Sydney metalcore outfit Polaris are proud to announce the details of their highly anticipated second studio album, The Death Of Me, due to be released on 21st February 2020 via SharpTone Records.
It’s been 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.
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.
“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,” begins drummer Daniel Furnari, one of the main songwriters in the unit. “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.
The Death Of Me pre-order is available HERE: https://www.shrptn.co/polaris
You can watch the band’s video for Masochist below:
As the main lyric writer in Polaris, Furnari warns that The Death Of Me contains some of the bleakest material he’s ever penned, with recurring lyrical motifs and ideas floating throughout.
“We’ve experienced more of the world and gone out of our comfort zone, and I think that’s audible in the music,” says Furnari. “I think a lot of things people enjoyed about The Mortal Coil we’ve managed to retain, but we’ve stretched the envelope further in every direction of what we consider to be our sound. I just don’t think we could have thought of most of this stuff two years ago.”
THE DEATH OF ME TRACK LISTING:
01. Pray For Rain
06. Creatures Of Habit
07. Above My Head
08. Martyr (Waves)
09. All Of This Is Fleeting
10. The Descent
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.
This month Polaris will be returning to the UK and Europe. They will be playing as special guests to Northlane, alongside Silent Planet and Void Of Vision with a run of six UK show dates next week. Tickets are on sale now via the below links!
POLARIS w/ NORTHLANE, SILENT PLANET & VOID OF VISION
22.11.19 Germany Karlsruhe @ Weiße Rose
23.11.19 France Paris @ Le Gibus
24.11.19 Belgium Antwerp @ Zappa
26.11.19 UK Leeds @ Stylus
27.11.19 UK Manchester @ Academy 2
28.11.19 UK Southampton @ Engine Rooms
29.11.19 UK Glasgow @ Garage
30.11.19 UK Birmingham @ o2 Academy 2
01.12.19 UK London @ Electric Brixton
03.12.19 Netherlands Haarlem @ Patronaat
04.12.19 Denmark Copenhagen @ Hotel Cecil
05.12.19 Sweden Eskilstuna @ Lokomotivet
07.12.19 Finland Helsinki @ On the Rocks
09.12.19 Sweden Gothenburg @ Trädgårn
10.12.19 Germany Hamburg @ Markthalle
11.12.19 Germany Berlin @ SO36
12.12.19 Poland Warsaw @ Proxima
13.12.19 Germany Leipzig @ Conne Island
14.12.19 Czech Rep Prague @ Palac Akropolis
15.12.19 Austria Wien @ Flex
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