Astronaut Down

Astronaut Down

 New York City, New York, USA
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The music of Astronaut Down strives to achieve a balance between the depth and complexity of progressive metal, and the accessible energy of mainstream rock. The key is balance, whether carefully unfolding an elaborate instrumental passage, or delivering an anthemic chorus.

Biography

The music of Astronaut Down strives to achieve a balance between the depth and complexity of progressive metal, and the accessible energy of mainstream rock. Intricate polyrhythms and ambitious song structures coexist with memorable melodies and subtly-evolving thematic progressions, all delivered with conviction and unmistakable vitality.

Their influences range from old school progressive rock to contemporary technical metal, from melodic punk to post-hardcore. Whatever the style, the focus of Astronaut Down's music is always the composition, with a dynamic range of material that appeals to a wide range of listeners. The key is balance, whether carefully unfolding an elaborate instrumental passage, or delivering an anthemic chorus.

Their debut album God's Eye (2006) told the story of a reluctant hero's struggle against a government seeking to exploit his powers to bring about victory in a new world war. Their sophomore release Moths to the Flame (2010) found the band exploring new sonic territory, pushing the envelope further with densely-layered rhythmic complexity, while also featuring more of the aggressive elements that have become a staple of their energetic live show.

With two self-released albums under their belt, Astronaut Down continues to evolve and redefine their approach to music. With the addition of new vocalist Picasso Dular and the release of their new single Sleepwalker (2011), the band is preparing to take yet another step forward in their musical journey, building on the groundwork laid in their back catalog, but with an eye on the future.

Discography

God's Eye (2006)
Moths to the Flame (2010)
Sleepwalker (single) (2011)

Set List

01. Starfall
02. The Gunslinger
03. Back To Zero
04. Crush
05. Losing My Religion (REM cover)
06. Sleepwalker
07. Soft Skin Armor