RINGS OF SATURN Release Lyric Video For “Unsympathetic Intellect”

rings_of_saturn_lugal_ki_en_artworkRings Of Saturn are a fun band, huh? I’ve only recently gotten into the band but I have to say they are extremely fun and br00tal. The band will unleash the wild and heavy Lugal Ki En in October and the band has release a new track in the form of a lyric video. The track is titled “Unsympathetic Intellect” and it’s, you guessed it, rad. Check out the track and video after the jump.       Continue reading

RINGS OF SATURN Release Teaser For “Lugal Ki En”

rings_of_saturn_lugal_ki_en_artworkPsychotically technical death dealers Rings Of Saturn will be releasing their new album Lugal Ki En next month and the band has released a five minute teaser for the album, which has got me extremely excited. This beast is sure to be a crushing blow to everyone’s skull when it drops and until then, enjoy snippets from the songs of Lugal Ki En. Jamz.      Continue reading

RINGS OF SATURN Debut “Senseless Massacre” Video

Bay Area tech death outfit Rings of Saturn have premiered the new video for their track “Senseless Massacre” over at Metal Injection. The track opens up their forthcoming album,  Lugal Ki En, which is due out on October 14th via Unique Leader (Pre-order here). On the video, guitarist Lucas Mann comments:

“’Senseless Massacre’ is the first debut single off of Rings of Saturn’s new album, Lugal Ki En, on Unique Leader Records. The music video depicts the band as aliens (full-black eyes) performing on alien-like instruments (Etherial Guitars) with their vocalist, Ian Bearer, being abducted and tortured in extraterrestrial machinery. After being tortured and experimented on, his blood turns blue at the end of the video showing that he has transformed and is no longer human. This conveys the idea that aliens could already be living along side us without the general population being aware of it.”

You can check out the video after the break.

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RINGS OF SATURN Detail New Album “Lugal Ki En”

Rings of Saturn have unleashed the details surrounding their forthcoming  third full length album and follow up to 2012’s Dingir.  The new album, which was produced by Brette Ciamarra (Those Who Fear, etc), will bear the title Lugal Ki En and will be released on October 14th in the U.S. and the 17th in Europe. Guitarist Lucas Mann had the following to say about the album’s concept:

“The concept of the album in a nutshell is that long after the Aliens conquer humanity, they evolve to a point where they transcend space, time and reality to take their conquest into the realm of the gods where they wage war on angels and demons. The album title Lugal Ki En translates from ancient Sumerian cuneiform to mean ‘King Of The Earthlings, Lord Of The Cosmic World.’ The Sumerian cuneiform is visible behind the English pronunciation of the album title.”

The album’s artwork and track listing can be seen after the break, along with their forthcoming tour dates.

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RINGS OF SATURN Complete New Album; Announce U.S. Tour

Bay Area tech death outfit Rings of Saturn have announced the completion of their forthcoming, currently untitled full length. The record was produced by Brette Ciamarra at Studio 344 in Pittsburgh and will see a release sometime this Fall via Unique Leader. The record will feature drumming by Black Tongue/Infant Annihilator drummer Aaron Kitcher, guest solo work by Day of Reckoning guitarist Rusty Cooley and a cover of Suicide Silence’s “No Pity for a Coward” in honor of late frontman Mitch Lucker. Guitarist Lucas Mann had the following to say on the upcoming album:

We are very pleased with the final outcome of the new album and are looking forward to unleashing it on our fans in the coming months! Through a group writing effort, we have taken a new and exciting direction with this album while still staying true to the brutal, technical, and overwhelming sound that Rings of Saturn fans enjoy. We are looking forward to all the feedback from everyone, as well as hitting the road again on tour with the new material.

In support of the upcoming release, the band have announced a summer U.S. tour with Arsonists Get All the Girls, Auras and AEnimus. The tour dates can be seen after the break.

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Despise The World: SUFFOCATION Announce North American Tour

Death metal enthusiast everywhere, rejoice! The mighty Suffocation has announced an extensive North American tour that will take place in the Spring in support of their new record, Pinnacle of Bedlam. The band will be aided in their face-melting by Rings of Saturn, Jungle Rot, Exhumed, Admiron and Lord of War (on West Coast dates only). Check out the full schedule of the Despise the World Tour and stream their new album in full!

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RINGS OF SATURN New Album “Dingir” Streaming In Full


In an amazing turn of events, the gargantuan prog deathcore and self-denominated “aliencore” group, Rings of Saturn, have decided to begin streaming their long awaited sophomore effort, Dingir, now! The expected November 20th album has begun stream as a result of a culmination of reasons summarized here: a) legal issues have actually barred the group from releasing the album till February 5th, b)a poor quality leak of the album has been passed widely around the internet and the group do not want an inaccurate opinion to be based off of that release and c)hell, it’s about damn time. Exploding onto the scene with their mind numbing and organ eviscerating debut album, Embryonic Anomaly, Rings Of Saturn hit hard with their wide array of hooks, sweeps, and straight extraterrestrial atmosphere and now they are fucking back. For those of you familiar with the Alien film series, consider Dingir to be the “Aliens” to the group’s catalog, the sonic equivalent of that awesome 1986 gore soaked, pun filled, and ass kicking sequel. Stream the album in full high quality below and feel free to pass the word around. Expect pre-orders late Winter from Unique Leader Records.  Continue reading

CATTLE DECAPITATION Complete New Album And Announce New Tour!

Cattle Decapitation have finished recording their upcoming full length with Dave Otero. A release date has not yet been set but some tentative song titles have been revealed such as:

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Photo Gallery: RINGS OF SATURN, 8/3 @ Mojo 13 (Wilmington, DE)

Not too long ago, we here at American Aftermath acquired a very skilled photographer by the name of Maclyn Bean. Maclyn is very skilled at what he does and what he does is get fantastic shots of bands in a live setting. Check out the gallery below to see the first set of photos that Maclyn got from the Slaughter Survivors Tour on August 3rd. This gallery contains photos of Rings of Saturn. Check ’em out and enjoy. All photographic credit goes to Maclyn Bean Photography.

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What Happens When You Don’t Make The Cut For SUMMER SLAUGHTER?

You say to hell with ’em and do your own tour. A while back fans were given a chance to vote on who the opener would be for Summer Slaughter this year. The winning band was the (god awful) Within The Ruins. A deathcore band being picked to open up for Summer Slaughter. I gotta say I am not surprised. Anyway, I will not be attending Summer Slaughter and I highly doubt we will be covering it whatsoever, but I figured some of you might find it interesting that the bands that didn’t win the opener spot on the tour but were nominated decided to go it alone.

Conducting From The Grave, The Contortionist, Scale The Summit, Rings of Saturn, Volumes and Structures are the bands that will be hitting the road as the Summer Survivors tour. Some of these bands I am familiar with, some I am not. Few I have actually listened to. I know Conducting From The Grave. Typical deathcore turned metalcore band. Scale The Summit are a pretty interesting progressive metal band that I actually enjoy. The Contortionist, as I understand are a technical deathcore band. I didn’t even know that was a specific genre. I think I’ve listened to them before. Apparently they didn’t interest me enough to remember who they are. Rings of Saturn are not terrible. I can actually get into their sound. Volumes and Structures I have no idea about and I am honestly too lazy to look them up.

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