Congratulations are in order for multi-media, modern rock band Starset, who recently passed the 1 billion milestone total views on YouTube with their official videos and User Generated Content (UGC) videos combined. Their cinematic sound have driven huge numbers on their videos, with fans uploading an unprecedented amount of their own videos using the band’s music. On top of this, the first single from their new album Vessels, 'Monster', is currently the number 2 most played song of the year at mainstream rock.
Many fan-uploaded Starset videos have hit multi-million views and YouTube data shows Starset videos gaining nearly two million new views per day. With only two albums released to date, Starset huge total view count is in the same league as the Foo Fighters, Muse, Bring Me the Horizon and AWOLNATION.
The Columbus Ohio four piece continue their break-out with their new album Vessels debuting at #11 on Billboard’s Top 200, making it one of the highest charting albums from a rock band in the past year. The first single, 'Monster' peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and new single 'Satellite' has just begun its chart ascent.
Setting the band apart from their contemporaries is the unique vision and goal of founder and front man Dustin Bates, who is also a PhD candidate in electrical engineering and has done research for the U.S. Air Force and taught at the International Space University in France. 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. Bates and crews’ dedication to promoting science to a wider audience is also evidenced in the band’s unique live concerts and fully immersive planetariums shows.
The Marvel Comics unique collaboration with Bates and Marvel fan-favorite writer, Peter David (Ben Reilly: Scarlett Spider, Spider-Verse) for an all-new original 88-page graphic novel, The PROX Tranmissions will be released on September 27.