Rings of Saturn (band)

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Rings of Saturn
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Rings of Saturn in 2015
Background information
Origin Bay Area, California, United States
Genres Deathcore, technical death metal[1]
Years active 2009 (2009)–present
Labels Unique Leader
Members Lucas Mann
Ian Bearer
Miles Dimitri Baker
Aaron Stechauner
Past members Peter Pawlak
Brent Silletto
Joel Omans
Ron Casey
Sean Martinez
Ian Baker
Jesse Beahler

Rings of Saturn is an American deathcore band from Bay Area, California. The band was formed in 2009 and was originally just a studio project, however, after gaining a wide popularity and signing to Unique Leader Records, the band formed a full line-up and became a full-time touring band. Rings of Saturn's music features a highly technical style, heavily influenced by themes of alien life and outer space. They have released three full-length albums, with their latest, Lugal Ki En, released in 2014 and peaking at 126 on the American Billboard 200 chart[citation needed].

History[edit]

Rings of Saturn was formed in 2009 in high school only as a studio recording project with Lucas Mann on guitars, bass, and keyboards, Peter Pawlak on vocals, and Brent Silletto on drums. The band posted a track titled "Abducted" online and quickly gained listeners. The band recorded their debut album, Embryonic Anomaly, with Bob Swanson at Mayhemenness Studios in Sacramento, CA.[2] The album was self-released by the band on May 25, 2010. Four months after releasing Embryonic Anomaly, the band signed to Unique Leader Records.[3] In the months following the band's signing, Joel Omans was added as a second guitarist and the band graduated high school which led to their embarking on tours.[4] Embryonic Anomaly was re-released through Unique Leader on March 1, 2011,[5] and their two following albums would later also be released through the label. In December 2011, Brent Silletto and Peter Pawlak both left the band on their own decisions, mainly to seek out a different lifestyle.

Rings of Saturn, which at this point only included Lucas Mann and Joel Omans, toured with many different touring members before forming their current line-up which added Ian Bearer and Ian Baker on vocals and drums respectively. This line-up recorded their second album, Dingir, with the same producer from Embryonic Anomaly.[6] The album was originally scheduled to be released on November 20, 2012, but due to legal issues, the album release was pushed back to February 5, 2013. In response to the legal push and a pre-production version of the album leaking on the internet, the vocalist, Ian Bearer, uploaded the finished album on his YouTube channel and put up the entire album for download via Total Deathcore.[7]

On July 1, 2014, Rings of Saturn released the cover art and tracklist to their new album Lugal Ki En, which was released on October 14, 2014. They also released their first music video for "Senseless Massacre". On December 9, 2014, Joel Omans announced his departure from the band.[8] Joel said in an interview that he left because Lucas was "only in it for money". [9] Two weeks later, on December 26, Miles Dimitri Baker was announced as their new second guitarist.

Musical style[edit]

Rings of Saturn performs a subgenre of extreme metal known as deathcore, which derives from metalcore and death metal. The style of deathcore that the band plays is influenced by technical death metal and is characterized by very fast and technical sweep-picking with an added harmony effect, fast tempos, ambient elements, and lyrics that deal with space invasion and extraterrestrial life. The band has jokingly self-classified their genre as "aliencore".

Band members[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Rings of Saturn biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-11-22. 
  2. ^ "Unique Leader Records Store". Indiemerch.com. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  3. ^ "Rings Of Saturn Signs With Unique Leader Records". Blabbermouth.net. 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  4. ^ "Rings of Saturn gets a new guitarist | Alt Rock Live Blog". Altrocklive.com. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  5. ^ "Rings Of Saturn Signs With Unique Leader Records - in Metal News". Metal Underground.com. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  6. ^ "Rings Of Saturn "Dingir" Album Review / Stream!". The Circle Pit. 2012-10-28. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  7. ^ "Rings Of Saturn Streaming Full New Album - in Metal News". Metal Underground.com. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  8. ^ "Reasons for departure" (JPG). Metalsucks.net. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Former RINGS OF SATURN Guitarist Calls Lucas Mann "A Hack Of A Musician"". Metal Injection. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Rings of Saturn About Section (Facebook Verified Page)". Rings of Saturn. Retrieved 23 April 2015.