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Published on Oct 31, 2010
God Is an Astronaut are an instrumental/post-rock three piece band from the Glen of the Downs, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
They formed in 2002. Their name was inspired by a famous quote from the movie Nightbreed. They released their debut album The End of the Beginning (2002) on their own Revive Records label. Their two music videos for "The End of the Beginning" and "From Dust to the Beyond" received airplay on MTV UK and on other MTV European networks.
All Is Violent, All Is Bright (2005) is the band's second album. The single "Fragile" from the album received plays on MTV2 UK's 120 minute show and MTV's show The Comedown. God Is an Astronaut released an EP called A Moment of Stillness in 2006. Their third album, Far from Refuge, was released in April 2007 on Revive Records and as a download via their website. Their fourth, self-titled album God Is an Astronaut was released November 7, 2008 on Revive Records. On February 12, 2010, a single was released on their website titled In The Distance Fading, the first of their fifth album, called Age of the Fifth Sun, released on May 17, 2010.