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Deathstars is an Industrial Metal band formed in Stockholm, Sweden in January 2000. The current lineup consists primarily of members from Swordmaster, a black metal project that has former members of Dissection, and Ophthalamia. The band currently consists of Whiplasher Bernadotte (lead vocals), Nightmare Industries (guitar and keyboards), Skinny Disco (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Vice (Drums). They have released four full length studio albums. Read more on

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2008 into 2009: Deathstars

December 12th, 2008

We only spoke to Swedish industrial metallers, Deathstars at the start of the month when frontman Andreas Bergh said 2008 was the worst EVER. Skinny Kangur, AKA Skinny Disco has a slightly warmer view.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
My vacation in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
The economical crisis due to Sweden’s high taxes.

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Interview: Deathstars – “2008 was my worst year ever.”

December 3rd, 2008

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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