Thursday, December 27, 2012

Featured today on The Spec & Chessboard Radio

Born of the Stars is a featured artist today on The Spec Music Blog which includes a short interview where I discuss my influences, the origin of the name Born of the Stars, and more! Read the interview at:

Born of the Stars is also featured today on the official facebook page of Chessboard RadioChessboard radio has been very supportive of this project and I highly recommend checking them out!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Featured on MP3 Unsigned, 13SRadio, Snob's Music, & Chessboard radio

Born of the Stars was one of the featured artists of the week on this week. Be sure to check out the site and give us a vote while your there!

More good news this week as Born of the Stars is featured today on Snob's Music Blog and music from the debut Born of the Stars EP has been added to two more excellent radio stations that focus on independent artists: Chessboard radio and 13SRadio! If you're interested in finding great new music from independent artists then these sites are definitively worth checking out!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Born of the Stars EP reviewed on Prog Metal Zone

The Born of the Stars EP received it's first official review today on Prog Metal Zone - the leading source for progressive metal news and reviews!

Here's a quote from the review:
"Michael’s fusion of metal and ambient electronics does remind me of the great Australian guitarist Paul Wardingham’s concept of “futuristic metal” and, while the music is not nearly as technical as Paul’s, Michael does have a great knack for crafting emotional vocal melodies that work really well on top of his electronic metal sound." - Prog Metal Zone 

Check out the full review at:

Be sure to follow Prog Metal Zone on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date on the latest and greatest new releases in the Prog Metal genre!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Download a free song!

If you haven't already, be sure to check out our website at: to download the hit single "A Change In You" as a 320kbps MP3 for free! All that's required is that you enter your email address.

Haven't heard the song yet? Listen to it right here!

Like what you hear? Would you like to show your support?

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Stream the entire EP for free at:

Purchase the EP on any of these sites:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Featured on Prog Palace Radio & Bear Metal Radio!

Born of the Stars can now be heard on two excellent online radio stations - Prog Palace Radio and Bear Metal Radio! If you're looking for commercial-free radio stations to discover great new music then these stations are definitely worth checking out!

Here is some information about each station:

Prog Palace Radio
Prog Palace Radio (PPR) has been around for 13 years! PPR is a privately owned and operated station, broadcasting 24 hours a day without commercial interruptions - and it's completely free! Prog Palace Radio believes that a single song can't show a band's full potential and therefore PPR  makes every effort to provide entire albums when available. PPR is a station designed for fans of progressive music and they do everything in their power to ensure a great listening experience for the fans. If you love progressive music (or good music in general) then do yourself a favor and check out this station

Bear Metal Radio
Bear Metal Radio is a privately owned and commercial free online radio station dedicated to providing the best selection of classic and hard rock (with a zest of blues rock), heavy and power metal, progressive metal and progressive rock as well as music by all the guitar gods and a few other surprises! One way that Bear Metal Radio sets themselves apart from other metal radio stations is that they set boundaries on the type of metal they play by staying away from metal that contains too much shouting or screaming. However, they do offer a small quantity of "cookie monster", screamer, and darker metal bands, but only the very best and only in moderation. This station is great for rock and metal fans that are tired of the screaming style vocals but still feel like listening to a great selection of old and new/undiscovered metal music. Check it out!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Born of the Stars featured on Prog Metal Zone

The debut Born of the Stars EP is one of the featured new releases this week on Prog Metal Zone! Born of the Stars is featured alongside some incredible progressive metal artists including: The AlgorithmThe Moor, and Speaking To Stones

If you are a fan of progressive metal music then I highly recommend checking out Prog Metal Zone to stay up to date with all the latest and greatest releases in the prog metal genre.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Keep the Internet #freeandopen

 Google is trying to help keep the internet #freeandopen

 “A free and open world depends on a free and open Internet. Governments alone, working behind closed doors, should not direct its future. The billions of people around the globe who use the Internet should have a voice.”

Pledge your support here:

Monday, October 29, 2012

EP now available in all major music stores!

The debut Born of the Stars EP is now available at most major online music stores and streaming services such as Itunes music storeAmazon Mp3, Last.FM, Spotify, and Google Play!

However, if you are planning on showing your support and buying the EP I would recommend purchasing it through our official Bandcamp store. Bandcamp take less percentage from the artist profits (only 15% compared to itunes 35%) and buying through our Bandcamp store will also get you a few free bonuses like instrumental versions of the songs, hi res album art, and a 10 page pdf booklet! Click here to visit our bandcamp store now!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Born of the Stars EP available now!

The debut Born of the Stars EP is available now for FREE streaming! Check it out!

Band Bio 
Born of the Stars is a solo music project created by multi-instrumentalist Michael Kushner. In October 2012 Michael released his first EP under the band name Born of the Stars where he wrote, performed, mixed, mastered, and produced all of the music by himself from his home studio in Queen Creek, Arizona. The debut self-titled EP is a concept EP featuring 5 tracks that combine elements from many different genres of music including alternative rock, hard rock, progressive metal, electronica, and post rock. Featuring heavy guitar driven soundscapes juxtaposed with clean vocals, positive empowering lyrics, and beautiful melodies and atmospheres Born of the Stars takes you on a captivating aural journey. Michael is currently promoting the debut Born of the Stars EP and has already started working on the next release.

For fans of:
30 Seconds to Mars, The Deftones,  Pendulum, Dredge, Isis, Tesseract, Ashes Divide, Tool, and Katatonia.