Freddie Wadling is dead
Freddie Wadling passed away yesterday. Freddie has been a close friend of ours since 1985. It was largely thanks to him that Radium Records signed Sator Codex to their label. It was at the club Kåren in Gothenburg where Micke found courage and handed Freddie a cassette with our demos. Freddie passed it along to Radium Records and told them that we were a great band. We don't really know if Freddie ever listened to the cassette, or if he just liked our "go". We ended up moving to Gothenburg anyway.
Freddie's apartment in Haga became a gathering place where you were always welcome. His knowledge of movies, music and literature greatly impressed a bunch of "small town boys" from Borlänge.
Freddie guested with Sator on numerous occasions both on record and live. Chips also played guitar in Freddie and Henryk Lipp's band Blue for Two.
There is an unreleased Freddie Wadling/Sator song in the archives. It was recorded in 1988 with the title "Hellraiser". It was planned to be a released single but was somehow forgotten and lost until it was found again a couple of years ago.
There are many more stories to tell, but it will have to wait. It is difficult to understand that Freddie is no longer with us. His importance cannot be overestimated.
Bon voyage Freddie, Sator, 2016
Singer and songwriter Olle Ljungström was found dead in his home on May 4.
He was friend of Sator and both Chips and Heikki have played live with Olle on several occasions.
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel right now.
Our thoughts go out to his family during this difficult time.
Olle Ljungström was a very talented artist and one of a kind.
His music will live forever.
Stock Rocker Nuts + Headquake double header gig
We will do a "double header" in Gothenburg in November. On the first night we will play Stock Rocker Nuts in its entirety and on the second night Headquake. Expect some other songs thrown in as well for two Sator crammed shows.
Tickets are out now, you don't want to miss this very special event.
Tickets for both nights: http://www.ticnet.se/event/423409
See you there!
Sator Codex returns for one night
30 years ago, right before "Wanna Start A Fire?" was released, we played in Alvesta. To celebrate this anniversary, Sator Codex will do an exclusive (short) show opening up for Sator at Popcorner in Alvesta on March 18th. Contact Popcorner for tickets.
Turbo from Brazil just released their new album "Eu sou Spartacus" in Rajada Records. The album was produced by Chips (and if you listen carefully you can hear him singing backing vocals in Portugese!) It was recorded at Music A Matic studios in Gothenburg. The album was mixed and mastered by Henryk Lipp. You can listen to it here.
The remaining songs from the same sessions will be released as their next album in 2016.
Exclusive Headquake Anniversary Show
We will do an exclusive Headquake anniversary show where we for the first and only time ever will perform the album in its entirety. The historic event will take place at Debaser Medis, Stockholm, on December 19th. Get your tickets here.
Sator part of museum exhibition
The exhibition Music Scene Gothenburg 1955–2018 takes a dive into the history of the city's popular music. Sator is of course a part of this exhibition since we've had Gothenburg as our base for decades. The opening night is November 14th, check it out!
The reviews are raving of this great collaboration between Michael Monroe and Chips K and call the album "irresistible". Check it out!
Sator releasing own beer
We are really thrilled to announce the release of the official Sator Beer, made by Stallhagen on Åland. Come join us at the release party! We will do a special show, mixing acoustic and electric numbers.
Kent Norberg's solo album "Skyll På Mig" out now
Solo debut from Kent Norberg is out now on CD, limited edition vinyl and on Spotify. The album contains nine songs of soul-full country rock sung in Swedish, including covers of Gillian Welsh, Nick Lowe and and Wilco.
The album is released by Adore Music.
Chips has produced the debut album by Stockholm's up and coming rockers Bohemian Lifestyle. A release party will be held at Bryggarsalen, Stockholm on May 22nd.
Summer festivals 2015
The bookings for this year's summer festivals have started to roll in. The first three are Fishbait on Åland, Sommarrock in Svedala and Peace & Love in Borlänge. More to come!
Chips producing Mike Monroe
Finland's most highly acclaimed rock star Michael Monroe has renewed his recording contract with Universal Music/Spinefarm Records and the band has started work on a new album to be released in autumn 2015.
Once again it’s time for a new Michael Monroe album! We are happy to have recently renewed our deal with Universal Music / Spinefarm and have written a bunch of new songs for the album over the past couple of months. The album is being produced by Swedish producer Chips Kiesbye (Hellacopters, Sator, Nomads) and we started recording it at the end of February in Gothenburg, Sweden. We’re all really excited about the new project. This is guaranteed to become another brilliant new Michael Monroe album!Michael Monroe
The album recordings will continue until mid-March & the first single from the upcoming album will be released in spring. Michael Monroe’s previous album Horns And Halos, released in 2013, was certified gold in Finland.
Kent Norberg with The Boys
Kent Norberg recently got back from a tour of China as a bass player for The Boys. Wait, what? You know you need to read all about it.
Sator live at Liljan
It's a short way back to Germany
Sator are very happy to announce that we will appear at the legendary Rock 'n' Roll Butterfahrt festival on Saturday May 2nd. The festival takes place on the island Helgoland located between Germany and Denmark. We will go on at 22.00 (after The Lurkers).