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. Members: Jeff Walker - Bass, Vocals, Carlo Regadas - Lead guitar, Ken Owen - Drums, Mark Griffiths - Rhythm guitar

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