Rings of Saturn have parted ways with vocalist Ian Bearer and will continue as an instrumental group. The technical deathcore band confirmed the change in their first public statement since being dropped by Nuclear Blast.
Bearer was the longest-serving vocalist for Rings of Saturn, manning the mic since 2012. Bearer made his debut on Rings of Saturn’s sophomore album, Dingir, recording three more full-lengths with the group before the 2010s came to a close.
"Rings of Saturn is transitioning towards a strictly instrumental direction which will open up many new doors in terms of musical creativity for the bands future,” write Rings of Saturn guitarists Lucas Mann and Joel Omans. “We are looking forward to exploring new territories of writing and expand on the band's overall sound in this way. Along with the recent instrumental album release versions of our past discography, every album since Dingir has traditionally included an instrumental track, so many fans will appreciate what’s coming next with a sense of familiarity.”