Scar Symmetry have announced that they will be releasing a new album, titled “The Singularity (Phase II – Xenotaph),” on June 9. A video for the effort’s first single, “Scorched Quadrant,” can be found below:
“The Singularity (Phase II – Xenotaph)” Track Listing:
02. “Scorched Quadrant”
06. “Digiphrenia Dawn”
07. “Hyperborean Plains”
09. “A Voyage With Tailed Meteors”
Per Nilsson commented:
“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!”
With Meshuggah, The Halo Effect, and 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
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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