Swedish industrial goth metal band DEATHSTARS will embark on a European headlining tour in fall with support from DIARY OF DREAMS, THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE and DOPE STARS INC.
The dates are as follows:
Oct. 09 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
Oct. 10 - Köln, Germany - Essigfabrik
Oct. 12 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
Oct. 13 - Paris, France - La Locomotive
Oct. 14 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik
Oct. 15 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
Oct. 16 - München, Germany - Backstage
Oct. 17 - Nürnberg, Germany - Hirsch
Oct. 18 - Budapest, Hungary - Diesel
Oct. 19 - Wien, Austria - Szene
Oct. 20 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Oct. 21 - Eindhoven, The Netherlands - Dynamo
Oct. 23 - Berlin. Germany - Columbia Club
Oct. 24 - Dresden, Germany - Reithalle
More shows will be announced.
As previously reported, DEATHSTARS has inked a North American deal with Bieler Bros. Records. The group's third album, "Night Electric Night", will be made available domestically on May 19.
Released in Europe on January 30 via Nuclear Blast Records, "Night Electric Night" registered the following first-week chart positions:
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."