Technical Death Metal band Rings of Saturn, often a lightning rod of controversy in their careers, has been unceremoniously dropped by Nuclear Blast Records. In a surprising move, the label released a press release calling out the band and its leader, Lucas Mann, for threatening “to issue public statements “condemning Nuclear Blast in the strongest terms possible” if the label does not give in to his baseless demands.” This is highly irregular as even the most acrimonious relationships at metal labels are often resolved quietly. You can read the label’s full statement below.
Nuclear Blast Drops Rings Of Saturn
Nuclear Blast has a long-standing history of supporting its artists, treating them with the utmost respect and integrity. This included Lucas Mann and RINGS OF SATURN. Nuclear Blast is proud to provide this support and strives to make all its artists feel comfortable that they have a transparent, honest relationship with their label.
Sadly, Lucas Mann on behalf of RINGS OF SATURN has brazenly threatened to issue public statements “condemning Nuclear Blast in the strongest terms possible” if the label does not give in to his baseless demands. While Nuclear Blast is truly shocked and saddened by Lucas Mann’s actions, Nuclear Blast also does not tolerate threats. Accordingly, RINGS OF SATURN have been dropped from the label.