Rings of Saturn drop vocals

2021-05-15 by franklinbumbleton | 29 Comments
Its been a rough few weeks for Rings of Saturn. After being dropped by Nuclear Blast two weeks ago for "threats and baseless demands" made by band leader and guitarist Lucas Mann, yesterday the band announced longtime vocalist Ian Bearer has departed from the band after nearly 10 years. In a surprise twist, the band has also announced they will not be searching for a new vocalist, instead opting to continue on as an instrumental group while also inviting Bearer to join them on any tours they have currently booked.

This is the latest in a long line of controversies surrounding Lucas Mann, who many former band members have cited as their reason for leaving the group. This includes Miles Baker, Aaron Stechauner, and Joel Omans, who rejoined the group in 2018 for their 5th album "Gidim".

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zaruyache
May 16th 2021
24062 Comments


Rings of Saturn is transitioning towards a strictly instrumental direction which will open up many new doors in terms of musical creativity for the bands future. We are looking forward to exploring new territories of writing and expand on the band's overall sound in this way. Along with the recent instrumental album release versions of our past discography, every album since Dingir has traditionally included an instrumental track, so many fans will appreciate what’s coming next with a sense of familiarity. We would love to have Ian Bearer on any tours we currently have booked, but that decision remains ultimately up to him, and moving forward this also means that live shows will be done completely as an instrumental band. We would like to thank Ian Bearer for his years of hard work and commitment as the voice of the band during its most recent 10 years. On tour and in the studio, it has been an honor to create and perform music alongside such a great vocalist. We absolutely wish him the best in any endeavor he decides to pursue, and we hope that fans show him the same love and support as well. -
Joel Omans & Lucas Mann

lol

BAT
May 16th 2021
1087 Comments


the faceless have gone thru around 25-30 members in 17 years (1.5-1.76 a year)

rings of saturn currently sittin at 19 former members in 12 years (1.58)

Aaron Stechauner jumped from rings of saturn to faceless in 2017/18, only dude thats been in both

naughtcturnal
May 16th 2021
1850 Comments


lmao the band that begged on ea’s facebook page to be in the ending credits of dead space 3

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Panzerchrist
May 16th 2021
546 Comments


still has marco at least

garas
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2021
6074 Comments


I only liked their instrumental songs anyway, so it is a kinda welcomed change?

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Sausagesurgery
May 16th 2021
26 Comments


I liked the instrumental versions better anyway

Toondude10
May 16th 2021
14500 Comments


hahahahaha

Pikazilla
May 16th 2021
16995 Comments


trash band lmao

lecolumbus
May 16th 2021
219 Comments


What was the deal with Lucas trying to call out Nuclear Blast anyway

BookoftheFallen
May 16th 2021
578 Comments


Why can’t they just pro tool some vocals?

FabiusPictor202
May 16th 2021
1062 Comments


nice now just drop the guitars and drums! Bazinga!

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Devastator
May 16th 2021
4117 Comments


They still haven’t addressed the getting dropped by NB which means that they were right with what they said when the dropped them.

KenboSlice
May 16th 2021
3618 Comments


I heard the whole NB thing is because Lucas is upset that Interloper is on the label too

botb
May 16th 2021
14567 Comments


This band has always been terrible

parksungjoon
May 16th 2021
32249 Comments


I've grown to love this band, discovered them around the time this album released - And I heavily disagree with everyone's statements about this album being a "Wankfest"....BRAINDRILL is a wankfest, VIRAEMIA is a wankfest, MONUMENTAL TORMENT is a wankfest...and it still doesnt make them any less talented than other artists just because they prefer to shred more than 50% of every song...It just doesnt appeal to your tastes. Rings Of Saturn (at the very least) have parts that slow down and become intelligible...



I always get a big kick out of hearing people talk about guitar tone when they obviously dont know all that much about it to begin with. If you do in fact think the guitar sounds like shit, then take some time to look into a device called a harmonizer - It puts his automatic harmonies above the 27th Fret, so technically they're impossible to actually play. Which may account for that inhuman/almost fake sound.



Then again - I must admit that I am biased on my opinions of this band - I play bass for them hahahahah XD

ian b
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2021
1978 Comments


ive been waiting for this since ultu ulla thank fuckin god

naughtcturnal
May 16th 2021
1850 Comments


“band has always been terrible” [2]

TheMightyMrM
May 16th 2021
15 Comments


Band is fucking awesome. Unfortunately Lucas seems determined to ruin any amount of goodwill toward him and his project. Their shows have been getting less and less interesting, despite how awesome it is to see them play the shit live, and I can't imagine it being remotely worth seeing if it's just two guitarists playing along with the records (which it already practically was, but Ian Bearer added a lot of stage presence). Hell, Lucas stopped even bothering to come to shows for ages, so, maybe at some point it'll just be whatever poor second guitarist is left, playing alone with the laptop. I feel pretty bad for everyone who's invested time and work into this project just for it to turn out like this.

rockarollacola
May 16th 2021
787 Comments


12 years in an they're already approaching Santana levels of past members.

bigguytoo9
May 17th 2021
1039 Comments


I saw these guys open for Decapitated once, lmao.

Scoot
May 17th 2021
20582 Comments


lucas is insanely talented but a complete cunt

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Lichtbringer
May 17th 2021
628 Comments


Good to see it’s going badly for them.

Devastator
May 17th 2021
4117 Comments


More insufferable band mastermind, Lucas Mann or Michael Keene?

BAT
May 17th 2021
1087 Comments


first two albums were fun back in the day but slept on them since. i did hear 'ultu ulla' and biggest impression it made on me was the vocals feeling like a desperate after thought, i'm surprised he stuck around so long

personally i'd rather hang out with keene, dudes got flaws but doesn't get called a fake manipulator annually. worst thing i can say about mann is i've only ever heard him talk about himself/if he's 'real'

BookoftheFallen
May 17th 2021
578 Comments


the guy from the haarp machine is also insufferable

twlichty
May 17th 2021
4844 Comments


Lmao "vocalist"

Nomos2
May 18th 2021
850 Comments


lmao I want a Al Mu'min / Michael Keene / Lucas Mann supergroup


Devastator
May 19th 2021
4117 Comments


They’d kill each other in less than a week.

FabiusPictor202
May 19th 2021
1062 Comments


with jerry seinfeld on vocals



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