Scar Symmetry to Release Their First Album in Nine Years and Dropped a New Single
It’s been almost a decade, but melodic death metal outfit Scar Symmetry are finally putting out new music with the mouthful of an upcoming release, The Singularity (Phase II – Xenotaph). Slated for release on June 9 via Nuclear Blast Records, the band marked the announcement with the release of its first single, “Scorched Quadrant,” which you can check out below.
With the album coming out relatively soon, Per Nilsson said the album continues the story that Neohumanity started. And it’s been adapted to the fact that AI is already here and threatening to fuck things up for people.
“It brings us the utmost pleasure and pride to announce the long-awaited and much-teased Phase II to the world along with its first single! It’s been a long time coming but I’m glad that we went the extra mile to make everything as perfect as we felt it needed to be.
The world is a different place in 2023 than it was in 2014 when Neohumanity was released… We see the rise of AI before our very eyes and while we all look in awe at the wonders it can create it is easy to think of some very disturbing scenarios. In our new album, we once again explore these themes of neohumanity, artificial intelligence and the technological singularity from a dystopian point of view.
The AI-enhanced neo-humans are waging war upon the unmodified majority of mankind who don’t stand a chance against their technologically superior oppressors, until one day, a glimmer of salvation appears in the night sky. Almost impossible to first take in; as an utterly alien mirage, seemingly out of nowhere mysterious, giant spacecrafts silently emerge from the heavens. Travelers both intergalactic and interdimensional, these ultra-terrestrial beings who have been watching mankind for millennia seem to have decided to not sit idle while the technocalyptic cybergeddon is ravaging our planet.
We recently renewed our vows with Nuclear Blast and we’re very thrilled about moving on to this next phase (ahem) of our career with them by our side!
The ‘Phase II’ touring cycle starts today and fittingly, we begin with a tour supporting my former employer’s Meshuggah! We hope to see you all on the road soon, but until then, here’s ‘Scorched Quadrant!’”
The Singularity (Phase II – Xenotaph) will be released on June 9 via Nuclear Blast Records, but you can preorder your copy today.
Today also marks the beginning of Scar Symmetry’s Swedish tour with Meshuggah, so if you’re in the area, be sure to check out the dates below to see when and where they’ll be playing.
Scar Symmetry, The Singularity (Phase II Xenotaph)
- Scorched Quadrant
- Digiphrenia Dawn
- Hyperborean Plains
- A Voyage With Tailed Meteors
SCAR SYMMETRY 2023 Live Dates
31.03.23 SE – LUND, Sparbanken Skåne Arena*
01.04.23 SE – ÖREBRO, Conventum*
07.04.23 SE – UMEÅ, Nolia-hallen*
08.04.23 SE – STOCKHOLM, Annexet*
21.04.23 SE – LINKÖPING, Saab Arena*
22.04.23 SE – PARTILLE, Partille Arena*
06.05.23 NO – KOPERVIK, Karmøygeddon Metal Festival
10.06.23 NL – LEEUWARDEN, Into The Grave
22.07.23 FI – LAUKAA, John Smith Open Air
28.-29.07.23 DE – HEIMBURG, HMN Festival
03.-05.08.23 SE – REJMYRE, Skogsröjet
12.08.23 FIN – HELSINKI, Hellsinki Metal Festival
21.09.23 DE – HAMBURG, Logo
23.09.23 DE – HANNOVER, Bei Chez Heinz
24.09.23 DE – LEIPZIG, Hellraiser
25.09.23 DE – Hirsch, NUREMBERG
26.09.23 DE – MUNICH, Backstage
07.10.23 DK – KØGE, Køge Metal Festival