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Not to be confused with Cayo Saetía.
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Screamo[1]
Years active 1997–2000
Labels Level Plane
Associated acts Hot Cross
Off Minor
Past members Billy Werner
Greg Drudy
Jamie Behar
Steve Roche
Matt Smith
Adam Marino
Alex Madara
Colin Bartoldus

Saetia (pronounced say-shuh) was a New York City-based screamo band. Their name originates from a misspelling of the Miles Davis track "Saeta", from his album Sketches of Spain.


Saetia had numerous members throughout its existence, with frequent changes in membership. The band's first bass player, Alex Madara, was affected by a severe allergic reaction which placed him into a coma for eight days, finally resulting in his death on December 14, 1998.

Their drummer, Greg Drudy, was the original drummer of the band Interpol prior to their current popularity. He currently runs the record label Level Plane. Other members of the band continued their musical careers in numerous outfits, some of them joining screamo bands such as Off Minor, Hot Cross, Iselia, and The Fiction, as well as the bands Errortype: Eleven and Instruction.

Saetia's final, posthumous single, "Eronel" (also a title of a Thelonious Monk composition) was released under the Witching Hour label in 2000. The single contains three songs recorded by Steve Roche and mixed by Pat Kenneally.

Band members[edit]

  • Billy Wernervocals on all
  • Greg Drudydrums on all
  • Jamie Behar – guitar on all
  • Adam Marino – guitar on Demo, Saetia 7", Saetia LP/CD
  • Alex Madara – bass on Demo, Saetia 7"
  • Colin Bartoldus – bass on Saetia LP/CD, guitar on Eronel 7"
  • Steve Roche – bass on Eronel 7"
  • Matt Smith – bass at final live performance


  • Demo (1997), Level Plane - cassette
  • Saetia (1997), Level Plane - 7" (1000 copies pressed, various different sleeves exist)
  • Saetia (1998), Mountain Co-op - LP/CD (800 Pressed with Black Regular covers, 100 Pressed with 'Black Negative photo' covers, 100 Tour edition versions numbered and hand printed)
  • Live At ABC No Rio Spring 1999 (1999), Level Plane - CD, Secret Voice
  • Eronel (2000), Witching Hour - 7" (1000 copies with a regular sleeve. 100 hand-numbered copies with a paperback sleeve, 25 hand-numbered copies with a "Gravestone" sleeve, available as part of the witching hour records subscription series, 10 manilla envelope editions, with a band photo glued to the front.)
  • A Retrospective (2001), Level Plane - CD
  • Collected (2016), Secret Voice - 12" (Double LP pressed on 180 gram black vinyl)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Ryan Buege (June 15, 2008). "Circle Takes the Square is in the Studio". Metal Injection. Retrieved June 17, 2008.