We apologize for the lack of updates.
We're not dead yet..!
But with the all the side projects going on in the band, Astral Doors has been forced to stand aside for a while.
With that said, keep in mind that Astral Doors still has plans for the future.
Hell, we've only been around for ten years yet.
You'll probably be stuck with us for a couple of decades more.
Ok,, so this year did not start the way we planned. But as you all know: Good things come to those who wait.
As we said in Sweden Rock Magazine, our plan is to record a live dvd and live cd this year - to celebrate our 10th anniversary!
Our intention was to record this in April, but we must postpone it to September/October due to illness.
We'll keep you posted!
Today we're going to Spain!!!
Due to illness in his family, drummer Johan Lindstedt had to say no to this Spain Xmas-fest gig.
We support Johan's decision 100%!
This gig is for you, man!!!
We also wanna thank the drum master, Sabaton's Robban Bäck, for standing in for Johan this gig. Thanks mate!
Sorry for the lack of updates. We will be better on this.... I hope ;)
Astral Doors is confirmed for the
XMAS MetalFest in Valencia, Spain.
14-15 December 2012.
The London show at The Underworld has been rescheduled for: Friday, October 5th, 2012
Please Note: This show has moved from April 29th. Original tickets remain valid.
We are so sorry... the the London-gig apr29 is off.
The April gig is pushed back.
Astral Doors has nothing to do with this. It's our booker and the club who decided this over our heads, and we were the last ones to know...
The reason was: Not enough presales (due to no promotion at all!!!)
However: we promise to play there at the new date they give us. Why? For the Fans and friends! Cheers!
New updated band-biography.
Cool news regarding the show at Club202, Budapest, feb29...
Tickets only €3,50 or get your free tickets in the HammerWorld Magazine!HammerConcerts facebook event
Astral Doors fan, John Francis, blogs about his trip to Europe here.
A new page in the Astral-web has seen the light of day..
It's called "AstralDoors Tour Diary" and can be found here. Hopefully we'll fill it up with 'behind the scene'-photos, info, pics & vids during the tour (at times when we find Internet connection).
The tourdates are set!
AOL Listening Party!!!
Listen to "Jerusalem" in it's entirety!
Tourdates near completion.
Ucraine had to go :(
Check the tour-section.
STOP THE PRESSES:
A fourth part in the Astral saga
has been found.
No one knows where or when, but this is the best news so far in the history of the Astral Kingdom.
We're not sure who's the writer, but it looks as if the spirit of Criar Thrakenwill has something to do with it!
You are all welcome to read
part four of the Astral Saga here.
More tourdates are up...
Check them out in the tour-section.
Oh.. and Happy New Year!!!!!
Astral Doors confirmed for
Rockstad Falun festival 2012
You can find official Astral Doors merchandise here.
Astral Doors confirmed for the SKOGSRÖJET festival 2012.
Finally new tourdates!!
Check them out in the tour-section.
Saturday we had a cool signing session at Bifrost Records at their one year anniversary.
The Swedish Newspaper Dala Demokraten, showed up for an interview.
See tv-clip here: Link
Read the article here: Link
Well, we're fighting with Metallica/Lou Reed and Takida about the top position at Ginza's hard rock chart.... today we're down one position to No. 3. : Link
At the official Swedish Hard Rock Chart we're currently number 4.
We're also still in the middle of the Jerusalem campaign....and it looks like it will continue for a while: after Europe it's Japan and in January the album will hit America!!
That's all for now!
Astral Doors only appearance in Sweden this year will be a signing session at BIFROST RECORDS in FALUN!!!!!
Yeah, this Saturday, at 14.00.
Astral friends; Go there and party with us!
Persistent rumors says that Johan intends to offer spirits to whoever wants some! However, that is not confirmed info...
HOORAY! HOORAY! HOORAY! HOORAY!
When we did the gig in Germany a few days ago... We had a boring "day off", the day after. What should we do?? Well... let's make a video to the new song "Child of Rock n Roll", we said. Since we all were pretty drunk, we just took out the camera and started filming. You can find the result in our video-section :)
A small light in all the darkness...
Wanna hear new songs from the upcoming album three weeks before the release?
The place to be, is at the "Musiktheater REX", Lorsch - Germany. September 30!
Astral Doors only European gig this fall!!!
We are extremely sorry to have to inform you that the european october-tour has been postponed!
The reason why the tour is postponed is: Too many clubs cancelled the gigs. This situation really sucks! But everyone must realize that it's impossible to go out on a tour with only "off days". We have been rehearsing in months for this and we're really sad now........
More info as soon as we know anything. Hopefully this tour will take place sometime around late winter-, early spring time 2012.
Guestbook up and running again.
There seems to be something wrong with our Guestbook... Webmaster will look into it during the weekend.
A little something from us to you...
Have a look in the videosection :)
Astral Doors live at
Lorsch - Germany
Tracklist & Coverart
In October....the Sixth album by
Astral Doors will see its light!
The cover art has been adjusted a bit and we wanna thank Mattias Eriksson for his brilliant work and patience:)
Daniel Bergstrand and Rickard Sporrong has made an incredible mix, and we just can't wait to share this album with the world.
"Jerusalem" will be out as jewel case, digipack and Vinyl.
Finally: Here is the complete track list:
1. Seventh Crusade
2. With A Stranger's Eye
3. Child of Rock'n'roll
4. Pearl Harbor
5. Lost Crucifix
6. Babylon Rise
7. Suicide Rime
8. The Battle of Jacob's Ford
9. Operation Freedom
10. The Day After Yesterday
New Poll is up!!!
And some great news for all you vinyl enthusiastics out there..
The upcoming "Jerusalem" will be released on vinyl!!!! :)
(and on CD as well, of course)
New venue for 29.10.2011:
Köln - Werkstatt, Germany.
The Belgium (30.10.2011) gig seems to have been cancelled.
Still no venue for the 30.10.2011,
but we're working on it.
Oh.. and Mr Canada (John Francis) is on his way to Europe.
Read his blog at: http://boxofrock.blogspot.com/2011/07/clearing-head-for-trip-to-see.html?spref=fb
(opens in a new window)
The Kerkrade-gig (2011-tour) has been cancelled.
The Astral Doors saga has been found!
The long lost story that deals with the kings of the Kingdom of Astral has been recovered, and is now published on our website. (You'll find it under "The Band").
We now hope that the only living man who can re-tell the story about the brave kings of the Astral realm - Criar Thrakenwill - gives us another history lesson on the struggle of good against evil, which occurred several hundred years ago in the Kingdom of Astral.
European Tour Dates!!!
DETAILS ABOUT THE UPCOMING ALBUM REVEALED
The work with the upcoming album continues. Even though we're not even
half way through the process we can already feel that this release will be
something special. This time around we deal with religion, once and for all,
and the working title of the album is "Jerusalem".
Our intention is that the album will be released in October in connection with
a European tour.
The first DVD from the band is also in the making. Some additional material will
be filmed this summer and we're talking about a winter release.
Astral Doors Confirmed for the
BANG YOUR HEAD
July 15th-16th, 2011
in Balingen, Germany
link to webpage
Apparently there are rumors
that Ulf Lagerstroem would join the swedish speedmetalband Cryonic Temple.
In order to avoid any misunderstandings, here's a statement from Ulf Lagerstroem: "I will not join Cryonic Temple and I don't know where the rumour comes from."
The result of the "best-song-vote" is up!!
Check out the Poll-page.
A brand new fan page at Facebook has been created by Astral Doors superfan Tina Aldred, who already operates the fan page at Myspace.
We thank you Tina for the time and effort you put into this.
You can find links to fan pages under "LINKS" on this page.
Today we give you our brand new video, "Victory": a tribute to ice hockey and headbangers all over the world.
Follow this LINK or go to the media page on this AD-site to find it!
Today music.aol.com will stream the entire best of album,
"Testament of Rock".
Astral Doors gig at John Dee
Uploaded some more photos from the
Added some info on Nils-Patriks bio-page.
Added 50 pics from the Astral Doors releaseparty "Testament of Rock"
We thank Sven Yfver for the photos!
Astral Doors Unplugged
Meet and Greet
The brand new record store in Falun, Bifrost Records will hold a
signing session for Astral Doors at the 27th of November. Astral
Doors will also play a short concert: unplugged! If you wanna meet
Astral Doors face to face, see their mini concert and have your stuff
signed: Be there 12.00
We hope to soon be able to present some photos from the release party.
A review of the release party from the local newspaper in Borlänge.
Read it here (in Swedish).
Here is a blog where you can read about Mr. John Francis journey from Canada to Sweden to attend the release party "Testament of Rock" on Black City - S2, Borlänge. We hope that he thought it was nice.
"Testament of Rock -
The Best of Astral Doors"
has been released.
Check out our new
Take a minute and vote for
the best Astral Doors song.
link to poll page
Astral Doors Confirmed for the
Headbangers Open Air
link to webpage
Web completely reconstructed.
Web modified again.
New website finally.
Astral Doors fanpage at Facebook: