Astral Archetype

Astral Archetype


Alternative hard rock band drawing on influences of bands like Rush, Iron Maiden, Porcupine Tree, Yes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Flaming Lips. Songs incorporate elements of jam, progressive rock, hard rock, and psychedelia.


All that exists is comprised of the vibration of tiny particles that once shared a single, compressed point in space. These subatomic particles evolved into the stars and the planets and all forms of life. The knowledge of this cosmic harmony and our heritage as celestial beings is shared by all people. It is passed down as part of the collective unconscious. This instinctual awareness is the Astral Archetype.
Astral Archetype formed in early 2005 when Kevin Boyle and Steve Murtaugh met and began talking music. The two felt that their diverse but not identical musical tastes might complement each other perfectly and began getting together to jam and write, eventually bringing in drummer Tom Burget to complete the first line up of Astral Archetype. With the lineup of Burget, Boyle, and Murtaugh, Astral Archetype played a variety of venues in the Philadelphia region including John & Peter's in New Hope, The Fire, Fergie's, and Eris Temple in Philadelphia, as well as the Rusty Nail in Ardmore, PA. The trio also self recorded their debut EP Deconstructing a Coincidence, which was mixed by Radio Eris' Matt Stevenson.

In 2008, the second line up of Astral Archetype began performing with Chris Kulp (Mischief Brew, Red Devil) on drums. The new trio have performed at the Highwire Gallery and The North Star Bar in Philadelphia, and at the Rusty Nail in Ardmore, PA.


Deconstructing a Coincidence EP - 2007

Set List

Sanity's No Friend
Schema Ti
Moonage Daydream (David Bowie cover)
Sacrifice the Sun
Deconstructing a Coincidence
Phoenix is Rising

8 - 10 song set, usually about 45 mins in length