Interview – Brian Ellis of Astra

Here is a phone conversation I had with Brian Ellis, guitarist and Moog-ist of the San Diego, California psychedelic prog metal band Astra.

Brian Ellis pictured second from the right

We discuss the new album The Black Chord, being a psychedelic prog band on a metal label, Pink Floyd, Mahavishnu Orchestra, the theory that their previous album,The Weirding, is supposed to the synched with the film Cocoon, his other avant-garde jazz project and much more.

Hear the interview as well as bits of the new album after the jump

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_Daniel Cordova


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