Deathstars frontman, Andreas ‘Whiplasher Bernadotte’ Bergh, spilt the beans to Hugh Platt about the Swedish industro-goths’ forthcoming third album. He seemed a little bit down in the dumps…
“I’m not really into Christmas at all,” coughs Andreas Bergh. Better known by his Deathstars stage moniker of Whiplasher Bernadotte, he sounds glum and depressed. It’s a world away from his sneering onstage persona as the leader of the self-proclaimed creators of ‘Deathglam’. His forlorn croak certainly sounds like death, but this two-day press run, in a decidedly non-glitzy hotel in Camden, is pretty much as far away from anything ‘glam’ as its possible to get.
“I’d rather just escape and isolate myself,” he continues. “Christmas, New Year, and in Sweden the whole Mid-Summer thing,” – it’s very big over there – “I usually go to the woods and just escape.” But his bandmates are not all of the same opinion: “Cat [aka Eric Bäckman, guitars] will probably bake cookies for two weeks before Christmas,” he chuckles. “He’s the girl in the band; no question he’ll be baking stuff.”
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