Just recently, it was announced that Rings of Saturn was dropped from Nuclear Blast Records. Core member, songwriter, and guitarist Lucas Mann, “threatened” to publicly condemn the label for not giving “in to his baseless demands.” The band signed to Nuclear Blast in 2016 and released both Ultu Ulla (2017), which broke into the top 100 of the Billboard 200, and Gidim (2019), under the label.
The record labels 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.