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WATCH: Polaris debrief us on ‘The Death of Me’ sessions

Australian progressive metalcore savants Polaris have now unleashed their formidable new record The Death Of Me – with a bang heard right around the world. Ahead of the release, Blunt Magazine sat down with vocalist Jamie Hails, Bass/Vocals Jake Steinhauser and drummer Daniel Furnari for what was initially meant to be a standard track-by-track interview, but ended up being much, much more.

Had there been any previous doubt that Polaris didn’t deserve the mantle of one of Australia’s most impressive musical exports, The Death Of Me dealt with it swiftly, solidifying the band’s position at the pinnacle of the heavy hierarchy not just here…damn well everywhere. Polaris wasted no time building the buzz around the record, no doubt eager to share their new wares, teasing fans with singles ‘Masochist’, ‘Hypermania’ and ‘Landmine’ ahead of the greater release.

Showing even more confidence in their hard work, the band sent forth a worthy tour itinerary in honour of the release well before it hit shelves.

Now, thanks to its Friday, 21st of February release, we can see all too clearly why Polaris may have been so confident with their second album. An absolute labour of love, The Death Of Me is as thoughtful and contemplative as it is aggressive and relentless; in that sense, an all too relateable and human offering that trades cheap, surgery pay-offs for home truths and hooks that sink deep into the flesh.

None of this was an accident. As we would learn from the aforementioned three band members, just about every note, every beat, every lyric, every beat of silence had to prove its worth; fighting for a place on a record informed by honesty and difficulty.

Polaris ‘The Death Of Me’ Australian Tour Dates

Tickets on sale now
With special guests Wage War, Crystal Lake & Alpha Wolf
*Crystal Lake not appearing

Friday, 21st February
The Gov, Adelaide
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 22nd February
The Forum, Melbourne
Tickets: Official Website

Sunday, 23rd February
Astor Theatre, Perth*
Tickets: Official Website

Friday, 28th February
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 29th February
The Tivoli, Brisbane
Tickets: Official Website