Sydney’s metalcore 5-piece POLARIS’ sophomore EP, The Guilt and The Grief, was released this morning and has raced immediately to the upper echelons of the iTunes charts – debuting at #1 in both the rock and metal charts and is currently at #6 overall, ahead of triple j hottest 100 winners The Rubens‘ album sales for the week and just below worldwide best-selling phenomenon Adele.
To add to an amazing release day for a completely independent act, they are also announcing today that they have been officially added to the Legion Music Festival lineup for 2017 alongside Lordi, Devildriver, Devil You Know, Aversion’s Crown and Caligula’s Horse.
“The Guilt & The Grief” – EP
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The band are stoked to say the least, with both the release day and Legion Music Fest addition. “We are so excited to be part of the very first Legion Festival next year! This is the beginning of a really positive change for heavy music in Australia. We also want to thank every single person who has purchased, who has shared, who has helped get The Guilt and The Grief out there.”
STREAM “HOLD YOU UNDER” FEAT. MARCUS BRIDGE (NORTHLANE)
The Guilt & The Grief was written between May and August 2015 before the band stepped once again into STL Studios with producer Sonny Truelove (Young Lions, Prepared Like A Bride) to create the record, which was then mixed and mastered by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland (August Burns Red, I The Breather, Texas In July).
The road to the release of the EP has been a gradual, sure but steady build, with the two singles streaming on Youtube (Hold You Under features Marcus Bridge from Northlane), with a combined viewership of over 70,000 within 2 months of release. triple j premieres on both Short Fast Loud and Home and Hosed, playlisting on Spotify’s “Go Hard or Go Home” playlist and a hugely successful premiere stream on Tone Deaf have also bolstered love for the EP.
Polaris are celebrating their release on the STORIES‘ “The Youth To Become” tour starting on February 11, along with Belle Haven and Perspectives.
POLARIS – “THE GUILT & THE GRIEF”
EP TOUR DATES – FEB/MARCH 2016
– SUPPORTING STORIES –
– with Special Guests Belle Haven and Perspectives –
Thursday 11 February – BRISBANE
Friday 12 February – SYDNEY
Red Rattler 18+
with Grizzly Adams
Sunday 28 February – WOLLONGONG
Rad Bar AA
with Dear Seattle
Friday 4 March – ADELAIDE
Enigma Mar 18+
Saturday 5 March – MELBOURNE
Worker’s Club 18+
2017 LEGION FEST DATES
Thursday 26th January – MELBOURNE
Saturday 27th January – SYDNEY
Sunday 29th January – BRISBANE