Denmark’s melodic doom metal masters SATURNUS have issued the following update:

“SATURNUS is currently working on new tracks with a lineup consisting of new and old members of the band. For various reasons, Anders Ro Nielsen, Tais Pedersen, Peter Poulsen and Nikolaj Borg have left the band.

“SATURNUS now consists of the founding members Thomas A.G. Nielsen and Brian Hansen. Guitarist Rune Stiassny, [who] supported us [on] ‘The Ethereal Sessions’ tour in 2008 is now a member of SATURNUS.

“Future members and concert dates will be will be announced soon.”

SATURNUS’s latest album, “Veronika Decides To Die”, was released in 2006. The CD was produced by Flemming Rasmussen (METALLICA, ARTILLERY) and featured a guest appearance by MERCYFUL FATE guitar legend Michael Denner. The album was nominated in four catagories (“Best Metal Album”, “Best Metal Track”, “Best Metal Production” and “Best Metal Artwork”) at the 2006 Danish Metal Awards event.