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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:04 pm 

God Is An Astronaut return to Dublin for a headline show at The Academy on Sat. 9th Feb. 2019 in support of their most recent 'Epitaph' release. Tickets on sale this Thursday 12th July @ 10am from Ticketmaster and usual outlets.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:33 pm 

Sweet.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:35 pm 

Cool to see you looking after this one dude, such a great band and you couldn't meet a nicer set of lads. Can't wait!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:15 pm 

[quote="Cryptic Stench"]Cool to see you looking after this one dude, such a great band and you couldn't meet a nicer set of lads. Can't wait![/quote

Did you check out their new album Stenchy?]


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:07 pm 

I did, it’s excellent! Something of a departure from their usual style too!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:31 pm 

Aye, songs are structurally a bit more complex, which is a nice progression. I probably find it a little more mellow than I'd like but it's probably their darkest stuff. The second track is possibly the best thing they've written though.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:35 pm 

Yeah, very dark. Think I read there was a bereavement in the close family and it’s reflected in the music.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:39 pm 

Been a couple of years since I've seen em at this stage so looking forward to it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:43 pm 

I’d gone off them to be honest. After far from refuge they became somewhat formulaic. Age of the fifth sun and the self titled were really dull, Origins was a step back into creative territory and they’ve really excelled with Epitaph. If you haven’t checked them out before this is a must!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:56 pm 

Ya, they went stale for a while to be fair. I've seen em loadsa times, ever since they supported Whipping Boy which was one of, if not their first proper gig. They used play to Cork at least once a year before they really started to focus on Russia and Eastern Europe. We even played with them when they played Limerick a few years ago. As you mentioned, absolute gentlemen.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:00 pm 

That whipping boy gig was their first gig I think?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:50 pm 

I think it very well may have been.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:35 pm 

That was what....2006/07?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:51 pm 

Think it was 2003, whenever GIAA did their first album


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:03 am 

I had the pleasure of supporting GIAA in this very venue 10 years ago. As has been said, they are a great bunch of lads who made this little Nordy lad feel very welcome indeed. As did the crowd who helped fund my train journey home by buying some CDs (I'd lost my bank card the night before).

The new GIAA album is also one of their best in a long while.


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