Ashtar blends Celtic melodies, progressive folk rock and doom metal with beautiful female vocals.
Lyrics are based on esoteric theories, reincarnations, Irish moods and Scottish glories.
The band was founded in early 1997, born from song, a progressive rock instrumental, which would later become "Nemesis". Months later. Ashtar started as a doom metal style with female vocals, later, evolving to Celtic/Folk mixtures. The passion for Scottish and Irish stories and sentiment in Celtic music was added to both music and lyrics.
After many line-up problems, Ashtar became a progressive, Celtic, folk, metal band. Lyrics are based on esoteric theories, reincarnations, Irish moods and Scottish glories.
In the end of 1999, began the long road of recording the debut album "Urantia". It took more than 2 years, but, despite financial, health and musical problems, such as the eternal quest for guests who played the fiddles and bagpipes, the work was completed by the end of 2002.
Through that period, the band stepped more and more into the progressive and folk roots, adding even more of those elements to the album. Finally, the link with Leornardo Nahoums label, Rock Symphony, brought the release of the album, with an extra credit to Musea Records, that, in a partnership with Rock Symphony, helped spreading the news worldwide.
Now Ashtar is rehearsing set lists with very special touches, to amuse the prog, metal and Celtic and folk fans in future concerts.