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"This black syndicate is a burning ballroom Dirt, drinks and pills and Gucci drenched in blood...""Death in Vogue"

Yes, they're back and the lyrical quote is pretty much the illustration of the second album from the Swedish Deathstars. 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 vaccum. 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 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.

"It seems that Deathstars is a threat to the common citizen," says W. Bernadotte. "But what it's really about is a wake-up call. It's about facing your dark sides. I guess we're the 'Citizen Cain' of our society," he continues with a smile.

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 has now signed an european deal directly with the German based label Nuclear Blast.

"When the dark does what the dark does best - it's darkness! Let the dark do what the dark does best - let it be darkness!""Cyanide"

"It's been four years since we started to record 'Synthetic Generation', but it's been worth the time since each member has had a lot of personal problems... something that can very well be heard on the new album. The thing about 'Termination Bliss' is that it's probably the most complex thing we've ever done when it comes to exploring our individual mental issues," says Nightmare Industries.

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 21:st 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.

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.

"Termination Bliss" was produced by Nightmare Industries in Black Syndicate Studios and mixed by Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Clawfinger etc.) at Toytown Studios.

"“When the night just strikes through you..And the night just spread its legs and open up for you” "Night Electric Night"

After three years it's finally here, the long awaited follow-up album to the massively successful "Termination Bliss", and it's a bombraid of depression, death, sex and rock. "Night Electric Night" is tough and black, yet seductive and passionated in its 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.

Guitarist, songwriter and producer Nightmare Industries takes a drag on his cigarette and leans forward.

“This album is the very mirror of our last years and our struggle through this time up until now. It deals with a whole spectrum of emotions, but without loosing that straight forward nerve of raw dark feverish rock music a la Deathstars. Even though the songs vary more now, from the ripping 'Night Electric Night' to the seriousness in 'Via the End', which I wrote the very night I found out about my brothers suicide, it holds an honest consequence right through the album."

"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.

"I am very pleased with how the songs illustrates our lives, because that's what it's all about - our every night situations and the timeless sounds of the depraved city. I just wanted to combine serious personal issues, destructive city nighttime, naked bodies and the dark presence of Russia. It is the absolute Fort Knox of modern dark rock”, says vocalist Whiplasher. Rich, golden, and heavily guarded.

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"

"Night Electric Night" was recorded in Metrosonic Studios, New York City, USA and in Future Legends Studios, Stockholm, Sweden.

Produced by Nightmare Industries and mixed by Stefan Glaumann at Toytown Studios, Stockholm, Sweden.

Deathstars is touring the world with "Night Electric Night" in 2009.

At the end of 2011, DEATHSTARS will experience their biggest and most important journey to date – the death glam quintet was chosen by no less a figure than legendary industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN to support them on tour! From the 6th of November to the 10th of December, the deadly dyad will stop over at 17 cities in nine different European countries for a total of 23 bare-knuckle shows in a class of its own to beat the thousands and thousands of fans round the head with their devastating tunes.

In celebration of the whole thing, the Swedes have arranged a collection of their hottest hits from the past three records now, which will be released just in time for the tour opening. Among the 16 gems on it, two brand-new songs that were specially composed for the best-of album can be found right at the beginning . While `Death Is Wasted On The Dead´ carefully creeps up on the listener and offers a perfect entrance to the musical circular trip through eleven highly erotic years of pure DEATHSTARS sexyness through its gloomy and threatening atmosphere, ´Metal´ surges ahead like a whip cracking domina with its familiar rough electronic industrial fashion – regardless of the consequences! Before you could turn round, you’ll find yourself prostrating to the DEATHSTARS, just like their obseqious pleasure slave, panting for more – sheer death glam magic!

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