Continuing the promotion of their first live album after over three decades of existence, thrash giants SCARS have recently released an energized version of “Return To The Killing Ground”, a classic originally presented on “The Nether Hell” EP (2005), as the second music video taken from the first-ever official live album entitled “Violent Tour 2022: Live In Sao Paulo”.
Watch “Return To The Killing Ground (Live)” at https://youtu.be/9SzMtu6Pj1E
Music and lyrics by Scars
Mixing and Mastering at Tretiak Studios (São Paulo/SP) by Alex Zeraib
Sound Production and Engineering by Jonas and Alex Zeraib
Video editing by Alex Zeraib
Special credits and thanks to Maycon Avelino, Bel Santos and Eliana Leal (Starship Videos)
“Violent Tour 2022: Live In Sao Paulo”, the band’s first official album with the excellent guitarist Ricardo Lima, was recorded at Iglesia La Borratxeria, in Sao Paulo/SP, in July 24th, 2022, and will go down in history not only as a true consecration to Brazilian Thrash Metal, but also as a thank you to the loyal and passionate fans who, besides following the band for all these years, have energetically honoured this event. This release closes the cycle of the highly praised album “Predatory”, released ttwo years ago through international label Brutal Records (USA/Canada), in partnership with Proper Music (Europe) and Voice Music (Brazil).
“Violent Tour 2022: Live In Sao Paulo” is also available for sale in digital format through Bandcamp and will also be released in physical format in the first half of 2023.
“This music, besides being killer, has even more energy live. Because of this, we also registered it on video, because we really like how it is performed by this current formation, which is very faithful to the original studio version, but with the addition of Gobo, Mitché and Ricardo’s personal touches. Now we have an updated and monstrous 2022 version of this classic”, commented Alex Zeraib (guitarist).
“One of the best tracks from The Nether Hell, which very much deserved to have a video to match its greatness. We play it nowadays with a stronger footprint live, showing technique and cohesion in the whole piece. I am very happy for another Scars’ conquest!”, commented Regis F (vocalist).
“It is one of the old songs that I most enjoy playing, and one of the most requested by the public at our shows. So, it’s only fair that we have a live version with this current line-up, and, of course, with me, which, in all modesty, was great (laughs)”, commented Marcelo ‘Mitché’ (bassist).
“Besides being a song that escapes from the conventional, it revisits remarkable characteristics thanks to its melodic construction, mixed with variations in tempo and a unique energy. These characteristics, allied to the wonderful receptivity of the public, make it a great classic! It is a great pleasure to be able to perform it live!”, commented Joao Gobo (drummer).
“We played “The Nether Hell” in its entirety on this tour as a surprise to the fans, and this particular track really doesn’t let anyone sit still! This particular show was very special and gratifying for me, because I knew it would be recorded for what would be my debut on an official Scars record. The audience was very participative and energetic, which made it easier for us to create the necessary synergy for a memorable performance!”, Ricardo Lima (guitarist) concluded.
SCARS is currently formed by Regis F. (vocals), Alex Zeraib and Ricardo Lima (guitars), Marcelo “Mitché” (bass) and Joao Gobo (drums), and intend to present a new phase in their career very soon, with great news for the first half of 2023!