Starset in a cinematic hard rock band from Columbus, Ohio. Last year they went on tour supporting Breaking Benjamin. Now they’re playing through a mostly sold out headlining tour. The band just released their sophomore epic titled ‘Vessels’ on January 20th. A follow up to the 2014 acclaimed album ‘Transmissions’.
Starset was formed by Downplay vocalist Dustin Bates in 2013, who is also the band’s lead singer, songwriter, and keyboardist. Bates’ interest in astronomy was first fueled when acquiring his PhD in electrical engineering as he studied at Ohio University. He has also completed research for the US Air Force, and taught at the International Space University. Bates also created the fictional backstory for the band that forms the thematic basis for their music and multimedia. In the backstory, Starset was formed as part of a public outreach initiative by The Starset Society. The Society’s aims were to alert the public about the contents of “the Message” the society obtained from a mysterious signal from space. Starset treats their backstory and The Starset Society as real in interviews, with few exceptions.
The ‘Mission’ as quoted on the band’s website:
We have been commissioned by The Starset Society to spread broad awareness of The Message through music and media.
The Message contains the knowledge necessary to spare the future of humanity, and we will do whatever we must to inform the public.
Please hold. STARSET will begin the TRANSMISSION of the Message to the public shortly.
Starset recently teamed up with Marvel for a graphic novel adaptation of their backstory of the Starset Society ‘The Prox Transmissions’
Check out their video for ‘Monster’ and ‘Back To the Earth’ below
Vessels – available now
Google Play: http://geni.us/vesselsgp
Apple Music: http://geni.us/monsteram