Starset formed a few years ago in Columbus, Ohio, but if you were to ask their frontman Dustin Bates, he’d probably tell you they formed in outer space. While Dustin was working on his PhD in Electrical Engineering, he took an interest in astronomy. This new passion led to the formation of Starset; a sci-fi rock band. In addition to the music, Dustin created an elaborate mythology explaining the origins of Starset. That story became a novel published in 2015 entitled The Prox Transmissions. Marvel Comics has announced they will be releasing a graphic novel based on the book this year. Starset’s new album is entitled Vessels and features the single Monster.