Deathstars - Biography




Spawning from well known underground acts in the 90's, such as Dissection, Ophthalamia and Swordmaster, the band brings the true nerve of the Scandinavian underground scene into the elite industrial ballrooms of the 21st century. It's a mighty musical highway that goes via Black and Death metal, Electro, Goth, Synth and Rock to end up at the gates of Industry. To put it simple - Deathstars makes darkness look (and sound) good.

With their debut-album Synthetic Generation, Deathstars immediately made a name for themselves as an act that combined the attitude of the extreme metal underground with a more modern and dynamic expression than other dark rock acts. Both singles/videos - "Synthetic Generation" and "Syndrome" rotated hard on music- tv- and radio- channels all over the world and the success was of course followed by tours and festival-gigs. The debut was released by LED Recordings/Universal Music and Nuclear Blast outside of Scandinavia, but the band later signed an European deal directly with the German based label Nuclear Blast.

On Termination Bliss they take an even more powerful step into the modern urban nightside - It's death, It's glitter, a fistful of fire and tons of blank leather.

Deathstars' Termination Bliss takes the renaissance of the leatherswept members into the artificial heart of their European culture. Where their successful debut Synthetic Generation was a first halt for the Swedes, the second album Termination Bliss is a huge step in the same direction - a huge step into the western vaccuum. It's a deep dive into the dystopia of our personal future, and a bloody crimescene for the ones who still have a grand vision of utopian belief.

Deathstars use themselves as the objects they try to understand and as the patients they critizise in a time where it's hard to find some substance at all - the world which we work and live in every day. It's about aggression, glamour, loss, decadence and moral downfall; the spirit can best be described as an industrial demigod in black glitter - with a gun, a cigarette and a million dollar smile. It's entertainment from hell.

As mentioned before, Deathstars has an impressing history. They've been topping the TV-charts in Sweden and Germany, they've made Hollywood-themes, they've been banned from TV-stations and are among the best selling rock acts in Sweden.

The long awaited follow-up album to the massively successful Termination Bliss came three years later, and it's a bombraid of depression, death, sex and rock. Night Electric Night/ is tough and black, yet seductive and passionated in it's expression of the city's destructive nightside. By expanding structures and using even more varied elements the deathglammers have strengthened and deepened the richness in their trademark of superdark rock.

Night Electric Night is about their lives and their experiences, their personal issues and the action/horrordrama which represents the manic environment that the band exists within. It deals a lot with reflections of situations right then and there, and this time the swedes have really put it all together in an exquisite way. The Deathglam-style they originated with their first two albums Synthetic Generation and Termination Bliss sounds more huge and alive than ever; it's dark and cold, yet massively heavy and warm - a paradox that defines the very essence of Deathstars

With the combination of their cynical irony - a constant black humour that so well defines the band - and the hard seriousness that are the fundaments of every song, Deathstars walk the fine line of sophisticated darkness with the always clear and present vibe of sex, guts and horrorish vogue. It is hellish hot stuff, but also entertaining, and somewhat frightening.

It is a ravishing rock group of many faces, with members who are as weird as they are charismatic and their unconventional shows never goes unnoticed.

Following the success of their previous album Termination Bliss, Deathstars won the award for Best Newcomers at the Golden Gods Awards in 2007 as presented by the UK Metal Hammer Magazine. They also won the goldtitle, the "Champions Belt" at the TV- and radio music-contest Get In The Ring, after swiping the floor with all the other contenders at the Hammersmith Apollo, London in 2007. During the time span of a year Deathstars played nearly 200 shows in Europe and apart from their headlining tours they also toured Europe together with bands like Cradle Of Filth and Korn. After Radio-/TV- and sales chart entries, occasionally topping them, nobody who is anybody has missed Deathstars. Now they are back to bring you the most striking album so far, Night Electric Night.