Their Dogs Were Astronauts is an instrumental progressive Metal and Djent band project from Austria which was founded in 2014.

The music of the two brothers Denis and Leonard Roth, who both studied music, focuses on riff heavy instrumental music seasoned with catchy melodies. With the use of 7- and 8-string guitars they explore all the musical
possibilities that extended range instruments offer.
The project is musically influenced by many different styles and genres
ranging from jazz to fusion to some really well known bands in the scene such as "Animals As Leaders", "TesseracT", "Periphery" and many more.

The newest LP „Dreamcatcher“ (2020) deals with topics like surrealism and fantasy which you can hear in all twelve songs of the record.
In addition to that, the two brothers already released 4 full length albums called "In Touch” (2014), “Earthkeeper" (2015), “Mystery:Diary” (2016) and „Neon Theatre“ (2017) which were received very well by the progressive metal community and some major promotion sites on the internet (It Djents, Got Djent, Core Community, ...)
They also released 4 EPs (“Chapajuby”, “To Separate Us From The Clouds”, “A Constant Stream Of Color” and „Occult Theories“) which could easily hold up with the success of the albums.

The live concept of the two-piece is quite new in the metal scene since they don’t perform as a whole band. Their Dogs Were Astronauts try to bring their full studio sound to the stage offering the audience a whole new concert experience.


2014 - In Touch (Album)

2014 - Chapajuby (EP)

2015 - Earthkeeper (Album)

2015 - To Separate Us From The Clouds (EP)

2016 - Mystery:Diary (Album)

2016 - A Constant Stream Of Color (EP)

2017 - Neon Theatre (Album)

2018 - Occult Theories (EP)

2020 - Dreamcatcher (Album