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Asteroid
Asteroid
Background information
Origin Örebro, Sweden
Genres Stoner Rock, Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Jam Rock, Fuzz
Years active 2003-2013, 2015-2017 (Hiatus)
Labels Fuzzorama Records
Associated acts Blowback, The Sun, The Moon & The Witch's Blues
Website Official website
Current members Robin Hirse
Johannes Nilsson
Elvis Campbell
Past members Henrik Jansson
Martin Ström
Band Logo
Asteroid Logo

Asteroid are a stoner/Fuzz band from Örebro, Sweden founded in late 2003. They are known for their signature bluesy, psychedelic sound. The band went on hiatus in 2013, but returned in November 2015.

HistoryEdit

The band was formed by Johannes Nilsson on vocals and bass, Robin Hirse on vocals and guitar and Martin Ström on drums in late 2003. This line-up quickly released their 2004 Demo and a self titled EP in 2005 and began to extensively tour Europe. In 2006 the band released a split album with fellow Swedish stoner rock band Blowback, before releasing their first solo album, 2007's Asteroid.

Some time after the release of their first album, Ström left the band and was replaced on drums by Elvis Campbell, who first appears on 2009's II. II was recorded by Oscar Campbell, Elvis' brother, in the forest at 'The Organ Donor transplant plant/The Planet of the Black Keys' recording studio, during the winter of '08/'09. Campbell left the band in 2012 and was replaced on drums by Henrik Jansson. Jansson made his first appearance on the rare vinyl 7" release Move a Mountain. Jansson left soon after, with Campbell stepping back into the band for touring. Asteroid is presently on a hiatus with Hirse currently focussing on his new project, The Sun, The Moon & The Witch's Blues. Johannes and Elvis recently formed a forest metal project called Mörkla, together with Andreas Lupieri. [1]

In November 2015, after a few cryptic posts on social media, Robin Hirse confirmed via an interview with JJ Koczan of The Obelisk that Asteroid had reformed, with Elvis Campbell rejoining the band on drums.[2] The band's first show back will be in support of All Them Witches in Athens, Greece on 27th February 2016.[2] On 2 June 2017 the band would announce a hiatus due to "health reasons".

DiscographyEdit

Asteroid - Disappear with opening jam. live at Shelter Vienna 06.0608:43

Asteroid - Disappear with opening jam. live at Shelter Vienna 06.06.2012

Asteroid - Water03:52

Asteroid - Water

Main Article - Asteroid Discography

PersonnelEdit

Current MembersEdit

Former MembersEdit

External LinksEdit

Official website
Official Facebook Page

ReferencesEdit

  1. Johannes Nilsson's own words. Facebook
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Obelisk Asteroid Interview with Robin Hirse: Resolidifying the Molten, first accessed 27th November 2015

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