From: Avesta, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
Scar Symmetry Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with Scar Symmetry.
Diving head first into tales of secret governments and even alien intelligences, Swedish metal act Scar Symmetry continues to provide both melody and extreme death metal with the latest conspiracy theory themed album "The Unseen Empire."
Guitarist Per Nilsson recently corresponded with Metalunderground.com to explain the interesting ideas behind the album and discuss where it lands in Scar Symmetry's discography. Speaking on the idea of secret reptilian intelligences and how the band approached the lyrics, Nilsson stated: "We don't tell people the point where fact transcends into fiction, that is for each and everyone to decide for themselves. A lot of people actually believe in the theories of David Icke, and I don't know if that's more absurd than believing in the first book of Moses, or believing that the God Vishnu came riding on the giant snake Ananda with the God of creation, Brahma, emerging from a lotus flower in his belly button!"
Below you can find the complete discussion, which also includes Nilsson covering the band's split with former vocalist Christian Älvestam, the recruitment of two new vocalists, and how the band has evolved over time. More...
If there's a "new" band you should watch for, it would be Scar Symmetry. Hailing from Avestas, Sweden since 2004, the band features singer Christian Älvestam (Incapacity, ex-Angel Blake, Torchbearer), guitarists Jonas Kjellgren (ex-Carnal Forge, Centinex) and Per Nilsson (Altered Aeon), bassist Kenneth Seil and drummer Henrik Ohlsson (Altered Aeon, ex-Diabolical, ex-Thrawn). They are often compared with In Flames and Soilwork, but the main thing that sets them apart from other melodeath giants is the existence of clean vocals, which alternates with the death metal growls. Not to mention the amazing guitar work. These guys prove that the Swedes are still at the top of the metal game.
When fellow Swedes Dark Tranquillity and The Haunted brought their co-headlining tour to Vancouver, BC, it gave me the chance to sit down with the two Scar Symmetry guitarists in their tour bus to ask them a few questions, hear them share their pearls of wisdom and learn some Swedish from them. Here's how it went down: More...