At a time when most dark rock bands are influenced by industrial and metal music, Astorian Stigmata takes it back to the beginning with the dissonant synth driven sounds of early Gothic rock. Blending musical influence from bands like The Cure and H.I.M, with a punk rock attitude and unique fashion sense, Astorian Stigmata creates a world all their own.
Astorian Stigmata started in 2009 as a solo project by frontman Dennis Condusta in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. After years of touring and line up changes the band finalized in 2013 with DJ Laury (guitar) Kyle Drevenik (Bass) and Matt Gobbler. (drums) The band is heavily driven to stay on a personal level with their fans by offering handmade merchandise, hosting several weekly series’ on their Youtube channel and regularly giving away their own personal items to fans.
In 2013 the band entered a partnership with Youtube after being recognized by the site for their unique way of using their channel. The band spent time in Los Angeles working with Youtube and filmed the video for their single “Dramatic Romantics.” Shortly after they returned to Pennsylvania the band relocated permanently to Los Angeles in 2014 and started gaining momentum in the L.A. rock scene with their theatrical carnival style stage show.
Along with years of demo material, Astorian Stigmata has released two full length records (“Another Night at the End of the World” in 2011 and “Ashes of Angels” in 2013) and 2 E.P.s (“A Dark Summers Sunrise” in 2012 and “Dramatic Romantics” in 2013) independently before signing to Standby records to release “Bones And Memories” in 2015.