Rings Of Saturn’s Lucas Mann Responds To Accusations Of Miming Guitar Parts

Rings Of Saturn’s Lucas Mann has shared a new video in which he responds to accusations of fake guitar playing, including recent comments made by YouTuber Jared Dines. You can watch that below. Mann also issued the following statement:

“All Guitar Playing in this video is supplemented by the raw DI tracks at the end of the video that I welcome anyone to inspect. Live audio from our shows recorded direct from the console is featured debunking the “miming live” argument entirely. An explanation of why there was confusion upon the popular accusations and arguments is given, along with more supporting evidence such as a fan video. Call out Culture and Jared Dines is discussed as well. I am not trying to attack anyone with this, and only want positivity for everyone involved, however I feel my side needs to be heard because it has overwhemingly been suppressed. Hopefully this video clears everything up.”

Rings Of Saturn Announce European/UK Tour With Enterprise Earth, Traitors, & Brand Of Sacrifice

Rings Of Saturn have announced a headlining European/UK tour. Enterprise Earth, Traitors, and Brand Of Sacrifice will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

02/21 Karlsruhe, GER – Die Stadtmitte
02/22 Paris, FRA – Gibus Club
02/23 Southampton, UK – Joiners
02/24 Bristol, UK – Exchange
02/25 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux
02/26 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
02/27 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
02/28 Leeds, UK – Key Club
02/29 London, UK – The Underworld
03/01 Tilburg, NET – Hall Of Fame
03/02 Brussels, BEl – Magasin 4
03/03 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
03/04 Munich, GER – Backstage
03/05 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
03/06 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
03/07 Rozzano, ITA – Circolo Svolta
03/08 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
03/09 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
03/10 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
03/11 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
03/12 Dresden, GER – Club Puschkin
03/13 Hamburg, GER – YokoClub
03/14 Hanover, GER – Bei Chez Heinz

Rings Of Saturn Share Guitar Playthrough Video For New Song “Mental Prolapse”

Rings Of Saturn have shared a guitar playthrough video for their new song “Mental Prolapse.” This track is from the band’s new album “Gidim,” which will be released on October 25.

We Are The End Accuse Rings Of Saturn’s Lucas Mann Of Stealing Riffs

We Are The End have accused Lucas Mann of plagiarism, saying he used the band’s riffs for Rings Of Saturn’s new song “The Husk.“ Mann and former Rings Of Saturn guitarist Miles Dimitri Baker were both involved with We Are The End for a short time in 2014 and the band’s guitarist Brandyn Love claims to have showed Mann a number riffs he was working on. It seems We Are The End never officially released songs with the riffs in question, but there are some pre-production demos that have been shared for comparison in the below YouTube video:

We Are The End commented:

“Everyone please be sure to congratulate Lucas Mann on his new song “THE HUSK” that he stole from us & put on the new Rings of Saturn album.
Lucas you’re a bitch!!!

But it brings us joy to be such an influence.

The song you stole is light years ahead of what we taught you back in 2014 when you & Miles Dimitri Baker were apart of our project. We’re not even mad just disappointed that a musician of your caliber would be so desperate & ruin our gold with your turd video game noise.”

The group have also said a number of other things on social media and have even shared a message Baker sent them regarding “The Husk.” It’s worth noting that Baker previously mentioned that he was not getting proper credit for songs he wrote before him and Aaron Stechauner exited Rings Of Saturn back in May 2018.

“The Husk” will appear on Rings Of Saturn‘s new album “Gidim“ (out October 25).

[via The PRP]

Rings Of Saturn Premiere “The Husk” Music Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Gidim”

Rings Of Saturn have premiered a new video for their new song “The Husk.” This track is from the band’s new album “Gidim,” which will be released on October 25.

“Gidim” Track Listing:

01. “Pustules” (feat. Charles Caswell of Berried Alive)
02. “Divine Authority”
03. “Hypodermis Glitch” (feat. Dan Watson of Enterprise Earth)
04. “Bloated And Stiff”
05. “Tormented Consciousness” (feat. Yo Onityan)
06. “The Husk”
07. “Mental Prolapse”
08. “Genetic Inheritance”
09. “Face Of The Wormhole”
10. “Gidim” (Instrumental)

Lucas Mann said the following about the new record:

“We always try to raise the bar with each album made. ‘Gidim‘ is a callback to Rings Of Saturn‘s roots. The fan-favorite parts of ‘Dingir‘ and ‘Lugal Ki En‘ have been considered for inclusion and expansion on ‘Gidim.’”

As previously reported, Rings Of Saturn will be heading out on tour with Enterprise Earth, AngelMaker and Brand Of Sacrifice this fall.

Rings Of Saturn Announce North American Tour With Enterprise Earth, AngelMaker, & Brand Of Sacrifice

Rings Of Saturn have announced a North American tour with Enterprise Earth, AngelMaker, and Brand Of Sacrifice. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming album “Gidim.” More details for the effort will be revealed next week when the music video for the first single drops.

Tour Dates:

10/16 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
10/17 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
10/18 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
10/19 Portland, OR – Paris Theater
10/20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/21 Bend, OR – Domino Room
10/22 Jerome, ID – Diamond Event Center
10/23 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
10/25 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
10/26 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
10/27 Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam
10/28 Milwaukee, WI – X-Ray Arcade
10/29 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
10/30 Joliet, IL – The Forge
10/31 Indianapolis, IN – Citadel
11/01 Lakewood, OH – Phantasy
11/02 Columbus, OH – Skullys
11/03 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
11/04 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
11/05 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Électriques
11/06 Quebec City, QC – La Source de la Martiniere
11/07 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (Upstairs)
11/08 Amityville, NY – Revolution
11/09 Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center
11/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
11/11 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
11/12 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
11/13 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory)
11/14 New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
11/15 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
11/16 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
11/17 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live

Lucas Mann To Return To The Stage With Rings Of Saturn, Explains His Hiatus From The Band

Lucas Mann has announced that he will be returning to the stage with Rings Of Saturn on their upcoming Australian/New Zealand tour. The guitarist had previously been on hiatus after being physically assaulted, facing “extreme online toxicity,” and more.

Mann issued the following statement:

“Many of you have been asking me why I took a hiatus from touring these past two years, and why I have repeatedly said to please be patient until I make an official announcement for everyone when the time is right. I will be returning to the stage with Rings of Saturn for the first time on the Dank Memes Australia Tour 2019, so the right time is now to explain my absence.

This post comes from a very personal place and the reason I am making this public is because I care about the fans and want them to have some understanding as to why the decision of a hiatus needed to be made.

There are a multitude of reasons that led to the decision of me taking a hiatus, but the most prominent of all is that I was physically assaulted quite badly at a metal show. Without going into too much detail, the court case took almost the entirety of those two years to conclude.

This is not something I wanted to bring to the attention of people online when it happened as things were already stressful enough for me during that time, so I never spoke of it publicly until now. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the first time I have been physically assaulted in the metal scene (I never spoke about any of the times I was), but this recent time gave me some realizations that I couldn’t choose to ignore any further.

No one deserves to show up to a work environment that is so hostile and threatening to the point of physical assault or bodily injury every day. These threats have not only been focused at myself, but to the ones closest to me as well. This all started with the numerous hateful MetalSucks articles at the beginning of my career, and over time it has all really snowballed out of control into a mob mentality that no matter how I act or what I do, that mindset doesn’t change or gets worse.

I have dealt with probably the highest form of extreme online toxicity, threats, and general unwarranted hatred that manifests into real life heckling at shows and it’s something I have had to deal with every single day online or in real life over the course of my nearly 10 years of touring with Rings of Saturn.

(Evidence to this can be seen when I made that blue post on Facebook. It went viral overnight and received 2000+ hate comments from the whole scene against me because everyone is so overwhelmingly convinced of their views on someone they don’t even know. I have never made abrasive posts like that before that blue post, and it’s extremely out of character for me to act that way, but people are already so convinced that they instantly believe it to be serious regardless.

This same dynamic also goes for any rumor people make up and spread about me as well. I see so many ridiculous rumors about me all the time (even for my touring absence for example) and people accept whatever they hear regardless of the facts or even what I say. This is often why I do not tell my side of any story you may hear about me because once peoples minds are made up, nothing I can say will change what they choose to believe.

I hope that people can see the real reason behind me experimenting with posts like that recently and how it serves as an exposé into how intense the whole situation surrounding me really is. If anyone else had made posts like that, no one would have cared and people would have given them the benefit of the doubt or laughed it off.)

In addition to dealing with all of the above daily and the multiple assaults in the past, here are the other reasons that led to the decision of a hiatus being made. Again, I don’t wish to go into too much detail about them as they are also quite personal. Multiple members of my family had passed away during this time.

I was moving across the country. I was helping a family member on a different cross country move as well. I became very sick for a few months to the point where touring wasn’t an option in my condition. I am a extremely introverted person with anxiety around people in general, and people take that personally and get offended when they meet me which further fuels this disposition against me. The whole cycle of that is just very exhausting, and is not something good for my mental health on top of everything else.

This is a lot for anyone to deal with, and quite honestly I have always put my personal needs and mental health on the back burner while focusing on my career first. With Rings of Saturn being my project, I had a very important decision to make at that point.

Either put the whole band on hiatus until I am ready to come back, or keep the band touring while I take the time I needed to recoup mentally and focus on what was going on in my personal life. Knowing that the band is a source of income for the others involved, I did not want to take that away from them, and chose to take a personal hiatus as the best option and so fans could still see the band as well.

Even during hiatus I worked on and completed the bands new album coming this year in 2019, as well as managed the band everyday, but I made sure to focus on my personal life and mental health first and foremost so I would be able to come back on tour because it is something I do love to do.

I am very excited to come back to the stage and shred the new 9 string Legator Guitars with Rings of Saturn in Australia. Now that I am ready, I am going to start slow and do a few tours at a time, until I am comfortable coming back more and more. The other guys in the band, as well as my management, Extreme Management Group, Inc., and record label, Nuclear Blast Records, have all been very supportive of me during this time so huge thank you to them and everyone working behind the scenes as well for being so understanding.

Thank you also to the fans for being understanding and patient while waiting for an official announcement. Hope everyone is excited for our new album dropping in 2019! Details on that will be the next big announcements from us!

–Lucas Mann“

[via The PRP]