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|Origin||San Diego, California, USA|
|Genres||Progressive rock, psychedelic rock, space rock|
|Years active||2006–present |
|Labels||Rise Above Records
Metal Blade Records
|Associated acts||Silver Sunshine
The Brian Ellis Group
Radio Moscow (band)
Richard Vaughan, Conor Riley, brothers Iain (drums) and Stuart Sclater formed the band Silver Sunshine in 2001 in San Diego. The band was renamed Astra after Iain Sclater decided to leave in 2006. The band was soon joined by David Hurley and Brian Ellis.
With this line-up, the band released their first album The Weirding in May 2009 and their follow up "The Black Chord" in March 2012 both on Rise Above Records in the UK and on Metal Blade Records in the USA.
Drummer David Hurley left Astra in 2013 and was immediately replaced by Radio Moscow (band), JOY & Psicomagia drummer Paul Marrone.
- Richard Vaughan – vocals, guitars, keyboards
- Conor Riley – vocals, guitars, keyboards
- Brian Ellis – guitars, moog synthesizer
- Stuart Sclater – bass guitar
- David Hurley – drums, percussion, flute (2006-2013)
- Paul Marrone – drums (2013-present)
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