From: Avesta, Sweden
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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.
Tampa, Florida-based melodic thrash metal band THE ABSENCE — which recently announced the addition of drummer Justin Reynolds to the group's ranks — has scheduled the following dates:
Apr. 03 - The AKA lounge - Orlando, Florida
Apr. 04 - Bourbon Street - New Port Richey, Florida
Apr. 05 - Churchill's - Miami, Florida
THE ABSENCE's cover of TESTAMENT's "Into the Pit" has been posted on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's sophomore CD, "Riders of the Plague", which was released on August 7, 2007 via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded at Mana Studios in Florida with Swedish producer Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY, CARNAL FORGE). Mixing duties were handled by Jonas at his Black Lounge studios in Avesta, Sweden. The CD features guest appearances by guitarists James Murphy (DEATH, TESTAMENT), Jonas Kjellgren, Per Nilsson (SCAR SYMMETRY) and Santiago Dobles (AGHORA) as well as guest vocals by Jonas Granvik (WITHOUT GRIEF, EDGE OF SANITY). More...
Swedish band Scar Symmetry has posted the following announcement on their MySpace page:
"We're happy to announce that our 3rd CD, "Holographic Universe", has now been mixed, mastered and delivered to the people at Nuclear Blast Records! We pushed the "record"-button for the first time early December and the time since has been hectic and intense to say the least. We've worked our asses off 24/7 and the result is 12 new songs, featuring all the creamy goodness of "Symmetric In Design" and the spicy flavours of "Pitch Black Progress", this time with a lot of added cheese and pork-fat... Does it make sense to you? No, not to us either..."
The tracklisting for "Holographic Universe," tentatively due to hit shelves in June this year, is as follows:
02. Timewave Zero
04. Artificial Sun Projection
05. The Missing Coordinates
06. Ghost Prototype I (Measurement Of Thought)
07. Fear Catalyst
09. Prism And Gate
10. Holographic Universe
11. The Three-Dimensional Shadow
12. Ghost Prototype II (Deus Ex Machina)
Swedish metallers SCAR SYMMETRY have issued the following update:
"We're back home from the Live Consternation North American tour, together with KATATONIA, INSOMNIUM and SWALLOW THE SUN. It's been an amazing month and we've had nothing but the best of times. We would like to sincerely thank everyone for coming out each night, checking us out, buying our merch, hanging out, sharing their beer with us and so on. Thank you all for being the coolest ever and for your kind support!"
"As goes for what the future holds, we will begin recording our third album, starting December 1st. So far we have 13 songs written, but we're aiming to have another three or four done, before we start sifting through the material, deciding which songs to include on the album. The new disc will go under the name of Holographic Universe and it will most likely see its release in the late spring of 2008, through Nuclear Blast Records." More...
A three-minute trailer for the forthcoming "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set can be viewed below. Due on November 30 via Nuclear Blast, the collection — as the title implies — celebrates the 20th anniversary of the German metal label, featuring two DVDs with almost six hours' worth of footage, including 70 promotional clips and a four-part history of the label hosted by DESTRUCTION bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer.
The following clips can be found on the "20 Years of Nuclear Blast" two-DVD set:
01. DIMMU BORGIR - Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse
02. IMMORTAL - One By One
03. HYPOCRISY - Scrutinized
04. GOREFEST - The Glorious Dead
05. KATAKLYSM - Manipulator Of Souls
06. BENEDICTION - I Bow To None
07. PUNGENT STENCH - Shrunken And Mumified Bitch
08. BELPHEGOR - Sanctus Perversum
09. NILE - The Language Of The Shadows
10. DEATH - Scavenger Of Human Sorrow
11. MALEVOLENT CREATION - Assasin Squad
12. DESTRUCTION - The Butcher Strikes Back
13. DEW SCENTED - Cities Of The Dead
14. ANTHRAX - What Doesn’t Die
15. EXODUS - Riot Act
16. DEATH ANGEL - The Devil Incarnate
17. I - Warriors
18. SONIC SYNDICATE - Psychic Suicide
19. CLAWFINGER - The Price We Pay
20. CHIMAIRA - Worthless
21. IN FLAMES - Only For The Weak
22. MESHUGGAH - Future Breed Machine
23. SOILWORK - Exile
24. THE DESTINY PROGRAM - Project Hoax
25. SCAR SYMMETRY - The Illusionist
26. THREAT SIGNAL - Counterbalance
27. MNEMIC - Ghost
28. EKTOMORF - Destroy
29. AGNOSTIC FRONT - Warriors
30. ALL SHALL PERISH - Eradication
31. BLEED THE SKY - God In The Frame
32. DARKANE - Solitary Confinement
33. THE DUSKFALL - Trust Is Overrated
34. ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET - So Grim, So True, So Real
35. WINTERSUN - Winter Madness
36. HAMMERFALL - Hammerfall
37. RIDE THE SKY - New Protection
38. EDGUY - King Of Fools
39. BLIND GUARDIAN - The New Order
40. SONATA ARCTICA - Caleb
41. GOTTHARD - Master Of Illusion
42. RAGE - Full Moon
43. GRAVE DIGGER - Valhalla
44. HELLOWEEN - Immortal
45. STRATOVARIUS - Why Are We Here
46. TAROT - Before The Skies Comes Down
47. THUNDERSTONE - Face In The Mirror
48. COMMUNIC - Conspiracy In Mind
49. THRESHOLD - Slipstream
50. CANDLEMASS - Of Stars And Smoke
51. CATHEDRAL - Corpsecycle
52. NIGHTWISH - Eva
53. AFTER FOREVER - Transitory
54. EPICA - Never Enough
55. ECHOES OF ETERNITY - Voices In A Dream
56. SIRENIA - The Other Side
57. DEATHSTARS - Greatest Fight On Earth
58. SAMAEL - Valkyrie’s New Ride
59. THE KOVENANT - In The Name Of The Future
60. AMORPHIS - The White Swan
61. THERION - Der Mitternachtslöwe
62. CREMATORY - Revolution
63. FARMER BOYS - For The World To Sing
64. PYOGENESIS - Addiction Pole
65. LIQUIDO - Ordinary Life
66. CHROME DIVISION - Serial Killer
67. DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER - Riders On The Storm
68. SUBWAY TO SALLY - Meine Seele Brennt
69. KNORKATOR - Wir werden alle sterben
70. SUCH A SURGE - Mission Erfüllt More...
At the end of its upcoming North American tour, Sweden's KATATONIA will head to Mexico for the first time ever to play two exclusive gigs in Mexico City and Monterrey. "We can't wait to meet all our Mexican friends coming out for these special occasions," the band writes on its web site. "It's been a long time coming."
KATATONIA's Mexican dates:
Sep. 28 - Circo Volador - Mexico City, Mexico
Sep. 29 - Café Iguana - Monterrey, Mexico More...
Finally Scar Symmetry will hit UK-soil! They will be appearing at the Bloodstock OpenAir festival on Friday the 17th of August.
Other cool bands at the Fest:Testament,Archenemy, Nevermore, In Flames, Benediction(Rules), Dark Tranquillity, Sabbat
Read the full article at Official Myspace.
Despite suffering the evil eye of American TSA agents, experiencing Dr.Pepper, and playing in a few clubs smaller than your bathroom - Katatonia is coming back to the US with three of the genre's most interesting rising stars. Kicking off September 4, the tour will make nineteen stops around the country. Thats 19 chances to see this lineup before they sneak across the border to Mexico for round two!
Katatonia made their stateside touring debut last fall performing alongside Moonspell and Daylight Dies (North Carolina, US). With Swedish tech-metallers Scar Symmetry in tow this time around, Katatonia will be introducing Finnish neighbors Swallow the Sun and Insomnium to our weak beer beginning in Springfield, Virginia. Touring in support of their first live album, Live Consternation, it will be the first time long-time American fans will be able to experience a full set from this deeply talented group.
From the press release, "Live Consternation, set for American release June 5, is a stunning 5.01 cd/2.0 dvd package which features selections from the band's successful 2006 album The Great Cold Distance and choice cuts from their growing and popular catalog. Kerrang notes, 'submlime melodies and moments of sheer mellow bliss,' while Rocksound adds, 'absolutely astonishing.' "
Confirmed dates are listed below. Tickets for most venues are available at Ticketmaster.
LIVE CONSTERNATION NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2007
Scar Symmetry (swe)
Swallow The Sun (fin)
Sep-04, Jaxx Nite Club (West Springfield VA)
Sep-05, The Webster (Hartford, CT)
Sep-06, BB King Blues Club (New York NY)
Sep-07, Mark's Showplace (Bedford NH)
Sep-08, Chance Theater (Poughkeepsie NY)
Sep-09, Le Medley (Montreal QU)
Sep-10, Imperial de Quebec (Quebec City QU)
Sep-11, The Funhaus (Toronto ON)
Sep-12, Peabody's (Cleveland OH)
Sep-13, I-Rock (Detroit MI)
Sep-14, The Pearl Room (Mokena IL)
Sep-15, Station 4 (St. Paul MN)
Sep-17, Bluebird Theater (Denver CO)
Sep-19, Whisky-A-Go-Go (West Hollywood CA)
Sep-20, Showcase Theater (Corona CA)
Sep-21, Brickhouse (Phoenix AZ)
Sep-22, Launchpad (Albuqeruque NM)
Sep-24, White Rabbit (San Antonio TX)
Sep-25, Ridglea Theater (Ft. Worth TX)
Sep-26, Scout Bar (Houston TX)
The following initial dates have been released for the upcoming tour featuring KATATONIA, SCAR SYMMETRY, INSOMNIUM, and SWALLOW THE SUN:
September 4 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 14 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
September 19 - Hollywood, CA @ Whisky
Finnish Death metallers INSOMNIUM will embark on their debut North American tour in September. KATATONIA will headline, with support also going from SCAR SYMMETRY and SWALLOW THE SUN. The first announced date is:
September 4th at Jaxx in Springfield, VA
More dates as they become available.
Swedish melodic death metallers Scar Symmetry have issued the following update:
"We're back home from the 'Metal For The Masses' North American tour, together with Into Eternity, Dark Tranquillity and The Haunted. It's been an amazing month and we've had nothing but the best of times. We would like to sincerely thank everyone who took their time, showing up at the gigs, checking us out and buying our merch. Thank you all for your kind support! Special thanks to our new friends in Into Eternity for sharing their backline with us and for being great guys; Dark Tranquillity for kick-ass times on the tourbus and for being the best of dudes; The Haunted for being killer guys, both on and off stage!
"Up next is a gig in Norway, on the Karmoygeddon metal festival. Also, a couple of Swedish dates have been confirmed, set to take place at the end of the month. One in Avesta and one in Stockholm."
Hailing from Sweden, SCAR SYMMETRY have been invited to join THE HAUNTED and DARK TRANQUILLITY on their co-headlining stint for The Century Family’s inaugural ”Metal For The Masses” tour. The line-up will also include Canada’s INTO ETERNITY. Sponsored by Decibel magazine, Draven, and Lambgoat, the tour’s moniker is derived from The Century Family’s annual Metal For The Masses compilation series, which is now on its fifth volume in the series and available exclusively through Hot Topic.
Checking in from his home in Gävle, SCAR SYMMETRY’s lead guitarist Per Nilsson shares his reaction to the band’s upcoming maiden tour of the U.S. & Canada and also makes a few predictions:
“So, finally, we get our first chance to tour North America. We’ve been awaiting this opportunity for some time now, and when the invitation came for us to join this tour package, we had no problem saying ‘HELL YEAH!!!’ The Haunted, Dark Tranquillity, Into Eternity and SCAR SYMMETRY - this must be every metalhead’s dream come true! A few things that are very likely to happen on this tour are: A) Kenneth [Seil, bassist] is going to drink too much; B) Jonas [Kjellgren, lead & rhythm guitar] is going to drink too much; C) Christian [Älvestam, lead singer] won’t drink at all to keep his voice in shape; and D) Jonas is going to shave most of his facial hair, leaving only a grand mustache, making him look like an old German geezer!” More...
Scar Symmetry has issued a brief update regarding their forthcoming album for Nuclear Blast Records:
"At the moment we're in the midst of writing material for our third album, set to be recorded at the end of the summer. So far we have like 10 songs in the works and there are more set to be written in the near future. Hopefully we'll have around 15-20 songs to choose from, in time for the recording."
SCAR SYMMETRY's video for "The Illusionist," a track off their recently released sophomore album, Pitch Black Progress, will debut on MTV2's Headbangers Ball this Saturday, July 1st at 7 p.m. Pacific / 10 p.m. EASTERN.
The episode will be hosted by none other than Vinnie Paul (Rebel Meets Rebel, Damageplan, ex-Pantera).
SCAR SYMMETRY have remained active on radio charts around the country since the album's North American release on May 2nd. Recent rankings include: #7 on FMQB and #11 on CMJ Loud Rock.
You can view the SCAR SYMMETRY e-card here.
This year's Metal Camp Festival is set to take place on July 21- 23 in Tolmin, Slovenia. The organizers have announced the addition of SOILWORK and very promissing Swedish newcomers SCAR SYMMETRY. Also appearing on the main stage are German Power metallers MYSTIC PROPHECY.
The Talent Forum Stage is being introduced for the first time this year. Bands set to play there include Blind Petition (AUT), Asterius (GER), Subhuman (ITA), Bleak Origin (CHE) and many others. For more information, visit the Metal Camp official page.
Below is the complete list of confirmed bands: More...
Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of one of Swedish death metallers SCAR SYMMETRY.
According to a posting on the label's web site, "This five-peace set out to create a fresh and heavy form of catchy death metal without any boundaries whatsoever. They wanted to incorporate huge synthesizers into the music, along with blazing virtuoso guitar soloing, which would all be backed up with complex but catchy rhythms and every style of singing known to metal in general."
SCAR SYMMETRY's debut album, "Symmetric In Design", was released in February of 2005. A follow-up effort is expected next year.