In 1991 lead-vocalist Thomas A.G. Jensen started looking for people to start a death-metal band. He hooked up with bass-player Brian Hansen who was also looking for people into the same act.
In 1996 the band was signed to Euphonious Records (a division of Voices of Wonder), and in January 1997 “Paradise Belongs to You” was released.
On the 29th of June 1997 the band played in front of 3000 fans at the Roskilde Festival. The show climaxed with the songs Christ Goodbye/The rise of Nakkiel played together with an 8 piece choir conducted by Morten Skrubbeltrang.
The Roskilde show was recorded by Norwegian Radio (NRK) and was broadcasted in Scandinavian Radio during spring 1998 and lastly Christ Goodbye/The rise of Nakkiel was featured on the mini-cd “For the loveless lonely nights” (1998).
The work on “Martyre” had actually already begun at the time “Paradise Belongs To You” was finished and in the beginning of 1999 Saturnus began looking for a studio and a producer. Enter Flemming Rasmussen and The Sweet Silence Studios. Flemming Rasmussen is of course the guy who produced the now classic Metallica albums “Ride the lightning”, “Master of Puppets” and “…And justice for all”.
The album was recorded during April/May 1999, but due to tons of weird happenings the album release date was constantly postponed and it finally saw the light of day on January 10th 2000.
In August 2006 Firebox Records, (FIN) signed Saturnus on their roster. The band and label negotiated a contract for two albums; the much-awaited third full-length Saturnus studio album was recorded late 2005 and ‘Veronika Decides to Die’ was released in 2006.
In April/May 2008 the band embarked on their first extensive European tour with Chileans Mar de Grises and Thurisaz from Belgium.
In 2011 Saturnus began to tour more and this took them to Moldovia, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Italy, Netherlands, Armenia and Georgia where they became the first international metal band who performed there. After a 4 song demo was recorded to find a new record deal, Saturnus signed with Cyclone Empire in 2012 for 2 albums.
The first album together with Cyclone Empire, Saturn In Ascension, was recorded at Winding Road Studio with producer Flemming Rasmussen once again and the album was released on the 30th of November 2012.
In 2013 Saturnus started to promote their new album and celebrated their 20th anniversary with an intense tour schedule which included festivals like Brutal Assault, Copenhell and Artmania just to name a few. From 2014 to 2016 Saturnus played all over Europe again and got great response even though the last record was almost 4 years old. Gert was fired in 2016 which brought the band in the situation that they couldn’t tour anymore. Helping hands were tried and in mid 2017 Martin (Iron fire) helped the band out on their Autumn Tour which brought them to the Middle East for the first time and back to Russia for the 5th time.
Martin agreed to join Saturnus in January 2018 which made the band complete again.
Saturnus will finish their new album in 2018….