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Scar Symmetry Comments on Singer's Departure

Swedish death metal band, Scar Symmetry, has issued the following comment regarding the departure of vocalist Christian Älvestam:

"We would like to thank each and everyone of you for the support you've given us since we announced Christian's departure from Scar Symmetry. We've read every mail and every comment, not only on MySpace but on tons of other forums as well. It's really cool to know that so many people care about our music! We want to take this opportunity to reply to some of the questions we found out there."

"Some of you wonder what other differences there were besides the touring issues. There are many reasons to why we chose to part ways with Christian, mostly minor indifferences we've had that each may seem insignificant, but over the years it adds up and eventually makes for a sour relationship, much like a disfunct marriage, you know? However, we don't think it's necessary to share every dirty little detail, out of respect for both Christian and ourselves. The situation culminated when we realized we couldn't agree on some major issues, such as touring, which is the single most important reason for our decision."

"Some of you claim that it will be impossible to replace Christian. In some sense we agree - there's no way we could find someone who sounds exactly like Christian, but even if we did, would that really be desirable? Just wait until you've seen and heard the new line-up, because a new and exciting chapter in the band's history is about to begin and we're thrilled about the band's imminent rebirth."

"Are Scar Symmetry going to drastically change direction now? The answer is: NO! The deep grunts will still be there, just as the soaring clean vocals. The riffing, the solos, the songwriting, everything will still be there. We promise you this. You're not in for a big change. But having that said, we think the new line-up will surprise you. Stay tuned."

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1. DaveTheViking writes:

Its a real shame hes gone. He has a fantastic voice. Scar Symmetry are one of the best and most atmospheric melodeath bands out there. Will be interesting to see who they get in for him.

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2. Txmetalhead writes:

This band will continue to be great even without the old vocalist. I have to agree, though, it was cool how he interchange death vocals with melody. Scar Symmetry!

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3. Txmetalhead writes:

how he could*...too early for me...haha

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4. Public_Execution writes:

I heard something about Dan Swano taking over the vocals. I think that would be really cool.

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