After the massive "Made in Germany" tour 2011/2012 with RAMMSTEIN, Swedish dark generals DEATHSTARS began writing material for their next album.
In May, DEATHSTARS will embark on a short tour in Australia, headline the main stage at Blackfield Festival, Germany in June and then return to Sweden to prepare for the recording of the new CD, which is scheduled to start in July at Bohus Sound in Kungälv, Sweden with producer and technician Roberto Laghi who will co-produce the album with guitarist Emil "Nightmare Industries" Nödtveidt. It's a cooperation they tried out on the two tracks they recorded in 2011 — "Metal" and "Death Is Wasted On The Dead" — which worked exceptionally well.
DEATHSTARS' as-yet-untitled new album marks the band's fourth full-length release and will turn another page in the book of their trademark deathglam music and show new interesting sides of the band while still staying true to their sound.
"It's a ride through the most extreme nightclubs in hell, It's got more edge, it's got a rougher side, and it's less sugar coated than our last full length album with darker more twisted melodies. It's got a devilish attitude with a stiff upper lip yet beautiful in a dark deceiving way," says Nightmare Industries.
"DEATHSTARS is an adventure for us," says vocalist Andreas "Whiplasher Bernadotte" Bergh. "It's as if it is a phenomenon of its own, and our forum for destruction, glitter and darkness. We are very excited about the new material and every time we hit the studio we never know what the outcome will be, i mean we have a general idea but we're never a 100% sure how the final result will be until we're done and can sit back and listen to it."
"To add live drums on to DEATHSTARS already massive sound just makes it even more massive and darker. To enter the studio this summer with great material and Sweden's No. 1 drum recorder makes things very exciting," says Vice.
DEATHSTARS recently parted ways with guitarist Cat Casino, who wanted to focus on other things in life. He would like thank the fans for all the memories from the time with the band. "It's been an amazing ride and I wish the band the best of luck for the future," he says.
DEATHSTARS will continue as a four-piece and is not looking for a replacement.
"It's hard to replace Cat on a personal level so we won't even bother for now," says Skinny Disco. "We're still close friends with Cat and it's not in our plans to look for a new partner in crime. Right now our focus is on the recording process of the new album and after that we'll see if we continue as a four-piece or find a replacement before the touring starts."
"I asked our management to get Fingers from COMPRESSORHEAD to do the job as our new rhythm guitarist for the shows we have booked right now, but it turns out he's really high maintenance and a slow learner. We'll see, maybe one day it can work out. It would be awesome and he fits the bands profile," says Nightmare Industries.