You might recognize Starset from their hit singles “Carnivore“, “My Demons”, and “Halo“ off of their first album, Transmission. Their long-awaited new album, ‘Vessels‘, dropped today via New Razor & Tie Enterprises, LLC.
Before his musical career took off, Starset’s founder, Dustin Bates, was working toward a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Ohio University. He entered into music full-time when his band Downplay got a deal with Epic Records. Soon after his departure from Downplay, Starset was born. The band made their first public debut in 2013.
Bates is the mastermind behind the songwriting, story-telling, and overall direction of Starset. He also designs the band members’ costumes (which are controlled by a computer and programmed to light up at specific times during their performances). The blend between the lyrical, musical, and on-stage elements make for an intriguing and memorable cinematic experience.
In addition to offering fans a performance that is far from ordinary, the band sets themselves apart by promoting a mysterious, other-worldly message from a movement called The Starset Society.
According to Starset’s website and a few online sources, the band was commissioned by The Starset Society to tell the story of messenger Thomas Bell and to spread broad awareness of “The Message” through music and media. More information can be found on the Starset’s website.