NEWS

09.08.2021

And so, over the past month, several interesting events have occurred in the life of Astarium:

  • The album "Solar Despair" is released by label More Hate Productions on CD, as well as a digital version is available on the label's bandcamp!

    “There was ominous silence all around. I had a premonition of an impending catastrophe. And so it began... The black Sun was rising above the horizon in its majesty. Standing on the edge of a cliff, I saw its shadow mercilessly covering this world. Hopelessness... Despair... Yet there was something mystical and unbearably familiar in this twilight. As if an ancestral spirit was howling like a wolf in my blood awakening some ancient long-forgotten instincts. The legend has become a reality... But what are we in for?"

    Welcome ‘Solar Despair’ - the ninth album by ASTARIUM. With significantly slower tempos, thicker and heavier sound the project presents its new yet distinctive style. It is still the same symphonic black metal we love. However this time there is an abundance of depressive inserts combined with ambient elements. A must-have for the fans of atmospheric music!

  • The "damned" EP "Red Rose" was released in digital and on cassettes by the label Moonworshipper Records!

  • Large interview to musical portal Heavymusic.ru was published in the "Press" section (only in Russian language).

  • Black Mournful Candles Rec has released the first merch patches with the Astarium logo in the history of project! The patches are available in 3 colors: white, red and green.

  • The project took part in the international black metal compilation "This Wretched Earth" from label Snow Wolf Records!


02.07.2021

Details of "Solar Despair" and "Eternal Occultation" were added in section "Releases - Discography"


16.06.2021

Labels Brotherhood Of Light and Unholy War Production represent:


21.04.2021

    NitroAtmosfericum Records presents {NRN-073} Astarium "Eternal Occultation" EP 2021!

    New artifact from Novosibirsk's project. Monolithic conceptual work in the genre of occult space theme - transcendental journey through the chasm of time and space to the gates of alluring infinity ...

    From a musical point of view, it is still the same symphonic black metal with atmospheric and ambient elements.

    Edition: 3.5 '' floppy disk, the cover is made in the spirit of ZX-Spectrum art and is presented in 5 colors, the link to the material is attached. Edition is hand-numbered and limited.

    The digital version is available through the official BC-page: astarium.bandcamp.com.


09.04.2021

    A few news items:

  •     The tape release of the album "Solar Despair" is postponed for some time, but... now Brotherhood Of Light and Unholy War Production will be as the publishers!

  •     In March, Ancient Cult Records released the black metal tape compilation "An Eternal Kingdom Of Fire (Vol. 3)", which including the new track Astarium!

  •     New review of the single "Dragon Of Wallachia" has been added to the "Press" section.


03.02.2021

    Some of the latest news:

  •     The new Astarium full-length album "Solar Despair" has been announced to be released in March this year on the US label Brotherhood Of Light in cassette format!

  •     Some technical issues in the work of the site were solved : made optimization of the site for compatibility with mobile platforms - all fonts are brought to one standard, added ability to control scale of the site in browser of mobile device; in connection with the "death" of Flash Player, the musical-player in the"Releases" section was updated.

  •     Astarium was recorded a soundtrack to the novel in Fantasy genre. The result is a compilation that included audio-cassette and magazine with novels, to which the musicians made soundtracks. The material was released by the label Heimat Der Katastrophe at the end of December 2020.

  •     New reviews on the releases "Hyperborea" and "Dragon Of Wallachia" were added to the "Press" section.


29.11.2020

    New reviews on album "Hyperborea" were added in section "Press".


14.10.2020

    NitroAtmosfericum Records presents: single Astarium "Dragon Of Wallachia" 2020!

    Atmospheric / symphonic black metal / folk ambient. CD-business card with sticker and colored insert, hand-numbered. The edition is strictly limited. This work is dedicated to... you know to whom ...


02.10.2020

  •     New reviews on album "Hyperborea" and some other releases were added in section "Press".

  •     Information about online VA "E.S.O.D. Ambient: Volume 1" was added in section "Compilations".


05.08.2020

  •     NitroAtmosfericum Records in collaboration with Kundalini Records presents new release: Split Deviator / Astarium "In Articulo Mortis" 2020!

        Cooperative work of the Ukrainian black / death metal formation "Deviator" and symphonic black metal project "Astarium" from Novosibirsk.

        Involved esoteric way and long-standing friendship between the musicians are reflected in this 7 '' plate. Split contains 2 tracks of chilling unhurried and insanely atmospheric black metal - this is a plunge into the viscous and inevitable mystery of death. Edition is limited to only 10 copies.

  •     Label NitroAtmosfericum Records re-released material of Astarium "Growths Of The Past" 2020 on discs!


21.04.2020

    NitroAtmosfericum Records is proud to present new release: Astarium "Growths Of The Past" 2020!

    The material of this demo-album is presented by 12 untitled dark / neo-classic ambient tracks recorded last December during home rehearsal session. This is a kind of minimalistic retrospective of some tracks recorded by the project over the past 9 years and requiring rethinking. But ... you should not regard this impulse as "Best of..." compilation, it is more accurate to say, that this demo is an attempt to look at old material from abstractions of the atmosphere, and not from the melodical point.

    Release is out in cassette format with hand-made cardboard boxing and with exclusive cover art and design. Ultra limited edition. Hurry up, everyone may not be enough!


20.04.2020

    Co-release by Satanath Records' label-partner GrimmDistribution (Ukraine) with Gravações Tunguska (Portugal): album "Hyperborea" of Russian symphonic black metal band Astarium is out on April 18th, 2020 on CD!

    Through the gusts of the ice wind, from the strongholds of the Nordic gods, through the harsh snows of Siberia came to us the eighth full-length album of Astarium "Hyperborea". It is 16 tracks inspired by the sagas of northern lands about honor and valor, about blood and revenge, about beauty and gloom, about glory and dishonor. Like a barbaric blade forged from a primitive but at the same time very melodic and majestic symphonic black metal, this album chops back and forth, awakening the belligerent spirit of ancestors sleeping in blood. "Hyperborea" will be to the taste of fans of atmospheric passages and bands such as: KATAXU, BILSKIRNIR, EISENWINTER, URDUNG, WULFHERE...




05.04.2020

    Astarium's newest single, "Dragon Of Wallachia", is out now on label Skaventhrone in digital format. The single consists of 2 tracks: the first - "Dragon" is made in genre of old-school symphonic black metal with raw guitar sound, the second - "Wallachia" is made in folk ambient genre. Physical copies is represented by stylish 3.5 '' Floppy with full color print and bonus 3 '' CDr. Pre-orders of it are also available on label. Shipping of physical copies will approximately take place in May, as soon as the plague will decline. See details on the label's website!



25.02.2020

    Great news! All parts of the Nekrocosmo Trilogy are released by label Akne Productions in cassette format!!!



20.01.2020

    Some recent news:

  •     The newest release, Astarium "Growths of the Past", has been released by the Swollen Gargantuan Fecal Fetus Records - label from Pennsylvania! The material consists of 12 unnamed ambient tracks recorded last December during a home rehearsal session. This is a kind of minimalistic retrospective on the material recorded by the project over the past 9 years and requiring rethinking. The edition is strictly limited, CDr with color cover and jewel-box.

  •     Official bandcamp page of project is updated. Full discography is available for download!!!

  •     Section "Press" is updated: were added review from Metal Na Lata and video-interview Antichrist Magazine;


11.11.2019

    The 7th full-length Astarium's album "Fragments Of Nightmares" is now available in 7'' format by label NitroAtmosfericum Records. Material was remastered. Vintage lo-fi sound gives this edition special aesthetic. 45 rpm. Along with the record are A4-insert with lyrics, card with information about the recording and link on digital version of the album. 7'' edition is strictly limited.



02.10.2019

    News for the last few months:

  •     "Press" section was updated: added interview to Viceral Vomit Zive, reviews from Domini Inferi, Hard Music Base, La Noire Bestia and Pest Web-zine;

  •     due to the closure of the Dominion Of SiN label, official bandcamp page was updated. At the moment, first "classic" releases of Astarium are posted: "Monolith Of Abysses", "On The Edge Of Chasm", "Winter Growths (Part I)", rare material from the split with Status "Siberian Bloodlust". Not so long ago, 7th album "Fragments Of Nightmares" was added for download;

  •     now all releases available on bandcamp can be downloaded in bulk at discount!


17.05.2019

    Project has released T-shirt "Nekrocosmo Trilogy"! Print on both sides, sizes - S / M / L / XL / XXL, limited edition. For orders and questions: astarium@mail.ru.



15.04.2019

    Great news! 2 cassette releases were out on label Brotherhood Of Light:

    - new full-length album Astarium "Hyperborea";

    - reissue of EP "Epoch Of Tyrants" with updated track-list.



09.01.2019

    The seventh full-length album of Astarium, called "Fragments Of Nightmares", is out now on label NitroAtmosfericum. Stylistically, as always, the material is made in the genre of old school symphonic black metal, but this time its concept is based on refraction through the grindcore prism. Yes, to say that this album is strange, to say nothing ...

    These are 12 fragments of bad dreams, torn out from the cortex of inflamed consciousness. Close your eyes. Strange, distant, amorphous outlines of other worlds instantly turn out to be near. The rumble grows, mysterious melodies from the beyond spheres bring up like nausea and subdue the mind. There is no strength to escape from this viscous madness and wake up. Suddenly, there is silence ... everything stopped ... It seemed that eternity flew by before eyes, but in fact not more than a minute passed - it was just one track, one of 12. Demonic mosaic of 12 fragments is waiting for you!

    The album was released in formats of professional CD and 3.5 '' floppy. The first 50 buyers will receive pocket calendar "Fragments Of Nightmares" for 2019 as a bonus!



20.12.2018

    Own label of the project - Dominion Of SiN (section "Label") made re-issues of 4 old stuffs! So meet:

    - Gmork / Astarium / In Tenebriz "Misterious Winds From Ancient Past" (Split);

    - Astarium "Heritage Of Warlords" (Demo);

    - Astarium "Chthonian Miasma" (Single);

    - Astarium "Reverie" (Demo).

    Releases of label are DIY CDs in DVD-boxes, as special bonus were added tape covers (for fans of old-school, who can make ready tape by itself). Also materials are available in digital-formats on official Bandcamp. Donations are welcome!


12.12.2018

    "Forget about the mechanisms, there is completely different geometry in the machines now. Can't you see it in the sky when you look up, squint and focus on the chakra? Dark tentacles in the sky are as dark as..."

    And so, meet! The newest single Astarium "Mesmerizing Tentacles"!

    Material is presented by special psychotropic versions of the tracks from upcoming Astarium's releases in 2019. Songs are combined, already favorite for Astarium, Lovecraft theme in the lyrics. Music is made in the spirit of raw powerful atmospheric black metal with symphonic elements.

    Single was released in two versions: on disks and on 3.5'' diskettes (including link to the material in quality). On the acquisition issues - astarium@mail.ru or in personal message in social networks.

    "I was lucky ... I will see the sky, when the stars begin to flicker, I will see how the seas start to boil and the Elder Gods will crush us all."



20.09.2018

    Tape version of the Astarium's electronic demo-album "Nekrocosmo: Anabiosis" was out without a fuss in early September by label Moonworshipper Records from Nebraska.



01.08.2018

    Latest news for the past few months:

    1. Novosibirsk are attacking! At the end of July label Marbre Negre released the work of two projects from Novosibirsk, called "Radiation Of Happiness". This is collaboration between Astarium and Spasm Of Charity! Format of issue is CD in digifile with factory quality.

    2. A lot of new reviews have been uploaded to the site.

    3. In May the label Grotesque Sounds Productions released CD-compilation "Root Of Ultimate Evil: A Tribute To Sabbat"! Astarium took part in it with exclusive track "Devil Worship".



26.04.2018

    News for the past few months:

    1. New demo-album Astarium were out on label Wolfmond Production in the middle of April! CD included 8 tracks in neo-classic ambient / sci-fi genres and became the final part of Nekrocosmo trilogy. And so, meet - "Nekrocosmo: Anabiosis"!

    2. A lot of new reviews have been uploaded to the site.

    3. Tapes: Split Burnt / Astarium / Scolopendra Cingulata "Gnosis Of Death", Astarium "Drum-Ghoul", Split Antiquus Scriptum / Astarium "... And The Forests Are Dark, Where They Gather... The Guardians Of Time... " were out in early April on label NitroAtmosfericum Records!!!



05.11.2017

    NitroAtmosfericum Records present split “Odalism” from legendary Siberian projects – Astarium and Uvodna. Our joint creation is a tribute to the past days of the underground, devoid of gloss and deceitful medievalism, inherent in modernity. It is memory of sincerity and an inspirational melody that generated from the bowels of black metal the dark and enchanting landscapes of underground electronics. It is the legacy of the old Europe, rallied by the impulses of youth, it is memory that has become heritage inscribed on the birch bark.

    The material is released in two formats:

- 7'' clear vinyl comes with b/w package + poster А4 + stickers with logos + link on release in quality.

- 3.5'' floppy comes with b/w package + stickers with logos + link on release in quality.



21.06.2017

    Split Antiquus Scriptum / Astarium "... And The Forests Are Dark, Where They Gather... The Guardians Of Time..." released by German label Wolfmond Production in June 2017 on disks!

    Antiquus Scriptum plays driving and majestic Symphonic Black Metal with quite memorable melodies. Astarium makes brutal experiments with electronics which are wedging in frames of Symphonic Black Metal and Ambient.


20.06.2017

    Co-release between Symbol Of Domination and More Hate Productions: new album "Drum-Ghoul" of Russian symphonic black metal/ambient band Astarium ‎is out now!!!

    Lightning lit up the sky, covered with low clouds, the rain did not cease for a minute. I drove the horses drowning in the mud to the hill that was visible in the distance. Suddenly, a new bright flash lit up the bulk, which grew right in front of me from the darkness. It was the castle "Drum-Ghoul"! The gray, dilapidated walls and ivy towers spoke of their age. On all lay the seal of despondency and desolation. The locals were afraid to approach the castle to the horror and avoided it. However, I abandoned all prejudices and, trying to escape the anger of the elements, I already knocked at the gate. Suddenly the doors opened. Then I did not even suspect that I was entering the gates of hell...

    So, meet a new armor-piercing cartridge in the cage of Astarium - an album called "Drum-Ghoul"! This is a grim, chilling story told in 4 tracks of old school symphonic black metal. A strong influence on the musical component was rendered by Burzum's cult album "Hvis Lyset Tar Oss", which made the music very atmospheric - the Astarium did not sound like that! If you are wondering what is waiting for a lonely traveler to the monastery of original evil, then the Astarium "Drum-Ghoul" must be in your player!!!


14.05.2017

    Сollaboration in ritual dark ambient genre between Astarium and Spasm Of Charity is released by label Temple Of Chaos Production in form of 2 audio-cassettes!!!


09.05.2017

    The second press of 5'' vinyl single "Chthonian Miasma" is out now by NitroAtmosfericum Records! Package of plate comes with new design - everything is very effective and esthetic!


03.05.2017

    New reviews and recent interview to the Czech metal portal R.U.M. Zine have been added in section "Press"! Some new photos were added in section "Gallery".


06.03.2017

    News of last 3 monthes! Demo CD "Reverie" was out on ContraOmnes Records in the end of December 2016! Section "Press" is updated - were added many reviews of last releases of project!


28.11.2016

    New black metal Split Burnt / Astarium / Scolopendra Cingulata "Gnosis Of Death" is out as joint release of labels NitroAtmosfericum Records & Narcoleptica Prod. on CD!!!


18.11.2016

    Great news!!! Absolutely new Astarium's EP "Epoch Of Tyrants" is out now on CD by label More Hate Productions!


30.04.2016

    News of the last month! 2 demo tapes ("In The Nebulous Sky" and "Reverie") were out on label Craneal Fracture Records! Split album with Antiquus Scriptum were out on tape by Werewolf Promotion!


20.03.2016

    Ambient split Astarium / Antiquus Scriptum "Hymns To The Ancient Northland" is out now by NitroAtmosfericum Records on discs! New information, some reviews and interview were added on site.


12.02.2016

    New demo-album "In The Nebulous Sky" in dark ambient style is out now by label Frozen Light as disc in digipak! Some new reviews were added in section "Press".


11.01.2016

    Astarium "Nekrocosmo: Demiurge" is out now by black metal label Shunned House in tape format! Added many new info in sections "Label", "Discography", "Compilations", "Press", "Links"!


24.07.2012

    New design of site!


13.10.2008

    The site is started to work.