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