In May of 2019 forged in the desert of Phoenix Arizona, Astral Chaos came to life. Conceptually the vision for the band started as a project guitarist Rich Staats began writing for in late 2016. After relocating from Portland to Phoenix Rich became immersed in the Phoenix music scene as lead guitarist of Phoenix death metal band Dead Swarm, and it wasn’t long before Astral Chaos went from concept to reality. Joining forces with fellow Dead Swarm bandmate Dan on drums, Enclave guitarist Jesse “Virgil”, and Oblitheron bassist Jonathan the band began to take shape. In September of the 2019 Astral Chaos welcomed vocalist David Rolnick to round out the lineup.
Astral Chaos brings a unique sound fusing old school melodic death metal sounds with death doom and a variety of other metal subgenres. With melodic harmonized guitars, driving bass, ferocious double kick grooves, and rapid fire vocals Astral Chaos delivers a huge sonic punch.