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BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2013

September 1st, 2013

Bloodstock Open Air 2013

@ Catton Park, Derbyshire, UK

8th – 11th August 2013

Review by Anna Dumpe & Ben Spencer

Photography by Michelle Murphy


Imagine a weekend of nothing but pure heavy fucking metal.
Imagine being surrounded by the friendliest 15,000 people who share the same passion for heavy metal music and lifestyle. Imagine a place where it is respectable to have beer for breakfast and drinking until you drop in an accomplishment. Imagine a festival where you can see over 100 heavy metal bands and pretty much none of them suck.

Ladies and gents, this ain’t no heavy metal fairytale!

This is Bloodstock Open Air – the greatest heavy metal music festival of our times. It’s a place where metal heads run free, headbang until their heads roll off, shout ‘SLAYEEER!’ and avoid shower for 4 days straight.
It just does not get any better than this.

Our Metal-Rules.com UK team were privileged to attend Bloodstock Open Air 2013 and see things for themselves…here’s a ‘little’ insight of what went down.

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SCAR SYMMETRY @ Voodoo, Belfast

April 4th, 2013

Scar Symmetry

with Beholder, Bloodshot Dawn, Sinocence

@ Voodoo, Belfast

March 29th 2013

Review by Mark Ashby

Photography by  Paul Verner

Scar Symmetry

Scar Symmetry

It’s the last Friday in March, deep in the heart of what is supposed to Spring, with the onset of British Summer Time on the horizon – and it’s fucking freezing.  In fact, the remnants of the previous weekend’s snow are still piled, not terribly neatly, at the edges of some pavements.

Add to the fact, that it’s Good Friday – which means that in this small part of the world the moral majority still dictate to the vast majority by forcing bars to remain firmly closed for all but a few fleeting hours and entertainment to finish at the unearthly hour of 11am!
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SCAR SYMMETRY Forced to Cancel North American Tour Due to US Work Visa Issues

November 14th, 2012
SCAR SYMMETRY - The Unseen Empire

SCAR SYMMETRY – The Unseen Empire

Swedish progressive melodic death metal icons, SCAR SYMMETRY, have been forced to cancel their upcoming North American tour that was scheduled to take place this November/December. The band has issued the following statement:


“North Americans can we have your attention please! It is with deep regret that we bring you these news: due to unforeseen problems securing our US work visas in time, our North American headlining tour will have to be cancelled. The waiting time for a visa interview appointment was several weeks longer than what we’ve experienced before. Our sincere apologies to THREAT SIGNAL, STEALING AXION, LORD OF WAR and KINGS FIELD – you guys rule and we do hope for the opportunity to share a stage with you sometime in a not-to-distant future instead!

To our fans, we will work our asses off to make this up to you! Expect to see SCAR SYMMETRY back in North America in 2013 – back with a vengeance!”

SCAR SYMMETRY’s latest album The Unseen Empire was released on May 17th 2011 via Nuclear Blast. View this video of drummer/lyricist Henrik Ohlsson explaining the lyrical concept of the album, which deals with conspiracy theories/illuminati themes, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwON-tZOxQ0.


Music Videos:
“Ascension Chamber” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJHU-kYeMFM
“Noumenon and Phenomenon” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylTmVkmsuws&feature=relmfu
“The Iconoclast” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeJ01A28qS8&feature=relmfu

For more info visit: www.facebook.com/scarsymmetry www.myspace.com/scarsymmetry | www.nuclearblast.de/scarsymmetry

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SCAR SYMMETRY North American Headlining Tour Announced

October 24th, 2012

Swedish progressive melodic death metal icons SCAR SYMMETRY will return to the North American continent once again with November/December with “The Unseen Empire” North American Tour 2012! Commented guitarist Per Nilsson:

“It is with great joy that we can finally make it official: next month we’ll return to North America for our very first North American headlining tour! No more thirty or forty minute sets; this time you will get the full monty – a set-list jampacked with songs from all our albums, and we might even throw in a few surprises! Along with us, we’re bringing melodeath super virtuosos THREAT SIGNAL, progressive masterminds STEALING AXION and space deathcore aficionados LORD OF WAR. It’s gonna be a shredfest!”

“The Unseen Empire” North American Tour 2012
SCAR SYMMETRY, THREAT SIGNAL, STEALING AXION, LORD OF WAR
11/24 – Springfield, VA – Empire

11/25 – Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar

11/26 – Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques

11/27 – Ottawa, ON – Maverick’s

+ Many more TBA

Stay tuned for more tour dates soon!

SCAR SYMMETRY’s latest album The Unseen Empire was released on May 17th 2011 via Nuclear Blast. View this video of drummer/lyricist Henrik Ohlsson explaining the lyrical concept of the album, which deals with conspiracy theories/illuminati themes, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwON-tZOxQ0.


Music Videos:
“Ascension Chamber” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJHU-kYeMFM
“Noumenon and Phenomenon” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylTmVkmsuws&feature=relmfu
“The Iconoclast” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeJ01A28qS8&feature=relmfu

For more info visit: www.facebook.com/scarsymmetry www.myspace.com/scarsymmetry | www.nuclearblast.de/scarsymmetry

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SCAR SYMMETRY Interview – Per Nilsson and Henrik Ohlsson

July 21st, 2012

Scar Symmetry Interview

with Per Nilsson (guitars and keyboards)

and Henrik Ohlsson (drums and lyrics)

9th May 2012

at O2 Islington Academy, London, UK

Interview by Wolf Shankland

Photography by Jo Blackened

First formed in 2004 by drummer and lyricist Henrik Ohlsson, and guitarist Per Nilsson and Jonas Kjellgren during the band “Altered Aeon” recording session at Jonas’s Black Lounge Studios. Later that month Christian Alvestam and bassist Kenneth Seil joined the line up, which the allowed them to record “Seeds of Rebellion” a demo that got them signed to Cold records (an affiliate to Metal Blade records)

After releasing Symmetric Design, Pitch black Progress and Holographic universes. As well as releasing face melting songs such as The Illusionist and Morphogenesis “Scar Symmetry” sadly announced that in September 2008 they parted ways with Christian due to conflict of interests and touring problems. But from one comes two as Roberth Karlsson  and Lars Palmqvist take the helm of the SS symmetry, Roberth tackling the screams and growls whilst Lars takes on melodies.

With their releases of Dark matter Dimensions and The Unseen Empire the band have stormed their way back and tonight they’d prove that. But before we got the gig underway we got the chance to talk to the founding members of “Scar Symmetry” Per Nilsson and Henrik Ohlsson… Lets begin…

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SCAR SYMMETRY @ 02 Islington Academy II

May 31st, 2012

Scar Symmetry

Ft: Xerath, Betraeus and Deals Death

@ 02 Islington Academy II

Wed 9th May 2012

Review by: Wolf Shankland

Photography: Jo Blackened



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SCAR SYMMETRY: New Album Trailer Online

April 13th, 2011

Swedish progressive melodic death metal heroes SCAR SYMMETRY have uploaded another short album teaser for their upcoming masterpiece The Unseen Empire. Check it out:

Pre-order the new album with or without an exclusive t-shirt design from the following location http://store.nuclearblastusa.com/Artist/Scar_Symmetry/69540

SCAR SYMMETRY - The Unseen Empire

SCAR SYMMETRY - The Unseen Empire

Also, check out the track by track video by drummer/lyricist Henrik Ohlsson. The videos explain the lyrical concept of the album, which deals with conspiracy theories/illuminati themes and as also gives short snippets of EVERY song from the album:

The Unseen Empire will be released April 15 (Europe) and May 17th (North America) 2011 via Nuclear Blast!

Check out the first singles “Illuminoid Dream Sequence” and “Extinction Mantra” on the bands Facebook page www.facebook.com/scarsymmetry – make sure to hit the like button while you’re at it!

For more info visit: www.facebook.com/scarsymmetrywww.nuclearblast.de/scarsymmetry

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SCAR SYMMETRY: Track by Track Incl. Snippets of New Album Online

March 22nd, 2011

Swedish progressive melodic death metal icons SCAR SYMMETRY have posted a video track by track for the bands upcoming album The Unseen Empire. The videos explain the lyrical concept of the album, which deals with conspiracy theories / illuminati themes. The track by track by drummer Henrik Ohlsson also contains short snippets of every song fromThe Unseen Empire!

The first single “Illuminoid Dream Sequence” can be streamed in its entirety on the bands Facebook profile: www.facebook.com/scarsymmetry

The Unseen Empire will be released April 15 (Europe) and May 17th (North America) 2011 via Nuclear Blast!

For more info visit: www.scarsymmetry.comwww.facebook.com/scarsymmetrywww.nuclearblast.de/scarsymmetry

 

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EPICA with Scar Symmetry and Blackguard – New York Nov. 19th, 2010

December 9th, 2010

EPICA

With Scar Symmetry and Blackguard

The Gramercy Theater – New York, NY

November 19th, 2010

Words and pictures by Kyle Moore, the Metal Magnus


I acquired a taste for Epica only recently, having finally been swooned by their latest effort DESIGN YOUR UNIVERSE. What really got my attention was seeing their live show earlier this year at New York’s Gramercy theater – their music truly explodes to life when experienced in the flesh. Naturally I was utterly elated that they would be returning and that I would have the opportunity to photograph the show!
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Scar Symmetry – Drummer Henrik Ohlsson

January 5th, 2010

Interview with Drummer Henrik Ohlsson

by Alan Gilkeson

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In September of 2008, Scar Symmetry released a statement announcing they had parted ways with their vocalist due to creative and touring conflicts. Losing a singer is probably the toughest challenge for any band. Often the group’s image is wrapped up in the personality of it’s front man. However, Scar Symmetry rightly believed that no one person was bigger than their band… so they found two new singers, allowing them to do live what their former vocalist could not handle, all of the vocal parts without losing his voice. With Lars Palmqvist and Roberth Karlsson sharing front man duties, Scar Symmetry appear poised to take their brand of melodic Death Metal to the masses. Their latest opus, DARK MATTER DIMENSIONS has already spawned two popular videos and sees the band touring the globe. Drummer Henrik Ohlsson was kind enough to answer some questions for us at Metal Rules.

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Katatonia / Scar Symmetry / Insomnium / Swallow the Sun – Live in NYC: 09/06/07

September 22nd, 2007

September 6, 2007

BB King’s

New York, NY

 

* Live Review and Photos by Shaq

 

With easily one of the best tour packages I can remember in support, it was time for Katatonia to launch their first ever headlining tour of North America.  It wasn’t too long ago that they were supporting Moonspell in what was another well built tour package.  Along for the ride this time were Swallow the Sun and Insomnium, both hailing from Finland, as well as their fellow Swedes in Scar Symmetry.  I guess sometimes Finns and Swedes can get along!  To say I was excited for this lineup would be the understatement of the year.  Without a single bad or local band on the bill, it was certain to be a good night for metal.


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Dark Tranquillity / The Haunted / Into Eternity / Scar Symmetry Live In Vancouver: April 9, 2007

June 20th, 2007

Dark Tranquillity / The Haunted / Into Eternity / Scar Symmetry
Monday, April 9, 2007
Croatian Cultural Centre
Vancouver, BC  Canada


***Live Review and All Photos by Lord of The Wasteland


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Henrik Ohlsson of Scar Symmetry

March 20th, 2007

Scar Symmetry drummer Henrik Ohlsson

Interview by Megan Hughes

Photos courtesy of Nuclear Blast


 

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