Released 30th April 2015
Robert James Moulding
Vocal, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Percussion and additional Keyboards, Sound Effects
Keyboards, Guitars, Harmonies, Sound Effects
Drums, Percussion, Hamonies
Bass Guitar, Vocals
Produced and Mixed by Dean Bennison and Anubis
Mastered by Douglas Skene
When Anubis was offered the opportunity to tour Europe in 2015, it threw up a few issues as the cost of touring looked to be genuinely prohibitive. The band toyed with ideas to help raise the additional funds without having to crowdfund the tour entirely. By 2014, having been joined by Anthony Stewart on bass the previous year, the band had developed a polished show and were giving consistently strong live performances, playing shows that that had ranged from small club shows to less than 100 people to a pair of shows at Sydney's Metro theatre to over 1200 people each night. By early 2015, Anubis had a number of these performances recorded that could be edited down to make a cohesive live recording of the band that captured the energy and atmosphere of the 2014 shows.
Other than some minor studio repairs, the album presents the material entirely as was performed at the time. As a band who do not play with backing tracks, Anubis' performance tends to vary from show to show, with some songs stretching out far beyond their studio counterpart in either atmosphere, length or dynamic, with Hitchhiking to Byzantium's closer, Silent Wandering Ghosts stretching out to particularly epic proportions with a powerful guitar solo that the original LP version only hints at.