DEATHSTARS: U.K. Dates Announced

Swedish industrial goth metal band DEATHSTARS has announced the following U.K. dates:

June 19 - London, UK @ 02 Academy Islington
June 20 - Birmingham, UK @ 02 Academy 2
June 21 - Liverpool, UK @ 02 Academy 2
June 22 - Newcastle, UK @ 02 Academy 2
June 23 - Glasgow, UK @ 02 ABC

"Night Electric Night", the third album from DEATHSTARS, landed at position No. 51 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

Released in Europe on January 30 via Nuclear Blast Records, "Night Electric Night" registered the following first-week chart positions:

Sweden: #10
Germany: #36
Austria: #43
Switzerland: #69
U.K.: #153

The CD, which was mixed at Toytown studios in Stockholm, Sweden with Stefan Glaumann, was made available in a deluxe package called "Gold Edition" featuring bonus tracks as well as a bonus DVD featuring six video clips, "making-of" footage and more. The "Gold Edition" was released as a digibook with new cover artwork.

Commented guitarist, songwriter and producer Emil "Nightmare Industries" Nödtveidt: "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 losing that straightforward 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 brother's suicide [Emil's brother was DISSECTION frontman Jon Nödtveidt — Ed.], it holds an honest consequence right through the album."

According to a press release, "Night Electric Night" is about DEATHSTARS' "lives and their experiences, their personal issues and the action/horror drama which represents the manic environment that the band exists within. It deals a lot with reflections of situations right then and there."

VerdamMnis.com conducted an interview with DEATHSTARS when the group played Paris, France on October 13, 2009. The eight-minute clip, which includes performance footage, can be viewed below.

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