Origin: Sweden  
Genres: Industrial
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Last update/review: May 8, 2023


Deathstars trace their history back to a previous band known as Swordmaster. The exact details vary from report to report, but the gist of the story is that either Swordmaster disbanded and several of the members created a new band, or that Swordmaster changed their name and style, modifying their lineup a bit in the process. In any case, Deathstars bears little resemblance to Swordmaster, and if one expects something like Dissection (where two core members here once played), these guys are nothing like that band either. Instead, these guys mix the stark techno sounds of, say, Rammstein, with the goth rock stylings that many a Finnish band have taken to in the last few years. The vocal style is that classic deep majestic male singing (accented with a few female backing vocals), with the songs straightforward and catchy. These guys aren't reinventing the wheel here, as this style is pretty developed at this point, but they execute well and are worth a listen if you're into this style of music.

Current Members

Whiplasher (Andreas Bergh)

vocals (ex-Swordmaster)

Nightmare Industries (Emil Nödtveidt)

guitars/keyboards (ex-Dissection, ex-Ophthalamia, ex-Swordmaster)

Cat Casino (Erick Bäckman)


Skinny (Jonas Kangur)


Marcus Johansson

drums (ex-Amsvartner, Fatal Smile)

Former Members/Guests

Beast X Electric (Erik Halversen)


Bone W Machine (Ole Öhman)

drums (ex-Dissection, ex-Ophthalamia)

Vice (Oscar Leander)

drums (Tribulation)


Synthetic Generation  
2002 Nuclear Blast
  1. Semi-Automatic
  2. Synthetic Generation
  3. New Dead Nation
  4. Syndrome
  5. Modern Death
  6. Little Angel
  7. The Revolution Exodus
  8. Damn Me
  9. The Rape of Virtue
  10. Genocide
  11. No Light to Shun
  • Whiplasher
  • Nightmare Industries
  • Beast X Electric
  • Skinny
  • Bone W Machine

Termination Bliss  
2006 Nuclear Blast
  1. Tongues
  2. Blitzkrieg
  3. Motherzone
  4. Cyanide
  5. Greatest Fight On Earth
  6. Play God
  7. Trinity Fields
  8. The Last Ammunition
  9. Virtue To Vice
  10. Death In Vogue
  11. Termination Bliss
  • Whiplasher
  • Nightmare Industries
  • Skinny
  • Bone W Machine

Night Electric Night  
2009 Nuclear Blast
  1. Chertograd
  2. Night Electric Night
  3. Death Dies Hard
  4. The Mark Of The Gun
  5. Via The End
  6. Blood Stains Blondes
  7. Babylon
  8. The Fuel Ignites
  9. Arclight
  10. Venus In Arms
  11. Opium
  • Whiplasher
  • Nightmare Industries
  • Cat Casino
  • Skinny
  • Bone W Machine

Decade Of Debauchery  COMPILATION
2010 Nuclear Blast
  1. Opium (The God Particle Remix)
  2. Trinity Fields (Drop's Synthetic Evolution)
  3. Babylon (Underworld Lounge Remix)
  4. Chertograd (Junkyard Baby Remix)
  5. Opium (Nightfuture Of Century RMX)
  6. Babylon (Remixed)
  7. Last Ammunition (Xe-None RMX)
  8. New Dead Nation (Of These Hope)
  9. The Fuel Ignites (Catronics Child Of Light Mix)
  10. Black Medicines
  11. Division X
  12. Revolution Exodus
  13. Our God The Drugs
  14. Genocide
  15. The Fuel Ignites (Fuel For Cowboys Remix)
  16. Chertograd (Remix)
  17. The Fuel Ignites (Phoebus RMX)

The Greatest Hits On Earth  COMPILATION
2011 Nuclear Blast
  1. Death Is Wasted On The Dead (previously unreleased)
  2. Metal (previously unreleased)
  3. Death Dies Hard
  4. Blitzkrieg
  5. Motherzone
  6. Synthetic Generation
  7. Tongues
  8. Blood Stains Blondes
  9. Cyanide
  10. New Dead Nation
  11. The Mark Of The Gun
  12. Chertograd
  13. Semi-Automatic
  14. Syndrome
  15. Play God
  16. Opium

The Perfect Cult  
2014 Nuclear Blast
  1. Explode
  2. Fire Galore
  3. All The Devil's Toys
  4. Ghost Reviver
  5. The Perfect Cult
  6. Asphalt Wings
  7. Bodies
  8. Temple Of The Insects
  9. Track, Crush & Prevail
  10. Noise Cuts
  • Whiplasher
  • Nightmare Industries
  • Skinny
  • Vice

Everything Destroys You  
  1. This Is
  2. Midnight Party
  3. Anti All
  4. Everything Destroys You
  5. Between Volumes and Voids
  6. An Atomic Prayer
  7. Blood for Miles
  8. The Churches of Oil
  9. The Infrahuman Masterpiece
  10. Angel of Fortune and Crime

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