Here is the Seal of Saturn in its traditional sigil, naming its two ruling spirit s: Zazel (zayzel) and Agiel (ay-gee-il). I’m sure we can all guess what another version of the name Zazel is… Azazel, the YED.
Lou: On the Seal of Saturn Facebook page, you describe yourselves as “not a local band”. What does that mean? How would you describe yourselves?
Mikhail: Damn, I think its been maybe since January 2008, so four and a half years? And the member of Seal of Saturn will always consist of myself, but there’s often a revolving lineup. It’s myself, my brother Nick Juarez on bass and guitar as well once in a while, Josh Greenburg whom is doing guitar and writing with me as well, Alexander Torres who also does guitar once in a while and helps write material, Frank Cantu who does live drums and occasionally have input, and of course Darren Cesca who did drum work with me on the studio recordings of “Nine Circles” and will work with me on the future recordings of other material.
I recently found out about a terrific, yet seemingly little known band called Seal of Saturn. I reviewed their EP, “Nine Circles”, not too long ago () and I’ve been hooked ever since. I was lucky enough to catch up with the band’s mastermind, Mikhail, to find out a little more about Seal of Saturn and their music.