This is Why The New SCAR SYMMETRY Album Is Taking So Lengthy

Scar Symmetry launched The Singularity (Part I: Neohumanity) in 2014, which was meant to be the primary album of a trilogy. There have been rumblings of Part II over the previous few years however nothing has materialized simply but. In an intensive interview with Chaoszine, Scar Symmetry guitarist Per Nilsson mentioned what’s been occurring and why issues have been taking so lengthy.

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Nilsson mentioned issues obtained delayed when he joined Meshuggah as a stay member between 2017 and 2021, in addition to when he joined Nocturnal Rites in 2017. Nilsson mentioned he wanted to step away from Scar Symmetry after doing the band for thus lengthy, however notes that Scar Symmetry was by no means on an official hiatus.

“It has been a extremely, actually drawn out course of,” mentioned Nilsson as transcribed by Metallic Injection. “I wrote the songs [for Phase II] again in 2016 – the primary [parts] of the songs have been written again then. We recorded drums additionally in 2016, after which we recorded the remainder on and off for for the subsequent few years.

“Then in 2017, I began enjoying with Meshuggah and I additionally began enjoying with Nocturnal Rites. Which was good for me as a result of it was one thing that I wanted on the time. I felt like doing one thing else after a few years of doing Scar Symmetry. That form of put the Scar Symmetry factor somewhat bit on the facet. We by no means went on an actual hiatus. We have been in cryo-suspension or one thing for a bit.”

Nilsson notes that Scar Symmetry has been engaged on all of the behind the scenes stuff like reserving brokers and authorized illustration over the previous few years after re-signing to Nuclear Blast, however has sadly hit a brand new snag with the art work for Part II.

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“We have had the album launch postponed nearly a 12 months longer than what we thought as a result of we had a tragic factor occur the place the art work artist that was engaged on the art work for us, he disappeared. Then he tell us that his mother had handed. It is a actually unhappy scenario.

“We’ve not actually talked about [that situation] quite a bit, however that postponed issues quite a bit as a result of then we needed to discover a new art work artist. Sure, we’re presently nonetheless in a holding sample ready for the discharge date to be set.”

So here is hoping Scar Symmetry can launch Part II in 2023, as a result of it is positive to be incredible.

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