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Scar Symmetry

Formed: 2004
From: Avesta, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Scar Symmetry News

Below is our complete Scar Symmetry news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Midnight Realm Premiere New Song

Melodic death metal band Midnight Realm premiere their new single "Kings Will Crawl" off their forthcoming album "Engineering The Apocalypse", due out Spring 2022. The track features a guest solo from Cognizance guitarist Alex Bailie.

"Engineering The Apocalypse" was mixed by ex-Xerath guitarist Owain Williams and features an additional guest solo from Ben Ellis (Scar Symmetry).

Tells Midnight Realm guitarist and founder Daniel Russell: More...

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Rex Demonus Premiere New Lyric Video

Melodic death metal outfit Rex Demonus (Wombbath, Abscession, Scar Symmetry) premiere a new lyric video for "De Proditione", taken from their debut album "Damnatio", which is out in stores now via Hecatombe Records.

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Buried Realm Premiere New Single

Colorado-based melodic death metal project Buried Realm premiere a new song entitled "The Wonder and Terror of Fortune", taken from their upcoming new album "Embodiment of the Divine", which will be released on July 24th.

Check out now "The Wonder and Terror of Fortune" below.

The new outing includes the below guest performances:

Andy Gillion (Mors Principium Est) on (Overlord & Scales of Queen Dragon)
Benjamin Ellis (Scar Symmetry) on (Master Psychosis & Embodiment of the Divine)
Bob Katsionis (ex-Firewind) on (Silver Tongue)
Dean Arnold (Operus, ex-Vital Remains) on (The Burning Remnants & Silver Tongue)
Lee McKinney (Born of Osiris) on (Infinite Mutation)
Peter Wichers (ex-Soilwork) on (In the Shallow Light & Embodiment of the Divine)
Rafael Trujillo (ex-Obscura) on (The Wonder and Terror of Fortune)
Ryan Strain (Chaos For The Masses) on (Master Psychosis, In the Shallow Light, Infinite Mutation, The Wonder and Terror of Fortune)

Explains mastermind Josh Dummer the significance of the song: More...

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Blackguard Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Blackguard premiere their new album “Storm” in its entirety ahead of its release this coming Friday, January 03rd. The outing is their first since 2011’s “Firefight” and boasts a number of guest appearances. Among them are Morgan Lander (Kittie/Karkaos), Cradle Of Filth‘s Lindsay Schoolcraft and Scar Symmetry‘s Per Nilsson.

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70K TOM Auctioning Guitar For Haiti Charity

Round seven of the world's biggest heavy metal cruise featured 61 acts and set sail back in February, leaving from Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL and sailing to Labadee, Haiti and back.

Prior to sailing there was a lot of online discussion amongst sailors about what they could do to provide aid to those in need in Haiti, which inspired the crew at 70,0000 Tons Of Metal to make a unique contribution, auctioning off a Michael Schenker 2004 model Dean Guitar.

The guitar was signed by the world class artists who participated in the jam: Elize Ryd, Esa Holopainen, Jeff Waters, Fabio Alessandrini, Rich Hinks, Aaron Homma, Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Scott Ian, Ben Ash, Mark Osegueda, Will Carroll, Lisa Cuthbert, Jon Gallagher, Van Williams, Axel Ritt, Bobby Blitz, Per Nilsson, Fabio D'Amore, Rich Ward, Alex Skolnick, Steve DiGiorgio, Gene Hoglan, Thomas Vikström, Linnéa Vikström, Russ Bergquist, Steven Wussow, and Philip Restemeier.

All proceeds from the auction, running through March 12th at 3:00 PM EST, will be donated to the people of Haiti via Direct Relief. Place your own bid right here. More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal: Line Up Complete

In exactly 9 days 3000 metal fans will be on board the 2017 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise.

4 Days, 60 Bands, 1 Cruise Ship and only 3000 Tickets – Round 7 of The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will sail February 2-6 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Labadee, Haiti on board the "Independence Of The Seas".

Haven’t booked your ticket yet? Click here to book now! Don’t wait, only a select number of Single Tickets and Private Cabins are left. You don’t want to miss this trip of a lifetime!

Check out the entire 2017 line-up below: More...

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Mutiny Within Debuts New Song "Silent Weapons"

Mutiny Within debuts the third track taken from the upcoming new album "Origins", called "Silent Weapons". The new album will be out in stores February 10th. The track features a guest turn from Per Nilsson of Scar Symmetry.

Check out now "Silent Weapons" below.

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Uncanny Premieres Full-Album Stream Of New EP

Swedish death metal veterans Uncanny premiere the full-album stream of their new three-track EP "Liturgy", out in stores now via Bandcamp. Original members Fredrik Norrman (Katatonia, October Tide) and Kennet Englund (Dellamorte, Interment, Centinex) are joined by new vocalist Mikael Hanni (Disrupted). The EP also includes guest solos on two tracks by Jonas Kjellgren (ex-Carnal Forge, Scar Symmetry, Centinex).

Check out now "Liturgy" in its entirety below.

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Hannes Grossman Full New Solo Album Streaming

Hannes Grossman (Alkaloid/Ex-Obscura) premieres the full-album stream of his new crowdfunded solo album, "The Crypts Of Sleep", which hits stores today. Hate Eternal's Erik Rutan, Scar Symmetry's Per Nilsson and more guest on this album.

Check out now "The Crypts Of Sleep" in its entirety below.

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Arsis Premieres Pre-Production Version Of New Song

Arsis premieres pre-production version of a new song entitled "As Deep As Your Flesh".

Comments bassist/vocalist Noah Martin: "Our September tour with Scar Symmetry, Shattered Sun, and Painted In Exile is right around the corner. We’re excited to step away from writing and play some new material. That being said, Shawn Priest made a drum playthrough of a new pre-production track entitled “As Deep as your Flesh” to give a glimpse of where our heads are, musically. We hope you enjoy the tune thus far and to see you on the road this Fall! – Noah"

Check out now "As Deep As Your Flesh" below.

The band will be touring with Scar Symmetry, Shattered Sun and Painted In Exile this fall. Check out all dates below: More...

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Shattered Sun Announces Tour With Scar Symmetry

Texas heavy metal quintet Shattered Sun is gearing up for a next tour with headliners Scar Symmetry, with support from Arsis and Painted In Exile. Today, the official tour routing has also been released.

The routing begins on September 8th in Orlando, FL and runs throughout the month, ending in Austin, TX on September 20th. See below for a full listing of tour dates. Scar Symmetry will also play outside of the tour routing on September 9th at Prog Power USA in Atlanta, GA.

Shattered Sun guitarist Jessie Santos states: "We're happy to announce the official dates for our upcoming tour with Scar Symmetry. It's too awesome to know that we're on this amazing bill. We can't wait to see y'all on the road. September can't come soon enough, see you in the pit!" More...

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Scar Symmetry Announces Tour With Arsis

Although dates and venues aren't revealed yet, Scar Symmetry just announced an upcoming North American tour alongside Arsis. The band comments:

"GOOD NEWS, PEOPLE OF NORTH AMERICA!!! We're stoked to announce our return: this September, we're teaming up with Arsis, Shattered Sun and Painted In Exile for our very first North American headlining tour!

"Dates and details will be announced later, but for now, CHEERS everyone, can't wait to see you guys again, it's been way to long!!!" More...

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Bassist Kenneth Seil Splits With Scar Symmetry

Sweden's modern metal tyrants Scar Symmetry announced the departure of Kenneth Seil from the band. In the midst of a European tour with Epica and Eluveitie, the band announced that Andres Silen (Lack of Faith) will fill in, along with second guitarist Benjamin Ellis (Bloodshot Dawn/Propane Headrush).

The announcement reads: "We are sorry to announce that Kenneth has left Scar Symmetry to pursue other interests, we miss him dearly but as they say: the show must go on! Much love and many thanks to Kenneth for all the years, all the drunken tour stories, all the good times!

"We did our first show of the Epica/Eluveitie/Scar Symmetry tour tonight, and we are excited to announce that for this tour we have enrolled the amazing Andreas Silén on bass and Benjamin Ellis on guitar (of Propane Headrush and Bloodshot Dawn fame respectively), these guys shred like noone else!

"We hope to see you guys at the shows, cheers everyone!"

Check out the drunken announcement here: More...

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ProgPower USA Announces 2016 Lineup

Glenn Harveston, promoter for the annual ProgPower USA Festival, announced the lineup for the 2016 edition of the Atlanta, Georgia event. Next year marks the 17th installment and will be headed by a U.S. exclusive performance by Fates Warning featuring original vocalist John Arch performing the 1986 classic "Awaken the Guardian" marking the 30th anniversary of the release.

The complete lineup, which was revealed after Anathema's set this past Friday, September 11th, is as follows:

Friday (September 9, 2016):

Fates Warning (USA) "Awaken the Guardian" in its entirety with John Arch. - a U.S. Exclusive
Scar Symmetry (Sweden)
The Gentle Storm (Netherlands)
Freedom Call (Germany)
Vanishing Point (Australia)
Ascendia (Canada)

Saturday (September 10, 2016):

Devin Townsend (Canada) with special guest, Anneke van Giersbergen
Haken (UK)
Refuge (Germany)
Green Carnation (Norway) ("Light of Day, Day of Darkness" in its entirety. - a U.S. Exclusive)
Serious Black (Multinational)
Savage Messiah (UK)

In addition, 2016 will see the Midweek Mayhem and Kick Off Shows merge into the main festival, to be known as ProgPower USA Days 1-4. Going forward, Wednesday's show will be a joint presentation of Milton Mendonca of Infinity Concerts and Nathan Block of Swordlord Productions and Thursday will feature three bands, each a selection of the three promoters, all of which will be the caliber of band that could headline any day.

Tickets will be sold separately for the first two days (Wed/Thur) and then the second two days (shown above). The first ticket sales for Days 3-4 (lineup above) will go on sale via Ticketmaster on October 3, 2015. Tickets for Days 1-2 go on sale go on sale November 7th (more info coming). More...

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Epica Announces European Tour With Eluveitie

Epica has announced a co-headlining tour of Europe with Switzerland's Eluveitie this fall. In support is modern metal masters Scar Symmetry.

Guitar player Isaac Delahaye says the following about the tour: "Oh boy, I'm super stoked for this! What better way to end our The Quantum Enigma world tour than to team up with a band who's – just like us – mixing 2 different genres into something special; a great metal band with a catchy folk topping. Yummie! Add some delicious riffing from our favourite Swedes, and you can expect a lot of coolio and 3 bands on top of their game. You wanna hear an orchestra? You wanna see a fiddler? You wanna steal tasty soloing ideas? Or do you just wanna have a great metal night in the pit? We've got it all."

Epica is supporting its latest album "The Quantum Enigma" (see review here), Eluveitie is still supporting its latest "Origins" (see review here) and Scar Symmetry is supporting "The Singularity (Phase I: Neohumanity)" (see review here).

Dates are as follows:

EPICA/ELUVEITIE co-headline dates with opener SCAR SYMMETRY:'

OCT 27 + Oberhausen + Turbinenhalle, DE
OCT 28 + Hugenottenhalle + Neu-Isenburg, DE
OCT 30 + Hala Euronic + Zlín, CZ
OCT 31 + Lazia Nowa Theater + Krakow, PL
NOV 01 + Huxleys + Berlin, DE
NOV 03 + Löwensaal + Nürnberg, DE

EPICA supported by ELUVEITIE and opener SCAR SYMMETRY:

NOV 04 + Live Club + Milan, IT
NOV 05 + Estragon + Bologna, IT
NOV 07 + Belle Electrique + Grenoble, FR
NOV 08 + L’Etage + Rennes, FR
NOV 09 + Aeronef + Lille, FR
NOV 11 + Academy + Bristol, UK
NOV 12 + Ritz + Manchester, UK
NOV 14 + Garage + Glasgow, UK
NOV 15 + Forum + London, UK More...

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Fredrik Åkesson Featured In Guitar Documentary

Opeth has checked in with the following announcement about guitarist Fredrik Akesson appearing in a new documentary:

"Our very own Fredrik 'Kulle' Åkesson will be featured in an upcoming documentary called Axemen of Sweden. Go check out the trailer below. The documentary will probably be ready around May. More news on that later.

"Other guitarists featured are Kee Marcello (Europe), John Norum (Europe), Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry) and many more..."

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Scar Symmetry Releases Track-By-Track, Pt. I

Swedish metal act Scar Symmetry release the first part in a track-by-track video series for the upcoming new release "The Singularity (Phase I - Neohumanity)," the first of a planned concept album trilogy. The album is out in Europe already with the North American street date approaching on October 14th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track list for the album is as follows:

1. The Shape Of Things To Come
2. Neohuman
3. Limits To Infinity (see lyric video here)
4. Cryonic Harvest (see lyric video here
5. The Spiral Timeshift
6. Children Of The Integrated Circuit
7. Neuromancers
8. Technocalyptic Cybergeddon

Check out the first part here: More...

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Scar Symmetry Releases New Lyric Video

Sweden's Scar Symmetry have unveiled a lyric video for the song "Cryonic Harvest," the fourth track off the upcoming sixth studio album "The Singularity (Phase I - Neohumanity)," reviewed on the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast here.

"Cryonic Harvest" follows up "Limits To Infinity," released in late August.

"The Singularity (Phase I - Neohumanity)," the first of a planned concept album trilogy, hits stores on October 3rd (EU), October 6th (UK & France), and October 14th (US) 2014 via Nuclear Blast. It is Scar Symmetry's first new material since 2011's "The Unseen Empire." The tracklist is as follows:

01. The Shape Of Things To Come
02. Neohuman
03. Limits To Infinity
04. Cryonic Harvest
05. The Spiral Timeshift
06. Children Of The Integrated Circuit
07. Neuromancers
08. Technocalyptic Cybergeddon

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Scar Symmetry Posts Album Trailer

Swedish melo-death metal band Scar Symmetry is set to release a new album and successor to 2011’s "The Unseen Empire" this Fall.

The new creation called "The Singularity (Phase 1 – Neohumanity)" will be out on October 3rd (EU), October 6th (UK & France), and October 14th (US) 2014 via Nuclear Blast and is the first part of a trilogy.

The band just release a new album trailer, which can be seen below. The track listing is as follows:

01. The Shape Of Things To Come
02. Neohuman
03. Limits To Infinity (streaming here)
04. Cryonic Harvest
05. The Spiral Timeshift
06. Children Of The Integrated Circuit
07. Neuromancers
08. Technocalyptic Cybergeddon

Per Nilsson commented: "The lyrical concept that Henrik came up with for The Singularity trilogy is huge in scope, complex and awe-inspiring, and naturally the music I wrote needed to follow suit - and it is with great pride that we can now present 'Phase I - Neohumanity', the first part in the most progressive and elaborate project in the history of Scar Symmetry. What an awesome way of celebrating our 10th anniversary!" More...

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 27

We may be the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast - the operative word being “metal” - but that doesn't mean we’re above shamelessly promoting some “FedoraCore” when it suits our interests.

That’s right, boys and girls: this week we’re launching another ticket giveaway for Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In addition to The Black Dahlia Murder, Suicide Silence and friends on Monday, October 13th, we invite you to check out Attila, Crown The Empire, and Like Moths To Flames on Friday, November 14th.

If interested, submit an email to podcast@metalunderground.com with one (or both) of the headlining bands in the subject heading, and your full name matching your ID in the email body. Listen in with bated breath as co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) fills in the rest of the details.

Next, co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) offers a gushing sneak-peek reaction to one of the year’s most anticipated metal albums: “The Singularity (Phase I - Neohumanity)” by Swedish death-prog powerhouse Scar Symmetry. He’s convinced it will monopolize many a year-end favorites list, and urges fans (Kevin included) who may have lost interest after the loss of former superhuman vocalist Christian Alvestam to reconsider. The latter incarnation of Scar Symmetry has truly come into its own. The first of a planned concept trilogy, “Neohumanity” drops in North America on Tuesday, October 14th.

Finally, in another round of his “Miami Metalhead Problems” saga, Kevin relates an epic personal concert misadventure involving the bands Erra and Reflections. We’ve all had them, we’ve all struggled and bled to make it to see our favorite bands, and every now and then, something unique and memorable occurs along the way that we wouldn’t have traded for all the well-timed, well-organized shows in the world.

Tune in here to check out Kevin’s story, Mike’s review, and more, and don’t forget to subscribe via iTunes and/or RSS feed. Enjoy!

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