Swedish industrial goth metal band DEATHSTARS will embark on a U.K. headlining tour in April. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Apr. 08 - UK - Oxford - O2 Academy 2
Apr. 09 - UK - Sheffield - Corporation
Apr. 10 - UK - Leeds - Rios
Apr. 11 - UK - Leamington Spa - The Assembly
Apr. 12 - UK - Glasgow - Cathouse
Apr. 13 - UK - Newcastle Upon Tyne - O2 Academy
Apr. 14 - UK - Birmingham - O2 Academy 2
Apr. 15 - UK – Plymouth - White Rabbit
Apr. 16 - UK - Bristol - O2 Academy 2
Apr. 17 - UK – Wrexham - Central Station
Apr. 18 - UK - Manchester - Club Academy
Apr. 19 - UK - Liverpool - O2 Academy 2
Apr. 20 - UK - Norwich - Waterfront
Apr. 21 - UK - London / Islington - O2 Academy
Apr. 22 - UK - Brighton - Concorde 2
"Death Dies Hard", the new video from DEATHSTARS, can be viewed below. The song, which is currently being streamed at this location, comes off the group's third album, "Night Electric Night", which will be released on January 30 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD, which was mixed at Toytown studios in Stockholm, Sweden with Stefan Glaumann, will be released 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" will be released as a digibook with new cover artwork (see below).
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."