Equally steeped in angst alongside underlying catharsis, an expanded thematic gaze and heavier sonic terrain, Fatalism organically builds on the bleak imagery and hard-hitting soundscapes permeating Polaris’s ARIA Award-nominated 2020 release The Death of Me. But rather than wallow or stagnate, Fatalism instead powerfully holds up a proverbial mirror while also galvanizing the Sydney five-piece’s trademark blend of melodic metalcore, lush post rock, electronic flourishes and beyond.

Polaris will launch their new album Fatalism this September with a national headline tour alongside August Burns Red, Kublai Khan TX and Currents, with the tour’s Perth, Adelaide, Newcastle and Brisbane shows sold out, before embarking on an international run supporting While She Sleeps in the UK and Europe, performing at Aftershock 2023 and kicking off a North American headline run in October.