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Below is our complete Scythian news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Hells Headbangers is proud to announce the signing of U.K. black/death metal cult Scythian. The band has signed on for two full-length albums, and is currently hard at work on a label debut (and second LP overall), to be recorded in November at Priory Studios in Birmingham with Esoteric's Greg Chandler. Scythian will commission macabre Czech artist Blanka Dvorak to do the cover.
Scythian is the first U.K. extreme metal band to sign with Hells Headbangers, and the label states that the forthcoming album will establish the band as a force of British individualism and take its existing sound on a darker, more dystopian journey. The album is as yet untitled, but a teaser video can be found below.
A statement from the band reads: "After ten years of fighting tooth and nail, we've finally come out on top. Times have been hard, but they've bred a new kind of band - one that will follow its ambitions to the ends of the earth. We are immensely proud to announce our pact with Hells Headbangers. This is a historic day for us and for the resurgent UK scene. Scythian is a metaphor for the unorthodox, relentless, and unfashionable sounds of London. Though the trends of the last ten years have always stood against us, we have endured and prospered. Let this album be our revenge on the mediocre and self-indulgent work of our times. Many bands talk of being individual, of 'having their own sound.' We have never known anything but our own path. The coming album will establish Scythian as a strong and independent force." More...
UK black/death metallers SCYTHIAN have inked a deal with Galactic Records. The group will enter the studio mid-February to record its first full-length album for a summer release.
"Whelped on the teachings of BATHORY and SODOM, SCYTHIAN formed in 2004, following the fated meeting of A. Satyrus (guitar) and J. Volgaard (drums)," reads a press release. "In brotherhood, the visionary and the master-craftsman were unified, working tirelessly towards an individual musical identity, which was not only true to them but to the heroes who had first inspired them to take up arms and march on the world. Cursed in the beginning by defeat and dishonour, the pair would find strength, symbolic purpose and a staunch ally in S. Vrath (vocals/bass), a warlord of some small renown who would lead the three across bloodied fields to undiscovered lands and the recording of their first demo, 'Suffering To The Conquered'."
S. Vrath: warlord / bass & vocals
A. Satyrus: strategist / guitar
J.C. Volgaard: siege engineer / drums
Here are the latest upcoming SCYTHIAN shows:
Jan. 26 - Bar Monsta - London (w/ DETRIMENTUM)
Feb. 04 - Underworld - London (w/ MASTER)
Feb. 10 - Bar Monsta - London (w/ NOCTURNAL)