ASTRAKHAN: Releases A Slow Ride Towards Death

Sweden’s finest prog act release their third studio album today (April 23), A SLOW RIDE TOWARDS DEATH.

The sound of Astrakhan is so visual. I like to close my eyes and and let it take me away, and I need to be really careful every time I air Astrakhan on my show – I often get lost in the music and miss my cue!(Scott Brownstone, AiiR Radio).
Astrakhan is the impressive proof of how to act across genres and bring several worlds of rock music to one point. Fronted by Sweden’s best singer and armed with members you know from Pain of Salvation, Royal Hunt, House of Shakira and many more class acts.

Astrakhan brings you an outstanding listening sensation. In a world where it’s hard to differ one rock band from another Astrakhan sounds like nothing else – incomparable and unique where every track is it’s own journey. With qualities of classic progressive rock, sometimes with the edge of progressive metal mixed with a singer/songwriter touch Astrakhan guides the listener though a cine matic soundscape. Astrakhan’s latest release went straight into the charts in Sweden(#9)and gave Opeth a match in Sweden rock magazine regarding album of the year – and Astrakhan went out as the winning band. Their song Alive was dubbed as song of the year and Alexander Lycke as best male vocalist in Sweden.

ASTRAKHAN is now back with new original music after their highly appreciated live album – ASTRAKHAN’S Superstar experience(melodic passion2020). A slow ride towards death sounds like when classic rock meets the 70ties Progressive rock – The Pink Floyd vibes combine the heaviness and psychedelic side of Led Zeppelin. Wrapped in a modern Prog Sound. Raw but sometimes catchy with perfect symbiose between guitar and keyboards. A slow ride towards death is crammed with all the elements that have made Astrakhan stand out from other acts – an uncompromising musical vision and songs that sound like that they were written as life were at stake. The result is almost spiritual and filled mystique, just like life it self.

Two music videos are available on the band’s and Sound Pollutions YouTube channel. A Slow Ride Towards Death will be released on CD as well as digital and it will be distributed by Sound Pollution. If you wish to review the album the use the following link:

Alexander Lycke – Vocals
Per Schelander – Bass & Vocals
Johan Hallgren – Guitar & Vocals
Martin Larsson – Drums

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Lonesome Cry 1st single/video –

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