Scars of Tomorrow released their sophomore album "The Horror Of Realization" earlier this month, in the meantime the band has experienced vicious rumors regarding their line up change while constantly proving themselves to be above the typical slew of metalcore out there. The Gauntlet spoke to Scars of Tomorrow about their current goings-on, being above the label as they continue to pound their way across the nation.
The Gauntlet: You guys had a bunch of rumors flying around that Scars of Tomorrow was over with, what do you think brought about the rumors?
Scars Of Tomorrow: We had a lot of member changes recently so people thought the band was over and that we couldn't recover from it but the complete opposite happened. We are on the road and at 100 percent.
The Gauntlet: Is the tour in 2006 your first European tour? How did you guys get on such an extensive tour?
Scars Of Tomorrow: Yes its our first Europe tour and we are extremely happy about finally getting to go.
The Gauntlet: Are there other acts opening besides Hand To Hand?
Scars of Tomorrow: The tour is going to be us and hand to hand with locals every night.
The Gauntlet: What is "The Horror of Realization" as it pertains to the theme of the album lyrically?
Scars of Tomorrow: The horror of realization has a lot to do with the lyrics in most of the songs on the CD. People these days seem to pass off the reality and situation of the world and pretend everything is ok when its not. People need to rise up speak there voices and empower themselves to make a difference.
The Gauntlet: How would you say "The Horror of Realization" differs from "Rope Tied To The Trigger"?
Scars of Tomorrow: This album and rope definitely have some ties but rope had more about living your life to the fullest and not being a victim as well as cherishing those you love.
The Gauntlet: Would you say "metalcore" is getting better or worse? Or just near its end?
Scars of Tomorrow: Metalcore is definitely getting better and continually getting bigger.
The Gauntlet: SOT has been around for six years now, so you've seen the beginnings of "metalcore", do you think it has improved?
Scars of Tomorrow: It definitely has improved drastically since a lot of bands started playing it more and really testing the limits of what they can do with it.
The Gauntlet: Do you think "metalcore" is simply an abused term?
Scars of Tomorrow: Very abused term.
The Gauntlet: Would you say SOT doesn't exactly fit into that pigeonhole? You guys certainly display a bit more than the typical.
Scars of Tomorrow: Yea I definitely don't see us fitting all of its descriptions but people seem to always have to classify us somehow ahahaha.
The Gauntlet: Are there more video plans for the album?
Scars of Tomorrow: The video for the first song of the CD premieres Saturday!
The Gauntlet: What's next for Scars of Tomorrow?
Scars of Tomorrow: Tours upon tours upon writing and writing. This band has many years to come!