Astral Sleep is an Experimental Doom Metal band from Finland, Tellus. The group has wreaked havoc on the metal genre since 2005.
Astral Sleep was founded in 2004 in Tampere by Markus Heinonen in vocals and guitar, Jaakko Oksanen in bass and Rolle Heinonen in lead guitar. Later on, the band recruited Jiri Pyörälä as drummer (2008) and Aaro Haverinen as guitarist (2019). Over the course of its existence, Astral Sleep has become acknowledged for a cross-disciplinary approach that aims at narrating variable states of mind and spirit. Astral Sleep creates music that is like life itself—beautiful yet horrid, complex and multi-layered, ever-changing and in constant movement. Astral Doom Musick is the latest of the band's six releases, and their third full-length album. Following the previous full-length Visions (2012), and intervening EP Subconsciousnesslesskoe (2015), Astral Doom Musick combines the highly detailed pristiveness and massiveness of Visions’ epic death doom with the more experimental aspects of Subconsciousnesslesskoe’s psychedelic doom jams.