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Astorian Stigmata


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"Indie and goth combine on seventh EP"

From its name to its look, Wilkes-Barre’s Astorian Stigmata have a goth rock aesthetic, so it’s no surprise that their music absolutely drips with it. “Dark indie rock” may be a better phrase to describe the creation of Dennis Condusta and his ever-rotating bandmates, though. Their latest EP, “A Dark Summers Sunrise,” is an even mix of both. In a recent Weekender interview, he cited Modest Mouse, The Cure, and The Gaslight Anthem as influences, and in album opener “The Dancing Dead,” each can be subtly heard in the toe-tapping, synth-driven beat. It’s easily the most poppy and enjoyable song amongst the five tracks.

The sound quickly shifts into “Suicide Love Song,” capturing all the melancholy and sing-songy structure of an old acoustic country tune before hitting the chorus, where the rocking kicks back in. It is here especially that Condusta’s shaky voice resembles that of Bright Eyes singer Conor Oberst.

While mellower, “Silent Catastrophe” is punctuated with another catchy beat, while “The Elegance of Decay” is slower, more straight-up mood rock. “Ballroom Dancing” is a powerful acoustic ending with its cutting, honest lyrics and mournful wails, though a hidden track strips this down even further just a few minutes later.

Overall, the record embraces simplicity over complexity, taking pieces from Stigmata’s experimental sound showcased in its many previous releases and applying them to basic four-minute, head-bobbing rock music.

Because Condusta records, produces, mixes, masters, and burns his CDs on his own, it lacks without live drumming here and there, but it makes up for it in the authenticity he brings to the writing, performing, and production. The record can be purchased at and includes buttons, post cards, and other special gifts stuffed inside the handmade envelope, letting the self-taught singer and multi-instrumentalist place one final personal stamp on his work before he delivers it directly to his fans.

Astorian Stigmata 'A Dark Summers Sunrise' Rating: W W W V - The Weekender / Impressions Media


An Infinite Transition (2006)
Antraliana (2007 E.P)
Antalayna (2007 E.P)
Black Dye On White Sheep (2007)
Dead Victorians (2008)
Six Days of Death (2009 E.P)
Existential Suicide (2009)
Dissension from Exile (2010 E.P)
Death & Exile (2010 E.P)
All The Lost Souls (2011 E.P.)
Another Night at the End of the World (2011)
A Dark Summers Sunrise (August 2012)



Astorian Stigmata is an American Dark Indie Rock band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2007 as a solo recording project by Dennis Condusta and formed as a full live playing band in 2009. Current members include Dennis Condusta (guitar/vocals), D.J. Laury (guitar), Kyle Drevenik (bass), and Albert Martino (drums)

Drawing influence from indie bands like Modest Mouse and early Gothic rock band The Cure.

Astorian Stigmata writes/finances/produces/mixes/records/designs/prints/burns/promotes all of their current albums completely independently from anyone outside the band. T-shirts and Stickers are also designed and hand printed by band members.

The band currently has five full length albums and 6 E.P's