After many years of being unavailable to buy standalone on CD, Anubis is set to release a brand new remix of the band's celebrated 2009 debut CD.
During the Covid-19 lockdowns, the band was busy updating the 230503 album to match up to the sonic standard of the band's later work. In order to achieve this aim, all of Steven Eaton's original drum tracks have been faithfully re-recorded and the album was re-mixed and mastered with best quality modern day and vintage equipment.
On top of this, an additional CD of music has been produced featuring two lost chapters of the 230503 story, the 'lost' opening epic 'The Life not Taken', clocking in at over 20 minutes; and the album's original intended closing track, 'Technicolour Afterlife'. Also included are live performances from both Australia and overseas between 2010 and 2018.
The set is packaged in a 2CD media book designed by the band's long term art director Tim Neill, and features sleeve notes by the band, unseen photographs and lost artwork by Matthew Buttsworth that was omitted from the original 230503 CD in 2009.
230503 (2020 Mix)
The Deepest Wound
Leaving Here Tonight
The Bond of Mutual Distrust
Disinfected and Abused
The Life not Taken (2020 Recording)
i. Old Pain, New Wounds
ii. The Deepest Wound
iii. Circular Roads with Straight Lines
iv. Leaving Here Tonight
v. Worlds Apart
vi. Breaking Water
Waterfall (Live in Camden, 2012)
Anonymity (Live in Sydney, 2010)
The Bond of Mutual Distrust (Live in Camden, 2012)
The Collapse (Live in Camden, 2012)
Disinfected and Abused (Live in Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel, 2018)
Technicolour Afterlife (2020 Recording)
As a bonus for bandcamp users, an official digital bootleg of the entire 230503 album performed live at the Annadale in Sydney in May 2010 is included. This was restored and mixed by David Eaton and Douglas Skene. A full version of the 2008 album mix, remastered by Douglas Skene is also included.
The album is to be released on May 23rd, 2022.
To pre-order the 230503 Deluxe Anniversary Edition, visit our bandcamp page.
Watch the video for 'Technicolour Afterlife'