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In early 2002, Swedish guitarist Joachim Nordlund, drummer Johan Lindstedt and singer Nils Patrik Johansson teamed up and decided to write some metal songs in the spirit of the old heroes Rainbow, Dio, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. They completed the band with organ player Jocke Roberg and with Martin Haglund on the bass.

They recorded their debut-album (mixed by Peter Tägtgren at Abyss Studio) and began working with Danish based metal-agency Intromental Management. Deals were locked down for Of The Son And The Father. The band caught immense media attention, with fantastic reviews everywhere, and various festivals were not late to book ASTRAL DOORS.(now with Martin Haglund as the second guitarist and with Mika Itaranta on the bass) The band performed at Wacken Open Air, Sweden Rock Festival and 2000 Decibel during the summer of 2004, gaining an impressive number of new fans.

Not resting on the laurels of their success, ASTRAL DOORS finalized their 2nd opus Evil Is Forever very quickly and the album was released by the same labels as the debut album. The release, which once again received amazing media and fan support, was followed by an extensive European tour as support act to German metal-gods Grave Digger, as well as several festival gigs in Sweden, and not to forget a successful gig in Germany with the hard rock princess herself, Doro Pesch.

Wanting to please their European fans with some extra and exclusive material, while waiting for their next full length, the band gathered a variety of material of unreleased songs and Japanese bonus track, and in October 2005 released the Raiders Of The Ark EP.

In late 2005 the band once again went back to the Abyss Studio and Peter Tägtgren to record their 3rd full length album, Astralism. The album was released in 2006 and stunned everybody with its roaring sound and incredible riffs and technicality. Astral Doors was offered the prestigious spot as official support band for the power metal kings Blind Guardian on a full scale European tour in the fall of 2006. Astral Doors accepted the offer, impressed everybody and left deep musical tracks in their wake?

When the band returned to Sweden after the very successful, 2 month long tour with Blind Guardian, Astral Doors immediately started writing new material for the fourth album. Astral Doors will always stand with both feet in the classic hardrock, but this time around they decided to bring more elements, moods and variations to the classic Astral Sound. "New Revelation" was released September 2007, received great reviews and climbed on the charts.

After the release of New Revelation, the band went out on their first big European tour as headliners. It was a blast and during 2008 the band returned to Sweden Rock Festival for a smoking appearance.

By this point, the band felt that they needed new challenges; left the old management and signed with German agency Flying Dolphin and later also with new label Metalville.

Two and a half year after the release of "New Revelation", the band striked back, stronger than ever before with the epic masterpiece, "Requiem of Time".
With songs like "Power and the Glory", "Testament of Rock", "St. Peters Cross", the album truly is one of the highlights in the bands career.
The first line up change in the history of the band was also a fact as Ulf Lagerström was introduced as the new bassplayer in the band stepping in after Mika. Martin Haglund also left the band due to personal issues. No new guitarist was hired; the band decided to finally give Joachim the attention he deserves and also to give the magical keyboard of Jocke Roberg more space in the sound picture.

Stronger than ever, the band went out to play some of the most important festivals 2010, and the band also decided to put together a compilation with their best songs as a treat for old fans, but most important; to win over new fans. "Testament of Rock - The Best of Astral Doors" also contains the previously unreleased song, "Victory".

The summer of 2011, the band played at the mighty BANG YOUR HEAD FESTIVAL and in October 2011 the band released their heaviest album so far, "Jerusalem", and went out on a European tour 2012 with a legendary performance at Rockstad Falun festival as the grand finale.

Now the band is back, stronger than ever with their seventh album, "Notes From the Shadows". From the opener "The Last Temptation of Christ" to the closer, "Confessions" this is with no doubt the classic rock album of the year. Release date: August 29, 2014.

To be continued.....

Video
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Some filming took place at the Liljan-gig last November. And somewhere between cities at the Spain-tour we stopped for some more footage in a small village. The result we give you now... The Last Temptation of Christ.

Astral Doors goes to Spain!
Monday, January 12, 2015
Rehearsals finished.
Packing for Spain mini tour.
Leaving AstralCity on Wednesday afternoon - Arriving Barcelona Wednesday night.
Let's get this party started!!!

New guitarist!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Astral Doors is once again a twin-guitar-band. We welcome Mats Gesar into the Astral Family.
The reason for this, is that the new songs are written for two guitars.

Väsby Rock Festival 2015
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Astral Doors is confirmed to play the Väsby Rock Festival, Stockholm, Sweden, 17-18th of July, 2015.

Spain
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Four gigs booked in Spain. Check out the gig-section.

Songs from the shadows.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Rehearsal night.. Some of the new Astral Doors tunes takes place in the setlist.

Twin guitars?
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
A little different rehearsal tonight.

TODAY!!!
Friday, August 29, 2014
Today's the BIG day!!!
"Notes from the shadows"
Hope y'all like the album :)

Pleasant evening!
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Another nice evening at the rehearsals. Damn, this is gonna sound just fine :)

Merch
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Have decided to take down the e-shop again.
I don't have the time to manage it.. yet!
But in the merch-section you'll find some links, or you can head over to our fanpage (facebook) managed by Tina, and ask her for links. She is the allknowing merch-links-wizard ;)

Rehearsals
Friday, August 22, 2014
The rehearsals has begun...

Finished!
Friday, August 08, 2014
Finally!!!
The new AstralDoors-web, is up & running!!!

e-SHOP
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Successfully implemented an e-shop, where we hopefully can offer you all types of merch in a near future. Now, all I have to do is to figure out how to run it, and to fix some merch :) CHEERS!!!

GIG!
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Astral Doors will enter the stage at Liljan. November-21 is the day YOU should be there, for this Notes-From-The-Shadows-ReleaseParty! Only gig for Astral Doors in Sweden this year! Check out info in the "Gig-section". ROCK ON!!!.

NEW RELEASE!!!
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Astral Doors new album "Notes From The Shadows" will be released in Europe Aug29, and in North America Oct14.

Hard work.
Sunday, August 03, 2014
The new AstralDoors web is starting to take form.

New Website!
Friday, August 01, 2014
Started to work on a new website.

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