The 30-year rock band Anathema shocked fans with a sudden announcement made on the band’s social channels and announced their indefinite hiatus.

Addressing Anathema fans, the band stated that this year is unlike any other and reminded us once again how bad 2020 was. Expressing their gratitude to the fans who support them, the group rock the music world with its 30-year career.

In the social media letter, Anathema wrote:

“Dearest Anathema Family

This year is one like no others.

We’ve all – every one of you included – faced unpredictable challenges, which impacted both out professional and personal situations. In this hardest of times, events over the last year have left us with no option to go on indefinite hiatus. As individuals it is time to pursue other paths in life.

We are beyond grateful for everyone’s support over the years. There is no end to the love and respect we have for our fans for giving us the best years of our lives. The generosity you all showed following the unexpected cancellation of out tour will always stay with us.

We could never have anticipated how this year would turn out.

Many many thanks. Anathema.”

Releasing its debut LP Senerades on February 28, 1993, through Peaceville Records, Anathema released its latest album in 2017 and called it The Optimist.

image credit: Anathema Facebook Page