Norwegian instrumental post-rock trio Astrosaur unveil the second single »Reptile Empire« taken from their upcoming album »Portals«
Norwegian instrumental post-rock trio Astrosaur unveil the second single »Reptile Empire« taken from their upcoming album, »Portals«, set to release on November 18th, 2022 via Pelagic Records.
Says the band: “Behold, the »Reptile Empire« 👑🦖 Excited to show you the second single from our upcoming album! Available where you stream music now. Artwork by Robert Høyem ✨”
Courtesy of Pelagic Records:
On their third LP »Portals«, Norwegian eclectic post-metal outfit Astrosaur take you on a frantic journey to the farthest reaches of outer space. With its angular guitar melodies alternated by some sick modern prog riffing, »Reptile Empire« captures the strange sensation of a foreign disease entering and taking over your body as you try to survive in alien conditions.
Somewhere between the late 1990s and the early 2010s, the riff largely disappeared from mainstream rock & pop. Its transformative power – the riff as a means to transport the listener into another dimension – became an art cherished only in the underground of rock and metal. One of the strong proponents of that transformative power is Astrosaur, an overlooked gem in the international heavy psyche rock and post-metal scene. The Norwegian power trio has been employing the rif as their principal mode of transport since their 2017 debut album »Fade In // Space Out«. Now, with the release of their third album »Portals«, Astrosaur are sounding more expansive and convincing than ever, delivering an intuitive exploration of the infnite powered by soaring guitars and surging grooves.
Buy / Download / Stream here: listen.pelagic-records.com/astrosaur
Eirik Kråkenes – Guitar
Steinar Glas – Bass
Jonathan Eikum – Drums
Photo by Aina Haukeland
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well