Scar Symmetry

Scar Symmetry To Release “The Singularity (Phase II – Xenotaph)” In June, Debut “Scorched Quadrant” Video


Nearly a decade later, Scar Symmetry will continue their ‘The Singularity Trilogy‘ of releases. The Swedish melodic death metal outfit have announced a June 09th release date for the second installment in that series, “The Singularity (Phase II – Xenotaph)“. Nuclear Blast will be issuing that effort, with the band having just dropped a music video for the first single “Scorched Quadrant“.

Speaking of their official return, guitarist/vocalist, etc. Per Nilsson commented:

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“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!”

If you were unaware, Nilsson served as the touring guitarist/vocalist for Meshuggah from 2017 through to 2019.

The Singularity (Phase II – Xenotaph)” track listing:

01 – “Chrononautilus
02 – “Scorched Quadrant
03 – “Overworld
04 – “Altergeist
05 – “Reichsfall
06 – “Digiphrenia Dawn
07 – “Hyperborean Plains
08 – “Gridworm
09 – “A Voyage With Tailed Meteors
10 – “Soulscanner
11 – “Xenotaph

Pre-orders can be found here.

With Meshuggah, The Halo Effect & Orbit Culture:

03/31 Lund, SWE – Sparbanken Skåne Arena
04/01 Örebro, SWE – Coventum
04/07 Umea, SWE – Nolia-hallen
04/08 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
04/21 Linkoping, SWE – Linkoping Konsert & Kongress
04/22 Partille, SWE – Partille Arena

Scar Symmetry:

05/06 Kopervik, NOR – Karmøygeddon Metal Festival
06/10 Leeuwarden, NET – Into The Grave
07/23 Laukaa, FIN – John Smith Open Air
07/28-29 Heimburg, GER – HMN Festival
08/03-05 Rejmyre, SWE – Skogsrojet
08/12 Helsinki, FIN – Helsinki Metal Festival
09/21 Hamburg, GER – Logo
09/23 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez Heinz
09/24 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
09/25 Hirsch, GER – Nuremberg
09/26 Munich, GER – Backstage
10/07 Køge, DEN – Køge Metal Festival

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