Denmark, 1991. Lead-vocalist Thomas A.G. Jensen started looking for people to start a death-metal band. He hooked up with bass-player Brian Hansen who was also looking for people into the same act. This was the very first step of the band’s journey, and 1993 brought about the birth of the giant: SATURNUS, an act considered by fans and media one of the main cornerstones of Doom Metal; a crucial reference within the genre, increasing their fan-base with each release and each live performance.
Since 1997, Saturnus has been building a solid legacy, slowly creating a catalog of works that have positively attracted media and fans and whose foundations lay in “Paradise Belongs to You” (Euphonious Records, 1997) and the epic performance in front of 3000 fans at the Roskilde Festival (the anthems “Christ Goodbye” and “The rise of Nakkiel” were finally featured in the mini-CD “For the Loveless Lonely Nights”, Euphonious Records, 1998). “Martyre” (Euphonious Records, 2000) made Saturnus’ path converge with Flemming Rasmussen’s, the legendary producer of iconic and everlasting works like Metallica’s “Ride the Lightning”, “Master of Puppets” or “…And Justice for All”. Since then, Flemming is a member of the band, a brother in arms. He would produce this album in his second home, Sweet Silence Studios, and would produce the next work as well, “Veronika Decides To Die” (Firebox Records, 2006), which has been recently released again by Prophecy Productions in an amazing Artwork format with extra tracks.
European tours started to happen, and shows in countries like Moldovia, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia or Russia turned to be a tangible reality. The arrival of “Saturn in Ascension” (Cyclone Empire, 2012, produced by Flemming Rasmussen as well), meant huge promotion maneuvers in many festivals like Copenhell, Brutal Assault, Artmania, among others, and extensive touring all over the next years to come. The band kept on receiving the highest praise from world-wide media and fans, being the key element for opening more doors and shows in many different countries and with epic bands within the genre. Due to the intensity of their shows and their attitude, Saturnus has been featured in Metal magazines and among countless webzines world-wide.
After several line-up changes, Saturnus is now stronger and more united than ever before, setting the future for a step further. A new deal with Prophecy Productions and the subsequent release of “The Lighthouse Session” (Prophecy Productions 2022) will set the tone for the upcoming Before The Storm 2022 European Tour and the release of the long-awaited new album, to be released in Q2, 2023. Depicted as the perfect gathering of melancholic harmonies with epic passages and tones, demolishing souls, Saturnus is just asking you all to be ready. Be ready for more. Be ready for the storm to come.BAND LINE-UP:
JULIO FERNANDEZ – RHYTHM GUITAR.
BRIAN HANSEN – BASS.
THOMAS A.G. JENSEN – VOCALS.
HENRIK GLASS – DRUMS
MIKA FILBORNE – PIANO AND KEYBOARDS.
INDEE REHAL-SAGOO – LEAD GUITAR.