Deathstars are a Swedish goth metal band that broke through to domestic mainstream success in 2009 with their third album, the Top Ten hit Night Electric Night.
Founded in 2000 in Stockholm, Sweden, the band is comprised of Whiplasher Bernadotte (vocals; born Andreas Bergh in 1977), Nightmare Industries (guitar, keyboards; born Emil Nödtveidt in 1976), Cat Casino (guitar; born Eric Bäckman in 1988), Skinny Disco (bass; born Jonas Kangur in 1979), and Bone W Machine (drums; born Ole Öhman in 1973). Prior to founding Deathstars, Nightmare Industries and Bone W Machine were members of the heavy metal band Swordmaster, founded in 1993. Deathstars made their album debut in 2002 with Synthetic Generation on the label LED Recordings. It was fairly successful for an independent label release, reaching the Swedish charts, and it earned the band a recording deal with the European division of one of the world's most prominent metal labels, Nuclear Blast, which reissued the album internationally in 2003. Deathstars' second album, Termination Bliss (2006), was also a minor hit, reaching the Swedish charts, and the band was chosen to support black metal heavyweight Cradle of Filth on their 2006 tour of Europe. The follow-up album, Night Electric Night (2009), was far and away Deathstars' biggest success to date, reaching the Top Ten in Sweden and charting in several other European countries. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi