Australian progressive rock outfit ANUBIS have announced the release of their third album ‘Hitchhiking to Byzantium’ on May 30th.

The Sydney-based symphonic prog exponents have enjoyed success overseas thanks to the impeccably crafted ‘230503’ (2009) and ‘A Tower of Silence’ (2011) finding critical acclaim across Europe.

Self-produced and recorded with guitarist Dean Bennison at Razorback Music Studios in Sydney’s south-west, HTB is a step up in musicianship and production for the band’s energetic take on modern prog rock.

Dynamic, cinematic and varied, the lead single from the album ‘A King With No Crown’ has already picked up airplay across Australia and throughout the UK, Europe and North America.

The band has gained a keen following worldwide since the release of their acclaimed debut ‘230503’ and the follow up ‘A Tower Of Silence’. 230503 featured in year-end Top 10 lists for a series of international media including ProgArchives and was voted ‘Album of the Weeek’ by Music Waves (France). memorably stated ‘…albums like this make you believe in the future of prog-rock.’

A Tower Of Silence resonated particularly well with the band’s fan base overseas – just 3 weeks after its release, the album topped the sales charts of German independent distributor Just For Kicks Music, selling hundreds of copies in a matter of days.

‘Hitchhiking to Byzantium’ is out May 30th through Bird’s Robe Records.

‘230503’ and ‘A Tower Of Silence’ are out now through Bird’s Robe Records

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