On July 8th, 2014, Starset will release their first full-length album, Transmission, via Razor & Tie records. The album was produced by Rob Graves, who has also worked with such bands as Red, All That Remains, and others. Starset’s biography from their Facebook page reads as follows…
In the early hours of New Years Day 2013, a radio astronomer at the Allen Telescope Array in northern California discovered a mysterious signal emanating from a star within the Ophiuchus Constellation.
Contained within the signal was a Message–of human origin–foretelling the details of man’s imminent demise. The Message was brought to The Starset Society, who quickly realized the importance of its immediate publication.
Risking extreme danger, The Starset Society commissioned a group of musicians and scientists to assist them in spreading the knowledge to a broader audience. This group became known simply as STARSET.
Please hold. STARSET will begin the TRANSMISSION of the Message to the public shortly.
ignorance : slavery :: knowledge : power
3 singles have been released so far, the first being ‘Carnivore,’ the second ‘My Demons’ and the most recent ‘Telescope.’ The band was formed by Dustin Bates (he was formerly the lead singer with the group Downplay that was signed to Epic). A singer, songwriter and accomplished musician, Bates also boasts some serious scientific credentials. A PhD candidate in electrical engineering from Ohio University, he has done research for the U.S. Air Force and taught at the International Space University. In 2013 Dustin formed Starset after being contacted by an organization called The Starset Society and its President, Dr. Aston Wise. Bates was asked if he was interested in forming a band to promote the organization’s message. At its core, the message is a warning that involves a scientific discovery that is currently being controlled and manipulated by an elite few.
1. First Light
2. Down With the Fallen
6. It Has Begun
7. My Demons
9. Dark On Me
10. Let It Die
11. The Future is Now
12. Point of No Return
13. Rise and Fall
14. Let It Die (Maniac Agenda Remix)
Starset – Carnivore
Starset – My Demons
Starset – Telescope