Omen Astra draws from the atmosphere of Post-Metal and the crushing weight of Sludge, pushing far past the boundaries of those subgenres to create something dark, expansive, and wholly unique. Like a modern mandala, Omen Astra will bring you into a trance-like state, awash in the universality of heaviness.
The first single, “False Gods”, is an exploration into the vastness of heavy music that blends the complexity of Gojira with the detuned sludge of Sumac. Vocalist Christopher Gray (ex. The Black Maria, New Day Rising) transitions seamlessly from guttural screams to aethereal melodies reminiscent of David Bowie. A juxtaposition of the grotesque and the beautiful that will stick with you long after you listen.
Vinyl Pre-Order Coming Feb 2023!
releases May 19, 2023
Omen Astra is:
Piano & Organ on "Who's Been Painting My Roses Red?" by Carmen Wagner
Backup vocals on "The City that Burns" & "Glory to the Crown" by Ian Blackwood
Extra sound design and field recordings by Dave Buschemeyer
Extra samples (royalty-free) from CM Magazine
Music written by Dave Buschemeyer
Lyrics, Vocals, Backups and Choir by Christopher Gray
Vocal recording by Christopher Gray
Vocal editing by Ian Blackwood
Album mixed by Dave Buschemeyer at Bravo Studios
Mastering for vinyl by Greg Dawson at BWC Studios
Layout, logo, concept, art work & design by Dave Buschemeyer