Members of Asva: Andrew Mcinnis, Ben Thomas (8), Billy Anderson, Brad Mowen, G. Stuart Dahlquist, Holly Johnston, John Schuller, Milky Burgess, Trey Spruance, Troy Swanson
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Discography of Asva:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Futurist's Against The Ocean 4 Audio 2005-04-19
2 Caprichos 1-80 / Rift Canyon Dreams 2 Audio 2004-09-00 Dos Fatales
3 Asva 2 Audio 2005-09-01 Enterruption
4 What You Don't Know Is Frontier 4 Audio 2008 Southern Records
5 What You Don't Know Is Frontier 4 Audio 2008-04-00 Southern Records
6 What You Don't Know Is Frontier 4 Audio 2008-09-08 Southern Records
7 What You Don't Know Is Frontier 4 Audio 2008-09-08 Southern Records
8 Futurists Against The Ocean 4 Audio 2008-08-25 Southern Records
9 Futurists Against The Ocean 4 Audio 2008-08-25 Southern Records
10 Live In London: September 8, 2005 3 Audio 2008 Broken Press
11 Presences Of Absences 4 Audio 2011 Important Records (2)
12 Empires Should Burn... 5 Audio 2012
13 Empires Should Burn... 5 Audio 2012
14 Surprize - Northsix, Brooklyn 4.20.05 3 Audio 2013-11-00 Not On Label (Asva Self-released)

Asva is an American experimental doom/sludge/drone metal band, originally formed by [url=]Stuart Dahlquist[/url] and [a=B.R.A.D.] in 2003. The name of the project is derived from a Sanskrit word [b]aśva[/b], meaning a "horse". Asva never fits traditional definitions of such genres as doom, sludge or drone, always presenting uncommon and unconventional interpretations, even though this project had a significant influence on the scene. But the latest album confirms the final departure from a realm of purely metal-related genres, being much more melodic and uplifted.

As described on their former record label Web Of Mimicry official site: [i]Asva is blowing through town and taking the drone rock medium to new lows. Not your average "doom" band, Asva's saddlebags are filled with wooden chapel organs and subharmonic drones. Their packs are stuffed with electroacoustic sensibilities and hand-scribbled laments to the alchemical stars — they rode through walls of electrostatic fuzz to toll the mission bell on this side of the firmament — then they smashed your piano to splinters just for the sound it makes. In their wake nothing remains but tumbleweeds and twisters, dancing pointlessly in ageless dusty darkness.[/i]

Asva is notable for frequent line-up changes, with Dahlquist being a leader and the only constant member of the band. Among others, [a=Trey Spruance] was a long-time contributor for Asva, appearing both as a live member and studio musician on two albums. Other ex-members includes [a=Troy Swanson] and [a=Milky Burgess].

As of 2011, members of Asva are Stuart Dahlquist, [a=Toby Driver] (main vocals, guitar), [a=Greg Gilmore] (drums) and Jake Weller (wind instruments), with Nick Hudson planned as an additional live member for a forthcoming tour (supporting the 3rd album "Presences Of Absences").

In some interviews, Stuart Dahlquist describes Asva as not being a traditional band in a strict meaning of this word, due to a varying membership, lack or rehearsals, rare performances and the fact that band members record separately from each other.

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