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Thursday, June 8, 2023

Scars finally return to the stage

The Brazilian thrash metal legends Scars, who recently celebrated a three decade-career, finally return to the stage with full force after more than two years unable to perform live due to the pandemic. Dubbed “Violent Tour 2022”, the tour will promote the latest studio album “Predatory”, released via US based label Brutal Records (USA/Canada) in partnership with Proper Music (Europe) and Voice Music (Brazil) in August 2020, receiving many praises around the globe.

The “Violent Tour 2022”, which starts this month on May 21st at Caveira Velha, Jandira/Sao Paulo, has already six confirmed dates and is about to expand even more including cities like Sorocaba, Santos and many others. Check out below the confirmed dates:

21/05 – Caveira Velha, Jandira, Sao Paulo/Brazil (plus the bands Necromancia and Mortom)
02/07 – 74 Club, Santo Andre, Sao Paulo/Brazil
09/07 – Estudio 5dois3, Itu, Sao Paulo/Brazil
10/07 – Hocus Pocus, Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo/Brazil (plus the band Metauro)
23/07 – La Iglesia, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo/Brazil (plus the bands Faces Of Death and Deathgeist)
06/08 – Casa Rock, Campinas, Sao Paulo/Brazil

In the pandemic time, the quintet based in Sao Paulo formed by Regis F. (vocals), Alex Zeraib (rhythm guitar), Ricardo Lima (lead guitar), Marcelo “Mitche” (bass) and Joao Gobo (drums) didn’t stand still, far from it, they have produced many music videos, appearances in several online festivals, live shows broadcast online, released two live EPs, and finally a commemorative digital 30-year boxset entitled “Scars 30 Years – The Singles Collection” containing 37 previously unreleased tracks. In parallel, soon after the easing of pandemic’s restrictions, they returned to rehearsals and began to heat up the engines in the thrash annihilation machine, week after week, to bring the best that the band has: their brutal and vigorous live performances!

It is worth remembering that these return shows will be special because they will be Ricardo Lima’s (guitar) first shows with an audience, since the last ones before the pandemic still had the former guitarist Thiago Oliveira. Ricardo has already made some presentations with the band in online events and without public, and all of them are available in the band’s official YouTube channel.

“All of us in Scarsare very excited about this return to the stage and counting the days for the first show, which will be at the traditional Caveira Velha, in Jandira, Sao Paulo. It will be great to meet again all our friends, fans, house partners, sound and light technicians, and to share the stage again with great underground colleagues such as Necromancia, Deathgeist, and new colleagues we never played with before, such as Faces Of Death and Mortom. Be prepared, because it will be violent! See you on the road!”,

enthusiastically commented Alex Zeraib (guitar)

And the news don’t stop there! To celebrate their return to the stage, the band has made available a single version of “Ghostly Shadows”, originally featured on “Predatory” and released as a videoclip only, with a new mix and solos recorded by Ricardo Lima!

Check out “Ghostly Shadows (New Mix)” at: https://tinyurl.com/3fmsey3s

“Our rehearsals have been very brutal and this shows that we are very well integrated, with energy to spare and ready to face any stage! I am sure that at the end of the concerts the public and the band will be exhausted and, for sure, happy!”,

concluded Ricardo Lima (guitar).

More tour dates and news coming soon!


“Ultimate Encore” (Split/1994)
“The Nether Hell” (EP/2005)
“Devilgod Alliance” (Album/2008)
“Armageddon” (Single) (Digital/2019)
“Silent Force” (Single) (Digital/2019)
“Armageddon On Tour” (Compilation) (Digital/2019)
“The V8 Sessions: Vol.1” (Live) (Digital/2019)
“Predatory” (Album/2020)
“The V8 Sessions: Vol.2” (Live) (Digital/2019)
“Scars 30 Years – The Single Collection” (Box Set) (Digital/2021)
“Ghostly Shadows (New Mix)” (Single) (Digital/2022)

Picture by Marcia Martins | Edited by Johnny Z.