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BLOODSTAR- s/t LP (Desert Engine, Switzerland, 1988)

cover pix currently down BLOODSTAR like few other bands I ever heard managed to create a sound of their own. Definately not for people with a musical attention span of 1:34, but if you’re looking for a good slow enduring headfuck, BLOODSTAR’s mayhemic soundscapes will most likely amaze you as much as they amazed me for the past 18 years! I can’t think of an other LP from a swiss band that impressed me as much as this.

I wrote 3 different long drafts for this post, trying to find words for the effect BLOODSTAR’s debut has on me, some historical background and all. But now I think, I’ll just leave it up to you – get yourself some booze, smokes and subdue the lights. “L’Alba dei Morti viventi” is actually a cover version of GOBLIN’s contribution to George A. Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead” soundtrack. I can post the original too, if anybody wants – but I’ve learned that Metal has a hard-as-steel time on this blog ….. (except for Eric from Something I learned today and Malfeitor who used to run Dressed for the H-Bomb, who seem to enjoy truely good bad music from time to time).

Check out BLOODSTARS official website.

Something else.mp3
Birds of Battle.mp3
birds of Battle II.mp3
L’Alba dei Morti viventi.mp3
Ten Thousand Years.mp3
World is dead.mp3


  1. Anonymous

    as always I discover music that is totally unknown to me on your blog! thank you very much – another great record from switzerland!!


    Posted on 25-Oct-06 at 14:17 | Permalink
  2. Peter - KBDRecords

    Oh Shit! I first though about listening to this then I read that it wasn’t for someone with a musical attention span of 1:34. Damn! Now I’m going to listen to some King Crimson.


    Posted on 25-Oct-06 at 15:26 | Permalink
  3. Long live false Blogs!!!!

    Awesome! This is a drum computer, right? Can’t believe I haven’t heard them before!


    Posted on 25-Oct-06 at 23:30 | Permalink
  4. Anonymous

    generic as hell


    Posted on 26-Oct-06 at 06:40 | Permalink
  5. Anonymous

    generic? name just band who sounds like this or shut up.


    Posted on 26-Oct-06 at 06:44 | Permalink
  6. Anonymous

    they were an interesting band when they came they might sound a lot like a bunch of electric type metal/industrial ?? but they wre fresh sounding in this first Lp.
    thanks for posting it even though i already have it.



    Posted on 26-Oct-06 at 14:14 | Permalink
  7. Erich

    Since I’m not familiar with that genre at all, they sound very original to me.


    Posted on 27-Oct-06 at 00:42 | Permalink
  8. Anonymous

    huge fanatic from many years…
    but it’s difficult to found… have lost one >.<
    an excellent album !


    Posted on 13-Nov-06 at 16:58 | Permalink
  9. Anonymous

    Man forgot about this album. I picked this up when it first came out and have since lost the tape. Thanks for bringing back them memories.

    Any chance on posting Ten Thousand Years mp3?


    Posted on 12-Feb-07 at 19:48 | Permalink
  10. Anonymous

    Awesome ,thanks.But why did you leave out a few tracks ?.


    Posted on 06-May-07 at 19:10 | Permalink
  11. Cesar

    I found this Bloodstar lp at a local record shop called The Headstand, along with CCM’s “Into the Void”, Exciter “Violence and Fore”, adn Judas Priest “Screaming for vengence” I also found a CCCP record but didn’t buy that one. I wasn’t sure if I should buy it. I wanted to listen to them but the links for the album you have up don’t work. Thanks this is a great website.


    Posted on 29-Jul-07 at 14:08 | Permalink
  12. Keith Boarder

    Gudday mate!

    Hättest du auch
    Birds of Battle I.mp3
    birds of Battle II.mp3
    Ten Thousand Years.mp3
    als MP3?

    kind regards
    Keith Boarder


    Posted on 01-Sep-08 at 13:20 | Permalink
  13. Nicht nur hätte; ich hab sie auch. Aber die Bloodstars sähen’s wohl lieber, man würde die Platte / CD bei ihnen kaufen …..


    Operator Reply:

    Sind Desert Engine noch aktiv?


    Posted on 01-Sep-08 at 13:29 | Permalink
  14. silkfarm

    nice vibe on this…thanks again.


    Posted on 22-Sep-08 at 21:35 | Permalink
  15. Scott

    Dude. I came here for the Urban Waste and Necros but this rip just blows my mind. Thank you for posting this stuff. Love your site and that someone like you takes the time to share hidden gems like this. Seriously, thank you.


    Posted on 07-Dec-13 at 02:00 | Permalink
  16. Stef

    Outstanding record!

    Has been played maaany times on my turntable, have to pick it out of my collection again soon and play it again 🙂


    Posted on 12-Jul-18 at 14:16 | Permalink

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