Astral Doors

Vocals: Patrik Johansson
Guitar: Joachim Nordlund
Keyboard: Joakim Roberg
Bass: Ulf Lagerstroem
Drum: Johan Lindstedt

 

 

2002 in Borlänge gegründet, hat sie das Erreichbare vollbracht: Power Metal Fans und Traditionalisten gleichermaßen zu begeistern. Gleichzeitig brachte die unverwechselbare Verwandtschaft des Sounds zu Dio-fronted Rainbow und Dio/Martin-fronted Black Sabbath Astral Doors Schwung mit Old-School-Metalheads, die die wahrgenommene Milde und Unzulänglichkeit im Power Metal Genre verpönten.

Mit dem Debutalbum “Of the Son and the Father, lieferten Astral Doors 2002 einen Meilenstein des klassischen Heavy Rocks ab und  erreichten immense Aufmerksamkeit seitens der Presse und Medien, gefolgt von großartigen Kritiken, sowie zahlreichen Festivalanfragen. Die Band performte im Sommer 2004 beim Wacken Open Air, Sweden Rock Festival und Decibel 2000.

Das erfolgreiche zweite Album „Evil is Forever“ entführte die Hörer in eine dunklere und atmosphärische Welt der Drachen und Zauberer. Es folgten Support-Tourneen innerhalb Europas, u.a. mit Grave Digger und der Rockikone Doro Pesch!

Nach der erfolgreichen Europa Tournee mit Blind Guardian in 2006 und der Veröffentlichung des dritten Albums „Astralismn“, machte sich die Band rasch daran neue Songs für das vierte ASTRAL DOORS Album zu komponieren, um an den  Erfolg von „Astralism“ anzuknüpfen. Nach dem eher Power Metal orientierten Album „New Revelation“ Album, beschloss die Band zu ihren eigenen Wurzeln zurückzukehren, die im  klassischen Hard Rock und Heavy Metal liegen.

 

 

 

Formed in Borlänge in 2002, accomplished the all but accomplishable: delighting Power Metal fans and traditionalists alike. Simultaneously, the sound’s unmistakable kinship to Dio-fronted Rainbow and Dio/Martin-fronted Black Sabbath earned Astral Doors momentum with old-school met­alheads who frowned at the perceived blandness and lack of substance in the Power Metal genre.

With the release of the debut album, “Of the Son and the
Father”, 2002, has ASTRAL DOORS delivering with their unique
sound and the mixture between Heavy Metal and old school
hard rock spiced with incredible melodies and catchy choruses
the whole world. They set the standard in their genre.
The band has also been quite busy touring. They have been
support acts to well known bands as Grave Digger and Blind
Guardian. But also toured across Europe as headliners. The 2007
album, “New Revelation” brought them out on two headlinetours.
Astral Doors started to work on the new album in the summer of
2008. They had a break in the song writing in autumn 2008 for a
Scandinavia tour. After flirting a bit with power metal on “New
Revelation” the band wanted to return to their roots and create
an album more in the vein of the debut album. The first song
they wrote for the album was “Testament of Rock”. The song is
a smoking Heavy Metal anthem with a mighty sing-along-chorus.
It was clear from the start that this would become The New
Astral Doors album.
20 songs were recorded and they all were almost very good.
Now to pick the right songs was the biggest and only problem
during the session of the making of this album.
Until now all previously released albums from Astral Doors have
been mixed by Peter Tägtgren. But this time, the band decided
to let their very own guitar player, Martin Haglund do the
mixing. Mr.Haglund has made a name of himself lately to be an
excellent sound engineer and producer. So it was an easy choice
for the band to leave the mixing in his hands.

Releases

Astral Doors - Requiem of time (MV0003), 15.01.2010

 

 

Astral Doors - Testament of Rock (MV0009), 19.11.2010

 

 

Astral Doors - Jerusalem (MV0022), 21.10.2011

 

 

Astral Doors - Of the son and father (MV0028), 25.02.2012

 

 

Astral Doors - Evil is forever (MV0029), 25.02.2012

 

 

Astral Doors - Astralism (MV0030), 25.02.2012

 

 

Astral Doors - Notes from the shadows (MV0047), 28.10.2014

 

 

Astral Doors - New Revelation (MV0101), 24.06.2016

 

 

Astral Doors - Black Eyed Children (MV0133), 28.04.2017

 

Astral Doors - Worship or die (MV0210), 26.04.2019