In 2004, they blew up the music scene with their mix of Black, Death, Goth, Electro and a vibrant image. After that, there was only an upsurge in ever-growing popularity and new achievements. Entire legends go about the group, so we decided to collect and bring here the most interesting of more or less reliable facts. So…
- Deathstars members began their career with death metal. Whiplasher, aka Andreas Bergh (vocals), Nightmare Industries, aka Emil Nodweidt (guitar) – members of the now defunct death metal band Swordmaster, and Bone W Machine, aka Ole Oman (drums), was part of Dissection.
- Deathstars’ first live performance was a collaboration with Dimmu Borgir.
- Deathstars’ debut album, “Synthetic Generation”, was first released only in Sweden. And for almost a year, musicians could not publish it abroad. This was due to the specific work of Universal Records, which is Sweden’s largest record label.
- The video clip “Synthetic Generation” was not allowed to be shown by one of the Swedish channels.
- Whiplasher has been a journalist since he was 17 and has been writing articles for Cosmopolitan for quite some time. And his sister is the chief editor of Glamor magazine.
- At almost every concert performance, Deathstars shock the audience, kissing each other.
- Whiplasher tattoos are not typical for a musician. Two stars on the elbows, on the left hand “Mom-Dad”, a rose on the chest and flowers on the right hand. Whiplasher himself says this: “I try to avoid any metal cliches when choosing tattoos. Therefore, I love patterns that are related to my family or Swedish nature. ”
- Emil’s brother, John Nodtweidt, a member of the famous Dissection, was sentenced to 10 years in 1997 for killing Algerians. He was released from prison ahead of schedule in 2004.
- The group has its own studio – Black Syndicate, which besides them recorded the last album Dissection.
- Deathstars musicians do not like comparisons of their music with The Kovenant and Manson’s.