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Scar Symmetry Announces Trilogy Of Concept Albums

Scar Symmetry's Per Nilsson has checked in with the following announcement about the band's upcoming album:

"Last year, Henrik approached me with this super cool lyrical concept, that was so complex and vast in scope that we realized it was a story that couldn't be told in just one album.

"So, the decision was made: instead of writing a new album, we started working on a trilogy of albums - the most ambitious project of our career. The first of the three albums is called 'The Singularity (phase I: Neohumanity).'

"In the coming decades we will see the rise of artificial intelligence and transhumanism. Humanity will build artilects (artificial intellects) with mental capacities far above the human level of thought. By the year 2030, one of the world's biggest industries will be 'artificial brains,' used to control artilects that will be genuinely intelligent and useful. Millions of people will be prepared to spend more money on an artilect than on a car.

"So in about a decade there will be a thriving artificial brain industry, and nearly everyone will have an artilect which will be upgraded every two or three years. Each new artilect generation will be smarter and more useful than the previous generation, so that as the gap between the human intelligence level and the artificial intelligence level gets smaller every year, the species dominance debate will increase. There will be those who embrace the new technology and those who oppose it. There will also be those who add artilectual components to their own bodies, aiming to become artilect gods themselves.

"The rise of the artilects and cyborgs will be disruptive to human culture, creating alienation and hatred. Children infused with artilectual nanotechnology and components will become dead to their parents as they see their offspring turn into cyborgs because they are no longer human, but an artilect in human disguise. Those who oppose the cyborgs and artilects will have to strike early in the oncoming conflict or they will be overthrown by the superior artificial species.

"Add to this the advances in cryonics and cloning where minds can be downloaded and uploaded into eternal physical life and we see a very different reality emerge on earth.

"The singularity is here, technocalypse and cybergeddon emerges! Stay tuned for release date, track listing and more!"

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1. The Devil's Rejects writes:

Can't wait to check it out

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2. ZMA writes:

Way to pull us in with the riveting story.

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3. The Velvet Fog writes:

sounds like 1 album to me, thanks for no tentative release date

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4. 987654321 writes:

These guys never fail to disappoint.

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5. Canaduh writes:

This band has gone downhill since Christian left, the fact they had to hire two separate vocalist's to fill in his shoes..pretty sad. Dark Matter Dimensions and The Unseen Empire can't remotely compare to Holographic Universe or even PBP..This new album concept seems like a hit or miss, they better pull it off if its 1/3 to come..

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6. ZMA writes:

Canaduh: While I agree that Christian era SS was way better, even he admitted that a lot of Holographic Universe was studio, and stuff he'd have trouble doing live. Still one of my favorite melodic death metal albums of all time though. Dark Matter Dimensions was an alright debut for the 2 singers, but The Unseen Empire definitely saw them hit a decent stride and become a better band after Christian left. It's just different eras now, but I'm still a Christian era SS fan. I'm curious to see what this will be though.

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