The Saturnine

The Saturnine

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Emotion, dynamics, chemistry – Three words to sum up the very essence of what making music is all about. A vision shared by five individuals. Musicians with an extensive background in the Dutch and American rock and metal scene (i.e. Within Temptation, Sun Caged, The Din, Daeonia, Fuelblooded).

Biography

The Saturnine – biography 2007

Emotion, dynamics, chemistry – Three words to sum up the very essence of what making music is all about. The translation of that gut-feeling into soaring riffs, bombastic drum fills and heart-crushing vocals; mixed with almost ethereal guitar-sounds and percussion. A vision shared by five individuals. Musicians with an extensive background in the Dutch and American rock and metal scene (i.e. Within Temptation, Sun Caged, The Din, Daeonia, Fuelblooded). Combining their experience, their wants and their want-nots, to achieve the above mentioned.

Officially active as a collective since the 1st of January 2004, the Saturnine started building the soul of their musical expression. A group sharing their love for the expressive side of music. With a subtle approach to progression and off-beat drum patterns they wrote several compelling songs which they professionally recorded in early June 2004 at the Excess Studio, Rotterdam. It became a 4 track EP, called “Within Without”. A splendid way to discover the diversity of the band. The EP stirred up the scene quite a bit and left a definite impression through many excellent reviews in as many top-notch magazines.
Since the release the band was able to play several high profile gigs, among them shows with Katatonia (SE), Fates Warning (USA), Enchant (USA), Last Crack (USA), After Forever (NL), and soon even with The Gathering (NL). The line-up changed through the next 2 years but after the summer of 2006 the band recaptured a killer line-up… With the return of Dennis Leeflang on drums (also Bumblefoot and residing in New York) and the addition of Matty Pritchard on vocals (ex-The Din and also residing in New York) and Danny Tunker on guitars (Fuelblooded),,, The Saturnine is ready once again to show the world their expertise. December 2006 saw the band returning to the studio to record 4 blistering new tracks, built from subtle and ingenious musical passages, catchy vocal lines and a dose of the right melancholy.
With the recovered spark the band is ready to pick up where they left off. Now as an international band, living on 2 continents. It’s just a matter of time before this band gets picked up by a lucky record company.
The Saturnine has returned!!

Discography

- Within Without
4 track EP. Released: July 2004. Available through iTunes. Streaming audio through:
www.myspace.com/thesaturnine

- The Winter Years
4 Track EP. Released: March 2007.
Will be available through iTunes and streaming audio will soon be available through the above mentioned MySpace site.

Set List

* The Sun Sets Red
* Inside
* Living Less
* The Alice Inn
* Let the war Begin
* Gone
* Hellbent
* Summer Requiem
* a cover; determined on the night