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New Australian prog metallers Introspect release debut single Ad Astra

Introspect
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Young Sydney-based prog metallers Introspect have released a video for their first ever single, Ad Astra. It is taken from the band's forthcoming debut EP, Ad Astra, which will releasse on October 18. You can watch the full promo video below.

Lead singer Felicity Jayne tells Prog that 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!"

Introspect will launch the Ad Astra EP at a live show in Sydney with fellow proggers Glass Ocean and Opus Of A Machine. They will appear at Factory Floor in Sydney on November 30. Tickets are available here.

The single version of Ad Astra can be purchased here.

Introspect

(Image credit: Collision Course)

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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.