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Deathstars: Music video for “This Is” released, album on the way

Author Stefanie Nysand - 25.1.2023

After Deathstars had to postpone their European tour several times during the past few years and had to cancel it altogether in the end, they are now back with a bang. The masters of death glam from Sweden’s capital Stockholm have released a new single, entitled “This Is“, along with a music video. You can check out the video below:

The music video was directed by Johan Lundsten.

Deathstars frontman Whiplasher Bernadotte shares that there were “a lot of discussions regarding the first video”:

“At some point it was going to be filmed in Mexico City, the next day Paris or Belgrade but we ended up just filming it in Stockholm, where we live. It was kind of a slimmed down production, shooting for a couple of days in the old slaughterhouse area in Stockholm. We wanted to do a video with no green screen or blue box, just a straightforward rock video that illustrates what this band is about in less than four minutes.It was weird shooting it where we did. We actually filmed it in ‘Slaktkyrkan’, which means ‘The slaughter church’, and the scenario… well, in one corner you could see a very androgynous looking Cat in high heels with a lot of weird lights all around him, in another corner Nightmare strapped to some fence in a straitjacket, then we had Skinny with a chainsaw and an angle grinder – just decapitating mannequins, Nitro toiling in a sea of fire and drums, and also me with my 130 kilo python, who is 6,30 meters long and her name is Cruella. Interesting creature! She was very heavy to walk around with; sliding around my shoulders and constantly licking my neck with her tongue. We had a good time.”– Whiplasher Bernadotte

This Is” is the first single from Deathstars‘ upcoming 5th studio album “Everything Destroys You” which will be released on 5 May 2023 via Nuclear Blast Records. “Everything Destroys You” can already be pre-ordered here. Also the album cover and the album’s tracklist have already been revealed:


01 This Is
02 Midnight Party
03 Anti All
04 Everything Destroys You
05 Between Volumes And Voids
06 An Atomic Prayer
07 Blood For Miles
08 The Churches Of Oil
09 The Infrahuman Masterpiece
10 Angel Of Fortune And Crime

Deathstars producer, guitarist and keyboardist Nightmare Industries comments on “Everything Destroys You” as follows:

“The reason it’s been taking so long is that we simply wanted – and needed – a break after intense touring and so on, and on top of that the pandemic happened so tours were postponed and the release with them, so it feels fantastic to finally be able to present Everything Destroys You.”– Nightmare Industries

Deathstars‘ latest gig took place in August 2022 at the Sabaton Open Air festival in Falun, Sweden. Chaoszine was there for you, and you can read everything about said gig here.