started back in 2001 in Rome as an instrumental project.
At the time a 4 piece 3 of which (keyboard, bass and guitar
players) are still are in the current line-up. After several
line-up changes they reached the current line up: Titta
Tani (main vocals), Emanuele Casali (keyboards and chorus),
Andrea Casali (bass and chorus), Silvio D'Onorio De Meo
(guitars) and Filippo Berlini (drums). Titta Tani is also
known as the drummer of Death Metal acts Necrophagia and
Daemonia and is one of the most well know metal session
musicians in Italy and he divides his career as a vocalist
and as a drummer and is also a former member of DGM. May
2002 saw the band win the first Italian Official Dream Theater
Tribute Band Contest as undertaking a tour of Italy’s
clubs. They also performed featuring Dream Theater keybordist
Jordan Rudess at the Italian Dream Theater fan club’s
December 2005 Astra signed for Burning Star Records and
got back to the studio to record their debut. In August
2006 Burning Star Records released "About Me: Through
Life And Beyond" which well received from press worldwide.
Astra are back and completed the writing, recording and
mixing of their new album “From Within” that
will released on February 20th 2009 through Lion Music.