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The Bond of Mutual Distrust (2020 Mix)

from 230503 (Deluxe Anniversary Edition) by Anubis

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    Deluxe 2CD mediabook version of the 2020 Partial re-recording and remix of the band's celebrated 2009 debut studio album.
    With CD of unreleased tracks, including the new single 'Technicolour Afterlife' (written in 2004), and the unreleased 'lost' epic 'The Life not Taken' recorded in 2020 and 2021 by the band's current line-up; and live tracks recorded across the world throughout the band's career.

    With full sleeve notes by the band and photography and design by the band's long term collaborator, Tim Neill.

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This is the 2020 Dean Bennison remix of 'The Bond of Mutual Distrust'. The raw audio files were upsampled to 88.2/24 and passed through hi-end signal processing to create high resolution stems. The drum tracks were re-recorded in January 2020 to replace the original, lower quality 44.1/16bit stems. The Hammond organ was re-amped through a Leslie, the guitars have been re-amped and the original VST instruments have been replaced with 64bit modern equivalents.

Digitally remastered by Douglas Skene


Cross out everything you know
And I will tell you how
How to think and how to breathe
Do you understand me?

You only know what you are told
And I will tell you now
You're not the one that you think you were
The one you were has gone

My face pushed to the floor
By force and without gain
As the city around me screams so loud
It blows my ears right off my head

Suffocate from the inside out
My skin is turning blue
The doctor comes to comfort me
To trust that I can't trust you

Bound by the knowledge that you're trying to kill me
I can send you to hell
It's just a bond of mutual distrust
But it suits me well

My blood drips to the floor
It pools like fallen rain
My cries for help are a bitter defeat
As I let it all go like the skin from my feet

The lights that blind my opened mind
Will you tend to my wounds
The men in blue will be here soon
The secret is no proof

No time to lose, no rights to prove
Nowhere left to go
You vultures pick the meat from my bones
I - prey. You - leave me alone.

I'm laid out on the floor
Struggling for breath again
I don't trust you but I know I need you.
So I do what I'm told.


from 230503 (Deluxe Anniversary Edition), released May 23, 2022
Words and Music by Robert James Moulding, David Eaton, Steven Eaton and Douglas Skene
Guitar Solo by Douglas Skene

Vocals, Bass: Robert
Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals: David
Lead Guitar: Douglas
Drums: Steve


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Anubis Sydney, Australia

Anubis is a cinematic Progressive Rock band from Sydney, Australia. Formed in 2004.

The band has released to date 6 studio records to date, 2 live albums and toured Europe twice. The latest album, ‘Homeless’ reached number 4 in the Australian Indie chart in March 2020. ... more

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