Combat Astronomy

Saint Paul (Minnesota), USA


  • James Huggett - guitar, bass, production, concept
  • + varying collaborations on each album

After the acclaimed release of Lunik on cult german noise/industrial label Adnoiseam in 2001, reclusive composer James Huggett, gathered his forces and returning to the isolation of the studio again to begin a much more ambitious piece of work: a modern day doom laden progressive epic that would represent everything he had strived and sacrificed for. Ending a five-year hiatus of playing guitar, his new songs began to form around a core of thick, gritty bass guitar and martial programmed acoustic drums.
A conversation with fellow British improvisational musician and composer Martin Archer sparked sparked a highly productive collaboration that led to the landmark Combat Astronomy album "The Dematerialised Passenger", released in 2005. This album has received wide ranging critical acclaim from influential titles including avant-garde periodical The Wire for its single minded and multi-dimensional modern progressive fusion of metal, free-jazz and ambient noise into a compelling and unique whole.


Detailed discography - Add release

Title Type Rating Label Release datesort icon
Dematerialised Passenger Full-length
Discus May 1, 2005
Dreams No Longer Hesitate Full-length
Zond October 1, 2008
Earth Divided By Zero Full-length
Zond May 31, 2010
Flak Planet Full-length
Zond April 1, 2011
Barricades EP
self-released July 2, 2011
Kundalini Apocalypse Full-length
unknown March 1, 2013


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This band needs more fans (at least 20) before recommendations can be made.


This kind of music is REALLY hard to get into! Once you are in tho, there's no way to stop. I would recommend this to fans of good djazz and lovers of avant-garde metal!

very nice songs!

Holy shit! Thank you very much man, for adding James. Saw him live every chance I got back in '07-08.