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Starset @ Highline Ballroom

Starset will land in NYC for a show at the Highline Ballroom. They’ll be joined by Grabbitz and Year of the Locust.

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Marvel & Starset Present: “The Prox Transmissions” Coming September 2017

Fans of the band Starset and Marvel Comics will be excited about the collaboration between the bands lead singer Dustin Bates and prolific scribe Peter David. Check out the cover, the press release and some sample pages below.

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The Press Release:
New York, NY-June 15, 2017- Marvel Comics is proud to announce a unique collaboration with Dustin Bates, lead singer and founder of the multi-media, modern rock band Starset, along with fan-favorite writer, Peter David (Ben Reilly: Scarlett Spider, Spider-Verse) for an all-new original 88-page graphic novel, THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS.

Inspired by the likes of Nikola Tesla and Carl Sagan, Starset’s albums, along with videos, websites, novels and one-of-a-kind live performances, were created as part of the over-arching concept, The Starset Society. Where science and fiction collide, The Starset Society is dedicated to publicizing emerging, near-future technologies and investigating their inevitable social, economic, political, and philosophical impact on society. Through this enlightening exploration, The Starset Society has teamed up with Marvel Comics to produce a one-of-a-kind adventure like nothing seen before.

A secret transmission from the far reaches of the galaxy falls into the hands of SETI radio astronomer Dr. Stephen Browning. His world begins to unravel as he discovers the cryptic message including information of advanced technology and a dire warning from the future. After Browning seeks aid of brilliant-yet-impetuous playboy Dr. Aston Wise, the two set off on an epic journey to discover the meaning of the transmission, only to discover that they are pawns in a much bigger game. Humanity hangs in the balance as powerful forces vie for control of the future, with only Wise and Browning to stop them.
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Starset @ Gramercy Theatre

Set your sights on galaxies far, far away with help from Starset who will be landing in NYC for this special appearance. Don’t miss out. It’s time to get celestial.

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Starset Announces 2017 Headlining Tour In Support Of “Vessels” Album

The 2017 Tour Announcements seem to be picking up a steady pace as we head towards the winter holidays and that is fine by me since it lets me start my musical year of 2017 off in a proper fashion. This tour will find you welcoming visitors from a strange planet and interestingly enough their name begins with an “S” – Read on.

The Press Release:
Coinciding with the release of their sophomore album VESSELS, cinematic rock band STARSET will launch a U.S. headl Flint, Michigan, with a hometown record release show in Columbus, Ohio set for January 20. Direct support on the tour is Gemini Syndrome. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, December 9.

The four-week outing will take front man Dustin Bates and his helmeted-and-pressure-suited crew, bassist Ron DeChant, guitarist Brock Richards and drummer Adam Gilbert, across the country, stopping in such cities as Chicago, Denver, Spokane, Reno, Scottsdale, Dallas, Houston, Little Rock, Baltimore and Pittsburgh with a Los Angeles show at The Roxy confirmed for January 31. See below for full tour routing.

“We look forward to the freedom that headlining will bring – allowing us to further realize our sonic and visual objectives. This will be the most immersive series of ‘demonstrations’ to date,” says Bates.

VESSELS–set for release January 20, 2017 via Razor & Tie–is a data-stream rendered in sound where Bates becomes the deus-ex-machina in an age of information overload that is increasingly complex yet ultimately human. From atmospheric opener, “Back To The Earth” to the driving hooks of the album’s first single, “Monster” to the catchy, nearly progressive moments of “Frequency,” Bates has succeeded in escaping the gravity of formula radio rock. Instead, he has re-imagined his genre-defying vision as an arena where Hans Zimmer interfaces with Radiohead and Trent Reznor. VESSELS was produced by Rob Graves (Halestorm, Red) and mixed by Ben Grosse (Breaking Benjamin, Filter), who also helmed their 2014 Razor & Tie debut, Transmissions, a landmark album selling in excess of a quarter million combined albums, streams and downloads, and propelled by singles including the unforgettable “My Demons” (which spent an unprecedented 43 weeks scaling rock charts).
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“Monster” (Single) by Starset

Artist: Starset
Title: “Monster” (Single)
Label: Razor and Tie
Release Date: 11/4/2016
Genre: Alternative Rock
Rating: 4/5

Though I have heard the band’s name for a couple of years now, I was always either missing their set or not getting around to listening to the music that friends were suggesting that I check out and with their recent NY Comic Con related appearance I knew that it was time to SETI my scanners on what these Interstellar explorers were all about. Just the other day we got the links to listen to a preview single from their forthcoming album called “Monster” and here are my thoughts about the track.
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