Plague of Stars began in 2012 and includes: Melissa Ferlaak (Napalm Records’ Visions of Atlantis, Aesma Daeva, recent Therion's "Beloved Antichrist" guest), Will Maravelas (We Are Legion) Aaron Lanik (We Are Legion), Frodo Caulfield (The Omega Sequence), and Timothy Morton (Dying Euforia, Climactic). Additionally, the group works with VoA Voxyd (Ad Inferna) for additional keyboard and atmospheric elements.
The ensemble experiments to create a new genre-defying metal act, deliberately combining metal sub-genres, as well as other musical textures, to create something innovative. Their cover of “In the Pines,” a Leadbelly bluegrass original, as well as When Morning Came, a mix of doom, death and symphonic metal, set the tone for this new band.
Their debut album When Morning Came released with Zerobudget Records, received such remarks as “a striking and wonderfully diverse album that has plenty to offer fans of dark, brooding Metal in all its forms” (Metal Temple), “a good choice for those who like to hear a mixture of several different style,” (Sonic Cathedral), and stated that “the band has absorbed nearly every variation from the recent metal and rock history and created something that has not yet existed.” (Rockin’ Papparazzo), receiving 8/10 stars across the board from reviewers.
After a brief hiatus, the band is performing and writing new material for an album release expected in June 2019. The upcoming release is expected to capitalize on defying metal genres, vocal styles, and absorbing additional genres outside of metal into the ultimate sound.