gig, the recording of our first demo, the arrival of Alex, Nicolas, Nathalie, Loïc, David, Ludovic…. The friendship with other French bands, such as The OLD DEAD TREE. The trip to northern Finland to mix "Arcanes", then "Dystopia". The crazy idea behind "Kadavreski". The pride of listening to those albums all together for the first time once they were completed…
All this period of time, my youth, my training as musicians and as a man, exists in my memory, in our collective band memory, and especially through the legacy that remains, namely this demo, this EP and these 3 albums of which I remain extremely proud today.
Anthemon has been an important step in my life as a man and a musician, with its ups, downs, regrets, laughter, tears and encounters. I am and will always be very proud of all that we have accomplished during the 10 years of the band's life.
I thank Inverse Records for giving Anthemon the opportunity to be distributed to as many people as possible via streaming platforms and thus giving it a second life. Finally, I send my regards to all those who have been part of the history of the band, from the beginning to the end.
We are thankful towards Inverse records to continue the legacy of Anthemon on a large set of streaming platforms, making it possible for new listeners to explore our sound.
Anthemon was a journey for young unexperienced musicians and people who have grown together. We always tried not to repeat ourselves and you will find that some of our releases sound either glacial, mournful, or intricate, as they reflected our feelings and what we experienced in our lives at that time. For all of these reasons, Anthemon will always be an important period of my life and I hope our music will also resonate in other people’s minds.
The Anthemon adventure was, first of all, extremely enriching should it be on the musical side or on the human side of things. Those guys were professional, diligent and full of experience! I am and will always be very proud of everything this band has given me! Yes it was a lot of work and musical challenges, but also moments of fun and the pleasure of playing good music all together! Thanks, guys !
I realize that I have not written this name for more than 10 years; and yet I have not forgotten anything. Anthemon was an enriching experience for me, on both human and musical levels.
Beyond that, I was surprised by the discipline and organisational skills that prevailed within the band when I joined. I remember a sentence written in a famous magazine during the promotion of our second album, "Dystopia »: "Society I hate you"! We were actually seen as rebels by some but the truth is that we got up early every Sunday morning to go to rehearsal, always remaining in a good mood and never devoid of humour. Thank you to all those who made this band alive and made this beautiful adventure possible. I will never forget those years because Anthemon is a flower that never fades away!