Deadstar Assembly formed in 2001 from a collaboration between Dearborn (ex- Sinful Lust) and techno producer Luis Duran. They recruited MuBo (ex- Basic Humans) to play keyboards. Dearborn says of MuBo, "He's amazing... the way he interacts with his keyboard -- it's violent, erotic. It's unfortunate that he wasn't in on the initial recording of the demo... he has added so much more to the songs." Realizing they shared a common creative vision, Mubo and Dearborn partnered to assemble the remaining pieces of the band - The Dro (ex- DeSaad) and Cygnus.