New Comets Ov Cupid EP. Over the last few years Comets Ov Cupid has taken on a power trio formation to play more metallic instrumental Space Rock pieces. Erik Wivinus (bass) and Matt Entsminger (drums) both hailing from the legendary Minneapolis Space Rock Band Thunderbolt Pagoda. Erik and Matt bring forth a volcanic energy that really moves Comets into some exciting new territory. I hope you enjoy. Dave Onnen of Thunderbolt Pagoda at the recording helm. Best when played loud.



Jan 30, 2015 – Drone Not Drones with Pagoda Ov Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt Pagoda is a progressive space rock group from Minneapolis and are absolutely fantastic. So when they asked me to collaborate with them for Kosmische Drone set for the Drone Not Drones ( event I jumped at the chance. Here are some pics of our performance that night.


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Comets Ov Cupid Live Jan 31st Club Underground Mpls Mn

Comets Ov Cupid Live Jan 31st Club Underground Mpls Mn

Jason Kesselring- Guitar
Erik Wivinus- Bass
Matt Entsminger- Drums

Full Set

1. Western Lands 0:00
2. Viking Spacecraft 4:35
3. Loki 9:00
4.The Great Swan 13:50

Special thanks to Sean Connaughty for filming the set!

Comets Ov Cupid – Live Dec 15th 2011


The Guitar Solo section of Comets Ov Cupid’s “The Great Swan”. Comets Ov Cupid is a Space Rock project created by Jason Kesselring (Skye Klad and Satyrswitch) for more info go to

This performance is from the Perish (Goth Night) at the Kitty Cat Club in Minneapolis.
Guitar: Jason Kesselring
Bass: Erik Wivinus (Thunderbolt Pagoda)
Drums: Matt Entsminger (Thunderbolt Pagoda)

Thunderbolt Pagoda Live at PRFBBQ2012


Erik Wivinus used to play with me in Skye Klad (as well as various other projects) and plays bass and baritone with Comets Ov Cupid along with Matt Entsminger on Drums. Their main project Thunderbolt Pagoda is some of the the heaviest kosmische rock out there.

Thunderbolt Pagoda perform live at Helium in Chicago on Saturday, June 30th, 2012 as part of PRFBBQ2012.