Astral Eyes is the world’s first Romantic Metal band. From San Francisco comes a band that successfully combines the symphonies, concertos, and overtures of 19th century Romanticism into a sound that is unmistakenly Metal. Imagine Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner, Mendelssohn, and Chopin playing on Heavy Metal instruments and you will have Astral Eyes.

Skitz Blackheaven is our lead vocalist and lead guitarist. He’s been a veteran of the Manila Metal scene and recently, has moved to San Francisco. He’s got an amazing vocal range. His guitar playing is quite unique and feels equally comfortable with a six string or seven string guitar.

Roman is the lead/rhythm guitarist, pianist, orchestrator, and harmony vocalist. Astral Eyes is his second San Francisco Bay Area Metal band. He’s Classically trained in Music Theory and Orchestration.

Together, with a slew of some of the finest San Francisco and Los Angeles session musicians, they have recorded Romantic Metal masterpieces. Astral Eyes combines the best of both worlds – gorgeous melodies, lush compositions, and brilliant counterpoint from the European traditions with America’s grooves and Blues. And the music is genuine Metal, with their pounding, driving rhythms, the way Metal was supposed to be made. They show the world that music can be both powerful and beautiful at the same time.

What others are saying

“Blades, Babes, and Metal! Thank you Astral Eyes!”
-Andre B

“That was quite a Halfordic scream, and the explosive guitar outro set my screen ablaze.”
-Skeletor Sambora

“Can you guys write me a sting for my show?”
-Chef Rafi

(By the way, we did).

“Asian Jack Black with face bending guitar solos!!!”
-Scott F

“I became an instant fan. Very good music, strange performance, a videoclip that resembles me funny bands and singers like Spinal Tap, Beastie Boys, Weird Al Yankovich, Babymetal and Manowar.

Seriously: a mix of things that gone right separatedly but gone wrong together – and you guys made them right.”

“I love music. Good shit. Nice solo bad ass lyrics. I dig it. I love the original idea romantic metal too. I think that is the coolest thing. Do your own thing, rock on fellas.”
-Deplorables Original Music

Skitz and Roman of Astral Eyes
Skitz Blackheaven and Roman