Anekdoten land gets intense as we come closer to our shows in Italy. Oh those tricky riffs, long exploratory passages and explosive crescendos. What a pleasure, challenging, dynamic and inspiring. We are rehearsing in Stockholm and will be playing in Norway, France and Finland with more dates hopefully added through the year. Confirmed dates:
A couple of weeks ago the article below appeared. So, if you are new to Anekdoten, this might be a place to start investigating the music. The band has been together for 25 years, made 8 albums and it’s a real honour to be added to the line up that hasn’t changed since they started. I play guitar and percussion in the band live. I played on the title track from their last album Until All The Ghosts Are Gone, released in 2015 – more to come in the future.
I have seen some very interesting parts of the world through being in a Progressive band. Since I joined I have been lucky enough to play in Tokyo, Yerevan in Armenia, a festival in Inowroclaw in Poland, as well as Veruno in Italy, Ulft in Holland, various shows in Sweden and Norway as well as Saint Palais Sur Mer North of Bordeaux and Loreley in Germany where I met my wife Olivia. There’s something about this music that appeals to these exotic places – I’m still waiting to play with the band in an English speaking country.
How can we make that happen?
I’ll be staying in Rome for three days after the show there as I just have to visit the Colosseum (last time I was in Rome it was closed). Plus, all the other interesting history that this incredible city has to offer. There is of course the record shops…
Classic Rock History list their top 10 Anekdoten songs.
Anekdoten also made it to #53 on their Reader’s list of Top 100 Progressive Rock Bands of all time.