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Saturnalia / Bio

Saturnalia is a progressive metal band from the Twin Cities of Minnesota.
Having only formed in the summer of 2010, this stimulating septet has been
quickly gathering a fan base from the surrounding Midwest metal scene and
has accomplished much more than most groups within their genre.

By combining their interests in science, cinema, and Nintendo, along with
the technical proficiency on their respective instruments, Saturnalia offer
an innovative sound to an ever-changing genre that could only be described
as "refined chaos." Their thematic melodies soar over an atonal labyrinth
of sporadic meter changes and poly-rhythmic cadences. Moreover, with the
addition of a third guitarist, second vocalist, and a violinist, the group
truly creates their own, identifiable sound.

Saturnalia applies a strong motivational focus to their pursuit in music.
They truly believe in the application of an savvy, D.I.Y. attitude. This
has allowed them to record their own music, film their own music video, and
design their own merchandise. It was also their strong work ethic that won
them a slot to play Vans Warped Tour 2011 on the Ernie Ball Battle of the
Bands Stage and helped them complete their two week summer tour across the
East Coast.

Saturnalia has also made a name for themselves in the scoring and recording
realm. In Fall 2011, members composed music for Phoenix Online Game Design with plans to work with them in the
future. Realizing their full potential, the group invested in a new studio space and set up "Saturnalia Studios." "Saturnalia
Studios" is currently recording Twin Cities progressive rock band

With a full length album, miniature web series, and summer tour already in
the works, Saturnalia are on a fast track to success. Now, under the
guidance of Zerobudget Records, Saturnalia plan to take their dream of
non-stop, engaging performance entertainment and turn it into a life-long


General Info

Band Members
Joe McArdell, Pants Burgess, Will Charlton, Sasha Alexander, Patrick Shanks, Joshua Nickleby, Chris Caputo
Artist Name
Home Page
Active Since
Metal / Adaptation Composition / Story Metal

Contact Info

Saint Paul, MN

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