Nuclear Blast Records have dropped Rings of Saturn. The label issued a statement today (30th), explaining a situation they’ve had with guitarist Lucas Mann, claiming he threatened to make public statements “condemning Nuclear Blast in the strongest terms possible.” The deathcore outfit signed with the label back in 2016 and released 2017’s Ultu Ulla and 2019’s Gidim. The group or Mann has yet to respond to the label’s decision.
You can read Nuclear Blast’s full statement below:
“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.”