The Black Chord is an album by American progressive rock band Astra. It is their second album, released in the United States on Ma on Metal Blade Records, and on April 16 in the United Kingdom on the independent label Rise Above. The Black Chord is an album by American progressive rock band Astra. It is their second album, released in the United States on Ma on Metal. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Astra - The Black Chord at Discogs. Complete your Astra collection. The Black Chord is a music studio album recording by ASTRA (Psychedelic/Space Rock/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. The Black Chord ups the ante on this style, with multiple mellotrons, minimoogs, and organs creating icy, intertwining melodic lines that lace through every. While stocks last! DIE HARD PRESSING;. X CLEAR VINYL. X GOLD VINYL. X BLACK VINYL. TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF THIS AMAZING NEW ASTRA ALBUM. The Black Chord, an Album by Astra. Released 27 March on Metal Blade (catalog no. ; CD). Genres: Progressive Rock. The way that Astra announces the arrival of The Black Chord – a subtly increasing wind, transforming into a vortex of intergalactic-sounding. Broad and spacious as all hell, Astra's The Black Chord is retro in Astra is Richard Vaughan (vocals, electric guitar, mellotron M Born in San Diego but bred in the mists of Avalon, Astra have fast-become a synonym for the ethereal, the sublime, and indeed the genuinely progressive.