Per Nilsson from Scar Symmetry talks ‘Phase II − Xenotaph’, Meshuggah and A.I

In the beginning, there was a vision of the future. Nearly two decades on, SCAR SYMMETRY are still light years ahead of the competition. It’s time for Phase II…

Nine years since the first instalment of ‘The Singularity Trilogy’, the virtuosic progressive metallers are set to release The Singularity (Phase II – Xenotaph)  on 9th June via Nuclear Blast Records.

The Everblack Podcast spoke to SCAR SYMMETRY mastermind Per Nilsson talks about their new album ‘Phase II − Xenotaph‘, the concept behind the record and what to expect from the next chapter, jamming with Meshuggah and his thoughts on using A.I for art and the future of humanity!

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Formed in Sweden in 2004, SCAR SYMMETRY were a unique proposition from the start. Although clearly owing a debt to the pioneering melodic death metal bands of the ‘90s, guitarist Per Nilsson and his comrades were walking their own evolutionary path. As showcased on 2005 debut Symmetric In Design, the band were driven by fervently progressive and proudly melodic instincts, infusing their often brutal riffs and arrangements with wild, futuristic atmospherics, and sublime, emotional melodies that always hit their targets with ruthless precision.

As SCAR SYMMETRY moved forward, their music continued to evolve in tandem. They joined forces with Nuclear Blast Records for 2006’s breakthrough opus Pitch Black Progress (2006), and have since amassed an extraordinary catalogue of forward-thinking but irrevocably crushing modern metal. From the glossy, hyper-melodic barrage of Holographic Universe (2008), to the immaculate thunder of The Unseen Empire (2011) and the astonishing, cosmic odyssey that is The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity) (2014). the Swedes have blown minds and enhanced their reputation with every artistic step.

SCAR SYMMETRY – The Singularity (Phase II – Xenotaph) is out on 9th June via Nuclear Blast Records.
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