The music of the two brothers Denis and Leonard Roth, who both studied music, focuses on riff
heavy instrumental music seasoned with catchy melodies. With the use of 7- and 8-string guitars
they explore all the musical
possibilities that these extended range instruments offer.
The project is musically influenced by many different styles and genres
ranging from jazz to fusion
to some really well known bands in the scene such as "Animals As Leaders", "TesseracT",
"Periphery" and many more.
With their 5th LP on the way, the two brothers released 4 full length albums called "In
Touch” (2014), “Earthkeeper" (2015), “Mystery:Diary” (2016) and „Neon Theatre“ (2017)
which were received very well by the progressive metal community and some major promotion sites on the internet (It Djents, Got Djent, Core Community, ...)
They also released 3 EPs (“Chapajuby”, “To Separate Us From The Clouds” and “A Constant
Stream Of Color”) which could easily hold up with the success of the albums.
The live concept of the two-piece is quite new in the metal scene since they don’t perform as a whole
band. Their Dogs Were Astronauts try to bring their full studio sound to the stage offering the
audience a whole new concert experience.
(Photo credits: Kathrin Suppanz, Peter Gordebeke, Andreas Wörister)