STARSET's new album, "Vessels", is due on January 20, 2017 via Razor & Tie. The sophomore release from the band, helmed by frontman Dustin Bates, 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. Fans received their first taste of the new album with the single "Monster" recently. Today, the song is available at all digital retailers and streaming outlets.
Last Friday, October 28, "Monster" made its debut via SiriusXM's Octane channel. The track was also posted to YouTube, and in less than a week amassed over 450,000 views in addition to the 550 million views they have already garnered from songs off the first album, supporting great anticipation for new music from STARSET. Look for its official video to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Produced by Rob Graves (HALESTORM, RED) and mixed by Ben Grosse (BREAKING BENJAMIN, FILTER), "Vessels" is the follow-up to STARSET's 2014 Razor & Tie debut, "Transmissions", a landmark album which sold 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). Bates approached "Vessels" with a singular intent on pushing boundaries, taking a bold step forward.
With over 300 shows logged to date, Bates and his helmeted-and-pressure-suited crew (bassist Ron DeChant, guitarist Brock Richards and drummer Adam Gilbert) have distinguished themselves touring with the likes of BREAKING BENJAMIN and IN THIS MOMENT, playing major U.S. rock festivals and four sold out performances in planetariums, becoming the first rock band to play live in the full dome entertainment environment. The band plans to tour extensively throughout 2017 with dates to be announced soon.