The band saw the light of day in 1996, formed by Peter Beckers, Stijn
Kuijpers and Xavier Vranken. They were operating under the name Gotland
when they recorded the first 8 songs. Although the demo was never
released, it reached enough people who were surprised in a positive
way and wanted to hear more.
At the same time Marc Haerden became part of the band (1997), Gotland
changed into Star Industry and they decided to record their first
studio-album 'Iron dust crush'.
The album received a lot of positive comments in Belgium, as well
as in the UK, Germany and other countries in Europe. At this moment
the album is released for the third time. During this period Peter
Gerits joins the band live on stage.
Star Industry made their live debut at the Vooruit in Ghent, Belgium
(Black Easter Festival with Love Like Blood and Covenant) where
they went down extremely well.
Due to the amazing response Star Industry went on to do many club-gigs
in Belgium, Germany and the UK during their first campaign.
They have done gigs over the last two years with The Sisters of
Mercy, Front 242, Paradise Lost, Praha Khan, Echo and the Bunnymen,
Clawfinger, HIM, Crematory and many more.
They've got pressresponse in a lot of countries. Not only in Europe
but they got also airplay in the USA, Australia, South Africa and
the song 'Nineties' even topped the independent charts in Lebanon
for 6 weeks.
After this they released the four-track cd: 'New millenium' at
the Eurorock Festival 1999 (B). This single is at this moment also
released for the second time. By the end of 1999, Marc Haerden leaves
the band, followed soon by Christine Careghi. From this moment on,
Kurt Lantin is the guy behind the drum kit.
The band released their new album 'Velvet'. Strong guitars with
more samples. Drumloops and electronic sounds are combined to develop
their own distinctive sound. To promote this album, they already
played a co-headlining gig at both Gotham-festival in Londons Astoria
and at the Eurorock-festival in Belgium. They also played the famous
German M'era Luna-festival as well as a lot of club-gigs in Europe.