Polaris Announce Australian Tour With Wage War, Crystal Lake, & Alphawolf

Polaris have announced an Australian tour with Wage War, Crystal Lake, and Alphawolf. Here’s the dates:

02/21 Adelaide, AUS – The Gov
02/22 Melbourne, AUS – The Forum
02/23 Perth, AUS – Astor Theatre (no Crystal Lake)
02/28 Sydney, AUS – Enmore Theatre
02/29 Brisbane, AUS – The Tivoli

Polaris Premiere “Masochist” Music Video

Polaris have premiered a new video for their new song “Masochist.” You can check that out below:

Drummer Daniel Furnari commented:

“We worked with Ed Reiss on this clip, who’s worked on some of our favourite clips from other Australian bands, and together we developed this concept of a painter who, forever dissatisfied with his work, finds he gets more enjoyment from destroying his own creations than from making them.

We asked our friend Zac Britt (Dream On, Dreamer, Young Lions) to star in the clip. Not only is he a talented actor and someone that we knew would understand and embody the character, but. he is also a painter himself. Zac actually contributed the vast majority of the paintings seen in the clip and then did a bunch of painting live on set. We filmed this clip after finishing off final vocal dubs that same morning, and then flew straight out to Canada the following day for a tour, wrapping up a very intense period of work for us!”

“As it happens, ‘Masochist‘ was the first song that we began writing in the album process. I remember I had the chorus, along with most of the lyrics and chords for the second verse, floating around in my head on one of the first tours we did for the last record, and once we had our first real break off the road, it didn’t take too long for the rest of the guys to help flesh it out into a complete song.

We had a very clear vision from the start of what we wanted to do with this song — something that straddled the line between our more metalcore sound and the emo and pop punk tracks we grew up on, with some new textures in the verses, a big singalong chorus and just enough riffs woven in. We’ve never opened a song in such a stripped back way — with just clean guitar and quietly sung vocals — so we were really proud of how that came together. In rolling with it as the first single, we wanted to introduce people to this record with something a little unexpected from us.”

“This song asks the question, ‘Am I to blame for my own negative state of mind? Is this habit of constantly revisiting depressive thought patterns something I do to myself because some sick, destructive part of me almost likes it, or feels more comfortable living in that place, and will I spend spend the rest of my life there and drive away the people I care about it because of it?’

It’s a heavy question to hit yourself with. But it’s one that I feel like a lot of us have asked when we’re battling through difficult times. This song is an honest representation of points in time when I’ve felt that way. And the truth is of course, no, you’re not to blame for your mental health.

It’s so complicated and being angry at yourself for the way that you feel leads nowhere, but sometimes turning the mirror on yourself like that is the only way to start becoming an active participant in your own well-being.”

Polaris Added To Northlane’s European/UK Tour

Polaris have been added to Northlane’s upcoming European/UK tour. As previously reported, that trek will also feature Silent Planet and Void Of Vision.

Tour Dates:

11/22 Karlsruhe, GER – De Weiße Rose
11/23 Paris, FRA – Le Gibus
11/24 Antwerp, BEL – Be Zappa
11/26 Leeds, UK – Stylus
11/27 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
11/28 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
11/29 Glasgow, UK – Garage
11/30 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
12/01 London, UK – Electric Brixton
12/03 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
12/04 Copenhagen, DEN – Hotel Cecil
12/05 Eskilstuna, SWE – Lokomotivet
12/07 Helsinki, FIN – On The Rocks
12/09 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
12/10 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
12/11 Berlin, GER – SO36
12/12 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
12/13 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
12/14 Prague, CZE – Palac Akropolis
12/15 Wien, AUT – Flex
12/17 Munchen, GER – Backstage
12/18 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
12/19 Luxemburg, LUX – Den Atelier
12/20 Koln, GER – Essigfabrik
12/21 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof

Northlane’s new album “Alien” will be released on August 2.

Watch Pro-Shot Live Footage Of Power Trip & Polaris’ Sets From 2019 Full Force Festival

ARTE Concert have shared pro-shot footage of Power Trip and Polaris’ sets from the 2019 Full Force Festival in Gräfenhainichen, Germany. You can watch those below:

[via The PRP]

Polaris Premiere “Dusk To Day” Video, Announce Australian Tour With The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon, & Thornhill

Polaris have premiered a new video for their song “Dusk To Day.“ This track is from the band’s latest album “The Mortal Coil.“

In other news, the group have also booked an Australian tour with The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon, and Thornhill:

11/01 Perth, AUS – Capitol (no Thornhill)
11/02 Brisbane, AUS – The Valley Drive In
11/03 Sydney, AUS – The Metro Theatre
11/08 Adelaide, AUS – UNI Bar
11/09 Melbourne, AUS – 170 Russel