Astral Blood

by Astral Blood

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It has a cosmic vibe that reminds me of cataclysms happening in deep space. And for me personally I can't fly into space and see those things for myself and I have too much going on in my life to be able to sit in a dark room on acid all the time so listening to music like this in a sort of meditative mood really gets me into that cosmic space that I like. The name astral blood definitely fits cause the music sounds like an out of body experience...all sorts of massive energies rushing around you with your bodiless awareness floating naked in the middle of the tempest

“The black metal feel, the atmospheric presence, the
powerful vocals and that overall feeling that you are
listening to something special, something unique.
Astral Blood provides us with a taste of what they can
do and fans such as myself are wanting MORE.”
-Headbang or GTFO

“Astral Blood, who obviously know their way around
the horrid and blackest depths of black metal, seem
to pull the entire genre out of the muck by the teeth.”

“A very dark, atmospheric, raw and melodic black
metal sound”
-Occult Black Metal Zine


released December 20, 2014

Andrew Rasmussen - Vocals / Lyrics
Tommy Curry - Guitar
Joe Waller - Keys, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Vocals

Words / Concept track #3 - Roseanne B / Celestial Dynasty

Max Karon - Mixing, Mastering
Holly Axelrod - Additional Vocals (Interlude)
View From The Coffin - Art, Layout



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Astral Blood Minneapolis, Minnesota

Symphonic // Atmospheric Black Metal from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Track Name: Secluded and Forbidden
I am the Darkness beneath the shadows
The essence, the blackest aether
I am the absence of air
In your struggled breath

I am the ending before life
Begins again

The Decay that fertilizes the Living
I am the Bottomless Pit
For I am that which lies unseen
Hidden from mankind's sight

For I am that which lies obscured
Secluded and forbidden

(I am the fear that haunts you
Amidst the darkest realms of slumber)

(The black fire swirling in shadow
The flame that cannot be discepted)

Come to me at the full moon and see
That which can not be seen.
Face the terror that is yours alone
Face it for me

Swim to me through the blackest oceans
To the center of your greatest fears
There the dark god will keep you safe
For all eternity

The black fire swirling in chaos
The being of darkest seduction
Secluded and forbidden
Track Name: Our Almighty Gaze
Why can we not have one another
In this world where everything
Is so magnificent

We live with this feeling of celestial power
Even in the wild, uncivilized

We have such beauty
As if it is only
Appearing for our eyes
Our almighty gaze

Searing the darkness
Of beauty and splendor
Our almighty gaze

Everything material, everything aesthetic
Is free to us

Yet we are not free
Not free to have anything of morality

We are not able to speak of our fears
We are not able to speak of our philosophies

These glorious objects and landscapes
Which continually surround us
Fuel a distraction from what we truly miss
What we really need

I do not need gold
I demand nothing optical
What I desire is unseen
An invisible force between souls

We have such beauty
As if it is only
Appearing for our eyes
Our almighty gaze

Searing the darkness
Of beauty and splendor
Our almighty gaze