The five year relationship has ended unceremoniously after Lucas Mann issued threats against the label.
Death tech outfit Rings of Saturn have officially been dropped from their record label Nuclear Blast. The reason for the fallout stems from what the label is referring to as “threats” and “baseless demands” from the band’s outspoken guitarist Lucas Mann.
Omitting the specifics, the label themselves issued a public statement announcing the release of the band formally. Naming Lucas Mann in the statement, Nuclear Blast stopped short of specifying exactly what the threats were and what the baseless demands pertained to, but did establish that their priority has long been about being good to their artists.
The label’s officially statement reads,
“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.”
Mann’s well-documented history of controversy that has followed the band throughout their run. From artistic integrity issues to accusations of plagiarism, Mann’s reputation has taken a hit over the years. Despite that fact, Rings of Saturn transitioned from their run with Unique Leader Records to a five year stretch with Nuclear Blast. Rings of Saturn released two albums on Nuclear Blast Records including 2017’s Ultu Ulla and 2019’s Gidim.