Yeah that counts.
There's also a band called The Sword
whose album, Warp Riders
, is sci-fi concept album. I saw them open for Kyuss Lives
"10,000 Light Years from Home" is a sci-fi tune from The Rolling Stones
had "Third Stone from the Sun". The Who
had "905". Pink Floyd had "Interstellar Overdrive" and "Astronomy Domine". Megadeth
also had "Hangar 18" and "Return to Hangar" in their sci-fi mix. Monster Magnet
often have sci-fi elements in their lyrics and some of their album artwork. Those elements though tend to be stuff you'd expect out of Burrough's John Carter of Mars
also has some sci-fi elements in their lyrics. Check out "The Pod" and "Stars" from You'd Prefer an Astronaut
and Downward Is Heavenward
wrote an ode to Dune
with "To Tame a Land". Their Somewhere In Time
album has a sci-fi feel with "Eddie as Cyborg" album cover and the addition of guitar synths to the mix. Brave New World
featured a futuristic London on the cover. Again the songs have a sci-fi-ish feel to them, but perhaps the titles have something to do with it. I don't have their latest, The Final Frontier
, but the artwork is decidedly sci-fi horror schlock. Haven't heard anything off of it yet either so, beyond the title track, not sure how it comes across.
There was a band called Galactic Cowboys
who were based out of Houston and were NASA devotees. Their self-titled album had a few songs with sci-fi bits: "Sea of Tranquility", "Pump Up the Space Suit" and "Ranch on Mars."Faith No More
had an instrumental entitled "Woodpecker From Mars."
The cover art for Failure
's Fantastic Planet
was decidedly retro with rockets and armed astronauts landing on an alien world. Can't say that the songs were sci-fi though.
The videos for Mastodon
's "Sleeping Giant
" and "Oblivion
" are definitely sci-fi.
Hope that helps.