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Anubis at the Baroque

The Baroque Room, 15 Katoomba St, Katoomba

Anubis first live performance in over a year and the first performance to include songs from their 2020 album "Homeless"

With COVID setting in around the time of the release of Anubis' fifth studio album, "Homeless", plans to tour the album at home in Australia and abroad had to be put on hold. In order not to waste the time spent rehearsing the new material, Anubis have decided to showcase the entire "Homeless" album along with some favourites from the back catalogue for one special night at Katoomba's Baroque Room. The event will also be filmed in order to share the live performance with the rest of the world. Please note that due to COVID safety measures, there is an extremely limited number of tickets available for this performance. NSW govt restrictions require all attendees to be seated at tables - tables of 2 or 4 persons are available. We require the name of ALL attendees at each table.


ProgAid: A Bushfire Relief Concert

Oxford Art Factory, 38-46 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Following the harrowing and horrific fires across Australia over the past few months, Nine/Eight Touring, in conjunction with HeavyMag, Behind The Scene, and BHSS proudly announce PROGAID - a progressive music festival at THE OXFORD ART FACTORY on March 15.

The First lineup announcement is:


There will be more bands added to this already killer lineup over the coming days, in preparation for the festival day on Sunday the 15th of March.

Tickets will also be available for a raffle happening on-site with massive prizes including merchandise donated by prog royalty from across the globe.

Up for grabs is also two days recording time (Valued at $1,200), Generously donated by DEFWOLF STUDIOS in Sydney.

And our major prize of TWO AFTER-SHOW PASSES to DREAM THEATER’s Upcoming Australian Tour, for a city of your choice.

All proceeds from this show will be going to WIRES and the RED CROSS in Australia, to assist those who have been affected by this horrific fire season.

Tickets for the event will be available through The Oxford Art Factory website on Thursday, with both a remote attendance ticket and live attendance available.



David Ellis ProgAid Head of Media and Marketing

Progfest Sydney

The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville

Welkin Entertainment & Wild Thing Presents Progfest 2019: Sydney 10th Anniversary Edition Sunday January 27 - The Factory Theatre

Featuring: The Ocean (Germany), Monuments (UK), Skyharbor (India/USA), Circles, Chaos Divine, City Of Souls (NZ), Toehider, James Norbert Ivanyi, Glass Ocean, Opus Of A Machine, Lo!, Hemina, Red Bee, Anubis, SEIMS, SNVFF, Hashshashin, Sevsons, Shanghai & Numidia!

Hitchhiking to Byzantium


Awakening new chances, as the moonlight fades to sun...

"This record, if I'm to be honest", says keyboard player David Eaton of Anubis' long awaited third album, "is the record we'd have made back in 2006, if we'd been good enough". And let's face it, he should really know. It's been ten long years since the idea to write a concept album about a lost friend spurred him and vocalist Robert James Moulding into forming what would evolve into Anubis.

This third album, 'Hitchhiking to Byzantium' is the first Anubis album not to have a plot or narrative. It's more of a thematic work, based on modern life. "It's about growing older and trying to do better at things", says guitarist Dean Bennison, "and about the excuses we make for ourselves, all the crutches and braces that we find for ourselves along the way, and how good and bad they are for us". "It's perhaps a little more esoteric than the last two albums", say guitarist Douglas Skene, "although I think at core they all touch upon the same theme - which is what is and isn't important to people in their lives". "You do still get the sense that it's someone" says drummer Steven Eaton, "Someone who is on a journey. And the hope is that when they get there, they're happy with what they've found".

However, the journey to find Byzantium hasn't been easy. Nearly three years, and a new line-up later, the band find themselves under pressure to deliver a record that matches up to the expectations left by it's predecessors. "We've had a lot of motivation because there is so much to live up to" says Moulding, candidly. But that pressure has already yielded rewards. Most importantly, the addition of new bassist Anthony Stewart. "Anton's just fantastic" says Dave, "and although he didn't arrive in time to play on this record, he knew exactly what did need to be done and has done it brilliantly, really adding to our chemistry". "He's just a phenomenal player" says Robert Moulding, who did play the bass on Byzantium, "absolutely, definitely the standout when it came to looking to people to work with".

Whilst it doesn't have the narrative cinematic approach, Hitchhiking to Byzantium does have an emotional punch quite unlike anything before on an Anubis record. "Whilst we hid all our very real emotions behind conceits before - haunted workhouses and lost friends - this record is about the things that happen every day" says David. "I feel that there's more of us in there - the hurdles that life throws at us and the only way to feel true inner peace - by examining the love around you. It's certainly an introspective record - but it's real life. It's about you, it's about me, it's about all of us. Hitchhiking to Byzantium. That journey is life."

Hitchhiking to Byzantium is out on Bird's Robe Records, 30th May 2014.

The band play the 'Prog the Castle' festival in Germany and tour Europe for the first time in May 2015.
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