Anaal Nathrakh will play the Scala venue in London on December 14 with Sigh, and it might be their last-ever show. In a statement made by Anaal Nathrakh issued in September (and seemingly missed by the metal media, ourselves included), the band will play the show with Dave Hunt on vocals alongside some usual live members and some Akercocke and Voices members. The band notes that guitarist Mick Kenney will be absent as a he's experienced a "change of plan… which meant that his focus had to shift, for the time being at least."
So here's hoping things all work out for Anaal Nathrakh and the band can continue on. Below is the full statement, and you can get tickets to the show here.
"Mythology announce first Anaal Nathrakh show in over three years in December. And possibly last…
"Pandemics can, apparently, be unpredictable. Sometimes they can push the world into lockdown right when you've just recorded a stunning new album. Sometimes a project can blow up during a pandemic and change how you need to approach everything. In our case, there was definite unfinished business, with any plans for touring in the wake of Endarkenment destroyed by the virus.
"There was also a change of plan for Mick which meant that his focus had to shift, for the time being at least. But that sense of unfinished business finally got too much to take, and so it was decided that Dave, with Mick's full support, would team up with a few bad men from the Anaal Nathrakh live lineup and and the peerless Akercocke/Voices stable for a very special evening with the incomparable Sigh in London in December.
"It is possible that a further select few shows will snowball out of this. Or that this could turn out to be the last Anaal Nathrakh show, ever. Pandemics aren't the only things that can be unpredictable. All we know is that it promises to be a fine night of apocalyptic chaos."