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Scar Symmetry fire bassist Andreas Holma

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 2:08 PM PT


After roughly two years as a member of Swedish metal act Scar Symmetry, bass player Andreas Holma has been removed from the band's line-up after purportedly backing out of some tour dates.

Scar Symmetry guitarist Per Nilsson has issued the following explanation:

"It is with disappointment and a sense of disbelief that we announce the departure of Andreas Holma from Scar Symmetry just weeks before our tour of Finland, Japan and the Baltic Sea. Andreas recently informed us that he couldn't take part in these shows due to a scheduling conflict with another band that he's playing with, even though the Scar Symmetry shows (that he agreed to do!) have been planned for several months and he's had ample time to notify us about the situation. With this short notice, it's impossible for us to a secure a Japanese visa in time for a replacement bass player, as well as finding someone good enough to learn all the music and rehearse in just a few weeks. Also, since the flight tickets are non-refundable, we'd be forced to shell out for new ones.

"Cancelling with just a few weeks notice without a very good reason is completely unacceptable to me, it puts the tour in jeopardy and makes the band look bad, and as a consequence Andreas is no longer a member of Scar Symmetry. For our upcoming shows we won't have a bass player, instead we will use a pre-recorded bass performance (by me) on backing tracks. It might not be optimal but it'll sound really good and we'll have a little bit of extra space on stage :)

"As for a permanent replacement, we have a few people we're gonna talk to but since we don't have any shows beyond this tour booked we aren't in a big hurry.

"Even in our upset and disappointment, we still want to thank Andreas for the good times we had and wish him all the best for his future endeavours.

"Thank you everyone for your support and understanding, hope to see you soon in Helsinki, Tampere, Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo or on the Close-Up Cruise in the Baltic Sea!"


20 comments


anonymous
7 days ago
first

but also, who?

anonymous
7 days ago
Scar Symmetry fire Bassist due to lack of symmetry.

anonymous
7 days ago
Pretty sure they could easily find another bassist who already has a Japan visa that can play their shitty songs. Or ::gasp:: a Japanese bassist who can fill in!

anonymous
7 days ago
this is what non toxic masculinity looks like!

anonymous
7 days ago
"Pretty sure they could easily find another bassist who already has a Japan visa that can play their shitty songs. Or ::gasp:: a Japanese bassist who can fill in!"

They probably couldn't find anybody good enough to play the songs because nobody has a fcking idea who this dork band even is.

anonymous
7 days ago
Touring the Baltic Sea? Are they just jumping from ship to ship, setting up their gear and playing to a bunch of sailors? In that case, ship flip.

anonymous
7 days ago
As per Per's request.

anonymous
7 days ago
You're telling me you cant find a fan in Japan & give them the experience of being able to play w/ you guys live? they can submit videos to you via youtube… poor planning, poor symmetry...

anonymous
7 days ago
Sounds like a vacation

anonymous
7 days ago
"I'll be at the nudist colony" - Statement released by Andreas

anonymous
7 days ago
FInd a bassist in japan....just run a prerecorded bass track, just don't have a bassist. Pretty dumb excuse to throw away money. I'm sure some fan knows the songs

anonymous
7 days ago
Slavery in America=When a woman lies with intent to get pregnant without your knowledge only to take you to court demanding compensation after committing sexual coercion against her partner. Not once have I asked a damn thing...simply to be left alone after the fact.

anonymous
7 days ago
^lol wtf?

anonymous
7 days ago
Touring the Baltic Sea? Are they just jumping from ship to ship, setting up their gear and playing to a bunch of sailors? In that case, ship flip

hahaha I thought the same thing then read this comment. good one.

anonymous
7 days ago
They really don't need the back tracks or a real bassist.

oh and....

Deadbeat dads inspire their children to resent them regardless of what "seminal" upstate metalcore band their father sang for.

Midget hard gay, lying cheater kicked out of his band.

anonymous
7 days ago
Why is some random crybaby MGTOW incel posting his insane thoughts?

anonymous
7 days ago
bassists dont mean anything, they will probably never hire a new one and just backtrack everything from now on

anonymous
6 days ago
SO GET IN THE PIT AND TRY TO LOVE SOMEONE

anonymous
6 days ago
anonymous22 hours ago
Find a bassist in japan....just run a prerecorded bass track, just don't have a bassist. Pretty dumb excuse to throw away money. I'm sure some fan knows the songs

They'd have to pay a fill in bass player. This is the opposite of throwing away money you idiot, they can split the profits between less people now.

anonymous
5 days ago
Per Nilsson has issued the following explanation.......Per usual.




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