- Your Up Gets Me Down
- Slug It Out
- Drive Through The Night
- Gamma Gamma Hey!
- No Reason
- Goodbye Joey
- I Wanna Go Home
- This Is My Life (Gasolin)
- I'd Rather Drink Than Talk
- Your Up Gets Me Down
- Slug It Out
- Drive Through The Night
- Gamma Gamma Hey!
- No Reason
- Goodbye Joey
- Dance To The Rocket From The Crypt
- I Wanna Go Home
- This Is My Life (Gasolin)
- Escape From Pigvalley Beach
- I'd Rather Drink Than Talk
- Under the radar
- When you lie down with dogs
- Your up gets me down
- Wanted: hope and pride
- Drive through the night
- Your Up Gets Me Down
- Drive Through The Night
- Tonight's The Night
- Wanted: Hope And Pride Before I Die
- When You Lie Down With Dogs
- Under The Radar
- The Get Out
- You've Got Blood On Your Hands
- We're All Gonna Die!
- Love Bells
- I wanna go home (Twenty-ten) (re-recording)
- Under the radar (from the forthcoming album)
- When you lie down with dogs (from the forthcoming album
- Goodbye Joey (from "Basement Noise")
- Baby Demons cover released again
- Feb 23rd
The Yum Yums' cover version of Baby Demons track "Baby, I'm so lonely" is included on their best of-compilation "Sweetest Candy". It originally appeared on the Japanase version of their debut album. There is also a live recording available on a bootleg recorded at Harry's in Gothenburg in 1997, where they backed up Paul Collins. According to John from The Yum Yums, they chose to perform that song because members from Sator were in the audience that night.
- Sator on "A Real Cool Time Revisited"
- Feb 9th
In 1985 the Swedish garage compilation "A Real Cool Time - Distorted Sounds from the North" was released. Now it's time for a follow-up when "A Real Cool Time Revisited" is released in March. Including 40 more or less rare tracks from the Swedish garage scene of the 80's. Sator's contribution is "Pigvalley Beach".
- Sator going out to sea
- Feb 2nd
- Sator on tour with Backyard Babies
- Jan 5th
Later this month, Sator will do a short Scandinavian tour supporting Backyard Babies. This is one package not to miss!
- Arctic tour 2010
- Dec 14th
Sator will do a short arctic tour together with the Australian artist Kitto in May 2010. The two acts will do separate sets but also perform together. Longyearbyen is located just 1333 kilometres from the North Pole! So this will be a new north-record for the band. Sator has played in Tromsø before but are very happy to be back. Especially Kent. He's got many relatives in Tromsø and Manndalen since his mother is from the area.
I guess most of you will miss these unique shows but there's always YouTube.
6, Tromsø, Norway, Bastard Bar
7, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Barents Pub
8, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Barents Pub
- Sator on new compilation album
- Nov 4th
Bootleg Booze Records have put together a compilation vinyl album called "Bootleg Series vol. 1 - Up north/downunder", featuring exclusive tracks from six Swedish bands, and six from Australia. Sator's contribution is "I'm plastic", originally by The Weirdos. Sator worked on the song during the recording sessions for "Barbie-Q-Killers vol. 1". Eventually though, The Weirdos were represented with "Do the dance" instead and "I'm plastic" ended up in the vaults. In 1998, the song was mixed and The Turpentines added some background vocals. The song ended up great, and finally it's time for release. "Up north/downunder" will be released on December 11th in 500 copies on black vinyl.
- Nisse Hellberg's new album released, produced by Chips K
- Oct 14th
On October 7th, Nisse Hellberg's new album " En modern man" was released. It's the third Hellberg album produced by Chips. Chips also worked with Nisse on Wilmer X's latest album "13 Våningar upp" in 2005.
- Sator t-shirts available
- Oct 13th
Now you can order Sator t-shirts online. Four different designs are available at the moment.
- Work started on the next album
- Oct 11th
Sator has spent the weekend in Michael's house in Småland, rehearsing and trying out new songs for the next album. The plan is the release it next year.
- More upcoming gigs
- Oct 5th
A bunch of new gigs has been booked – Alvesta, Västerås, Gävle and Malmö. Even more gigs to come soon!
- Sator unplugged at Rockklassiker
- Oct 4th
Chips and Kent got up early this Thursday for a little unplugged radio session at Rockklassiker. "I wanna go home" and "This is my life" were performed and if you missed it it's available online. To find it you need to click "Lyssna igen - Morronrock - 20091001 - 08:00-09:00". Skip to 21 minutes and then to 50 minutes.
- Chips testing Chips
- Oct 3th
Chips can be seen in a segment on DN Webb-TV were he tests potato chips. Those reporters sure know how to cook up a story!
- Sator to play at Debaser, Stockholm
- Sep 15th
After a great festival summer with lots of gigs around the country, the time has come for Sator to hit Stockholm again. It's been over three years since the capital was last payed a visit. On October 2nd Sator plays at "Gearclub #58" at Debaser, Slussen, with Crypt Kicker 5 & RAS as support bands. Go there and rock!
- Kent celebrated The Leather Nun
- Sep 15th
When The Leather Nun celebrated 30 years as a band this Saturday at Sticky Fingers, Gothenburg, Kent joined them on stage for vocals on "Ensam i natt". Some might remember the 15th anniversary in 1994 where Sator was one of the guest artists.
- Bonafide release new album produced by Chips
- Aug 31st
Chips has produced Bonafide's second album, "Something's dripping",which will be released on September 18th.
- Sator plays in Eksjö on Aug 28th
- Aug 4th
Sator will play at Eksjö Stadsfest on Friday August 28th – NOT on Saturday the 29th, as mentioned previously on some sites. Sator plays Sollentuna Rock & Blues Festival on the 29th and they can't play two gigs at the same time, can they?
Heikki marks fan for life
- Jul 12th
I have a fan called Ari, and recently I tattooed him with my autograph. It was a bit shaky and sweaty but I did it and Ari was pleased. Click the image above to see more pictures.Heikki
- Chips productions released
- Jul 11th
Some records produced by Chips have been released during the spring. First off was a five track EP by Kitto called "Unlearn your generation", released on February 20th. Then Small Jackets' album "Cheap Tequila" came out on March 27th. And finally, more than two years since the recordings began, "Where's the goddamn revolution" by The Billy Pilgrims was released on May 27th.
- Kent Norberg at Woody West, and Dan Viktor album released
- Jul 5th
Kent will play at the Woody West summer club at Trägårn in Gothenburg on July 23rd. He was also one of the DJs there on July 2nd. His solo album is well in progress.Dan Viktor's album "Ett Jävla Liv" was released in May, with Kent as co-producer and musician.
- Kent Norberg opposes street music ban
- Jun 26th
Kent Norberg is one of many artists behind a letter in GöteborgsPosten opposing the town of Gothenburg's decision to ban street music in the city.
- Sator surprise act at Peace and Love
- Jun 22nd
Sator is the fifth out of ten "surprises" at this year's Peace and Love festival in their old hometown Borlänge. The show, Sator's fifth in the history of the festival, will take place on Friday the 26th. Another recently confirmed gig is Örnsköldsvik on July 24th.
- Chips guest performance with Snutjävel
- Jun 18th
Chips plays guitar on the new singel "Punksvin!" by the Falköping band Snutjävel. The song is an interpretation of the Teddybears STHLM modern classic "Punkrocker". People from Teddybears, Asta Kask and The Liptones also participate.
- Lots of gigs coming up!
- Apr 6th
Check out the tour dates for a list of summer festivals and other places where you can catch us live on stage in the not so distant future. More gigs will be added!
- "Leksands EP:n" hit #1 in sales chart
- Mar 12th
In less than 24 hours, "Leksands EP:n" reached #1 on Leksand IF's shop's list of most sold items.
- "Leksands EPn" up for sale
- Mar 11th
As of today you can buy "Leksands EPn" from Leksand IF's shop. This EP features the brand new track "Leksandslåten", written as a tribute to Sator's favourite hockey team Leksand. The song will be used as an intro to Leksand's games this season. along with "Escape from Pigvalley Beach" and "So dressed up" from "Basement Noise". The EP is limited to 500 copies so get yours while you can. There will also be a competition here at sator.se where you can win the EP.
- "Leksandslåten" available soon
- Mar 8th
The release of Leksands-EPn is drawing nearer. The song "Leksandslåten" was mixed on Feb 23rd, and you can listen to a soundclip here. At the end of next week it will be available from Leksand IF's shop. It will also be sold at Leksand's games and probably also at Sator's gigs. Stay tuned for a competition here at sator.se where you get a chance to win this EP.
- Chips producing Bonafide
- Feb 23rd
Chips is in the studio right now, producing the second album with Bonafide.
- No award for "Head Off"
- Feb 15th
The Hellacopters and Chips did not win the Bandit Rock Award for best Swedish album, when the awards were held on January 30th. Instead In Flames walked home with the award for their "A sense of purpose" album. The Hellacopters won "Bandit's Special Price" though.
- Chips producing Small Jackets
- Feb 8th
- Sator release hockey team tribute EP
- Feb 7th
Sator is in the studio, recording a tribute song to their favourite hockey team Leksand. The song is called "Leksandslåten" and will be released as an EP together with "Escape from Pigvalley Beach" and "So dressed up" from "Basement Noise". The EP will be released around March 13th and limited to 500 copies.
- New Kent Norberg solo song available
- Jan 22th
Kent as uploaded a new song on his MySpace page – "Juletid in Göteborg". This is a cover of Steve Earle's "Christmas Time in Washington" with Swedish lyrics. Kent is working on a full album of songs in Swedish, and has previously made the songs "Kyss mig tjockis" and "Åh Jesus" available on MySpace. The latter was released on the "Jeans & Summer 2" compilation in 2003.
- The Hellacopters' "Head Off" nominated Swedish album of the year
- Jan 12th
- Two new old songs performed
- Dec 21st
The gigs in Eskilstuna and Borlänge this week were great, thanks to everyone who came to see us! Two "new old songs" showed up in the setlist: "Dog" from "Stock Rocker Nuts" (not played live since the early 90s) and "Gamma Gamma Hey" from "Slammer!" – which had it's given place in the setlist up until 1995, but hasn't been performed since.
- Heikki in theater play "Cowgirls"
- Nov 8th
Heikki can be seen on the theater stage this autumn, in the play "Cowgirls". Heikki has also written the rockabilly music together with his brother Hannu (Fatboy). This is Heikki's fourth appearance in the theater world in a year - as composer and/or actor - the first being " The Dogs of Prague" followed by "Skriket från Tvättkorgen" and "D:Sire".
- "I wanna go home" on new compilation
- Oct 8th
Sator's "I wanna go home" is one of the tracks on a new compilation called "Nercabbat - Svenska Sommarhits". The album is available for downloading only, so it's not released on CD.
- Mimikry's new album out soon
- Oct 7th
"Alderland", the new Mimikry album, will be released on October 24th. Chips is the producer and has worked on the album on and off since last spring. A release party will be held at Bolanche in Borlänge on October 31st. There's a funny interview with Chips on Mimikry's website.
- Chips producing The Kasbah
- Oct 6th
More production work. The Kasbah started working on their debute album at Music-A-Matic Studios in Gothenburg with Chips in the producer's chair and Henryk Lipp behind the desk.
- Chips producing Kitto
- Aug 30th
Chips is in the Park studio in Stockholm with the Australian artist Kitto producing an EP with Stefan Boman engineering.
- Sator rocked Motala
- Jul 5th
Sator had a great time at Vätternfestival in Motala. "Halter Top" was performed for the first time since '94. See pictures from Sator's gig here and a short review here. After the gig, the lads were invited to Bryggeriet to perform "800°" together with Ebba Gold. Chips, Kent and Heikki took the stage and blasted out the Ebba Grön classic in true punk fashion. Visit Ebba Gold and Bryggeriet for pictures.
- Sator on Unnatural Axe tribute album
- Jun 20th
Sator has recorded the song "3 Chord Rock" for a tribute album to the Boston punk pioneers Unnatural Axe. It will be out later this year on Lawless Records. Some of the other artists are Cheeta Chrome, Dim Stars, Classic Ruins, Mission of Burma and Jerry's Kids. More info available at The Noise Board.
- Chips and Kent on summer tour with White Flag
- Jun 8th
Chips (El Swe) and Kent (Kent Crimson) will be touring southern Europe with White Flag again this summer. Check the dates on White Flag's MySpace.
- The Hellacopters' last album released today
- Apr 18th
The Hellacopters' new album, "Head Off" was released today. As usual Chips K sat in the producer's chair during the recordings. "Head Off" is a collection of 12 covers and is said to be the band's final studio album. There's a summer tour and plans for a live album before The Hellacopters call it quits.
- New Paul Collins' Beat album out, produced by Chips K
- Apr 18th
Chips has produced the new album with legendary powerpop God Paul Collins, released on March 24th. From the press release: While performing at the Road To Ruins Festival in Rome, the band (Paul Collins' Beat) met up with producer Chips Kiesbye, most known for his work with Swedish rock bands The Nomads and The Hellacopters. As Paul tells it, “Juancho, my manager and bass player, and I were hanging out backstage after the show when we saw this guy with bright red hair! I asked Juancho, "Who the hell is he?" Juancho said, "That guy is one of the best producers around!" I walked up to him and said, "Hi I'm Paul Collins, wanna produce our next record?" And he said "Yeah!" Several months later the band was in Gothenburg, Sweden recording Ribbon of Gold. "Now I knew it was time to make the Big Rock Record!" says Paul about the recording, "I knew this was my chance to make a record with a big production, but I wanted it to be a record that we could play live, that kept it honest for me. Chips was the perfect producer, he knew the band, he was a fan of my early work and he knew how to bring my sound to tape!"
- Chips on tour with White Flag
- Feb 18th
If you happen to be in Germany or the Netherlands in March, be sure to check out a gig on White Flag's European tour. The guitarist "El Swe" might look familiar to you Sator fans out there, he is more known as Chips K. The tour starts in Cologne, Germany on March 4th and ends in Den Helder, Netherlands on March 7th. Further info on White Flag's MySpace.
- The Hellacopters last album out soon
- Jan 24th
Chips has as usual been the producer when The Hellacopters recorded their upcoming album "Head off". This is the fourth album produced by Chips (not counting the minialbum "Strikes like lightning") and the release date is set to April 18th. Last November, shortly after the mixing was complete, the band decided to call it quits. They will play some festivals and other gigs during the spring and summer so be sure to go see 'em!
Sator at Loud Generation, Arboga
5th May, 2018
Sator will play at “Loud Generation 2018” in Arboga on June 2nd together with The Hawkins. The event takes place at Stadskällaren. More info in the Facebook event.
Stock Rocker Nuts gigs
29th Mar, 2018
We are doing some very special gigs where we play the complete “Stock Rocker Nuts” album. We have done this only once before, in Gothenburg in 2016. Now we’re coming to Stockholm on May 18th and Fagersta on May 19th. Tickets are going fast!
30 Years Of Being Sator
23rd Oct, 2017
In case you’ve missed it, we are celebrating 30 years as Sator and are currently on tour. We are having a blast and the tour continues the whole year. Check out the dates here (some more might be added):
8/9 Västerås, Bankiren
9/9 Helsingborg, The Tivoli
29/9 Uppsala, Katalin
30/9 Sundsvall, Club Deströyer
7/10 Motala, Lux
20/10 Borlänge, Liljan
28/10 Göteborg, Pustervik
3/11 Örebro, Frimis Salonger
4/11 Eskilstuna, Lokomotivet
25/11 Visby, Donners Event
1/12 Stockholm, Kägelbanan
29/12 Karlstad, Nöjesfabriken
Peter Puders dead
4th Sep, 2017
Yet another good friend and colleague has left us too soon. Peter Puders played with TT Reuter, Commando M Pigg and Thåstöm among others.Sator
Our paths crossed many times during the years, both live and in the studio. Rest in peace Peter.
Kent Norberg & The Straywalkers CD out now
Around two years ago, on Good Friday 2015, Kent Norberg and fellow musicians did a concert featuring sad country songs at the Haga Church in Gothenburg. This concert was released on CD on April 21st (Good Friday) 2017 as Kent Norberg & The Straywalkers - Come Cry With Me / Live. There was also a new concert at the same location on this day. Get the album from Adore Music.
Sator at Gröna Lund
Sator will play at the Gröna Lund amusement park in Stockholm on June 27th.
Sator at Fishbait Rock Festival 2017
Sator and Sator Trio will once again perform at Åland's finest - Fishbait Rock Festival.
Sator at Peace & Love 2017
The summer gigs are slowly being rolled out. First Sweden Rock Festival and now Peace & Love in Borlänge.
Robert "Strängen" Dahlqvist 1976-2017
Det är med stor sorg och chock vi mottagit beskedet att vår gode vän och kollega lämnat oss. Vårt djupa deltagande går till familjen i denna svåra stund.
Vi har delat scenen live med Strängen under ett flertal tillfällen genom åren och det var alltid ett nöje. Chips var producent på alla skivor med The Hellacopters under de år Strängen var med i bandet och höll även på att avsluta en inspelning med honom som skulle släppas under eget namn till våren.
Vila i frid Strängen
Split single with The Nomads released
Today sees the release of a brand new 7" split single with The Nomads. Our tracks are "Rub It In" and a cover of The Flamin' Groovies' "You Tore Me Down". The single is released on Ghost Highway Recordings in three different vinyl colors: black (240 copies), green (100 copies) and yellow (100 copies) with a poster. The green and yellow version were sold out on pre-orders but there are a few black ones left.
Sator at Sweden Rock Festival 2017
We will play at Sweden Rock Festival on June 10th.
Pustervik almost sold out
The tickets are running low. The two day ticket and the Headquake night are sold out, we only have a few left for the Stock Rocker Nuts night on Friday. Get your tickets here: http://www.ticnet.se/event/423405
Supporting acts confirmed for the Pustervik gigs
Tickets for both nights: http://www.ticnet.se/event/423409
30 year anniversary show in Hultsfred, including Sator Codex
30 years ago we played in Hultsfred for the first time (while we were still Sator Codex). Next Friday we will come back to Teaterladan for a very special gig. We (Sator) will play of course, but there will also be a performance by Sator Codex! So come see us at This Is Hultsfred.
Autumn tour dates
Here's our touring plans for the rest of the year. Come see us people!
13/8 Munkedal, Folkets Park
19/8 This is Hultsfred (Sator/Sator Codex)
27/8 Arvika, Olssons brygga
23/9 Klippan, Norrehus
22/10 Kristinehamn, Mastmagasinet
29/10 Kalmar Tatueringsmässa
4/11 Malung, Orrskogen
5/11 Sala, Rockland
11/11 Göteborg, Pustervik, "Stock Rocker Nuts"
12/11 Göteborg, Pustervik, "Headquake"
25/11 Malmö, KB, "Headquake"
12/8 Öland, Carlas Café Näsby (med Wild Rover)
26/8 Eksjö Stadsfest (med Wild Rover)
21/9 Stockholm, Blidösundsbåten
2–3/12 Hultsfred, Hulingen (med Wild Rover)
9–10/12 Hultsfred, Hulingen (med Wild Rover)
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 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).
Last shows for Sator Trio
The acoustic tour will now officially end where it started a year ago with two nights at Hotell Hulingen in Hultsfred on December 12–13. The acoustic trio will return again next summer but will take a break now to concentrate on completing Barbie-Q-Killers volume 2.
Chips & Kent in Bo-Dogs
Chips, Kent, Nisse Hellberg and drummer Patrik Herrström have started the raw, wild & energetic garage- and pub rock band Bo-Dogs. The debut album is out now on CD + LP on Low Impact Records, and the reviews are glowing. Get your copy now!
A new Sator 7" single has been released. "When you lie down with dogs" with the previously unreleased "If you could see me now" on the b-side. The get it, join the PITSHARK Records single club and get 12 exclusive singles by Sator, The Nomads, Sewergrooves etc.
Some more Sator Trio after all + first gig in the UK
Well, we had so much fun with Relativt Akustiskt this summer so we had to add a few more dates.
fredag 31 oktober - Ögir, Köping
lördag 1 november - Biobaren, Karlskrona
lördag 15 november - Royal, Eskilstuna
There might be one or two last minute additions as well. You never know! But first, we're (the complete Sator) heading for the UK for a gig at The Pipeline together with The Nomads on October 11th. Hope to see you!
Studio work for Barbie-Q-Killers vol. 2
Sator are spending a few days in the studio, doing recordings for Barbie-Q-Killers vol. 2.
Last chance to see Sator Trio
We have added two extra unplugged shows: August 29 and 30 at Pubben in Borgholm, Öland. It will be the first Sator shows ever on Öland.
Sator på akustisk turné
Tre femtedelar av de svenska rocklegendarerna SATOR ger sig ut på en ”relativt akustisk turné”. Trion bestående av Chips Kiesbye, Kent Norberg och Heikki Kiviaho kommer att ge så väl publik som sig själva en – med SATOR-ögon sett – annorlunda kväll.
Vi kommer naturligtvis att spela det bästa vi har men även några av de mer obskyra ädelstenarna. En och annan noggrant utvald cover kommer också att brännas av. Det man med säkerhet kan säga är att det kommer bli bra, nära, på riktigt och oberäkneligt. Med oss tre på scen med så här pass fria musikaliska tyglar kan i alla fall inte jag riktigt säga var det kan sluta.Kent Norberg
Klara datum (fler kan tillkomma):
fredag 4 april - Karlstad, Nöjesfabriken
fredag 11 april - Gävle, Å-krogen
lördag 12 april - Sundsvall, Q-bar (Quality Hotel)
fredag 25 april - Hudiksvall, Sigges
lördag 26 april - Ljusdal, Statt
torsdag 1 maj - Göteborg, Pustervik
fredag 2 maj - Alvesta, Popcorner
lördag 3 maj - Mariefred, Skottvångs Grufva
fredag 16 maj - Visby, Kitchen & Table, Clarion Hotel
lördag 17 maj - Visby, Kitchen & Table, Clarion Hotel
onsdag 21 maj - Stockholm, Comfort Hotel
torsdag 22 maj - Norrköping, Saliga Munken
fredag 23 maj - Örebro, East West Sushi
lördag 24 maj - Kristinehamn, Mastmagasinet
lördag 31 maj - Umeå, Scharinska Villan
fredag 6 juni - Åland FI, Fishbait Rock Festival
måndag 14 juli - Grebbestad, Tanum Strand
tisdag 15 juli - Varberg, Majas vid havet
torsdag 17 juli - Sydkoster, Hotel Koster
fredag 29 aug - Öland, Pubben Bornholm
lördag 30 aug - Öland, Pubben Bornholm
Välkomna till en "relativt akustisk kväll"!
New Sator 7" this year
Sator are one of twelve bands to release an exclusive 7" vinyl single in the Pitshark Records Singles Club. The singles are limited to 100 numbered copies each, available only for members of the singles club. It's not yet decided which Sator songs will be used. More info at Pitshark Records.
Versus You album released, produced by Chips Kiesbye
New album from Luxembourg's own Versus You "Moving On" is out now. Produced by Chips. Available on their Bandcamp.
Chips producing stuff and... rumours of Sator vinyls
Chips has been working on a new album with Nisse Hellberg, and now it's time for a new one with Crucified Barbara. More info as release dates draw closer. In other news, there may be some nice times ahead for those of you who like Sator on vinyl... stay tuned for more info!
Sator unplugged in Hultsfred
Sator accoustic show at Hotell Hulingen, Hultsfred December 13 and 14. Chips, Kent and Heikki invites you to a jolly evening. We will play songs by Sator and some carefully chosen covers.
Very sad news
Bill "Pat Fear" Bartell, the front-man and heart of White Flag, has passed away. He's been a close friend for over twenty years.
We first got to know Bill back in the early 1990's when we were looking for songs for the "Barbie-Q-Killers vol 1" album. Bill was a major help in getting us in touch with all the song-writers and band members of the groups we covered. Without him that record would not have been possible. Remember that this was before the Internet. No Google, Facebook or e-mail.
White Flag was one of the bands that we grew up with. The musical anarchy mixed with great songwriting and a portion of humor and irony really appealed to us. It also set them apart from most of their contemporaries. One of the guys wore a police uniform and had a moustache! And called himself Pat Fear. That's real punk attitude.
In 1994 Sator and White Flag released a split single and played some shows together in Sweden. One of them headlining the "Hultsfreds festival" together on the main stage (the biggest festival in Sweden at the time). It was also the start of a long friendship between the two bands.
Sator have recorded several songs written/co-written by Bill over the years. Songs like This side of nowhere, Ask The Shadows, On the way down, Face down, Freezer, White Trash and Halter top. White Flag in return recorded several Sator songs. All Sator members can be heard on many White Flag recordings.
Chips and Kent have been part of the "European version" of White Flag for many years touring in Germany, Belgium, Croatia, Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, France, Austria, Luxemburg and even in Aasiaat, Greenland! (Thank you Bill for that adventure). The last European White Flag show was in Vara, Sweden supporting Sator in October 2011.
Bill was a character, a "one of a kind" but with a big heart and a great sense of humor. He made a big impression on everyone who met him. He connected people and made things happen. He will be deeply missed by a lot of people, both as a musician and as a friend. Life will be less interesting without Pat Fear around.
The man is gone but the memories and the music remains.Sator
Kärrgruveparken, Norberg on August 31st. The last show of the summer tour 2013 and the last show before we start working on a new album.
Back in 1981-82 we saw some classic shows here like Stiff Little Fingers, Killing Joke and Theatre of Hate. Our dream was to one day play this venue with our own band. It only took us 30 years to get there!Chips K
Sator to Stormässan in Alfta
We have a new gig coming and it's on the same day as Getaway Rock Festival, on August 10th. So we're playing Getaway Rock at 12:45 and then we head for Alfta for an evening show.
Having a blast in Germany – setlists and pics
Germany was awesome! Thanks to Die Ärzte, Side Effect and to all the friendly people who saw us. A bunch of pictures can be seen on our Facebook page. And here are the setlists:
July 12, Bocholt – Stadion Am Hünting
July 14, Bietigheim-Bissingen – Festplatz Am Viadukt
Sator to Getaway Rock
We will play Getaway Rock Festival, in Gävle on August 10. See you there!
New 7" – World Keeps Turning / Brown Eyed Son
We are proud to present our first vinyl single since "I'm Gone": "World Keeps Turning"/"Brown Eyed Son", out this week on Ghost Highway Recordings in Spain. "World Keeps Turning" was recorded for Basement Noise but dropped from the album at the very last minute. The sound feels like Neil Young and The Ramones in a car crash with The Mamas and the Papas and this is what crawled out of the wreckage. The flipside is a The Waves-cover and one of our all time faves. This is a song that we've been playing on and off since the formation of the band, until finally recording it in 1997. Who'd have known it would take 16 years to d it?
Take a listen to both songs here:
Sator summer gigs 2013
Summer's on it's way and the bookings are coming in. Among the coming gigs are a return to Hultsfred (for the millionth time) and a little re-run of last year's love affair with Die Ärzte in Germany. More gigs will be added!
May 24 Karlshamn, Effekt
May 25 Lund, Popstadsfestivalen
Jun 14 Hultsfred, This Is Hultsfred
Jun 15 Kristinehamn, Marieberg Rockar
Jul 12 Bocholt DE, Stadion Am Hünting (with Die Ärzte)
Jul 14 Bietigheim-Bissingen DE, Festplatz am Viadukt (with Die Ärzte)
Jul 27 Gothenburg, Holmens Rock
Aug 3 Frövi, Rock i Viken
Aug 16 Ånge, Ljungarocken
Aug 31 Norberg, Kärrgruvan, Norberg
Re-Ken Records (a sublabel to Ken Rock) has re-released Chips' pre-Sator Codex band Brülbåyz (LLR)'s 7" EP. Originally released in 1980, the EP has three tracks with punk in Swedish. Available on black with painted letters (100 copies) and white (400 copies) vinyl. Send your order to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To celebrate the occasion, we've added the lyrics to the lyrics-section.
Sator unplugged at Hilton Hotel
Kent, Hasse and Micke will appear live on the talkshow "Bullseye". Welcome to listen to an intimate conversation about leaving Borlänge, (not) breaking in the USA, playing with Thåström and other things. The event is held at Frölunda Kulturhus in Gothenburg next Thursday, the 28th.
40% of Sator in Melodifestivalen
Heikki and Kent are in the backing band for Joacim Cans in Melodifestivalen. The song is called "Annelie" and will be performed this Saturday in Gothenburg. A one minute video from today's camera rehearsal is available here..
Loud rock from the heart of the Amazon jungle
Chips is working at Music A Matic studios recording an album with the Brazilian rockband Turbo.
Kent's Christmas song covered on new album
A few years back, Kent Norberg released "Juletid i Göteborg", a cover of Steve Earle's "Christmas in Washington" with Swedish lyrics by Kent. The song has now been recorded by Anna Stadling and released on the compilation "Det kunde lika gärna varit jag – en salig samling sångerskor #1", a record released to support the work of The Salvation Army.
Chips live with Blue for Two
Chips will appear with Blue for Two at Pustervik December 16. It's the first Blue For Two gig in 14 years!
Back to Norway
Sator will be at Rockefeller in Oslo on December 20 together with the Norwegian band Oslo Ess.
Photos of Sator and The Zeros in Norrköping 1995
We received a nice set of photos of Sator and The Zeros live in Norrköping in 1995. Thank's a lot to Steffe Anré for these!
New gig - Köping
Sator will play at Ögir in Köping on December 7th.
Brülbåyz in new book: interview
A new book on Swedish punk "Ny våg – svensk punk, new wave och synt 1977-1982" by Peter Kagerland has a chapter about Brülbåyz, Chips' and Micke's pre-Sator Codex band. Heikki's old band Minx are also featured. Read a brand new interview with Brülbåyz on Nostalgibloggen.
New gigs - Borlänge and Kristinehamn
Sator supporting Scorpions
Sator will support the German band Scorpions on their last ever show in Sweden (Scorpions last that is, not Sator's). Badmouth, Dalton and Skunk Anansie will also be on the bill at Rockklassiker Live 2012 in Göranson Arena, Sandviken on December 8th.
Chips producing Versus You
Chips is in the studio producing an album with Versus You from Luxembourg.
We're having a fantastic time down in Germany with our friends Die Ärzte, it's absolutely great! So far we've done two shows at Festhalle in Frankfurt (12.000 in the crowd the first night, even more the second), partied with Tom Petty and Roxette at our hotel and tonight we're doing a club gig on our own at Nachtleben. Alles gut!
Jun 29 Frankfurt, Festhalle
Jun 30 Frankfurt, Festhalle
Jul 2 Frankfurt, Nachtleben*
Jul 3 Hannover, TUI Arena
Jul 4 Hannover, TUI Arena
Jul 5 Düsseldorf, The Tube (changed venue)*
Jul 6 Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle
* club gig on our own
Chips Kiesbye has produced the new Crucified Barbara album "The Midnight Chase" which is out now.
Hultsfred Calling tomorrow
Don't forget "Hultsfred Calling" Friday the 18th at Metropol in Hultsfred. Among the guests are Mia Coldheart and Klara Force from Crucified Barbara, Kristoffer Åström, Nisse Hellberg and Joppe Philgren.
Blue for Two tour moved to autumn
The spring tour with Blue for Two, including Chips on guitar, has been moved to October.
It's been awhile (the latest album came in 2001) but finally the new Nomads' album "Solna" has arrived. It was released on April 21st and was produced and co-written by Chips Kiesbye.
Chips on mini-tour with Blue For Two
Blue For Two are alive again, 14 years after their last gig. They just released the album "Tune the Piano, Hand Me a Razor" and in May they are doing three exclusive gigs. None other than Chips Kiesbye will join the band on stage, as he used to do a lot in the past. See you there!
May 12 Göteborg, Pustervik
May 16 Malmö, KB
May 19 Stockholm, Filadelfiakyrkan
German summer tour with Die Ärzte
We're joining our friends in Die Ärzte for 5 dates on their massive "DAS ENDE ist noch nicht vorbei TOUR 2012" in Germany this summer. It's 10,000 seat venues with most gigs sold out way in advance (but som extra gigs have been added). Naturally we're really psyched about this!
Jun 29 Frankfurt Festhalle
Jun 30 Frankfurt Festhalle
Jul 3 Hannover TUI Arena
Jul 4 Hannover TUI Arena
Jul 6 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
Dag Vag cover "Samma sak" performed in Sala
Sator at Folk & Rock record store
Nanne Grönvall & Sator - If the kids are united
Nanne Grönvall & Sator at Eldsjälsgalan
Load your VCRs because we'll be on TV! On December 29th we do a once in a life time performance together with "schlager-princess" Nanne Grönvall on a song at Eldsjälsgalan in Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg. The event will be aired live on TV4 and online at TV4 Play.
Interview from Uppsala
Sator celebrate Folk & Rock record store
Most members of Sator will be at Folk & Rocks 25th year anniversary in Borlänge on December 30. It's not a regular show so no Sator songs will be played this night. But look out for some interesting guest appearances by some old friends of the band.
Tomorrow, November 25th, it's time for a new "Hitlistan event" at the club Blå in Eskilstuna. Heikki, Chips, Lisa Miskovsky, as well as members from Backyard Babies and The Hellacopters, will give you a night to remember.
Sator singing on Badmouth single
All of Sator can be heard on guest vocals on the exclusive track "Rock Out" on Badmouth's new single "Blue Ribbon Days". Chips has produced the single which will be given to subscribers of Sweden Rock Magazine only. Chips has also produced the upcoming EP "T - Part three of H.A.T.E.", featuring songs written by Sofia Talvik. This EP will be released on November 1st.
White Flag to guest Sator on stage in Vara
Breaking news! White Flag will be special guests at the Sator show at Vara Konserthus in Vara on October 14th. It will be White Flag's only appearance in Sweden on this tour and the first Swedish show since 1993. More Sator gigs are coming!
Today is the release date for Nisse Hellberg's new album "Flod av eld". It's the fourth one produced by Chips.
Chips and Kent team up with White Flag
Chips and Kent will be touring Europe with White Flag again this fall. The tour starts in Cologne on September 29th with a special "fan request gig". Fans can requests songs and even join the band on stage to play them. Request songs at White Flag's Facebook page. The gig is also a release party for a split 7" with The Holy Kings. The White Flag side feature all of Sator, with Kent and Chips on lead vocals.
The tour continues through Germany, Holland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Switzerland with Versus You and other support bands. Then the tour goes to Italy with local support. On October 9th in Cagliari Sardenia, Italy, there's another release party - a split LP with Gods of Gamble. Again, Chips and Kent can be heard on the White Flag side. If you pre-order the LP you get an exclusive t-shirt with this line-up of White Flag. Contact Stampace Records for shipping cost and info.
Listen to the complete Forshaga gig
KarlstadRocks 92,2 broadcoasted our complete gig at Forshagafestivalen live on July 9th. If you missed it, you can listen to it at their website. You can even download it in mp3-format. To find it, visit KarlstadRocks website and then click "Lyssna på Party V.27".
Pictures from Peace & Love
All our three gigs at Peace & Love were so much fun that it's hard to pick a favourite. Check out some pictures. Do you have Sator photos lying around? .
Sator x3 at Peace & Love
Apart from Sator's own gig at Peace & Love on July 1st, we will hit the town twice more that weekend. Sator will back up Ken Stringfellow from The Posies on the electric part of his set on Saturday afternoon July 2nd at 17.30. Later the same evening Sator will also play a set of punk covers at "Bolanche" outside the festival area.
Chips & Kent unplugged at Sweden Rock Festival
Chips Kiesbye and Kent Norberg will return to Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, but this year it will only be the two of them and no electric guitars! So check out an exclusive acoustic gig with Sator classics - and a few surprises, on Friday June 10th. For those who are not able to make it there, Swedish Radio will be broadcasting from the festival.
The summer festival season is on!
Laholmsfesten was the kickstart for this year's summer festivals, and there's more coming. Here's the current list, check back for changes, additions and more info as we get it.
1, Borlänge, Peace & Love
8, Karlskoga, Putte i Parken
9, Forshaga, Forshagafestivalen
15, Visby. Hamnplan 5
16, Visby, unofficial show, secret location
23, Lillhärdal, Härdalsyran
30, Nyköping, Sjöslaget
Lots of fun at "Hultsfred Calling"
"Hultsfred Calling" was tons of fun. We had Nicke Andersson (Imperial State Electric, ex-The Hellacopters) and Micke Alonzo (KSMB) as guest. After going through our normal set, we did "S.L.U.G." and "She's the one" by The Ramones with Nicke, and then the KSMB song "Dörrterror" with original KSMB singer Micke Alonzo on vocals. It all ended with a massive version of "I wanna go home" with all of Docenterna and others on stage. We also helped out on bits and pieces in Docenterna's set. What a blast!
Sator and Docenterna invites you to a party in Hultsfred
Draw a big red circle around May 28th in your calendar, it's time for "Hultsfred Calling" at Metropol. Sator and Docenterna will play, along with a bunch of special, and at the moment - secret, guests.
Live radio session at "Haffa"
Chips, Kent and Heikki showed up in the studio at "Haffa" on radio P4 Sörmland on April 1st, for an interview. Two songs were performed live, "Wanted: Hope and Pride Before I Die" and "I wanna go home". If you missed it, it's available on web radio.
Halva priset för gaisare
GAIS möter Trelleborg på Gamla Ullevi på lördag klockan 16. På kvällen (20.00) spelar Sator på Trägår'n. Alla som uppvisar matchbiljett eller årskort betalar halva priset (130 kr) i dörren. Ett erbjudande från Sator och PK Musik.
Det finns inget rockband som blandar stenhård yta med innerligt hjärta som Sator. Att upptäcka Sator gjorde livet vackrare. Jag har ägnat år av mitt liv åt att nynna med i allt från Dog, via World och över till Machine Gun Justice.Med kärlek; Marcus Birro
Och det är bara en och samma skiva! Göteborg kan vara en rätt skitnödig stad, men att Sator valde att bo och verka här är den ultimata kärleksförklaringen. Nu flyger Sator in på en vinge och en bön, under radarn, och du är bjuden att vara med när de exploderar på en scen här i stan, nära dig. Ta den chansen. Tiden är skoningslös. Tur att Sator finns och stannar den för en liten stund.
Extra gig in Sweden's oldest record store
Sator hit Umeå this weekend and just to rub it in, we did two gigs. On Friday evening we rocked Scharinska villan. Then it was up early for a gig at the local record store Burmans Musik at noon the following day. Then we were off for Örnsköldsvik. With us on drums this weekend was Robban (Tramp, ex-The Hellacopters) since Micke had won a trip to USA (again...)
"Under the Radar" debutes at #7 on Swedish album chart
Sator's new album "Under the Radar" went straight to the 7th place on the official Swedish album chart. Huge thanks to all of you who have bought the album!
Sator booked for Peace & Love
Sator will play the Peace & Love Festival in Borlänge on Friday July 1st. This will be our fourth appearence on Peace & Love. Check out the website for a Sator competiton where you can win a CD and a tshirt.
Sator - Wanted: Hope & Pride Before I Die
Tour premiere done, lots of new songs performed - and release party tomorrow!
We did our first gig for the new album in Karlstad on the 12th, and of course we tried out some of the new songs. Judging by the crowd reaction, we've done good. These new songs were performed:
We're really looking forward to going out on the road and playing the new (and the old) songs for everyone. The real start is tomorrow with the release of "Under the Radar" and a release party in Borlänge. Hope to see you tomorrow, and if not, be sure to catch us on the upcoming tour. See ya!
White Flag are releasing a new split CD with Versus You from Luxembourg. The album is called "Levitate The Listener" and will be released on Long Beach Records on April 1st. Chips K plays guitar on some of tracks, just like he did on their "Keepers of the Purple Twilight" 7" single from last year.
You can now listen to Sator's new single "Wanted: Hope and Pride Before I Die" and vote for it on Swedish Radio's "Flipp eller Flopp". Give it a listen and a Flipp if you like it!
Another preview from "Under the Radar"
Bonafide have released a new EP called "Fill your head with rock", with 3 songs from the "Something's drippin'"-sessions (one is previoulsy unreleased), 3 covers and 2 videos. About half of the tracks are produced by Chips Kiesbye.
Well, everything is done now and we are proud to present what we feel is our best album yet. In exactly 2 weeks it's finally time for release. The first single (digital only) is called "Wanted: Hope And Pride Before I Die" and should be played on radio any day now. You can request it on Bandit. The first review has been published and writes "Sator delivers with dedication". If you pre-order the album from Bengans, you can win two exclusive guest tickets to a Sator gig of your choice.
New release date: February 25th
It seems we ran a little late, sorry about that. The release date for "Under the Radar" has been pushed forward to February 25th.
"Under the Radar" is done!
The new album is done and is now being mastered. Enjoy this video, including the song "When you lie down with dogs".
Sator on tour
Check out the tourdates for the gigs on the "Under the radar"-tour. More gigs will follow.
Release party in Borlänge
Joakim Tjärnberg won Sator gig at his home
Studio report: Hasse laying down the piano tracks
We're getting down to the finishing touches now to "Under the Radar" now. Hasse worked his piano magic yesterday and today.
Studio report: all basic tracks done
The basic tracks to 12 songs (not including the 2 already released on the Norrlands Guld EP) have been put down on tape now.
Here you can see Kent playing 12-string guitar on a track with the working title "Småland". Meanwhile Henryk the engineer is trying to figure out how to record things with some unusual techniques.
Nisse Hellberg has summed up his solo career on a new compilation called "Tufft jobb". Two new songs were recorded for the album and Chips produced them, as he has done with the three latest albums.
The recording of the "Under the radar" album has started
The release date is set to February 18, 2011.
"Satorcopters" did secret gig in Eskilstuna
This tuesday, Chips, Kent and Heikki joined forces with Nicke and Robban - formerly in The Hellacopters - for a secret gig in Eskilstuna under the name "The Best". The occasion was the grand opening of a Comfort Hotel and the band played on a roof above the entrance for 250 guests. For half an hour, covers of Thin Lizzy, AC/DC and The Ramones a.o. were performed in the blistering cold.
Julbord with Sator in Köping
Best julbord ever? If you're in Köping this friday, go down to Ögir where you can stuff yourself with ham and other Christmas specialties while Sator blasts away on stage.
Sator at Rock at Sea
Sator will replace Corroded at this year's Rock the Sea - a three day cruise on the Baltic Sea from Stockholm to Åland and (hopefully) back again. The ferry departs this friday (the 19th) so hurry up and book your tickets.
Win Sator gig at your home
New single released
Our brand new single is available now. The songs are:
The single is released in collaboration with Norrlands Guld and buyer's of a sixpack of beer will get a copy. The new full length album will be called "Under the radar" and is set for release in February 2011.
Secret show at Club Max 500
Max 500 was an illegal nightclub in Eskilstuna were many bands (including Sator) played live in the early 90s. On September 25th it was time for a 20 year anniversary and Sator took the stage for a secret gig. Even the venue was secret,so the audience were picked up by buses and taken there.
German country/bluegrass record label Bear Family celebrates 35 years this year and for this occasion, a 3 CD box has been released featuring songs with a bear theme, written especially for this box and not available anywhere else. Kent Norberg contributes with "Last Polar Bears", a power pop pearl about global warming. Kent also played at the birthday party in Vollersode, Germany on September 4th. The box can be ordered directly from the Bear Family mailorder or from Ginza for example.
Robban Hellacopter stood in for Micke
Micke Solén went to Las Vegas with his family for a few days so Robert Erikson, formerly of The Hellacopters, helped out on drums for the last shows of the summer – a gig at Dalton's MC in Kalmar last friday, and at Helgeåfestivalen yesterday.
Sator in beer commercial
"I wanna go home" has been re-recorded for a commercial for Norrlands Guld, a Swedish beer brand. The band can also be seen playing it in the film, which will premiere on Monday 23rd on run for the rest of the year on Swedish channels TV3, TV6 and Kanal 5 among others.
"It's funny because when we talked about which brands we could consider working with, Norrlands Guld was one of the first that came up. Sator as a band feel that we fit in and can stand behind the vibe around Norrlands Guld - there are simply big similiarities between Norrlands Guld and Sator's position as a classic Swedish rock band.Chips
"I wanna go home" has been released on two new compilations this summer - "Kopparbärs Rock 8" and "Absolute Rock Anthems III".
Sator at Sweden Rock Festival
New stuff for sale in the shop
We have added a new beanie (that's "mössa" in Swedish folks) embroided with the Sator logo to the shop. You can also buy some of our CDs there now. Take me to the shop!
Sator on Svalbard
The band is currently on Svalbard where they will do the final gig of the Arctic Tour 2010 tonight.
The Arctic Tour is drawing near and when the lads return from that adventure, frost-bitten and with icicles hanging from their beards, it can take a warm Swedish summer of rock 'n' roll frenzy to defrost. Luckily, the summer gig bookings are pouring in, so check out the tourdates. More to come!
Kent Norberg on the radio
Kent Norberg could be heard on "Tolvåtie" on Radio Dalarna, in a segment called "Dalarna med nya ögon" where he talked about growing up in Dalarna. If you missed it, you can listen to it on webradio.
Sator will play on this year's Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, on June 9th. Other bands on the bill include Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses and Slayer. This will Sator's first performance on Sweden Rock, although they did play on the predecessor Karlshamn Rock Festival in 1995.
- New Sator cover released
- Nov 24th 2007
A month ago or so, the Italian label GoDown Records released a cover compilation album called "Wild sound from the past dimension", featuring rock 'n' roll songs of the 60's and 70's. Sator's contribution is The Arrows' "Touch too much" from 1975, recorded last summer together with The Bones. Also on the album is White Flag's version of "Both sides now" (originally by Joni Mitchell) with Chips on lead vocals. The album is limited to 500 copies on CD.
Another Chips-produced Nisse Hellberg album released, Oct 28th
The Bones new album released, Oct 28th
Kent celebrated Mejeriet, Sep 29th
Sator at Monsters of Mora, August 27th
New songs rehearsed, August 26th
Sator song in computer game, August 22nd
Sator to play in Spain, July 22nd
Sator Codex song on compilation CD, July 22nd
Chips producing a lot, April 19th
A lot of bands have Chips in the producer's chair right now or recently. The bands include The Hellacopters, The Nomads, Mimikry, Billy Pilgrims and Café Socitey Ltd. We're still waiting for the new The Bones album too.
Heikki produced the 2nd album with Strip Music; "Hollywood and Wolfman" released last year.
Kent & Heikki salutes The Ramones, April 4th
Pictures from Sticky Fingers, December 20th
Also, Sator now have a MySpace site at myspace.com/satorsweden.
Sator live DVD recording, December 5th
New release by Sons of Cyrus, November 4th
Sator Codex cover released, October 26th
Nisse Hellberg and Brain Police albums released, October 13th
on TV, August 30th
Unusual songs performed, August 27th
New album by The Hellacopters, July 30th
New album by The Nomads, July 14th
Chips K producing The Bones, June 16th
Chips K producing Brain Police, May 27th
Basement Noise reviews, May 27th
Niels Jensen album released, May 27th
Mans album released, May 27th
Basement Noise out today!, April 19th
A tour is planned for the autumn, so stay tuned for more information. Until then, the band will play a few shows here and there. Latest news always at www.sator.se.
Basement Noise release party, April 10th
Pre-order Basement Noise, April 2nd
released, March 30th
A new song on radio, March 3rd
Basement Noise sound sample available!, Feb 19th
on new White Flag album, Jan 16th
Rock Rebel DVD, Nov 22nd - updated
See info and a preview here.
See tracklist here.
Michael on the radio, Oct
on a box, Oct 2nd
and Heikki in "Tjenare Kungen", Sep 22nd
Sator at Hultsfredsfestivalen,
Producing, May 28th
Producing and side project,
project, January 31st
Concert news, December 18th
Producing, December 8th
|Interview, October 18th
There's a new but short Sator interview/article in Dalademokraten.
Compilation, October 18th
Sator's stats on Tracks:
Check out all the charts and everything at the Tracks website.
Producing, August 21st
The Wilmer X album will be mixed early september and will be out this autumn.
Between the sessions Chips is also producing an album with The Republicans.
During the last weekend of July Chips produced 4 tracks with the Swedish band The Billy Pilgrims at Music-A-Matic Studio in Gothenburg with Henryk Lipp as engineer. The band does not have a label so no release date is set yet.
Chips: "It's been a very hectic year producing albums by Sons of Cyrus, Captain Murphy, Wilmer X, The Republicans, Millencolin and the Sator album. But all the projects felt so interesting and I really like the bands so I just couldn't say no. We'll get back to do the final touches to the Sator album in october".
Compilation, August 4th
Producing, July 8th
But you can read a little bit about it here.
Concert news, July 2nd
Concert news, June 16th
Side project, June 15th
|Producing, June 3rd
The new Chips K-produced album by Sons of Cyrus, "Rock & Rollercoaster", is out now on Big Brothel.
Side project, May 8th
Producing, April 22th
Special appearence, March 20th
Karaoke DVD, March 20th
Michael: "It's certainly not us playing on this one. We don't know anything about it but I guess it's some kind of honor to be one of the artists chosen for this, or?"
Special appearence, February 5th
Karaoke DVD, January 25th
Special appearence, December 14th
Award, December 7th
Concert news, November 30th
(not!) and special appearence, November 10th
Concert, October 15th
The Subterreanean Homesick Experience is:
Show starts at 10pm. Tickets are 60 SEK.
The All Star Gram Band is:
Some special guests will appear during the evening, including:
"I wanna be your Driver" is a cover of The
Swingin' Neckbreakers cover of the old Chuck Berry song. Sator has
never played it live before. "The Things you don't" is an old
Sator demo that the guys rediscovered when they were rehearsing this weekend.
A too good song to be left in the dusty vaults they thought so they rehearsed
it and decided to put it in the set, the day before the gig! A good move!
The absolutely great "This ain't the Way Home" will be on the
next Sator album. Yes!
A bunch of pictures will come soon.
news, August 11th
Special appearance, July
Concert news, May 13th
So Dressed Up has actually been released on the German compilation "I was a punk before you was" on eMpTy Records, in 2001. It was basically a demo recording and the band is not totally happy with it so it might be properly recorded in the future. This ain't the Way Home really stuck on my brain! The two songs might show up on the next Sator album. Has anyone got any pictures from the show? Send them here please! And it was cool to see some World Tour and Headquake-tour t-shirts in the crowd.
Concert news, February 5th
Concert news, February 5th
TV appearence, December 8th
Press, December 7th
Producing, December 7th
Speaking of Chips producing, I'm sure no one has missed the latest The Hellacopters album, "By the grace of God", that was released in September. Two singles from the album have been released so far. Let's all hope that they (and Chips, sort of) get the Rockbjörnen for best Swedish album. They have big chances to get the 2003 Grammis too, and I think it's about time Chips got nominated for "Producer of the year", don't you?
Concert news, November 20th
Concert news, November 19th
Side project, October 23rd
Writing, September 5th
Concert intro, September 5th
These are the liner notes from the "Television's greatest hits" album about "Dragnet":
was the first program produced, directed, written by and starring the
same person, Jack Webb. It was also the first program to feature an average,
totally unglamorized, straight-facts cop. It became the highest-rated
police show in TV history. The opening, 'Ladies and gentlemen, the story
you're about to see is true. Only the names have been changed to protect
the innocent', was indeed true. Webb based each episode on an actual case
which he altered only enough for the sake of privacy and safety. Webb's
character, Friday was so real to the TV audience that the LAPD actually
had visitors dropping by hoping to meet their favorite cop.
Special appearence, September 5th
Interview, September 5th
Concert news, September 2nd
Concert news, August 13th
Concert news, August 10th
Concert news & interview, August 2nd
Concert news, August 1st
Concert news, July 21st
Concert news, June 30th
Studio work, June 2nd
Studio work, April 20th
Compilation, April 15th
Special appearence, February 12th
Concert News, September 19th
Concert News, September 10th
Concert News, August 1st
Producing, June 2nd
Upcoming show, March 9th
Compilations, January 30th
Compilation, January 20th (unconfirmed)
Producing, January 17th
New Releases, November 26th
Producing, October 5th
Speed of Sound Enterprise, May 26th
Make sure to catch them at a festival this summer!
New album, April 22nd
Speed of Sound Enterprise, April 16th
Concert News, March 21st
New album, February 30th
Producing, February 25th
Compilation CD, February 15th
Split Single, November 11th 1999
Sator is doing two gigs in the beginning of November. 1/11 Köping & 2/11 Göteborg. They want to "kick start the recording sessions for the new record", all according to the band.
Chips and Kent have been busy producing other bands in -96. Kent just finished a cd with Swedish band Smash Hit Wonders and Chips has been working with Bazooka, The Mutts and Mouth to mention a few.
Hasse has also been busy in the studio working with up coming punk rock band The Bones and helping Randy with the mixing of their new self produced album "The rest is silence".
Rumors say that Sator is going to use several different producers for the new record to get the most out of the new songs.