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01. Over The Hills.
02. Promises You Made.
03. Memories Remain.
04. The Rage Behind.
05. Save Another Day.
06. Hypocrisy.
07. Road To Nowhere.
08. Simple Mind.
09. The Hitman.
10. Never Say Goodbye.

Titta Tani : Lead and Background vocals.
Andrea Casali : Bass and background vocals.
Emanuele Casali : Piano, Keyboards and acoustic guitars on “The Rage Behind”.
Silvio D’onorio De Meo : Guitars.
Filippo Berlini : Drums.

Written and recorded at Random Music House (Rome – Italy);
Drums recorded at NMG studios (Palestrina – Italy) by Alex Di Nunzio;
Editing by Emanuele Casali and Alex Di Nunzio;
Mixed at NMG studios by Alex Di Nunzio and Astra;
Mastered at Prophecy & Music Factory studios (Kempten – Germany) by R.D. Liapakis and Christian Schmid;
All songs written by Astra, words by Titta Tani except “The Rage Behind”, written and arranged by Emanuele Casali and Titta Tani;
Management by Chiara Pellegrini



One of the front runners of the Italian progressive metal scene, Astra mark their first release for Lion Music with the dazzling “From Within”.  Best described as a mixture of Symphony X, Vanden Plas, early Dream Theater and Queen crossed with some AOR touches; the new album sees Astra delivering an album of high quality from start to finish with a strong accessible punch to the music on offer.

Having made a good impression with press worldwide with their debut album “About Me: Through Life And Beyond” (Burning Star Records) the band have honed their style for “From Within” and look set to reach out to a wider audience of prog metal fans worldwide.

Possessing a more straightforward progressive metal sound, ten tracks of musically rich and melodically full metal, “From Within” is ultra powerful in song structure and musicianship all enhanced by an excellent production.  To sum up “From Within” is accessible, catchy and impressive as hell.

“From Within”s creation began in late Dec 2007 with jams done by Titta (on the drums), Emanuele, Silvio and Andrea. Filippo then joined the band for a week and gave his help to create some tunes and finished other songs. A lot of pre-production was made and with the help of internet all the vocals line and keyboard parts were ready 5 months before the recording sessions. The recording sessions ran from February – March 2008 and the mixing sessions finalised the album in September-October 2008 all being finalised with the release of “From Within” on February 20th 2009.

• Astra are considered frontrunners in the ever increasing Italian prog metal scene.
• Reviews in all leading rock press – interviews available contact
• Vocalist Titta Tani is well known in the metal field for works with Necrophagia, Daemonia and DGM amongst others.