SATURNUS have announced new live dates under the banner “Before the Storm Tour 2022” that will commence at Hotel Cecil in Denmark’s capital Copenhagen on November 2 and runs through across Europe until the 19th of November when the final curtain is scheduled to fall in Toulouse, France. The Danish death doom stalwarts will be joined by English funeral doom legends ESOTERIC for all shows and possibly by further support acts. Please check you local venue for further announcements. All live dates can be viewed below.
SATURNUS comment: “We are stoked to be touring Europe in November with our friends from Esoteric!”, drummer Henrik Glass keeps it short on behalf of the band. “Be ready and see you all on the road!”
On further news, SATURNUS will make a special acoustic CD entitled “The Lighthouse Session” available exclusively on this tour. Please see below for cover, tracklist, and further details of this release.
Before SATURNUS detonate stages in November, the Danish doom dynamite will perform at Prophecy Fest in Balve, Germany on October 1, 2022. Band and label are working hard to make the previously announced artbook CD and vinyl reissue of the band’s third full-length “Veronika Decides to Die” already available for this event. Due to productions shortages, there are no guarantees that these will be ready in time. Tickets for Prophecy Fest are available via the link below: http://tickets.prophecy.de/prophecy-fest-29-09-01-10-2022-balve-de
SATURNUS “Before the Storm Tour 2022”
02 NOV 2022 København (DK) Hotel Cecil +Esoteric
03 NOV 2022 Hamburg (DE) Headcrash +Esoteric
05 NOV 2022 Rotterdam (NL) Dutch Doom Day Fest +Esoteric
06 NOV 2022 Diest (BE) Hell Club +Esoteric
07 NOV 2022 Kassel (DE) Goldgrube +Esoteric
08 NOV 2022 Praha (CZ) Futurum +Esoteric
09 NOV 2022 Ostrava (CZ) Barrack +Esoteric
10 NOV 2022 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert +Esoteric
11 NOV 2022 Cluj Napoca (RO) Flying Circus +Esoteric
12 NOV 2022 Bucuresti (RO) Quantic +Esoteric
13 NOV 2022 Novi Sad (RS) Fabrika +Esoteric
14 NOV 2022 Ljubljana (SI) Channel Zero +Esoteric
15 NOV 2022 Bologna (IT) Freakout +Esoteric
16 NOV 2022 Milano (IT) Legend Club +Esoteric
17 NOV 2022 Bordeaux (FR) Le Rocher de Palmer +Esoteric
19 NOV 2022 Toulouse (FR) Le Sing Sing +Esoteric
Release date: “Before the Storm Tour 2022” exclusive, November 2–19, 2022
2. All Alone
3. The Calling
4. Even Tide (Inceptura)
Thomas A.G. Jensen – vocals
Indee Rehal-Sagoo – guitars, orchestration, soundscapes
Mika Filborne – piano, orchestration
“The Lighthouse Session” is available on Digisleeve CD.
When singer Thomas A.G. Jensen started looking for other musicians in the area of Denmark’s capital Copenhagen in 1991 to form a death metal act, he was soon joined by bass player Brian Hansen, who had the same idea. Once a guitarist and drummer were also found, the band ASESINO was born. Undergoing a number of changes during the next years, the name was finally switched to SATURNUS in 1993.
In 1996, SATURNUS got their first record deal and released their debut full-length “Paradise Belongs to You” in January 1997. On the strength of this album, the Danes were invited to perform at the famous Roskilde Festival the same year. As their show was recorded by Norwegian Radio (NRK), it ended up being broadcast all over Scandinavia.
SATURNUS had immediately begun to work on new material as soon as their debut was finished and hooked up with the producer of Metallica’s classic thrash albums, Flemming Rasmussen and his The Sweet Silence Studios. Although the recording of “Martyre” was finished in May 1999, it got delayed by a number of strange events until January 2000.
More weird occurrences led to quite a bit of a hiatus, until the third studio full-length “Veronika Decides to Die” finally hit the stores in 2006. After the release, SATURNUS first embarked on a small tour with AGALLOCH and NOVEMBERS DOOM, which the Danes followed up with an extensive European tour joining Chileans MAR DE GRISES and THURISAZ in 2008. Another tour followed in 2011, but it would take until November 2012 before the acclaimed fourth album “Saturn in Ascension” was released, which was again produced by Flemming Rasmussen.
Celebrated their 20th anniversary, SATURNUS hit the roads of Europe once again and having accumulated a dedicated following over all these years, their touring included prestigious festivals such as Brutal Assault (CZ), Copenhell (DK), and ArtMania (RO) among many others. The Danes continued extensive touring with occasional breaks from 2014 until 2017, which brought them among the usual territories as far Russia and for the first time to the Middle East.
After several changes in the line-up, SATURNUS were joined by guitarists Indee (formerly CLOUDS, and EYE OF SOLITUDE) and Julio from AUTUMNAL in 2020. Despite more obstacles created by the pandemic, the band started working on their next albums and recordings have been scheduled for the end of 2021. With the support of their new label partner Prophecy Productions, SATURNUS are determined to return with their fifth album in 2023.
Thomas A.G. – vocals
Indee Rehal-Sagoo – lead guitar
Julio Fernandez – rhythm guitar
Brian Hansen – bass
Henrik O. Glass – drums
Style: Death Doom