South Sydney metalcore five-piece Polaris have announced their signing to SharpTone Records and that they’ll release their highly anticipated debut album, The Mortal Coil on November 3rd. The Mortal Coil was recorded in Polaris‘ self-made studio in Mollymook, NSW, where they shipped American tandem, Carson Slovak and Grant MacFarland of Atrium Audio to oversee the recording. No strangers to success themselves, the hotly-tipped duo most recently produced, engineered and mixed AUGUST BURNS RED’s Grammy-nominated album, Found In Far Away Places.
Guitarist Rick Schneider talks about the recording of The Mortal Coil, “Recording ‘The Mortal Coil’ was unlike any studio experience we’d had before, both in location and environment. A few hours south of Sydney we rented a holiday house, not knowing how well it would suit our needs. We managed to set up two work stations and quickly found ourselves in a focused, yet highly relaxed work environment. While stress would inevitably makes its way into the process, the end result is something we are all very proud of, and I’ll personally always look back on that month fondly.”
Polaris also have unveiled their brand new single and video, ‘The Remedy’. “The lyrics for this song are introspective in a very stark, critical way – it’s a song about feeling trapped by your own bad habits, feeling like you’re just stumbling around blindly making mistake after mistake without really learning anything from it. We’ve always tended mostly towards writing from a very personal, vulnerable place and I think lyrically there’s a lot of uncomfortable truths on this record.” explains drummer, Daniel Furnari.
”The Remedy” is the brand new single taken from Polaris’ debut album ‘The Mortal Coil’ out Friday, 3rd November via Resist Records / Sharptone Records.
“Filming for The Remedy took place over a single afternoon at mine and Daniels old high school, who were kind enough to let us use their green screen. Unlike previous videos we’ve done, we all shot our takes individually which posed as somewhat of a challenge without other people playing around us to feed off of. We chose to work with the guys at Red Boss again as we felt they suited the project and were really able to guide and expand on the idea that we had.” says bassist/vocalist, Jake Steinhauser.