For the hip-hop group, see Black Star (group).
Blackstar was a British hard rock band, formed as a retooling of the band Carcass in 1995 without Bill Steer along with former Cathedral guitarist Mark Griffiths. The band name comes from a Carcass song off the Swansong 1996 album. Thus far they have released only a single album. After a while the band was forced to change its name to Blackstar Rising. The band dissolved because Ken Owen suffered from a brain haemorrhage.
Jeff Walker - Bass, Vocals,
Carlo Regadas - Lead guitar,
Ken Owen - Drums,
Mark Griffiths - Rhythm guitar