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Latest Pythia News

Below is our complete Pythia 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.

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Pythia Finishing New Album

Pythia has issued the following announcement about wrapping up work on the band's second full-length album:

"Hi everyone! We are currently putting the finishing touches to our second album and will have it finished in the next few weeks. We are very excited by the songs on the album and can't wait to share them with you later in the year as well as getting back to playing some shows!

"For fans who are on Facebook you can now add a Pythia badge to your profile page. Simply follow the link here and follow the instructions! It would be great to see your support! All the best and keep it Metal!"

You can also check out Pythia's last album update at this location.

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Pythia Announces Album's Japanese Release

Pythia has issued the following update about releasing hte band's "Beneath the Veiled Embrace" album in Japan with bonus tracks:

"Beneath The Veiled Embrace Japanese Edition released next week! The Japanese release of our debut album 'Beneath the Veiled Embrace' is released next Wednesday, 23rd February on the Spinning Record label.

"As well as featuring extra tracks to the UK original there is also brand new artwork! Fans both in Japan and internationally can order a copy from the link below. Thanks for your continued support!"

You can check out the cover artwork for the Japanese edition and listen to samples from all the songs on the album at this location.

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Pythia Checks In With Album Update

Pythia has checked in with the following activity update and announcement about working on a new album:

"Hello Pythians, wishing you all a Happy New Year from everyone here in the ‘band-camp’! Never known for sitting still, the boys and girl have been busy little bee’s lately: First of all, a big thank you to everyone at our last few UK shows of the year. All those at the Scala show were treated to a new track; Just a Lie, played live for the first time. In fact, that was probably the third time the guys had played the song all together in the same room! The crowd reaction was great, so I think you may see that one in regular rotation in the Pythia set.

"Hard Rock Hell was a show of many extremes... Extreme cold, extremely late show time, extremely drunk fans, and an extremely late/pissed off lead singer and lead guitarist. But nonetheless, the show was amazing, just a pity we couldn’t all hang around longer. Before we move on there is a big thank you and somewhat of an introduction needed. The more observant ones amongst you probably noticed Ross’ normally reflective head was slightly more hirsute and a little further from the floor at some of our last shows: Ladies and Gentlemen I give you our long suffering stand in- Oz! Oz is Ross’ former bandmate from Head-On, and generally fills in when one of the boys with a guitar has the sniffles.

"On to what’s up and coming (why else would you be reading this!?). The new album is nearly finished the recording stages and everyone in the band is extremely excited. Initial reports are ‘more of the last album, just bigger and more epic in every direction’ says Andy. The release date is set for sometime in the second quarter of the year and you can rest assured that the live performances will come shortly after, as the gigs are what the band is all about after all!

"There will also be a video to compliment the release. No details as yet, but he lot of them are frantically planning, scheming, setting fire to things, and generally making their garb look more imposing for the event. As soon as we know any more details the Pythia News Network will reveal all we know. There was also a new t-shirt released for the last few shows, if you haven’t got one yet, why not?! Featuring the artwork from the fantastic Clive Arrowsmith and Hayley Madden it is sure to be a future collector’s item! More...

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Pythia Announces Japanese Record Deal

Pythia has checked in with the following announcement about signing a deal with Spinning Records for the release of album's in Japan:

"We are delighted to announce that Pythia have signed with the Japanese 'Spinning' label in a 2 album deal. Our debut album 'Beneath the Veiled Embrace' will be released in Japan on 23rd February. As well as the original full UK release there will be 3 extra tracks, 'Sarah' (Acoustic), 'Tristan' (Acoustic) and the band's highly acclaimed cover of the Gary Moore song 'Thunder Rising.' These tracks were previously only available on our first two single releases, 'Sarah' and 'Army of the Damned.' The album will also be packaged in brand new artwork.

"The 2nd release will be Pythia's as yet untitled 2nd album which is currently being recorded with release planned for the later part of 2011. As a taster see a live version of new song 'Just a Lie' filmed in London towards the end of 2010!"

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Pythia Posts Live Clip Of New Song

Pythia has posted a live video clip of the band performing the new song "Just a Lie," which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the footage:

"Last night in London we played, for the first time, a new song from our forthcoming 2nd album which will be released next year. The song is called 'Just a lie' and we have a fan recording for the fans who could not be there. We hope you enjoy it and like the song as much as we do!"

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Pythia Issues Activity Update

Pythia has checked in with the following update about the band's recent and upcoming activity:

"Hello! As regular as the change of seasons, here is your autumn update from the guys and gal in your favourite band... There is a lot going on, and coming up in the world of Pythia, so let’s get right into it! First and foremost as always are the live shows. Returning from Belgium and Holland on a massive high (again!), November sees a couple of live shows, one for the Londoners, the other for those of a Brummie persuasion.

"We are hitting the Scala in King’s Cross on Friday 12th with the fantastic Lahannya, and then all of us up to the Asylum in Birmingham on Sunday 14th.There may be tickets available on the door, but these shows are by the bands, for the fans, so please grab yours in advance from the site! To accompany these shows we have a marvelous new t-shirt, featuring photography from the fantastic Clive Arrowsmith and our long time favorite, Hayley Madden. The new design is available on the site as well, so why not pick one up with your tickets and boast your new image with pride. More...

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Pythia Announces Upcoming Shows

Pythia has checked in with the following update about upcoming live shows:

"First of all a big thank you to everyone who came to the shows last weekend in Holland with Arch Enemy and also the MFVF in Belgium. We had a great time and thanks for your wonderful support!

"We have 2 gigs coming up next month. The first one is at Scala in London on Friday 12th November as support to Lahannya, followed 2 days later on Sunday 14th by a gig at The Asylum in Birmingham also featuring Lahannya plus some other great bands. We plan to debut some new material from our forthcoming second album at these shows so why not come along for a sneak preview?!"

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New Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

It's just a few more hours until the work day ends and the weekend finally arrives, and to celebrate those two glorious days there are a few new metal tracks to download through the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition sees new tracks from Otep, Peruvian act Nautiluz, and Gothic band Pythia. On September 28th the PS3 edition gets more Evile, Cancer Bats, and Norma Jean, while the Wii continues to fill out the back catalog with The Devil Wears Prada, Amberian Dawn, and IWrestledABearOnce. The complete list of new songs added, including the non-metal tracks, can be found below.

New to RBN on Xbox 360 in the past week:

Pythia - "Army of the Damned"
My Morning Jacket - "I'm Amazed"
Otep - "Smash the Control Machine"
Citizen Cope - "I Couldn't Explain Why"
Slim Cessna's Auto Club - "Americadio"
Nautiluz - "Chasing the Light"
Van Friscia - "Epic Symphony in A Flat Minor, First Movement: Marching Out"
Gov't Mule - "Steppin' Lightly"
Barefoot Truth - "Threads"
SexTon - "Ready for Anything"
The Novocaines - "Cup of Coffee"
Amy Courts - "Shiver"
Pink Flag - "Roman Candle"
New Rising Sun - "Holy Ground"
Ultra Saturday - "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" More...

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Pythia Comments On Canceled Show

Gothic metal act Pythia has issued the following statement about canceling a previously announced live show:

"The Gathering. It is great with regret that Pythia and The Lorien Trust have to announce that the planned performance by the aforementioned artist is canceled without prejudice. Unfortunately, due to an announcement on the band’s official site with slightly incorrect ticket pricing and ensuing reaction from the player base regarding IC/OOC issues of the performance on the Saturday night, and lack of infrastructure allowing the performance to go ahead on the Thursday as suggested by many, the show will not be going ahead.

"An unexpected backlash from established players has made LT and Pythia re-think the proposed show, as many thought this may interrupt the immersion of the IC aspect of the weekend. Not wanting to offend anyone, as Pythia are also well established participants in the RPG scene, it was thought best that the performance would be better suited to a different type of event, and hope that this is not a reflection upon the artists themselves, but merely the prospect of an electrically ‘live’ performance at The Gathering.

"Unfortunately, many people who were coming to the event to enjoy the LARP experience for the first time through being fans of Pythia who were looking forward to becoming regular members have been left feeling a little amiss. Should these players still attend the event, we suggest that it is best that all existing players extend them the same welcome as any new player should. More...

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Pythia Announces More European Shows

Female fronted gothic metallers Pythia have updated their tour scheduled with the following upcoming European dates:

4/03 2010 - Leeds at Rock of Ages
4/08 2010 - Bibelot, Dordrecht – NL With Pagan's Mind
4/09 2010 - De Pul, Uden – NL With Pagan's Mind
4/10 2010 - Power, Prog & Metal Festival, Lotto Mons Expo Mons, Belgium
4/11 2010 - Hedon, Zwolle – NL With Pagan's Mind
4/17 2010 - P3, Purmerend - Netherlands
5/01 2010 - The Peel, London
5/22 2010 - Cryptfest, The Central - Nottingham
10/22 2010 - Waerdse Tempel, Heerhugowaard - Netherlands (with Arch Enemy)
10/23 2010 - Metal Female Voices Fest 2010, Wieze, Netherlands

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Pythia Issues Band Update

Female fronted gothic metallers Pythia have issued the following update about their upcoming activity:

"News from The Oracle: 2010 held a bit of a false start, but after all the little setbacks in our plan for world domination; it seems we’re back on track. This begins with our gig and tour campaign becoming firmly established and growing as we speak. The battle-plan so far is as follows:

26/02 - Club 85: 74 Whinbush Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1PZ
14/03 - The Underworld, Camden
03/04 - Leeds Rio’s; Rock of Ages Club: Rios Leeds, The Grand Arcade, Leeds, LS1 6PQ
08/04 – Bibelot, Dordrecht, NL
09/04 – De Pul, Uden, NL 10-04 – Power Prog & Metal Festival
11/04 – Hedon, Zwolle, NL
01/05 – House of Progression @ The Peel, Kingston This one is all in aid of our no. 2 ginger warrior's birthday, so come down and see how drunk we can get Georgey! More...

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Pythia Issues End-Of-Year Recap

Female fronted gothic metallers Pythia have issued the following end-of-year recap and information about their upcoming activity:

"Happy Christmas One and All!! Just thought we’d drop you all a line or two to sum up the year.... And what a year it’s been!! Firstly, thank you all for your support and help these last 12 months, you have all been brilliant. Without your enthusiasm and energy we wouldn’t be where we are right now. Special mentions for Mr. Livermore, lil’ Emily, Bev and Frank, George, Laura and Lorna and of course Are for going above and beyond the call of duty!

"Been fun through this year, but ultimately everything we were doing was running up to the album release, so 2010 will have a rolling start. We got plenty planned with gigs, tours, festivals, writing the new album and another single possibly, hitting you all in the first part of the year. The new merch is coming along too, so keep your eyes on the site and the forum. Y’all will be the first to know! Also, keep your eyes peeled for magazine coverage coming up, after the extremely successful day with Clive Arrowsmith, and seeing the results, I’m sure the mags will be fighting over us for an exclusive! That, bolstered with another new shoot completed with Hayley Madden (who did all our album artwork, for those who don’t know), hopefully the buzz around Pythia will just grow in the New Year.

"As I mentioned, we are booking up gigs all over until we can plan the tour to support the album. They’re going to be all over the place in the UK, so watch out for updates. Anyways, long newsletters just get boring, and I have beer to drink, a mountain of chocolate to get through and an unfortunate turkey to stuff! Hope you all have a really good day at Christmas, and see in the New Year in which ever way you see fit!!!! ROCK ON!!"

A video message from Pythia can also be viewed below. More...

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Pythia Announces Record Release Show

Female fronted gothic metallers Pythia have issued the following statement about a record release party for their album "Beneath the Veiled Embrace:"

"Join us to celebrate the release of our debut album, Beneath The Veiled Embrace. An evening of metal mayhem at the world famous metal bar & venue!"

The details are as follows:

When: Monday, October 12, 2009 7:40pm - 12:00pm
Where: The Intrepid Fox 5 St Giles High Street London, United Kingdom

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Pythia Announces New Single Release Date

U.K. female fronted gothic metallers Pythia have announced that the release dates for their upcoming single "Sarah (Bury Her)" will be August 24th. The video for the song can be viewed below.

Pythia's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

8/7 The Purple Turtle - Single Launch Party London
8/14 Bloodstock Acoustic Derby
8/14 Bloodstock Derby
11/8 The Relentless Garage London, London and South East More...

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Pythia Announces Live Show With Threshold

U.K. gothic metallers Pythia have issued the following announcement about opening for Threshold on November 8th:

"We are pleased announce that we will be opening for the awesome Threshold on the 8th of November at the Relentless Garage with main support coming from Austrian progressive metallers Serenity.

"Threshold are one of the leading lights of the progressive metal scene. Now celebrating twenty years together, Threshold continue to make powerful and innovative rock music both on record and on stage."

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Pythia Posts New Music Video Online

U.K. gothic metallers Pythia have posted a new music video online for the track "Sarah (Bury Her)," which can be viewed below. Pythia also issued the following announcement about the video:

"It's a very exciting time for PYTHIA, lots is happening. Our first single Sarah (Bury Her) is due for release next month on Golden Axe Records and you can now view the accompanying video on You Tube.

"The single CD includes two bonus tracks, firstly a cover of Gary Moore's Thunder Rising (mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen) and secondly an acoustic version of our song Tristan. Both songs feature Bev Lee Harling (Mediaeval Baebes) on Violin.

"We will be celebrating the launch of our single with a live show and after party. 7th August 09 Single Launch Party Purple Turtle 61-65 Crowndale Road Camden Town London, NW1 1TN You can buy tickets here.

"We can now confirm that we will be playing Bloodstcok Open-air Festival on Friday the 14th at 9pm on the Sophie Lancaster stage. Our forthcoming single and album are both available to pre-order at our online shop

"Thank you for all your support." More...

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