Astrovamps

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Astrovamps
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Deathrock
Industrial
Horror punk
Gothic rock
Heavy metal
Years active 1991–2007
Labels Alice In...
Dark Dimensions
Members Eyajo Joseph
Daniel Ian
Toe Knee
glass ghost
Grim De La Noche
Past members Corwin Hambrick
Bang
Notable instruments
keyboards
drums
Bass
Guitar

Astrovamps were an American deathrock group. It was formed in the early 1990s by Daniel Ian and Eyajo Joseph.

History[edit]

Astrovamps released their first two records on cassette from 1991–1993, "Savage Garden" and "Blood and Flowers." In 1992, the band wrote the lyrical content for "Pixies and Daggers," a mysterious album that was never recorded. The self-titled album Astrovamps appeared later in 1995.

Manifesto was intended to be re-released in 1994, but the plan was withdrawn due to bankruptcy of the band's record label. Later in 2002, Astrovamps signed a record deal with German label Alice In... of the Dark Dimensions label group.

In 2003, the Manifesto EP was re-released on the new label.

Amerikan Gothick, the first-ever full-length album from Astrovamps appeared in 2004. The nineteen-track album features a live track, as well as exclusive tracks that have appeared on various compilations of notable German fanzines such as Orkus and Zillo.

Astrovamps performed at the 2005 Wave-Gotik-Treffen Festival [1] in Leipzig, Germany with other notable industrial artists such as Apoptygma Berzerk and Die Krupps.

Gods & Monsters, the latest album from Astrovamps was released in May 2007.

The band officially disbanded September 29, 2007.

Line-up[edit]

Current members[edit]

Line-up[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • 1998-2007: Corwin Hambrick - Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals. Live, and Recording
  • 1994-1997: Vincent DePriest - Bass Guitar
  • 1991: Bang - Bass Guitar

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Exclusive tracks appearing on compilations[edit]

Dark Awakening Vol. 4 – Lament of the Dead (Dark Bite Version)
Orkus Compilation IV – Transylvania
Zillo Club Hits 8 – Zombie Dance

Per:Version: Vol. 11 – Mardi Gras Masquerade

Sonic Seducer Cold Hands Seduction Vol. 35 – Alice in Gothland (Exclusive Version)
Dark Summer 2005 • 1 - Days of the Dead
Kaliffornian Deathrock – Ghost Train
Gothic Compilation Part XXXVII – Monsters in Tinsel Town

Notes[edit]

Wave-Gothik-Treffen Festival. "Past Artists-2005". Festival Official Site. No date listed. Accessed July 4, 2007.

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