Now this is a grouping that I can get behind and say “yes indeed this is going to be a good one”. It seems that Scar Symmetry are making a long overdue return to these parts and bringing along Arsis, Shattered Sun and Painted In Exile. Check out the poster, press copy and the dates and know that I will return with some closing opinion.
The Press Release:
Swedish Melodic Death Metallers SCAR SYMMETRY, will embark on a North American headlining tour this September. Joining them are label-mates ARSIS along with SHATTERED SUN and PAINTED IN EXILE. SCAR SYMMETRY guitarist Per Nilsson comments:
”We’re proud to announce the dates and venues for our first North American headlining tour this September! As you can see, we’ve chosen to keep this tour on the short side – but rest assured the shows will be of full length and girth! With us on this metal pilgrimage we have Virginia tech-death overlords ARSIS, Texas metalcore masterminds SHATTERED SUN and New York prog professors PAINTED IN EXILE.
“Out of all the tens of thousands of cities in North America, we have chosen to grace a mere eleven with our presence which is bound to leave some of you disappointed – but trust me, if this tour is a raging success I promise you we will come back early 2017 for another bunch of shows (yes California you’re on our mind too)! For now, spread the good word and come out to one of our shows, can’t wait to see you all!”
The Tour Dates:
09/08/16: Orlando, FL – Haven
09/09/16: Atlanta, GA – Prog Power USA*
09/10/16: Boonsboro, MD – G Boone’s
09/11/16: New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
09/12/16: Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
09/13/16: Providence, RI – Firehouse 13
09/14/16: Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
09/15/16: Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
09/16/16: Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
09/17/16: Valparaiso, IN – Big Shots
09/18/16: Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
09/19/16: Fort Worth, TX – Rail Club
09/20/16: Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
*Scar Symmetry only
SCAR SYMMETRY’s sixth studio album, The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity), landed at #13 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart in the U.S. upon its release in October 2014. The album also debuted at #49 on the Billboard Hard Rock/Metal charts and #90 on the Canadian Hard Rock/Metal charts. Artwork for The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity) was created by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie (CARCASS, BRING ME THE HORIZON, VOLBEAT). The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Per Nilsson.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: While I hate when this happens, it is bound to be the case every now and again and I am speaking about my completely losing track with what was going on in the musical camp of Scar Symmetry. I loved the first few albums by the band and have seen them during some dramatic lineup changes and its some seriously great stuff. The bottom line is that it’s a band that more of you should be paying attention to and when it hits our Metal Metropolis, you can rest assured that I will be a part of the nights fun. Remember we are also getting a set from Arsis who we didn’t see all that much this past year (or even last year unless I missed something going on). Shattered Sun is a solid new force and Painted In Exile will be something completely new to my heavy database. What do you think about this tour? Let me know in the comments section below.
Scar Symmetry: https://www.facebook.com/scarsymmetry
Shattered Sun: https://www.facebook.com/ShatteredSunBand
Painted In Exile: https://www.facebook.com/paintedinexile