Intrøspect are a progressive metal band hailing from Sydney, Australia – their unique flavour of progressive metal blends post-rock and ambient influences create a spiritual atmosphere in which the transcendent extremes of the human experience are given proper sonic treatment. Today Intrøspect announce the release of their EP Ad Astra on Friday October 18. Like the forthcoming movie feauring Brad Pitt of the same name, it focuses on looking to the stars for answers.
The title track of the record is the first single from the record – and they have just released a picturesque filmclip for it! According to vocalist Felicity Jayne, single “Ad Astra” is “…a celebration of the ambitious, exploratory, pioneering spirit of youth. It’s a salutation to those that triumphantly strike out into the terrifying unknown, choosing the hard and lonely path of mastery and individuation, rather than treading known career paths and lifestyles. Going all in on your impossible dreams means a life of isolation and sacrifice, with no guarantee that it will pay off. But for some, it was never an option. They must heed the call. To these astronauts, we say: Godspeed, You Heroes!”
Check out Intrøspect’s official video for “Ad Astra” below:
This is Intrøspect’s Debut EP – and the quartet combine soaring vocal melodies, complex riffs and heavy grooves to construct a sonic landscape drenched in emotion, and imbued with passion and hope. Across a 25-minute runtime, the band aim to take the audience on an emotional and spiritual journey, from the heights of ecstatic bliss, to the depths of despair and back again.