Heikki Kiviaho release solo single
29th Jun, 2020
Heikki Kiviaho has released his first solo single “Stay” in digital form. Jocke Berg from Kent helped out as vocal coach and also did backing vocals. Listen to “Stay” on Spotify.
Pre-orders open for the new split 7″
7th Jun, 2020
The new 7″ split single with The Chuck Norris Experiment is now available for pre-order. Sator’s tracks are “Feathered Remedy” from the Under The Radar sessions and “A Song To You” which was recorded in 1998 for another split single that never happened. Available in black and colored vinyl in around 150 copies each.
Pre-order in the Ghost Highway Shop.
Gigs being cancelled or rescheduled
27th Apr, 2020
Due to the whole corona situation, the live scene is of course heavily affected. Some of our planned gigs have been cancelled (Avesta) and others rescheduled (Dalarocken, Hova, Engelen). “Time To Rock” is currently set to go ahead as planned. Check each festival/venue for latest status of each event since their info is more up to date than this site. We’ll see you out there eventually, stay safe!
Split single with The Chuck Norris Experiment
3rd Mar, 2020
Sator has recorded a new track for a split 7″ with Chuck Norris Experiment. Out this spring on Ghost Highway Recordings. More details to follow.
Ship Ahoy! Setting sail for the Adrenaline Cruise ’20.
13th Jan, 2020
On Thursday 16 Jan we embark on the Adrenaline Cruise with Dead by April and Lillasyster among others. We’re playing on the return voyage on Friday 17th.
Two nights at Klubb Undergrunden in Borås
27th Nov, 2019
Borås has always been a great place for us. Now we’re going back there again. The show on Saturday Nov 30th was quickly sold out so we added an extra gig on Friday the 29th. Support bands are Deadheads on Friday and Professional Againsters on Saturday. Tickets are scarce but there might be some left for the Friday gig, get them here.
Sator to Kristianstad Rockfest
5th Jul, 2019
We will play Kristianstad Rockfest on Saturday 13th. Other bands are among others Backyard Babies, KSM3, Graveyard and LOK.
Sator to Odal Rock and Dalarock
19th May, 2019
The summer is approaching and that means festival season. We will go to Odal Rock Festival in Austvatn, Norway on June 21st (and The Boys are playing there the day after). The weekend after, we’re back at an old 90’s favourite – Dalarocken in Hedemora on June 29th.
Sator salutes Dead Moon
7th Apr, 2019
Sator has recorded the track “Dead Moon Night” for a tribute album to Dead Moon, to be released May 10th on Chaputa!/Ghost Highway Recordings. It’s a 10″ in black or white vinyl (500 copies of each) and other bands include The Hellacopters, The Nomads, The Sewergrooves, Monomen among others. Pre-orders are open.
Sator hyllar Tompa Eken
8th Mar, 2019
Tompa Eken, legendarisk eldsjäl i den svenska musikscenen, går i pension. Sator är ett av alla band som ställer upp och hyllar honom på en tvådagars gala på Södra Teatern i Stockholm. Fler band som uppträder är bl. a. Refused, Weeping Willows, Teddybears, Moneybrother, Nomads, Asta Kask, Strindbergs, No Fun At All, De Lyckliga Kompisarna, Troublemakers och Coca Carola. Galan hålls den 16e och 17 mars och alla band (utom Coca Carola) uppträder båda kvällarna. Biljetterna tog slut direkt men håll utkik i Facebook-eventet efter andrahandsbiljetter.
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.
8th Jan, 2017
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,Chips K
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!
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
- 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
July 14, Bietigheim-Bissingen – Festplatz Am Viadukt
- 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
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 email@example.com.
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.
Birro on Sator
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:
- Under the radar
- When you lie down with dogs
- Your up gets me down
- Wanted: hope and pride
- Drive through the night
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.
- 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
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:
- 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”)
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.
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
Heikki marks fan for lifeJul 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
Dan Viktor’s album “Ett Jävla Liv” was released in May, with Kent as co-producer and musician.
People from Teddybears, Asta Kask and The Liptones also participate.
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.
“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 KasbahOct 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 KittoAug 30th
Chips is in the Park studio in Stockholm with the Australian artist Kitto producing an EP with Stefan Boman engineering.
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 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 FlagJun 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’ 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.
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!”
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 soonJan 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!
- 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
Nisse Hellberg (Wilmer X) released his new solo album “En tiger i tanken” on October 24th. Just as on the last one – “Snackbar Blues”, released only a year ago – Chips Kiesbye was the producer.
|The Bones new album released, Oct 28th
The Bones new album, “Burnout Boulevard”, was realesed on October 22nd. Chips Kiesbye has produced it.
|Kent celebrated Mejeriet, Sep 29th
Kent Norberg was one of the guest stars when Mejeriet in Lund celebrated their 20th anniversary. Kent performed together with Eggstone and sang Docent Död’s “Hand i hand”. Some other guest stars were The Creeps, The Sinners, Jakob Hellman and Lars Winnerbäck.
|Sator at Monsters of Mora, August 27th
Sator will play at Monsters of Mora on October 27th, together with Hammerfall, Sabaton and
New songs rehearsed, August 26th
This weekend, the lads got together to rehearse for the upcoming gig in Spain. This was the first rehearsal since December last year, but it took only seconds until
everything fell right back into place. Some new additions to the live set were tried out, among them “Nothing Hurts” from 1994. It has never been performed live before, but it sounded good so it seems to be a keeper.
|Sator song in computer game, August 22nd
“Escape from Pigvalley Beach”, along with songs from Thunder Express, Republikans and The Turpentines, can be heard in the online 3D car racing game Pork Racer by Playdo.
|Sator to play in Spain, July 22nd
Sator will play at the Crossroad festival in Oviedo, Spain on September 7th. Some other bands are Georgie Satellites, The Bones and Slaptones.
|Sator Codex song on compilation CD, July 22nd
The old Sator Codex song “Leech” is one of the tracks on a new double compilation CD called “Svensk Postpunk”, featuring 35 Swedish goth rock bands of the eighties.
Shit va bra DVDn är! Tack Göteborg och alla andra.
|Chips producing a lot, April 19th
Chips and Henryk Lipp have mixed an album with the Belgian band Southern Voodoo; “Devil’s drive”.
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
On Friday the 6th, Kent Norberg will play at Raw in Eskilstuna. It’s a tribute night to The Ramones with lots of bands. Heikki is one of the DJs.
|New Captain Murphy album, February 2nd
On February 14th, Captain Murphy release their second album “Human Cannonball”. Once again Chips K is the producer. Captain Murphy at MySpace.
|Pictures from Sticky Fingers, December 20th
The show at Sticky Fingers was amazing! 22 songs performed, including many rare ones such as “Find the time”, “Dance to the rocket from the crypt” and “Ain’t seen nothing”. The band and the wild crowd did their best to make the coming DVD something really special and it sure feels like they succeded. You can watch some nice pictures at Sticky Fingers and at Photo: Henrik.
Also, Sator now have a MySpace site at myspace.com/satorsweden.
|Sator live DVD recording, December 5th
The Sator show at Sticky Fingers on December 16th will be filmed for a DVD!
Be there and make some noise!
|New release by Sons of Cyrus, November 4th
Sons of Cyrus have a new mini
album out on Sounds of Subterrania in Germany. It’s called “Trigger-Happy”
and it’s the 8 remaining tracks that we’re not included on their “Rock
& Rollercoaster” album. The tracks were recorded and mixed
at the same time as the album so they’re produced by Chips and engineered
by Stefan Boman.
|Sator Codex cover released, October 26th
Swedish death metal band Hearse
has recorded a really cool and brutal version of the old Sator Codex
song “Crusade (gonna start a fire)”. It’s available on their
new album “In these veins”, out now.
|Nisse Hellberg and Brain Police albums released, October 13th
new albums produced by Chips have been released. On September 12th,
Brain Police from Iceland
released their fourth album “Beyond the Wasteland”. Then on
October 4th, Nisse Hellberg’s (Wilmer
X) new solo album “Snackbar Blues” was released.
on TV, August 30th
For a few seconds tonight, Micke was seen in Rapport
(SVT1, 19:30, after about 9:40), where he gave a quick comment on
a political thing called Vårdbidrag. He could also be seen kicking
football with one of his sons. A must for a future Sator DVD bonus material
|Unusual songs performed, August 27th
The lucky ones who saw Sator live in Köping or at Tantogården
in Stockholm recently got to hear two unusual tracks. First came “This
is my life” (Gasolin), not performed since the Stereo days. And
then, even rarer on a Sator-show (though it’s been played on some occasions),
“Teenage kicks” (The Undertones). The lads like to throw in
some surprises in the set.
|New album by The Hellacopters, July 30th
On August 21st, it’s time for The
Hellacopters to release a greatest hits compilation. It’s been given
the title “Air Raid Serenades”, and about half of the tunes
are produced by Chips K.
|New album by The Nomads, July 14th
As part of their 25th anniversary, The
Nomads have released a compilation album called “Nomadic Demantia
— The best of the first 25 years”. A bunch of the songs are
produced, and/or co-written, by Chips K, including the brand new cut
“Ain’t No King of R ‘n’ R tonight”.
|Chips K producing The Bones, June 16th
In a few days, Chips will start working on a new album with The Bones. Sator and The Bones go back a long way. Hans Gäfvert
co-produced their first release, The Horrorway EP, in 1997. And did
you know that Beef Bonanza of The Bones used to run the Sator Fan Club?
|Chips K producing Brain Police, May 27th
Chips, along with Stefan Boman, has gone to Iceland to produce the fourth
album by Brain Police.
The release is planned for June.
|Basement Noise reviews, May 27th
The reviews for the new album have been over all very positive. Here’s
a list of reviews found on the net so far (feel free to contribute):
|Niels Jensen album released, May 27th
The new album by Niels Jensen
– “All min kärlek” was released on May 26th. The album
was produced by Heikki Kiviaho and Jörgen Wall, who also play on
the whole album. Guest performers include Chips K (guitar on two tracks)
and Michael (backing vocals on one track).
Mans album released, May 27th
Heikki Kiviaho and Jörgen Wall have produced the new album by Le
Mans; Rebel Action. Released on May 5th.
|Basement Noise out today!, April 19th
Today is the big day! Finally, the brand new Sator album is
released. To celebrate this marvellous event, a release party is held
tonight at Debaser.
A tour is planned for the autumn, so stay tuned for more information.
|Basement Noise release party, April 10th
The release party for the new album will be held at Debaser,
Stockholm, on April 19th. Sator will play the entire album, with the
correct song order, live!
|Pre-order Basement Noise, April 2nd
If you want to get the new Sator album, Basement Noise, in your mailbox
on release day (April 19th), you can pre-order it at Bengans.
released, March 30th
Kent has spent some time in the producer’s chair recently and now the
results have been released. First it was “Mitt hjärtas monster”
by Dan Viktor, out on February
8th. And then on March 13th, “Surprising Sun” by Flamman.
|A new song on radio, March 3rd
Check out Musikjournalen
on Swedish radio P3 (20.00—21.00) this Monday. The Basement Noise
track “So dressed up” gets its radio debut. You can hear the
program on webradio.
|Basement Noise sound sample available!, Feb 19th
I bet you’re all very eager to hear what Sator has come up with for
the new album. Well, now you can get a sneak preview at EMA’s
website. A snippet of the album track “You’re out of my hands”
is available for download.
on new White Flag album, Jan 16th
Chips K (labelled as “El Swe”) appears as a guest musician
on the new White Flag
album, entitled “Piangi Con Me”. Release date is set to February
Rock Rebel DVD, Nov 22nd – updated
Finally, the Joe Strummer tribute show recorded at Debaser on
February 20th 2003 will be released on DVD on December 28th. Chips and
Heikki play on most of the songs, and Kent sings lead vocals on “Safe
See info and a preview here.
See tracklist here.
|Michael on the radio, Oct
On Friday 21st, there was a short interview with Michael on
the radio show “Kalas” on Swedish P4. If you missed it, you’re
lucky ’cause you can listen to it on the
web (this week only). Click “Del 2” and fast-forward
to 33:25 to hear it.
on a box, Oct 2nd
If you live in Denmark and are interested in buying a new cell
phone, take a look at a Qtek 8100. On the box is a picture of Kent!
Click the box on the right to see a bigger image.
and Heikki in “Tjenare Kungen”, Sep 22nd
his bandmates from the good old Thåström band (Chips, Heikki,
Per Hägglund and Jörgen Wall) have recorded a a newly written
Thåström/Hägglund track called “Bara för
mycket”, for a movie called Tjenare
Kungen, showing at cinemas across Sweden now. The vocals are done
by Josefin Neldén (one of the actors in the movie).
The song is also on the CD soundtrack.
There’s a short clip of “Bara för mycket” at
the movie’s website (when you get there, click the stereo on the right).
|Sator at Hultsfredsfestivalen,
It might not have come as a big surprise, but it was Sator who
were this years Hultsfredsfestival’s final
secret artist. Since it was the festival’s 20th anniversary, a secret
band play each day. Having played on more festivals than anyone (probably)
Sator was a safe bet.
Also, Chips and Heikki (together with Jörgen Wall) were
The Hultsfred 20th anniversary band, playing songs with a whole bunch of guest
singers, including Moneybrother, Joppe
Pihlgren (Docenterna), Nix Wahlberg (Nomads),
Nina Natri (Fidget),
Kent Norberg (Sator), Maria Andersson (Sahara
Hotnights), Robert “Strängen” Dahlqvist (Hellacopters),
Patrik Arve (Teddybears Sthlm), Bo
Sundström and José Gonzalez.
|Producing, May 28th
Even more producing for the Sator lads.
Heikki has produced two songs by Eskilstuna band Dave.
Heikki and Jörgen Wall are also working on an album with Le
Chips has mixed the Billy Pilgrims tracks
recorded last summer. Two of them are available on their website. Also,
he has produced a track by Wilmer X for
a Eurovision song contest 50 years celebration compilation called “Alla
Tiders Melodifestival”. The song was Björn
Skifs’ “Michelangelo” and Chips sang some backing vocals
of course, the new Hellacopters album “Rock & roll
is dead”. Now, Chips’ work with the Republikans album
is slowly getting finished, and he has started working
on the second Captain
Kent produced the debut album by Per “Flamman” Westling.
Wow, it’s getting kinda hard to catch up with it all, don’t you think?
Republikans (including members from Henry
Fiat’s Open Sore and Turpentines) have released a 7″ single
called “Thank’s a lot buddy”. It’s produced by Chips Kiesbye.
They’re working on a full-length album too.
|Producing and side project,
Kent Norberg’s Bob Dylan tribute band The SHE has changed their name
to The BOB. They do some gigs now and then.
Kent also spends some time in the producer’s chair. Throughout
the autumn and winter he has been working on Dan
Viktor’s second album, with the working title “Mitt hjärtas monster”.
There’s only some small bits and pieces left to put down on tape before it’s
time to mix. The album will be out after the summer. Dan Viktor is also a member
of The BOB.
And if that’s not enough, Kent’s working on the debut album
by Per “Flamman” Westling, a guitarist also in Dan Viktor’s band and
in The BOB. According to Kent, the album will be great, sounding like a mix of
Wilco, Neil Young and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
The new Millencollin album “Kingwood” will
be released in Sweden on March 30, and in the US on April 14. It’s produced
by Chips Kiesbye.
The 8-CD box “Tracks 20 år: Jubileumsboxen” released
last year, consisted of 4 double CDs with different genres (dance, ballad,
pop & rock). These double CDs have also been released seperatley,
and Sator are of course on the rock-record, titled “Tracks 20 år:
Rocksamlingen”. The track is “I’d rather drink than talk”.
project, January 31st
Finally! The repress of the Wild Kings 7″ has hit the shops! The
first 300 copies were withdrawn because of a scratch on the B-side. The
info again: The A-side is their only original, “Down at Wild Kingdom”,
and the B-side is a cover of the Blue Öyster
Cult track “Career of Evil”, recorded live at Debaser.
The single is released by Wild Kingdom.
Keep your eyes out for it, since it’s a killer! They’ve got it at Sound
Chips and Heikki have been quite busy producing lately. The new Wilmer
X album “13 våningar upp”, produced by Chips, is out
now. Also, the debut Fatboy album “Steelhearted” was
released in December. It was produced by Heikki.
studio work in the making include new albums by The
Hellacopters, Dozer and
Republikans (Chips) and the Eskilstuna band Le
Mans (Heikki together with Jörgen Wall).
The new Chips-produced album by Millencolin, “Kingwood”,
will be out on March 30.
|Concert news, December 18th
A couple of new Sator gigs are booked! First off, it’s at Blå
in Eskilstuna on December 26. with The
Drivers feat. Horndogs & The Dynamite Sisters, among others. Tickets
(120 SEK) available at Rocks, Bonerocker, Quick and all ATG-agents.
Then on January 21 Sator will play in Tranås on a minifestival
called “The Gathering”. The other bands are Asta
Kask, Mimikry and Rövsvett. Tickets will be available from Ticnet
or Parkhallen on January 2nd (150 SEK).
There’s also a gig in Karlstad on February 11. More info to come!
|Producing, December 8th
The Hellacopters have released
an EP called “Strikes like lightning”, with six previously unreleased
songs, to celebrate their tenth anniversary. The tracks were recorded
during the “By the grace of God”-sessions in 2002. Produced
by Chips K, as you might remember. Available on CD and 3×7″ vinyl
|Interview, October 18th
There’s a new but short Sator interview/article in Dalademokraten.
|Compilation, October 18th
The compilations just keep coming! But now it’s something new – an 8 CD-box
with 144 songs. And among them, Sator’s “I’d rather drink than talk”.
The box is called “Tracks 20 år” and features songs that
have been on this famous Swedish radio program’s chart over the years.
Sator’s stats on Tracks:
Check out all the charts and everything at the Tracks website.
|Producing, August 21st
Another production job for Chips. Right now the recording of the Millencolin’s 6th album is taking place at Fascination Street Studios (former Kuling
Studios) in the band’s hometown Örebro. Engineer is Jim Brumby who
worked with Sator on Barbie-Q-Killers vol 1 and Stereo. He also worked
with Speed of Sound Enterprise on their sole album. Check it out on the
The Wilmer X album will be mixed
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
Chips: “It’s been a very hectic year
|Compilation, August 4th
A Sator song has once again appeared on a compilation album. The album’s
called “Monster Trucks” and the song is “We’re right, you’re
wrong”. The CD is sort of the soundtrack to the TV-show “Hotwheels
Monster Jam”, on Swedish TV4 this summer.
|Producing, July 8th
Chips K will produce the new Wilmer
X album. More info to come!
But you can read a little bit about it here.
|Concert news, July 2nd
The Hjofestival, where Sator
were supposed to appear, was cancelled! This was due to financial problems
because of too few tickets sold (read more here).
Sad news to the band and the fans who all wanted to check out some of
the new songs.
|Concert news, June 16th
Finally a new Sator show! On Midsummer’s day, Sator is the closing act
at the Hjofestival 25-26th of
June. A bunch of the new songs will be tried out live for the first time.
Other acts include Mustach, Troublemakers,
Lambretta, Dag Vag, Bo Kaspers Orkester etc.
|Side project, June 15th
The Wild Kings 7″ is done! The A-side is their only original – “Down
at Wild Kingdom”, and the B-side is a cover of the Blue
Öyster Cult track “Career of Evil”, recorded live at
Debaser this spring. The single
is released by Wild Kingdom.
Keep your eyes out for it, since it’s a killer! They’ll probably sell
it at Sound Pollution for
|Producing, June 3rd
The new Chips K-produced album by Sons
of Cyrus, “Rock & Rollercoaster”, is out now on Big
|Side project, May 8th
The Wild Kings, Chips’ and Heikki’s cover band, will release a 7″
vinyl single before the end of May. The A-side will be their only original;
“Down at Wild Kingdom”, and the B-side will be a live track
from one of their shows (three so far) at Debaser in Stockholm. The single
was mastered yesterday. More info about the 7″ and where to get it
Their next gig is on May 19th.
|Producing, April 22th
The self-titled debut album from Swedish rockers Captain
Murphy is out now on Border Amigo. The album is produced by Chips
Kiesbye. Great, swingin’ 70s style rock ‘n’ roll.
|Special appearence, March 20th
Heikki Kiviaho plays bass on Lisa
Miskovsky’s latest album “Fallingwater”, as well as on her
current tour of Sweden. Tour dates on your right.
|Karaoke DVD, March 20th
It’s NOT Sator playing on the Karaoke DVD “Rockklassiker”. Who’s
actually playing on the track is unknown.
Michael: “It’s certainly not us playing
|Special appearence, February 5th
As mentioned before, Chips and Heikki are in a live cover band, performing
at the Wild Kingdom nights at
Debaser in Stockholm. The band
calls themselves The Wild Kings, and also features people from The Hellacopters and the Turpentines. They play songs by bands like The
Real Kids, The Nerves, The Runaways, The Undertones, The Beat, Stiv Bators,
Cheap Trick, Plimsouls among others. Anyway, they’re playing on February
10th with some special guests. DJs are Henke Walse, Nick Royale &
Calle Schewen (founder of the Wild
Kingdom record company).
|Karaoke DVD, January 25th
The Sator classic I Wanna go Home is featured on the karaoke DVD “Rockklassiker”,
released by Svenska Karaokefabriken
in collaboration with www.rockkaraoke.nu
and Rockklassiker 106.7. So
if you’re at the pub one night and hear a horrible version of I Wanna
go Home, it’s not Sator’s fault. The tracklist:
|Special appearence, December 14th
Chips and Heikki will play on the Wild Kingdom X-mas Ball at Debaser in Stockholm, on December 16th, with Robert Eriksson (The
Hellacopters) and Markus Turpentine (The
Turpentines) and some special guests. Also on stage this night are
played at the Nomads tribute album release party at Debaser and this band
will probably play at Debaser’s Wild Kingdom nights as a monthly event.
|Award, December 7th
Heikki Kiviaho and Jörgen Wall have been awarded with Eskilstuna Kommun’s musical award of 10.000:- crowns each for their “significant
achievements in the region’s musical life”. The jury shows admiration
of the duo’s work as musicians and producers for artists like Thåström,
Ingo&Floyd, Whale, Lisa Miskovsky, Kent, Titiyo, Sator and lots of
others. The festive awards ceremony was held on December 1st in Eskilstuna
city hall. Congratulations Jörgen and Heikki! Read the jury’s full
motivation and see a list of the boys’ merits here.
|Concert news, November 30th
Sator will do a short gig tonight at Nalen
in Stockholm, at Kent Norberg’s manager’s 40th birthday party. The preliminary
setlist is: “Teenage Kicks” (The Undertones), “Mental Hell”
(Ramones) and Pigvalley Beach”.
(not!) and special appearence, November 10th
Finally, the Nomads‘ tribute
album was released on November 3rd. Entitled “20 years too soon
— A tribute to the Nomads” and released by Big
Bongo Records/Wild Kingdom, the album features a lot of bands covering
their favourite Nomads’ songs, including The Hellacopters, Bob Hund, The
Dictators among others. NOT Sator though, strangely enough. Sator was,
of course, supposed to participate. They recorded “Crystal Ball”
but according to Chips K, they couldn’t find the time to mix it. It might
show up as a b-side in the future.
Sator were however represented at a release party to celebrate this release,
and also the release of a Nomads/Hellacopters
split 7″ (both bands play the Nomads’ song “Pack of Lies”,
limited to 1000 copies) at Debaser
in Stockholm on November 3rd. An all-star band was put together consisting
of Robert Hellacopter as drummer and band leader, Chips K on guitar/vocals,
Heikki Kiviaho on bass and Markus Turpentine on guitar/vocals performing
Nomads songs with guest artists like Nick Royale (Hellacopters), Odd (the
Robots), Staffan Hellstrand, Mats (Maryslim) and long time Nomads roadie
Thomas “Osten” Johansson.
Both records are distributed by Sound
|Concert, October 15th
plays Gothenburg tonight. After the gig, there will be a tribute concert
to Bob, at Pusterviksbaren.
A brand new band, The Subterranean Homesick Experience (The S.H.E.)— including Kent Norberg — plays a big bunch of the best Bob Dylan
The Subterreanean Homesick Experience is:
Show starts at 10pm. Tickets are 60 SEK.
Legendary country artist Gram Parson
died 30 years ago today. In honour to Gram, Kent Norberg has put together
The All Star Gram Band for a gig at Pusterviksbaren
in Gothenburg tonight. Expect to hear songs from Parson related bands
as The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Byrds. The gig is arranged by Woody
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
A bunch of pictures will come soon.
news, August 11th
I was in the Music-A-Matic studio today where Sator were rehearsing the
gig at Liseberg, but more importantly, to try out some new songs, written
for the next Sator album. Luckily, the work is going just great! At a
previous session, they got seven new songs down on tape, and this weekend
four more. Some of the new titles are “Basement Noise”, “Missing
Man”, “Celebration Town” and “If Time don’t get Me”.
I can report that the sound is classic Sator rock ‘n’ roll. The working
title for the new album is “Kickin’ Ass for the Working Class”.
Keep your eyes on the site for an update from Chips K himself, and maybe
even some sound samples! Photo
by Dennis Germundal
|Special appearance, July
Chips K and Kent Norberg were the secret guest artists at Dom
galna hundarna’s (featuring The
Nomads, Staffan Hellstrand,
Olle Ljungström and
Bob Hansson) gig at the
Peace and Love festival in Borlänge on July 5th. Chips was the
stand-in for Nomad Nix Vahlberg on this show so he played on most of the
songs. Kent played on “Don’t pull my strings” (The Nomads),
“I wanna go home” (Sator) and “Black ‘n’ White” (The
Zeros). (Note: “Dom galna hundarna is Swedish” for “The
Mad Dogs”, read a review of the gig here
Dom galna hundarna will play at Liseberg in Gothenburg on October 11th
(the day before Sator).
|Concert news, May 13th
Yes, another Sator concert! On Tuesday 12th of August at 20.00 Sator hits
the big outdoor stage at Liseberg
in Gothenburg. You can except some brand new songs to be tested live for
the very first time! And some old songs will be played for the last time,
in order to make room for even more new songs in the future. Exciting!
Heikki Kiviaho will be the bassplayer again and he his now to be considered
as Sator’s fifth member. He will play on the new album as well.
So Dressed Up has actually been released on the German compilation “I
|Concert news, February 5th
Sator live on stage! Yes, finally, for the first time since last summer,
Sator will do a concert. The venue is the classic Nalen
in Stockholm, where both Sator and Kent Norberg as a solo artist has performed
previously. Opening act is The
Mainliners. Tickets are SEK 210. More info at Nalen’s
|Concert news, February 5th
Kent Norberg did his second solo gig a week ago at KB
in Malmö. The first gig was at Nalen
on October 16th last year. I will tell you about the next gig BEFORE it
takes place. (knock on wood).
This is very, very, embarrasingly old news but since I forgot to report
this when it happened, I’m doing it now. In case someone missed it, Rockparty released a double CD this spring to celebreate their 20th anniversary.
Sator are on it with a live version of “I Wanna go Home”, recorded
at Metropol in Hultsfred on March 24th 1995. The booklet has a list of
all Sator shows in Hultsfred. Tracklist and other info here.
There, it’s done!
|TV appearence, December 8th
Don’t miss Motorjournalen
on Swedish Kanal 5 this Thursday (12th). Kent Norberg can be seen testing
motor homes together with reporter Joppe Pihlgren (known from Docenterna).
Kent will perform one of his solo songs (unconfirmed). The show will be
aired at 20.00 and there’s a rerun this Saturday (14th) at 18.00.
Press, December 7th
Swedish Cars-Music-Collectors magazine Depå
has a 5 page article about Sator in their new issue (#1 2003). Chips is
interviewed about Sator’s past and future, reminiscing some funny old
stories from the career, and presents his favourite records. Great article
with some cool pictures! The magazine will be out all over Sweden next
week. Go get it!
|Producing, December 7th
Some news about the Dozer album Chips produced this spring. This is from
“The 3rd DOZER full-length will be entitled
CALL IT CONSPIRACY and will be released in February on Cargo/Molten Universe
through-out Europe. DOZER are also working on finding a US-label interested
in releasing the album. The album will be mastered within a few weeks,
so check back for soundclips!”
You have a chance to see them on February 8th at Musikens Hus in Gothenburg
on the Fuzzfest.
Speaking of Chips producing, I’m sure no one has missed the latest The
|Concert news, November 20th
I’ve updated the White
Flag tour dates. These are more correct. Rumour has it that Kent might
jam with them in Gothenburg, and that Nick Vahlberg from The Nomads might join them on stage in Stockholm.
|Concert news, November 19th
Sator’s friends in the legendary American
punk rock band White
Flag are embarking on a winter tour in Europe to celebrate their
20th anniversary. You can see the tour
dates to the right. I will update these if there are any changes,
or check their website
for the latest news. There you can also find a cool video-clip of
“Cherry Bomb”, performed by Sator & White Flag (with
Campino from Die Toten Hosen) on the Hultsfredsfestivalen 1994.
|Side project, October 23rd
Kent Norberg performed a solo concert in Stockholm on the 16th. It was
just him and Gunnar Frick (also in Jackson 10se) on accoustic guitars.
He played some of his own material in Swedish and a Steve Earle cover.
The last encore was a country version of “I Wanna go Home”.
There is no album release planned at the moment but you never know. You
will be the first to know.
|Writing, September 5th
Chips has contributed to a book called “Heaven
Needed A Lead Singer: Fans Remember Joey Ramone”. This book is released
through a Finnish company called Tmi Ramoniac. Read more about this
book and how to order it here.
By ordering the book you enter a lottery in which one of the prices
is a signed copy of “The Songs Ramones the Same”, autographed
by Kent Norberg, among other rock musicians featured on the album.
|Concert intro, September 5th
We do get lots of questions about the intro. The intro used at the “Heden”
show in Gothenburg on August 9 was taken from the American TV show “Dragnet”
which was on the air from the early 50’s until 1970. Sator has used this
as intro several times since as early as 1990.
These are the liner notes from the “Television’s greatest hits” album
|Special appearence, September 5th
The Nomads have
a new 2-CD compilation out on White Jazz records called “Showdown
2 – The 90’s”. Around half of the tracks were produced by Chips.
It also features Chips, Kent and Hans on several tracks.
|Interview, September 5th
Chips is interviewed on a Thåström
homepage about the Kalas tour 2002 (Only in Swedish).
|Concert news, September 2nd
Around 26.500 people saw Sator open the Speedway
GP with a short playback set at at Ullevi
Stadium in Gothenburg. It was a really cool sight to the see the lads
on a small stage at the center of the soccer-field in the huge arena.
I hope my pictures come out OK. (I know I talk a lot about putting up
concert pictures, but none are up so far. Things are hectic at the moment.
Please be patient, they WILL be up in a while.) The setlist:
|Concert news, August 13th
Pray that you get a chance to see a Jackson 10se show in a not too distant
future, ’cause their concert two days ago was really great. Some good
ol’ country tunes with lap-steel guitar and everything. Here’s a review.
Hopefully, a bunch of pictures will be up here soon.
|Concert news, August 10th
Sator played a great show in Gothenburg last night! Read a review here.
Some pictures will be up as soon as possible. If you have any pictures
from the show, or any Sator-pictures what so ever, we’d be happy if you
sent them to us so we can put them on the site (with your name on them). Yesterday’s setlist:
|Concert news & interview, August 2nd
If you’re going to Gothenburg to see Sator next weekend, be sure not to
miss the Jackson
10se concert on Hedens Klubbscen on August 11th, at 21:15. This is
a country band featuring Kent Norberg on vocals and guitar. Read a smoking
fresh and interesting interview
with Kent from GP, telling us about Sator’s recent activities and
|Concert news, August 1st
Another show is confirmed. This time it’s at the Speedway
GP at Nya Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg on August 31st.
|Concert news, July 21st
Sator will perform at Göteborgskalaset
in Gothenburg on the 9th of August. The show will be held on Hedens Stora
Scen at 22.00. Don’t miss it!
|Concert news, June 30th
Sator performed at Skellefteå-
festivalen on the 28th of June. This was Sator’s first show
since they played the Chalmers University in Gothenburg in September
last year. You can watch a live video of “Mental Hell”
and “Slug it out” on the
|Studio work, June 2nd
Chips has produced the forthcoming The
Hellacopters album. More information to come.
|Studio work, April 20th
Chips spent a couple of weeks of April in the Music-A-Matic studio, producing
14 songs for the Swedish rockers Dozer’s
third album. The album will be released in November.
|Compilation, April 15th
One year after the death of Joey Ramone, White Jazz release the tribute album “The
Song Ramones the Same” on April 15th. Sator’s contribution is “Mental
Hell” which has been part of the live-set for a while. Chips has been
highly involved in the release, producing the songs by Satirnine, Sahara Hotnights,
The Nomads, The Pain, Maryslim, The Hellacopters and The Turpentines.
|Special appearence, February 12th
Chips once again played some guitar with Thåström, on his new album “Mannen som blev en gris”. Kent can also
be heard on the album, singing some backing vocals. Chips will be
a part of Thåström’s tour band on the Kalas
tour this summer together with Hekki Kiviaho (bass) and Jörgen
Wall (drums) from Whale and, new on this tour, Per Hägglund
(keyboards), one of the members of Imperiet.
|Concert News, September 19th
Sator did a great show last Saturday. Daniel was back again. At the Peace
and Love-show, Heikki Kiviaho (Whale, Thåström) was stand-in
on bass. The setlist in Gothenburg, and as far as I know at Peace and
Love too, was (and not in this order):
|Concert News, September 10th
Sator will perform at the opening ceremony at Chalmers university’s brand
new student’s union-building in Gothenburg on September 15th. Opening
act is Jaguar.
|Concert News, August 1st
Sator will perform on the Peace
and Love festival in Borlänge on August 3rd. The festival is
a manifestation against violence and racism and other bands include Backyard
Babies, Randy, The Kooks, Bad Cash Quartet, Loosegoats, Yvonne and tons
|Producing, June 2nd
Chips K. has produced the new Sahara
Hotnights-album, entitled “Jennie Bomb”. The recordings took place
in Music-A-Matic and Rommarö in March and April, and the album will
be released on BMG on June 4th.
|Upcoming show, March 9th
Sator will play a bunch of songs at The Nomads’ 20th anniversary party,
together with Robert Johnson & Punchdrunks, Flaming Sideburns and
of course, The Nomads themselves. This event will take place at Kolingsborg
in Stockhom on April 13th. More info can be found at The Nomads’ homepage. The Nomads’ new album, entitled “Up-Tight” and produced by Chips K., will be released on April 23rd.
|Compilations, January 30th
Once again, Sator appears on a bunch of compilation albums. First off
it’s on a Swedish 80’s-punk compilation called “Volym #4 Den bästa
svenska musiken 80-tal”. The songs are “Gamma Gamma Hey!” and “We’re Right,
You’re Wrong” and the booklet features comments on these songs by Chips
K. Release this week on MNW Records.
There is also a Spanish compilation out called “Muga 16 Años” including
“Time and Distance”. You can order it from Safety Pins Records.
|Compilation, January 20th (unconfirmed)
Sator is not on the double-CD version of the The Flamin’ Groovies tribute.
The tape they sent to Safety Pins Records was damaged. They will however
appear on the vinyl version that is yet to be released. Safety Pins Records
are currently negotiating with a label to make the vinyl album. Sator
is performing the track “You Tore Me Down”.
|Producing, January 17th
Kent Norberg is in the Music-A-Matic studio together with 59 Times
the Pain, producing their new album “Calling the Public”, release
due sometime in March.
Chips is also busy producing. He’s working on the new Nomads album
that will be released to coincide with the band’s 20th anniversary (April 13th).
|New Releases, November 26th
There’s not much happening on the Sator front at
the moment but I’m doing a small update so you won’t think that I’ve died.
Sator has appeared on two quite recently released compilation albums.
First, it was with the old hit “I Wanna Go Home” on “Baren -18 partyhits
utvalda av deltagarna i Baren” and later, the previously ureleased cover
of The Flamin’ Groovies’ “You Tore Me Down” on “Groovin’ ’round the World
– A Tribute to the Flamin’ Groovies” released on Safety Pins Records.
I’ve also heard unconfirmed rumours about an unreleased song being on
a yet-to-be released compilation album called “I was a Punk before you
was (Old School for New Students)”, to be out on Empty Records. If anyone
knows anything more about this please let me know.
Sator might also have dropped their contract with Independent Records.
They no longer appear at their website. More news about this will definately
come as soon as I get them.
So, until the release of B-Q-K vol. 2, (release date still unknown to
me), don’t miss out on the 10″ vinyl version of the “Droppin’ Out!” EP
out on Safety Pins Records. It has 3 bonus tracks not found on the CD
version (they all appear elsewere too though) and can actually be found
here and there in Sweden. Contact me if you have trouble finding it.
|Producing, October 5th
Chips Kiesbye has been in Music-A-Matic studio with Plan Nine producing
their debut album, “Generation Action”. He also found the time to play
some guitar on it. The release date has not been decided. You can read
an interview with Chips and the band as well as a recording diary at Plan Nine’s excellent homepage.
Chips has also produced the Hellacopters‘
new album “High Visibility” due to be released on October 16th.
|Speed of Sound Enterprise, May 26th
About two hours ago, Speed of Sound played Liseberg, Gothenburg. Some
interesting, unreleased songs were performed, including “Swinging London”
that will be on their second album, “Almost All the Time in the World”
from their forthcoming, second single, “That Would Be Something”, and one more song that I didn’t catch the name of but it sounded like “We Got Burned” or something. The setlist was (and
not in this order):
Make sure to catch them at a festival this summer!
|New album, April 22nd
Sator played two brand new songs at their gig in Gothenburg yesterday.
The tunes were “Get out of My Way” and “You Don’t Seem Real”. These songs
will both be on Sator’s forthcoming sequel to “Barbie-Q-Killers vol. 1”
that might be in stores right after the summer.
|Speed of Sound Enterprise, April 16th
Kent and Daniel’s sideproject “Speed of Sound Enterprise” will release
their debut single, “Young Girl” on the 19th of April. The selftitled
debut album will be released on the 27th of the same month. The album,
which has been mixed in New York, was recorded last summer but has been
delayed because the record company BMG has been concentrating on other
acts until now. Other members are Joakim Levin (Daniel’s brother and
ex-member of famous Swedish punkband “De Lyckliga Kompisarna”) on drums and
Jonas Redig on bass. Visit their official
homepage or their record
company for more information and a video! There’s also an interview
and the video to “Young Girl” on Aftonbladet’s site.
|Concert News, March 21st
Sator is doing a gig at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg on May 21st and one
at Metropol in Hultsfred on May 22nd. More information about the Hultsfred
gig is available at Rockparty’s homepage.
Info about the Gothenburg gig is available here.
|New album, February 30th
The follow up to “Barbie-Q-Killers vol. 1” will be released soon. Last
I heard is that it will contain 14 songs. Not only American bands but
also some British ones will be covered. One of the know titles is “Peeking
Hooligan” by the Buzzcocks. More news and release date as soon as I get
|Producing, February 25th
Chips Kiesbye has produced a bunch of songs by Matching Numbers,
including members from Nomads, Demons, Robots and Atomic Swing.
|Compilation CD, February 15th
Sator will contribute with one song on a record against nazism and rasism.
The working title is “Vi håller inte käften!” and other artists
include Thåström, Blues & V.I.P:z, Sahara Hotnights, Hammer
Hill Click & Dogge, Charta 77, Looptroop, Stefan Sundström &
Johan Johansson, Troublemakers, Shadlims, Ubba and Iguana party. The album
will be out before the summer and all the profit will go to the John Hron-foundation.
A concert in Gothenburg is also planned.
|Split Single, November 11th 1999
Sator has made a spilt single with the French band Garlic Frog Diet. It will contain the previously unreleased Sator songs “You Ain’t
Nothing” and “A Song to You”. It will be limited to 500-600 copies printed
on colored vinyl. The single will be released by Sideline Records.
|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
Chips and Kent have been busy producing other bands in -96. Kent just
Hasse has also been busy in the studio working with up coming punk rock band The
Rumors say that Sator is going to use several different producers for the new