blasting out of a dirty basement's rehearsal room there comes the straight forward punkrock sound of austria's very own ASTPAI. think of paint it black meets some kid called dynamite and tries to kiss none more black's nose at the same time. they are even drawing some influences from bands such as from ashes rise, aus-rotten and a little choking victim/leftovercrack, just without the odd ska. even though they never lack a sense in melody and sing-a-longs. this heavy rocking hardcore/punk sound comes along with strong political views and offers some new ideas without just presenting shallow paroles and drained statements. this young band managed to release 3 full length releases in the past and have just released a split CD with Attack! Vipers! on the indie We Heart Records from the UK. ASTPAI are currently signed to various punk rock labels in europe and to Jumpstart Records in the US of A.