Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2008 / 2019




Life isn’t all sunshine and roses so the trick is to get something positive from all the pain and suffering that surrounds us. A message that Swedish heavy metal band Deathstars have certainly taken to heart. Their dark, portentous lyrics and face paint have endeared them to both the rock and gothic scenes. Released on an independent label, their 2003 debut ‘Synthetic Generation’ landed them a record deal with Nuclear Blast. They finally broke into the mainstream in their home country of Sweden with their third full-length, ‘Night Electric Night’ (2009). Many consider the album to be the highlight of their catalogue so far. Another landmark came in 2011 when they opened for Rammstein on their ‘Made in Germany’ tour. As we’re writing this, Deathstars are working on a new album. (#GMM19)