Ad Astra - Surface of Last Scattering

Christmas 2012 Release



Ad Astra - Surface of Last Scattering




Ad Astra - Beyond Our Bounds



The name “Ad Astra” is inspired by a quote taken from Launch Complex 34 at the Kennedy Space center. LC34 is where the Apollo 1 astronauts died during a mission test. A memorial plaque there that reads: “In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice so others could reach for the stars, Ad astra per aspera, (a rough road leads to the stars) God speed to the crew of Apollo 1.” It is our hope and desire that our music can help others reach Heaven.


"Beyond Our Bounds"

released in Jan 2008 just in time for the New Year. Doug Bowers, Mitch Rall and Chris Flynn are also part of the Immanuel Anglican Church band.


Guest Musicians

Ad Astra is blessed with a number of talented musicians willing to help us with the tough parts.


Chris with Steve Spayde.




Guilt Free Samples from

Beyond Our Bounds


Liberty - sample

Liberty - lyrics


Beyond Our Bounds - sample

Beyond Our Bounds - lyrics

Beyond Our Bounds  - video


Fallen World - sample

Fallen World - lyrics


Spirit Wars - sample

Spirit Wars - lyrics


Severe Mercy - sample

Severe Mercy - lyrics


Ed Spence - sample



All God Does - sample

All God Does - lyrics


Angle of Repose - sample

Angle of Repose - lyrics


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Who Is Ad Astra?


DOUG BOWERS has an expressive, energetic singing style and has been compared to Echolyn’s Ray Weston.  Doug has been playing music professionally for over 30 years.  Primarily a keyboardist, Doug also provides guitar and bass for recordings.  His writing leans toward the harder edge progressive of rock.  Straight forward, clear lyrics hallmark Doug’s Christian worldview.  Doug’s 2000 release "Autobiograph", spurred the trio to record. 


CHRISTOPHER FLYNN is the deep thinker of the band.  Providing the more abstract, yet focused lyrics, Chris’ contributions never lose sight of bringing the believer closer to Christ.  Chris is the primary guitarist for Ad Astra with a special fondness for the acoustic and electric 12 string.  His fluid bass playing lays the foundation for most of the band’s songs.  He has been playing and writing for over 30 years.  Chris has helped many Christian singer / songwriters take their first steps.


MITCH RALL provides the rhythmic foundation for the Beyond Our Bounds project. As the time keeper for the CD, Mitch’s drumming provides what each song requires; rock solid, straight forward energetic drive.  Mitch also provided lead vocals  and provides killer harmonies. His contributions are introspective by nature and add counterpoint. He is also a proficient guitarist, keyboardist and has many years of experience as a writer.  Mitch has helped many CCM writers take their first steps into realizing their dreams.

Mitch, Chris and Doug