Cathedral announce one-off anniversary show

To commemorate their 20th anniversary year, UK doom legends Cathedral have announced plans to stage a very special one-off show on 3 December at Islington’s O2 Academy. The band confirmed that they will perform two sets: the first set will include a full rendition of their debut album, the landmark ‘Forest Of Equilibrium’. If that wasn’t news enough, Cathedral diehards should find the additional news that Lee Dorrian and Garry Jennings will be joined by the original recording lineup of Mark “Griff” Griffiths, Adam Lehan and Mike Smail for this part of the performance. The second set will be performed by the current lineup of Lee Dorrian, Garry Jennings, Brian Dixon and Leo Smee.

“Cathedral has come a long way since those dirge-ridden smoke-filled, cheap lager and sweat infested early rehearsals back in 1990. To be brutally honest, back then we never imagined that we would have continued on a 20 year journey and still be here to tell the tale,” comments vocalist Lee Dorrian. “A lot of bands that have been around this long tend to shy away from their roots in favour of more ‘accessible’ material written in their “maturing” stages. Well, despite the fact that we may have expanded on our sound and style since those early days, we are certainly not embarrassed by our origins, in fact the opposite is true. To commemorate (commiserate?) this 20 year marathon, we thought it would be a cool idea to regroup the lineup of our first studio album for a special one-off show, and perform it in its entirety. Fortunately, everyone from those days agreed. This will mark the beginning of the evening, which will be followed by a set of ‘post-Forest’ material, bringing us right up to date with our latest album, ‘The Guessing Game’. We are excited about this event and look forward to seeing you there”.

Amen to that!

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