Sweden's DEATHSTARS have issued the following update on their recent activities:
"We have had some really cool festival shows this summer, the Wave Gotik Treffen, the Zillo Festival and last but not least the Stockholm Pride which is undoubtedly the most bizarre show we ever did. Both the Wave Gotik Treffen and the Zillo Festival were filmed and will be available on the festivals' DVDs this fall.
"DEATHSTARS did a highly appreciated guest appearance at this year's Pride festival in Stockholm and performed the songs 'New Dead Nation', 'Little Angel' and 'Synthetic Generation' for a crowd of 12,000 people. Giving a not-so-pleasant edge to the mostly schlager oriented festival. DEATHSTARS are also the hardest band ever to play the Pride. Cool!
"Between the festivals we've worked on writing and recording new songs for the 2nd album, we are not quite finished with the album just yet so you will have to wait a little while longer. I know that many of you want to know song titles and the album title but at this point it's too early for us to publish. Things constantly change during the production so we will let you know when we are 100% certain.
"Our stolen equipment hasn't been returned so we figured fuck it, and bought new shit. Apart from that we've been up to the usual mischief."
DEATHSTARS' track "Synthetic Generation" will appear on the soundtrack to the new movie "Alone In The Dark", starring Christian Slater and Tara Reid. Directing the video clip and the movie is Uwe Boll. The film is expected to receive a theatrical release this fall.
As previously reported, DEATHSTARS' debut album, "Synthetic Generation" — originally issued in Sweden in March 2002 via the Universal affiliate LED Recordings — was released through Nuclear Blast last November.
The Swedish band, in existence since January 2000, were previously known as SWORDMASTER and feature in their ranks former DISSECTION drummer Ole Öhman and guitarist Emil Nödtveidt (brother of DISSECTION leader Jon). The group's musical style is being described as "powerful industrial metal," and is said to be not a million miles removed from that of PAIN, RAMMSTEIN and MARILYN MANSON.