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God Is An Astronaut @ Božidarac, Beograd, 8.10.2018
listopad 8 @ 20:00 - 23:591200RSD – 1800RSD
Irish post-rockers God Is An Astronaut will visit Belgrade for the third time. Concert will be held at Božidarac on Monday, on the 8th of October. On this tour, they will promote their ninth album ‘’Epitaph’’ released through Napalm Records.
The band was formed in 2002 by twin brothers Niels and Torsten Kinsella, who took the inspiration for its name from a quote in the movie Nightbreed. God Is an Astronaut‘s debut album “The End of the Beginning” was released in (2002) on the Revive Records label which is independently owned by the band. The album was intended to be a farewell to the industry. Two music videos for “The End of the Beginning” and “From Dust to the Beyond” produced by the band received airplay on MTV UK and on other MTV Europe networks.
God Is An Astronaut consider each of their albums to be a sonic “photograph or snapshot of who we are in that moment of time”. In mid 2006 a licensing deal with U.K. label Rocket Girl saw both an EP, called A Moment of Stillness, and their second album “All Is Violent, All Is Bright” being re-released. The single “Fragile” from the album received plays on MTV2 UK’s 120 minute show and MTV’s show The Comedown.
Their third album, Far from Refuge, was released in April 2007 on Revive Records and as a download via their website. Their fourth, self-titled album God Is an Astronaut was released on November 7, 2008 via Revive Records. On February 12, 2010 a single was released on their website titled “In The Distance Fading”, the second song from their fifth album, called “Age of the Fifth Sun”, released on May 17, 2010. That year the band became a quartet with keyboardist/guitarist Jamie Dean joining the band.
God Is an Astronaut‘s sixth full-length album, “Origins” was released in 2013. They then went on tour performing in places such as China, Russia, Brazil and Europe. In June 2015, this was followed up with “Helios | Erebus”.
The band’s live performances often make use of projected, self-edited footage along with lighting arrangements to form what the band calls a “full audio visual show”. Each song is accompanied by its own video.