ASTPAI

ASTPAI love to be busy, and they’re busy with what they love.

Having played their debut concert in August 2001 followed by the release oft wo full-length demos in 2002 and 2003, ASTPAI first started to attract international attention with their albums „Feeling Safe in Programmed Channels“ in 2005 and „Corruption Concealed (Under Deceptive Slogans)“ in 2006, the later being released and re-released several times in Europe and North America (Rise Or Rust Records for Austria, Fond Of Life Records for Mainland Europe, Jump Start Records fort he US and Canada) accompanied by a number of tours throughout the European mainland in 2007.

The following year saw ASTPAI head stateside for the first time for a five-week tour along the US east coast and mid-west, as well as a four-week tour throughout the European mainland. In the same year, a split-cd with the UK’s Attack! Vipers! Was released on We Heart Records (UK) and Laserlife Records (EU).

2009 through early 2011 consisted of relentless touring including a six week, full US and Canadian tour, as well as a total of 20 weeks touring in Western- and Eastern Europe, including the bands’ first shows even in Greece and Russia. In addition to all the touring, ASTPAI managed to find time to release the fan favorite and critically acclaimed full-length „Heart To Grow“ (Ass-Card Records for Mainland Europe, No Reason Records for Italy, Jump Start Records for the US and Canada) in 2010, as well as two seven-inches, „The Scavenger“ (Jump Start Records) and „On Your Own“ (Laserlife Records).

2014 saw ASTPAI tour the UK and EU supporting RX Bandits, A Wilhelm Scream, The Smith Street Band, Restorations and Only Crime, as well as main stage appearances at Groezrock in Belgium and Mighty Sounds Festival in the Czech Republic. A month long Euro tour was then followed by a return to The Fest in Gainesville, Florida in October making 2014 the bands’s busiest year ever, playing just under 140 shows.

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