Black Asteroids
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Black Asteroids

Birmingham, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2011

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Rock Instrumental


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"LIONIZE, Black Asteroids, Welcome Back Delta @The Flapper, Birmingham, 30/07/17"

Less a gig more being bludgeoned. Unique is an overused word. Find a better one to describe Black Asteroids. - Maximum Volume Music

"Saturn Review"

Black Asteroids new song – Saturn – is an epic 14 minute plus track where the band explore many different sounds. Desert Rock, Stoner Rock and Spaced Out atmospherics combine for a highly intriguing concept. Especially with these guys being a duo.

It's purely instrumental so you don't have to worry about vocals appearing. Just enjoy the crazy sounds the band have created here. Though Black Asteroids are a bass driven duo. No guitars at all folks. It shouldn't stop you enjoying the music as Chris and Simon excel on their respective instruments. The song is very experimental with the band proving a keen ear for melody.

Saturn can be described as Spaced Out Funk Rock at times. As during the middle of the song the band do add shades of Funk Rock before the heavy Stoner Metal riffs appear. A very cool idea indeed. Shame there's only one song here as I wanted to hear more. Hopefully Black Asteroids will be releasing an EP or full length album soon. As the guys maybe onto something here.

Excellent and Highly Recommended. - Outlaws Of The Sun

"Galactic Empire - Birmingham O2 Academy 3 - 8th February 2017"

The synchronisation between the bassist and drummer is on a different level to anything I've ever seen. The variety of melodies, the talent of both members and the journey that their music takes is something, excuse the pun, out of this world. With a pretty much continuous set, they finished it off with a side by side xylophone (I think!) piece. A band I fell in love with after about 5 minutes of playing. - Sterioriot


Black Asteroids EP (August 2016)
1. Mercury
2. (Tears For) Venis
3. Kaleidoscope
4. Euclids
5. Shooting Star

Saturn Single (February 2017)
1. Saturn

Black Asteroids II EP (September 2017)
1. Jupiter
2. One Inch Tooth
4. Eris
5. Come Party on Uranus



Black Asteroids (often referred to as BLAST) are a two-piece bass & drums instrumental/space rock band based out of Birmingham, England. Featuring bassist Simon Donovan and Chris Allen on drums, the band initially began writing in 2011 in an attempt to push their own creative boundaries and experiment with a sound that both had wanted to participate in for a number of years. However due to a surprising return of their previous band later in the year, Black Asteroids was shelved until 2015. After the natural conclusion of their ongoing project during this time, Si and Chris decided that their only focus going forward would be on the music that they had started to write years earlier. In doing so, Black Asteroids finally made their live debut in August 2015 in Birmingham. 

Black Asteroids have released two EPs and a stand alone single since that event as well as embarking on their very first UK tour in March 2016. In the following August, they released their debut EP entitled ‘Black Asteroids’. Later in the year, BLAST returned to the studio to record their fifteen minute tour-de-force, ‘Saturn’, which was released digitally in February 2017. Three months later, Black Asteroids once again entered the studio to record their follow up EP, ‘Black Asteroids II’, which was released in September 2017 with a release show at Scruffy Murphy’s in Birmingham. 

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