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Nylithia

From: Vancouver, Canada
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Below is our complete Nylithia 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.

Armstrong Metalfest Details Released

The Armstrong Metal Fest will be taking place on July 20th and 21st, with full details available over at the festival's official website. The organizers of the event have now issued the following statement:

"On July 20th-21st, the beautiful Okanagan will play host to the largest metal festival in Western Canada. Over the past few years. metal fans from even the farthest depths of North America have dragged themselves out of their dingy bars, wiped the stale beer from their mouths and joined together in a two day long journey filled with beer, boobs and heavy metal. In the past, Armstrong Metalfest has welcomed bands such as Three Inches of Blood into our small community, and this year will be joined by bands such as Thor, Into Eternity, Nylithia and Ninjaspy. Our list of notable bands will only increase as the years go on.

"In only a few years, Armstrong Metalfest has grown from a locally known one day event, to two days of unforgettable music and events. Beginning as Armstrong Open Air, AMF was founded in the parents' driveway of a dedicate metalhead. The first year featured locally known bands, who performed on a hastily built stage in front of a barn. Over a hundred people battled the rain and moshed on the gravel driveway, creating a soup of blood, rain and dirt that surely must have seeped into the towns water supply. The first event was such a success that there was an immediate cry for more. Soon word spread over British Columbia and filtered into the surrounding provinces and the United States.

"By the third year Armstrong Metalfest had evolved into a two day festival and moved onto festival grounds at the Hassen Arena, in the heart of Armstrong. Our new location was met with a public outcry, as local churches rallied against us. Accused of encouraging crime, Satanism and rape, churches held town meetings demanding that we be expelled from the city. Our website and promotional videos were attacked, as church goers expressed worries that their children would be beaten up, raped and sodomized if they were to attend. More...

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Ancients Posts New Song, Announces Headlining Show

Canadian metal act Ancients has revealed details behind its forthcoming headline performance, which is sponsored by Metalunderground.com. The band has announced that it will be teaming up alongside Burning Ghats, Nylithia, Cathar and Graves for a full night of diverse metal on Friday, March 23 at the Rickshaw Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Ancients will also be performing all-new material from its forthcoming, as-yet-untitled, full length for the first time. The new album, which is currently planned for release later this year, is set to be issued from a currently unnamed record label. Further announcements on the band's upcoming record are expected in the coming weeks.

In the meantime you can check out an unmastered version of the album's first single, titled "Raise the Sun," from the upcoming album at this location. More...

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Skull Hammer Announces "Invoking The Filth" Tour

Vancouver act Skull Hammer will be embarking on a string of late November/early December Canadian shows alongside Nylithia in support of the "Destroyers of the Faith" album. The currently announced dates for the "Invoking the Filth" Western Canadian tour are as follows:

Nov. 30th Vancouver BC - w/Nylithia/Entropia/Over the Coals @ Funky Winkerbeans
Dec. 1st Kelowna BC - w/Nylithia/Xul/Finishymne @ The Oasis
Dec. 2nd Armstrong BC - TBA
Dec. 3rd Edmonton AB - w/Nylithia/Mortillery/Nameless @ The Studio
Dec. 4th Kamloops BC - w/Nylithia/Shithawk/Bethlic City @ Pogue Mahones

For more details on Skull Hammer, head over to the band's official MySpace music profile here.

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Nylithia Releases Shocking New Music Video

Vancouver, Canada technical metal act Nylithia has posted its new music video online for streaming. The video was filmed for the track "Immersed In The Maniacal" and features raw footage captured during the recent riots in the band's hometown. The band commented on the video by saying;

"We incorporated shots of some of the insanity, or the 'maniacal,' that was encountered in the most widely video documented riot in history, right here in our hometown after the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup Final. We mixed it with footage of us playing in front of cookie cutter, manicured lawn, neighbourhoods where everything looks the same. In our opinion, equally as maniacal as the riot itself."

The track is to be included on the band's forthcoming new album "Hyperthrash" which the band plan to release in a unique way. Speaking on this the band offered the following;

"Nylithia has devised our own method for releasing our upcoming self-produced album. The focus MUST be put back onto individual songs, re-instilling each track with the value it deserves. Therefore we have a new model: we will be releasing our new album, one song at a time, for FREE download via Nylithia.com. Each MP3 will be accompanied by a video, lyrics, and a piece of original artwork by 'Infector EP' artist, Humanburger Jones."

You can check out the "Immersed In The Maniacal" video by using the player located below.

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Unearthing The Metal Underground In Vancouver

Each week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week I am revisiting Vancouver, Canada’s underground metal scene. While last time we gave some of the city's death metal bands the spotlight, this time I'm taking a look at the city’s more experimental metal acts. There is no doubt that this west coast Canadian city is abundant in metal talent, but beneath the piles of death metal and hardcore/metalcore acts lay a handful of exceptionally talented progressive and experimental bands. This week we will be taking a closer look at three of these bands.

Nylithia

Nylithia is an absolute force in every aspect. Its music is insanely technical and vastly diverse. While being labeled as a death metal act, Nylithia combines stylistic elements from many different areas. Technical death metal, progressive metal, ambient and melodic thrash metal are all combined into one fluent sound. The members who come together in Nylithia are also exceptionally young and are one of the youngest active bands in the Vancouver metal scene. A debut EP was released in 2008 by the name of “Infector,” and the band is currently setting up some studio time to record its second album and debut full length for a mid-2011 release. Nylithia has already made news around the world when they debuted a music video for its adaptation of a Super Mario theme song, which Metalunderground.com covered. Do not be surprised if you start to hear alot more about Nylithia in 2011. Its extremely entertaining debut music video for the track “Replicants” is available for viewing below. Nylithia may be underground today, but could easily become a household name in extreme metal in the years to come.

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Just For Fun

Super Mario Castle Theme Death Metal Cover

Vancouver, BC metal band NYLITHIA posted a video of their version of the Super Mario Castle Theme last year, which has been making rounds on social sites of late. Check out the video below.

Not just a gimmick band, however, Nylithia released their debut full-length last year and plans to record another this year. Check out some of their music on the band's MySpace page. Here are the upcoming shows that the band has announced:

Feb 25 2010 @ 8:00P - Red Room w/ BRUTAL TRUTH & INFERNAL MAJESTY Vancouver, British Columbia
Feb 26 2010 @ 8:00P - Evolution w/ Reaver Victoria, British Columbia
Feb 27 2010 @ 8:00P - Club Pauloburger Cumberland/Mt.Washington, British Columbia
Apr 10 2010 @ 8:00P - Fernridge Hall Langley, British Columbia
May 18 2010 @ 8:00P - The Rickshaw Theatre w/ HYPOCRISY Vancouver, British Columbia

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