I’ve been extremely slack about posting updates this past year, but here’s a quick update of what’s been going on. The Alarum tour with Obscura back in late March was awesome - so cool to see Obscura and Sebastian Lanser (drums) show everyone what it truly means to be at the top of the tech-death game. Here’s some footage from the Sydney show at the Factory Theatre. There’s a bit of a drum solo at 1:47 if you want to skip to that bit!
The next few months following the Alarum shows were pretty quiet on the gig front, although Voros supported Phil Anselmo in March and played at the massive HEAVY SA Fest in April which were both great shows. I also kept busy by doing a few fill-in gigs with local reggae/alt rock band Attonbitus.
I was on Channel 7 recently as the James Norbert Ivanyi band was featured on the ‘Guitar Gods and Masterpieces’ show on 7Plus. This pro-shot footage was from the Melbourne PROGFEST show back in late January:
The IVANYI band just played the Melbourne Guitar Show last weekend which was a fun gig to play. The full set was posted on the Melbourne Guitar Show facebook page. We finished our set at 3pm on Saturday, then I went straight to the airport to play a headlining set with my band Dyssidia back in Adelaide! That was a big day.
The Dyssidia album is getting sent off to be mixed this week by renowned German engineer V. Santura (Obscura, Panzerballet) so stay tuned for more news on that shortly!
In other news, I will be filling in for Rob Brens in one of my favourite bands HADAL MAW at a new venue in Melbourne called the Geddes Lane Ballroom on the 13th of September. Rob actually played in Alarum and Ivanyi before me funnily enough! It’s been incredibly challenging learning the Hadal Maw set but it’s certainly been rewarding! Dyssidia will also be playing this show so it’s going to be another big day/night!