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Sydney ascending metalcore outfit Polaris recently announced their highly anticipated sophomore album The Death Of Me, due to be released on 21st February 2020 via SharpTone Records. Today the five-piece are pleased to reveal their first album trailer, and also launch all album pre-orders!
You can view the trailer here, in which the band discuss their forthcoming album: https://youtu.be/hVMnrs9SkuI
All pre-orders for The Death Of Me are now available here: https://www.shrptn.co/polaris
When it came time to make their new album, The Death Of Me, the Sydney outfit knew they had a tall order on their hands.
Drummer Daniel Furnari states:-
“We wanted to walk a line between maintaining what’s defined our band and brought people to our music in the first place, while trying to write for ourselves and keep ourselves interested. Being our second full-length, we knew it was important for us to surprise the listener as well - nobody wants to hear the same record twice. We wanted to give them things they wouldn’t expect, take them to new places, but also for it to be definitively a Polaris record, building on what we’ve been working towards.”
Polaris returned to the house in the small Australian South Coast town of Mollymook where they made The Mortal Coil, converting it into a temporary studio. The familiar surrounds acted as something of a refuge after the high-pressure claustrophobia of touring. Accompanying the band was their front of house sound engineer, Lance Prenc, and long-time friend Scott Simpson (of Melbourne band Alpha Wolf), both of whom co-produced the album with the band. They tried a few new approaches to song writing, with tracks such as the anthemic first single, Masochist starting life as a vocal melody, around which the riffs were built, as opposed to the other way around.
In the two years since The Mortal Coil, Polaris have embarked on three sold-out headlining tours of Australia, as well as supporting Architects and Parkway Drive around the country; five runs throughout Europe (including a series of arena shows supporting Architects and a slew of high-profile summer festival spots); three separate US tours; not to mention performing at Download Festival in Australia. Somewhere in there, the quintet found time to write The Death Of Me.
Polaris announced a UK headline tour last week, in May 2020 with support from label mates Currents and Alpha Wolf, plus Varials. Tickets are on sale now!
POLARIS - THE DEATH OF ME UK TOUR 2020 - Special Guests: Alpha Wolf, Currents, Varials
03.05.20 Bristol - The Fleece
04.05.20 Birmingham - o2 Academy2
05.05.20 Glasgow - G2
06.05.20 London - o2 Academy Islington
The Death Of Me is set to arrive two years since Polaris released their ARIA-nominated, Australian top 10 debut The Mortal Coil which introduced the group to legions of fans around the country and, thanks to an extensive international touring schedule, the world.
Watch the music video for debut single Masochist here: https://youtu.be/jmU2HH0LHmY
Polaris have just wrapped up a UK run with Northlane, with dates still currently continuing across Europe:
POLARIS w/ NORTHLANE & VOID OF VISION
17.12.19 Germany München @ Backstage
18.12.19 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
19.12.19 Luxemburg Luxemburg @ den Atelier
20.12.19 Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik
21.12.19 Germany Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
Portugal's Destroyers of All unveil 'False Idols' lyric video (taken from "The Vile Manifesto"); pre-orders now available
Portuguese metallers Destroyers Of All partner again with Mosher Records for the release of their new album "The Vile Manifesto", coming out February 2nd, 2019.
To celebrate the announcement of the new album, the band has premiered the lyric video “False Idols” as the first display of new music. “The song’s about the atrocities operated by a military unit that performed pseudo science in order to prove a point - and failed”, says the vocalist João Mateus, who clearly states “the lyric is a heartfelt tribute to all the victims of war.”
Destroyers Of All – 'False Idols' (lyric video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho6chwl49XQ
Charged with vicious riffs, voracious vocals and ear blasting drums, this record marks a new chapter for the band as it pushes the boundaries of heaviness of their sound more than ever before. As a result, this album is more violent and straight-to-the-point than the previous ones, yet without losing the creative identity that marks the band's music since its inception.
The album cover was hand drawn by legendary artist Mark Riddick, who has previously worked with bands such as Arch Enemy, Exodus, Morbid Angel, Mortician, The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation and many others.
The new album can be pre-ordered at www.destroyersofall.com. Several bundles are available, including different combinations of the album, merchandise and tickets for the presentation show.
"The Vile Manifesto" (2019) is the third release of the band after the debut EP "Into the Fire" (2013) and the LP "Bleak Fragments" (2016), both critically acclaimed by specialized media. The band once again chose to record the new album at the Golden Jack Studios in Portugal, also having it mixed and mastered by João Dourado.
PRE ORDER NEW ALBUM HERE: https://shop.destroyersofall.com
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Bandcamp - https://destroyersofall.bandcamp.com
Ukrainian Black Metal horde, Balfor, are set to release their new album, Black Serpent Rising, on January 15th via Drakkar Productions.
Today band launched official album pre-orders through their BandCamp: https://balfor.bandcamp.com/album/black-serpent-rising
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