God Is An Astronaut share video for "oldest song" Route 666

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Irish post-rock quartet God Is An Astronaut have shared a new live video for their song Route 666, one of the very earliest songs the band ever wrote. You can watch a video for a newly recorded and reworked Coda below.

It's taken from their new live studio album, The Beginning Of The End, which will be released through Napalm Records on July 15. To celebrate the band's 20th anniversary The Beginning Of The End features modern transformations of all of the songs from their debut album, 2002’s The End Of The Beginning.

"Route 666 is the oldest God Is An Astronaut song. It was written in 1999 before God Is An Astronaut was formed,“ reveals vocalist and guitarist Torsten Kinsella. "Initially Niels and I came up with the name/subject matter after watching US Televangelist Don Stewart pitching his green prosperity prayer handkerchief on the TV which we found obviously ludicrous, equally entertaining and humorous. 

"Back in the early years when we would play Route 666 live we would use some old film clips from the 1968 horror film The Devil Rides Out. Needless to say the whole vibe was satirical.“

The Beginning Of The End will be available as a CD digisleeve, double black vinyl, limited edition double gold vinyl (300), limited edition double marble, orange transparent and black vinyl (500) and asa digital album.

Pre-order The Beginning Of The End.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.