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God is an Astronaut are a 4 piece band who hail from Glen of the Downs, Ireland. Currently one of the worlds biggest instrumental bands they took their name from a line in Clive Barker’s film ‘Nightbreed’. The band was formed by twin brothers Niels and Torsten Kinsella in 2002. After recording their first demo’s and with numerous labels offering deals (yet looking for the band to add vocals to their music) they instead decided to set up their own label ‘Revive Records’ to release their debut album ‘The End of the Beginning’ in 2002. This crucially allowed the band to remain in complete creative control. Speaking on their debut, which was originally intended as the bands farewell to the music industry, the band say “we just wanted to finish on a release we were really proud of, we had no expectations at all.” Over the next couple of years after the album’s low key release, the band started to pick up interest mainly through word of mouth on-line with rave reviews on blogs. Both video singles from the album “The End of the Beginning” and “From Dust to the Beyond” received airplay across Europe on MTV. This was when the world was first exposed to the bands strong usage of visuals to enhance their music.

To this point God Is An Astronaut was purely a studio project. With word spreading, the band wanted to get out and to start playing the material live and so enlisted Lloyd Hanney (who was trained by the late jazz drumming legend Johnny Wadham) to join on drums. When first out on the road their tours included visuals that were added to the live show with the purpose to enhance the emotion and structure of the songs.

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  • shivaki07

    www.laboratoriummuzycznychfuzji.com/2015/06/news-god-is-astronaut-z-trzema.html Z przyjemnością polecamy trzy koncerty jednego z najpopularniejszych zespołów post-rockowych - God Is An Astronaut! Warszawa, Katowice i Poznań! W którym mieście się spotkamy? #godisanastronat #GIAA #postrock

    30 Jun 2:59pm Reply
  • lanadelreyy

    Que delícia de album!

    27 Jun 6:05pm Reply
  • Pino_Coltrane

    Best fucking band in the fucking world.

    26 Jun 12:45pm Reply
  • ORuDi

    new album sometimes reminds me russian circles

    26 Jun 10:06am Reply
  • daviddcj

    [3]

    26 Jun 3:56am Reply
  • wickerway

    The new album is just what I needed.[2]

    25 Jun 9:47am Reply
  • thedoseoftea

    The new album is just what I needed.

    25 Jun 8:53am Reply
  • barium62

    3rd listen: I think this new one is my favorite GIAA album. So much depth to it. This band is in a league of their own.

    25 Jun 2:55am Reply
  • Pho3nix-

    Way better than their last release for sure!

    23 Jun 9:43pm Reply
  • pestcommando

    yeah great album!

    23 Jun 2:10pm Reply
  • Hour_of_Chaos

    What DragonBottles says [2]

    23 Jun 12:06pm Reply
  • Murtain

    The more I listen the more I like it. The production is fantastic and the ambient sections might just be their most beautiful yet. Combine that with the crushing guitar riffs and you got yourself one hell of a record. It's amazing and I can't wait to witness it live.

    23 Jun 11:17am Reply
  • NERVny

    Парни правду молвили, когда называли Origins экспериментом... Потому что Helios|Erebus - это славное возвращение к своему космическому звучанию.

    23 Jun 9:30am Reply
  • liberdon

    New album sounds great!

    23 Jun 8:30am Reply
  • Maccim

    очень понравился альбом!

    23 Jun 7:30am Reply
  • DragonBottles

    Honestly it doesn't remind me of the s/t at all. To me it sounds like what would happen if The End of the Beginning met A Moment of Stillness. Not the album I expected them to make at this point but I'm glad they did.

    23 Jun 12:31am Reply
  • ShiDrA

    great new album.

    22 Jun 10:17pm Reply
  • dogsmusicfooty

    new record is up there with ' all is violent... ''...track 5 is 1 of the best songs ive heard from them,cant wait for live gigs..Irelands best kept secret!!!! there is only 1 GOD!!!!! fucking great band :-)

    22 Jun 8:35pm Reply
  • The_WindWaker

    What DragonBottles says!

    22 Jun 7:06pm Reply
  • barium62

    New album kicks ass. Parts of it definitely remind me of my favorite moments on their self-titled album, but this one still has a unique feel to it. Fucking great band

    22 Jun 3:10pm Reply
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