Information About the Band: The Astroglides is an Israeli Surf Core band. 2/3 of our material is surf instrumentals, influenced by hardcore punk. The remaining material is vocal numbers, not “Beach Boys” type of songs, but Hardcore Punk/Metal. We are drawn to the darker side of surf and shy away from writing (and playing) “wipeout” style surf cliches. Our music represents our interpretation of surf through the eyes of people pissed off with having to put up with the political and social problems in Israel, and fed up with the high taxes, low wages, and lack of a decent local music scene. The lyrics to the songs are less serious, mostly tongue in cheek stories about sleazy situations and people. (some of them are based upon actual characters). All of our live shows are organized by ourselves using DIY methods. Most of the shows are teamed up with other DIY Punk/Hardcore bands, and are organized not for profit, but to have some sort of scene we can enjoy. Band members: Ran Mosessco: Guitars and Vocals Lee-Or Tsviling: Theremin and Throat Idan Izmirly: Drums and Shouts Dale Smithey: Bass Yuval Ararat: Guitars Eliav Betzalel(Batz): Vocals The Band Name: For those of you who don’t know the fine product we chose to endorse in our name, visit: http://www.astroglide.com/ Of course one of the reasons we chose this name is the space/astro theme so popular with old and new Surf bands. Combine that with our upcoming album name “Penetrate with…” relating to the actual intended use of the aforementioned product and you get the picture.