Austrian punk band ASTPAI to release new album ‘Burden Calls’ on Ass Card / Jump Start Records

By on August 18, 2014

Astpai

photo credit: andrew johnson, www-drivinroundsinginsongs.com

Blasting out of a dirty basement, on the outer City limits of Vienna, comes the forward thinking, punkrock sound, of Austria’s very own, ASTPAI. Think, None More Black meets Angus Young meets Dan Yemin and you are in the right ballpark. The heavy rocking, Hardcore/Punk sound, intertwined with melody and sing-a-longs, from vocalist, Zock’s distinctive vocal style, offers a very personal and political view on modern life.

Having released two full-fength demos between 2002 and 2003, ASTPAI first started to attract international attention with their albums “Feeling Safe In Prgrammed Channels” in 2005 and “Corruption Concealed (Under Deceptive Slogans)” in 2006. The latter was released and re-released several times in Europe (Rise Or Rust Records for Austria / Fond Of Life Records for Europe / Jumpstart Records for the USA and Canada) accompanied by a number of tours throughout the European mainland in 2007. 2008 saw ASTPAI head Stateside for the first time with a five-week tour along the US East Cost, as well as a four-week tour throughout the European mainland. In the same year, a Split-CD with UK’s Attack! Vipers! was released on We Heart Records and Laserlife Records.

2009, 2010 and early 2011 consisted of relentless touring, including a 6 week, full USA and Canadian tour, as well as a total of  20 weeks touring Western and Eastern Europe, including new territories, such as Greece and Russia. Beside all the touring, ASTPAI managed to find time to release the critically acclaimed full length,  “Heart To Grow” (Asscard Records for Europe / No Reason Records for Italy / Jumpstart Records for USA and Canada) in 2010,  as well as two 7″ records called “The Scavenger” and “On Your Own”.

ASTPAI put our their fourth and strongest full-length “Efforts And Means” (Ass Card Records / Jump Start Records / No Reason Records) in June 2012, and an EP called “Crohnicles“ (Ass Card Records / Shield Recordings / Jump Star Records) in October 2013, along with 230 shows throughout the two years.

In a total of twelve years the band has shared stages with numerous international acts like Kid Dynamite, Good Riddance, Smoke Or Fire, Anti-Flag, Flogging Molly, Leftöver Crack, Star Fucking Hipsters, Fucked Up, Paint It Black, ALL, The Lawrence Arms, The Flatliners, A Wilhelm Scream and Dead To Me. ASTPAI have played more than 600 shows in over 15 countries worldwide including appearances at Groezrock Festival, Meerhout Belgium (2011); The Fest, Gainesville Florida (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013); Poolbar Festival, Feldkirch Austria (2009) and Arena Open Air, Vienna Austria w/ Flogging Molly (2010).

2014 has already seen ASTPAI tour UK/EU with RX Bandits. The band are also hit the road with Restorations / The Smith Street Band throughout April and May in the UK and Europe. May also saw ASTPAI perform on the mainstage at Groezrock Festival, Belgium. ASTPAI will hit the road again throughout the summer in support of ONLY CRIME (UK/EU). A return to THE FEST, Gainsville, USA in October, with selected East Coast dates is also in the pipeline.

Tour Dates:

Sep 16 – AT – Vienna @ B.A.C.H.

Sep 17 – AT – Graz @ PPC Bar

Sep 18 – AT – Linz @ Stadtwerkstatt

Sep 19 – DE – Berlin @ Clash

Sep 20 – DK – Copenhagen @ tba

Sep 21 – DE – Kiel @ tba

Sep 22 – DE – Hamburg @ Rote Flora

Sep 23 – DE – Hannover @ Stumpf

Sep 24 – DE – Mainz @ Haus Mainusch

Sep 25 – BE – Leuven @ Rockbar

Sep 26 – LUX – Luxembourg @ Soul Kitchen

Sep 27 – DE – Ulm @ Broken Stage

Sep 28 – NL – Nijmegen @ De Ondebroek

Sep 29 – UK – London @ The Windmill

Sep 30 – UK – Norwich @ The Owl Sanctuary

Oct 01 – UK – Huddersfield @ The Parish

Oct 02 – UK – Gateshead @ The Black Bull

Oct 03 – UK – Newport @ Le Pub

Oct 04 – UK – Plymouth @ The Hub

Oct 05 – UK – Southampton @ WTF Fest

Oct 06 – FR – Paris @ tba

Oct 07 – FR – Montaigne @ Zizor

Oct 08 – ES – Navarra/Pamplona @ tba

Oct 09 – ES – Oviedo @ Calleja La Ciega

Oct 10 – PO – Sao Joao De Madiera @ Oliva Creativa Factory

Oct 11 – PO – Lisbon @ Fantasma Cais Do Sodré

Oct 12 – ES – Madrid @ Rock Palace

Oct 13 – ES – Barcelona @ Rocksound

Oct 14 – FR – Montpellier @ The Black Out

Oct 15 – IT – Milan @ Honky Tonky

Oct 16 – AT – Vöcklabruck @ C’est La Vie

Oct 17 – CZ – Prague @ tba

Oct 18 – AT – Wiener Neustadt @ Triebwerk

Burden Calls will be released on 22/08/14 in the UK and Europe on Ass Card Records.
Burden Calls will be released on 22/09/14 in the USA on Jump Start Records.

Tracklisting:

1. Single Use

2. Dead End Talking

3. Out

4. Death Everywhere

5. After All

6. Departure

7. Ground Control

8. Down by Love

9. Resignation

10. Careers

11. Small Change

12. Oxygen

13. Emotion in the Way

http://www.astpai.org/
https://www.facebook.com/ASTPAI
http://astpai.bandcamp.com/
https://twitter.com/astpai

DaveHHM

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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