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Scythia

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Formed: 2008
From: Vancouver, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Scythia News

Below is our complete Scythia 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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Scythia Gearing Up For Tour

Vancouver, BC folk metal band Scythia's upcoming trek, dubbed the “Conquest of the Northwest” tour, kicks off in Edmonton, AB on March 29th.

The tour hits ten cities in the U.S. and Canada, running sporadically through April 26th in Calgary, AB at a battle for Wacken at Vern’s.

Scythia will be touring in support of new album "...Of Conquest" and you can catch the band live on these dates:

Mar 29th: Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop w/ Ides of Winter, Eye of Horus, Ironstorm
Apr 3rd: Golden, BC @ Rockwater Grill
Apr 4th: Vancouver, BC @ Funky Winkerbeans w/ Iron Kingdom, 88 Mile Trip, Alchemy Chamber
Apr 5th: Longview, WA @ L&J Grill w/ Within the Pyre, Zorakarer
Apr 7th: Seattle, WA @ Two Bit Saloon w/ Zorakarer, Fallen Angels
Apr 8th: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge w/ Gorgon Stare, Terraclipse
Apr 11th: Maple Ridge, BC @ The Wolf Bar
Apr 12th: Nelson, BC @ Kootney Co-op
Apr 19th: Calgary, AB @ Lord Nelson's Pub w/ Viathyn, Enemyus, Skymir
Apr 26th: Calgary, AB @ Vern’s w/ Wacken Battle More...

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Scythia Releases New Album

Vancouver, BC's Scythia has officially released new album "…Of Conquest" today, and you can also now hear the full release in the player belwo or over at Bandcamp here.

The album was engineered/produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Halcyon Way, Svarsot) at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany, with co-production by Shaun Thingvold (Strapping Young Lad, Lamb of God, Fear Factory). "...Of Conquest" was mixed by Nino Laurenne (Ensiferum, Wintersun, Kiuas, Firewind) at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Mastering credits go to Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Firewind, Korpiklaani,Apocalyptica) at Chartmakers in Helsinki, Finland.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Fanfare 1516 02:55
2. Merchant of Sin 05:21
3. Bear Claw Tavern 03:12
4. Sailor's Accolade 03:07
5. Reflections 04:46
6. Rise of the Kraken 04:37
7. Into the Storm 06:44
8. Land of Scythia 05:08
9. Wrath of the Ancients 03:10
10. Army of the Bear 04:41
11. Path Through the Labyrinth 12:53
12. Departure 03:46 More...

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Scythia Releases "Fanfare 1516" Playthrough

Canadian medieval-themed power metal band Scythia will release "…Of Conquest" on February 25th, 2014.

The band has also released a playthrough video for the track "Fanfare 1516," which can be seen below courtesy of Geargods.net.

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Scythia Streaming New Song

Canadian medieval-themed power metal band Scythia is streaming the new track "Reflections," cut from the band’s upcoming album "…Of Conquest," which hits stores on February 25th. Give it a listen below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine.

“This track is a 'one-of-a-kind track' on the record,” states guitarist and lead vocalist David Khan. “‘Reflections’ pays tribute to the progressive styles of the early 80’s, with a good dose of powerful modern riffs. Actually, come to think of it... this song has a lot of gems and they are all rolled into a track that clocks in at less than 5 minutes.”

You can also check out the lyric video for "Army of the Bear" at this location, or catch the band live:

Apr 3: Golden, BC - Rockwater Grill
Apr 4: Vancouver, BC - Funky Winkerbeans w/ Iron Kingdom, 88 Mile Trip, Alchemy Chamber
Apr 7: Seattle, WA - Two Bit Saloon w/ Skelator, Fallen Angels
Apr 8: Portland, OR - Tonic Lounge w/ Gorgon Stare, Terraclipse
Apr 18: Edmonton, AB - TBD
Apr 19: Calgary, AB - Lord Nelson's Pub w/ Viathyn, Enemyus, Skymir More...

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Scythia Releases Lyric Video

Canadian power metal band Scythia is pleased to release a new lyric video for the track "Army Of The Bear," available below courtesy of BraveWords.com.com.

The band also recently announced February 25th, 2014 as the official release date for new album, "…Of Conquest," which can be pre-ordered at this location.

The album was engineered/produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Halcyon Way, Svarsot) at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany, with co-production by Shaun Thingvold (Strapping Young Lad, Lamb of God, Fear Factory).

"...Of Conquest" was mixed by Nino Laurenne (Ensiferum, Wintersun, Kiuas, Firewind) at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland, while mastering credits go to Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Firewind, Korpiklaani, Apocalyptica) at Chartmakers in Helsinki, Finland.

You can also catch Scythia live on these dates:

Apr 3: Golden, BC - Rockwater Grill
Apr 4: Vancouver, BC - Funky Winkerbeans w/ Iron Kingdom, 88 Mile Trip, Alchemy Chamber
Apr 7: Seattle, WA - Two Bit Saloon w/ Skelator, Fallen Angels
Apr 8: Portland, OR - Tonic Lounge w/ Gorgon Stare, Terraclipse
Apr 18: Edmonton, AB - TBD
Apr 19: Calgary, AB - Lord Nelson's Pub w/ Viathyn, Enemyus, Skymir More...

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Scythia Premieres New Song "Into The Storm"

Canadian folk metal act Scythia premiered the new song "Into the Storm" over at Metal Injection, and you can now hear the track below.

The song appears on the upcoming new album "....Of Conquest," which is expected in early 2014.

The song features a guest appearance from Wintersun guitarist Teemu Mäntysaar. Vocalist David Khan commented:

"This song is definitely one of the front-runners off of the new album. It is a great example of Scythia's musical diversity captured in less than 7 mins. It shows that we can write an orchestrated power metal anthem that evolves into a clashing instrumental that sonically represents a devastating storm. Complete with a guest appearance from Wintersun's Teemu Mäntysaari this song crushes, shred and soars above any of its predecessor's from our growing discography!"

The track list for "...Of Conquest" is:

1. Fanfare 1516
2. Merchant of Sin
3. Bear Claw Tavern (see music video here)
4. Sailor's Accolade
5. Reflections
6. The Kraken
7. Into the Storm
8. Land of Scythia
9. Wrath of the Ancients
10. Army of the Bear
11. Path Through the Labyrinth
12. Departure More...

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Scythia Releases New Music Video

Do you fancy yourself a jolly good time with a mischievous dwarf? Perhaps whilst downing a few cold brews with some fun-loving medieval ruffians? Throw in some powerful, folk-driven heavy metal to make the experience even better, and you’ve transported yourself to a mystical world by way of Scythia's new music video for "Bear Claw Tavern!"

Watch the new official music video below, courtesy of Guitar World.

The old world-themed music video, directed by fantasy movie director Richard Olak and filmed at the Storm Crow Tavern in the band’s hometown of Vancouver, BC, is an uproarious three-minute scorcher featuring the band rocking out in a medieval tavern filled with hooligans and mysterious characters.

"Bear Claw Tavern" is the first single cut from the band’s upcoming melodic, power/folk fusion record, "…Of Conquest." The track listing is as follows:

1. Fanfare 1516
2. Merchant of Sin
3. Bear Claw Tavern
4. Sailor's Accolade
5. Reflections
6. The Kraken
7. Into the Storm
8. Land of Scythia
9. Wrath of the Ancients
10. Army of the Bear
11. Path Through the Labyrinth
12. Departure More...

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Scythia Releases Second New Music Video Preview

Canadian folk metal act Scythia released another teaser clip from the upcoming new music video for "Bear Claw Tavern." The video debuts on December 4th at 8:00pm MST via the band's Official YouTube Channel.

"Bear Claw Tavern" is the new single, which appears on the new album "…Of Conquest," which is expected in early 2014.

Check out the teaser clip here:

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Scythia Reveals New Album Details

Since 2008, the Canadian metallers in Scythia have been performing their own blend of epic metal with a twist of folklore. Scythia's music features rich, poetic storytelling, and an epic tale that captures the imagination of all who are privy to its lyrical melody.

Scythia will release a brand new, third full-length album in early 2014, entitled "…Of Conquest."

The new album was engineered/produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Halcyon Way, Svarsot) at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany, with co-production by Shaun Thingvold (Strapping Young Lad, Lamb of God, Fear Factory).

The album was mixed by Nino Laurenne (Ensiferum, Wintersun, Kiuas, Firewind) at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Mastering credits go to Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Firewind, Korpiklaani, Apocalyptica) at Chartmakers in Helsinki, Finland. The track listing is as follows: More...

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Scythia Posts Preview Of "Bear Claw Tavern" Video

Canadian folk lords Scythia posted up a preview clip for the upcoming new music video for "Bear Claw Tavern." The track appears on the upcoming third full length album, as of yet untitled. The clip contains behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot and some live footage from the band's recent performance at Battlefest.

Check out the preview clip here:

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Scythia Posts Pre-Production Demo For New Song

Canadian folk metal act Scythia is streaming a pre-production demo for the new song "Army Of the Bear. The song will appear on the band's upcoming new release, as of yet untitled, which is due out in late 2013/early 2014. According to the band, the song marks a new musiccal direction.

Check out "Army Of the Bear":

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Scythia To Shoot New Music Video

Scythia has just kicked off an Indiegogo crowd funcing campaign, in an attempt to find funding for an upcoming epic fantasy music video: ”Bear Claw Tavern” with director Richard Olak. The following press release was issued about the campaign:

"Since 2008 Scythia, has been bringing some of the most epic progressive metal with a twist of folklore. Their albums, tracks, and performances features rich, poetic storytelling, and epic tales that captures the imagination of all who are privy to its lyrical melody. Now they need a music video equal to their music and have started a IndieGoGo campaign to raise $2100 which is part of the costs of the video production.

"Scythia’s campaign is rich in personalized, epic and limited items such as a Scythia House Party, Engraved Beer Mugs, Genuine Drinking Horns, Signed Merchandise and more. They have made sure there is something for everyone from $2 to $1000 and have included some great packages so you can grab a few of the great items at a time. Find more details about the Indiegogo campaign and donation possibilities at this location." More...

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Scythia Announces Lineup Change

Folk metal act Scythia, which was covered in the recent Canadian edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has issued the following announcement about a lineup change and upcoming live activity:

"2013 brings change and new opportunity for Scythia. After some serious consideration, The band has decided to relocate to Calgary.

"Additionally we announce the departure of Morgan Zentner from the group. We appreciate what she contributed musically and wish her all the best with her new project!

"With a nomination for best metal band in Canada, a tour with Arkona and heading to Europe later this year Scythia is ready to keep things going with renewed strength!" More...

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Unearthing The Canadian Metal Underground

It’s Monday again, which means it’s time to explore three more lesser known bands in the metal underground. Today’s exploration to the underground world features our neighbors to the north, which is home to its fair share of metal legends, from the most extreme to the most melodic. We’ve actually looked at Canadian acts several times before, specifically focusing on Toronto and the Maritimes previously, and today we’ll trek there again for three bands that cross the genre spectrum.

I suppose I should start out with a bit of disclosure: I’m not from Canada, and I’ve only been there once for a fishing trip years ago, although the border is only a few hours north of me. So unfortunately these are bands I know solely via their music and their online presence, and I haven’t had the pleasure of interacting with them in the live scene personally.

While working on the review for the new Chariots of the Gods album “Tides of War,” I got to thinking about the very solid lineup of bands from the frigid north, especially in the underground metal scene. There’s a fairly large grouping of what are essentially “second tier” bands currently active – these guys bring the metal full force, but they haven’t gotten signed with Nuclear Blast or Metal Blade or any of the larger labels focusing on heavy music. They still manage to get hooked up with PR companies to keep their presence known however, release high quality albums, and a good deal of them stay busy with touring and festival appearances.

Chariots of the Gods

Is this Ottawa act composed of thrash maniacs who are really into melodic death metal, or are they in an MDM band that can’t give up their love for Megadeth? Either way, this is pretty crushing, headbanging-mandatory stuff.

Chariots of the Gods will be officially dropping debut full-length album “Tides of War” later this month (January 29th to be precise), and the band has already released teasers that should more than pique the interest of metalheads. We recently had the opportunity to premiere the track “Unbound,” which features a guest appearance by Aleksi Sihvonen of Norther, and you can also hear the album’s title track below. For some more background on the band and info on the album’s themes, check out our recent interview here.

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Scythia Posts 2012 In Review Video

Canadian folk metal band Scythia posted a recap video of the more candid moments of the band's activities in 2012. Back in September, Scythia released its EP "For the Bear" (which is still streaming in full over at this location). Over the holiday season, the band issued a re-mix of the holiday song "...Of Santa," which can be heard over here.

Check out the year end recap video here:

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Asher Media Offering Free Sampler

Asher Media Relations, which represents some of Canada's best up and coming metal talents, is proud to offer a holiday sampler to fans near and far to head bang their season greetings.

Featuring nineteen tracks of AMR's 2012 roster, the sampler showcases metal genres ranging from brutal death, thrash, power, prog to folk, and a taste of some heavy rock. Download the sampler for free via Bandcamp here or listen in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Titans Eve - Destined To Die 03:08
2. Adrenechrome - Titans Fall 03:18
3. Chariots of The Gods - Tides of War 03:20
4. Auroch - From Forgotten Worlds 04:35
5. Tribune - The Succubus 03:14
6. Mortor - Under The Flag 03:00
7. Psychostick - Jolly Old Sadist 03:24
8. Dark Century - Kill The Crowd 03:55
9. XUL - Mastication of Putrescent Empyrean Remains 05:14
10. Odium - No Way Out 04:18
11. Vesperia - Pints Held High 04:21
12. Scythia - Sailor's Accolade 03:19
13. Edge of Attack - Forever 03:46
14. All Else Fails - This Burden of Life 05:13
15. The Rabid Whole - Future 03:56
16. Arcane Saints - Never Say Die 04:07
17. Project Mars - Hey! 03:07
18. New Jacobin Club - My Smile 02:36
19. The In & Outs - Sleepy Sheep 03:35 More...

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Scythia Streaming Re-Mixed Holiday Track

Canada’s purveyors of folk/prog metal, Scythia, are back once again with a re-mixed and re-mastered version of their holiday tune "...Of Santa," a cheerful track about Santa and his brave reindeer. Check out the song below.

In additional news, Scythia recently unleashed a "Video Game Medley" video in support of the new EP "For The Bear" released early this fall. Watch the clip over at this location. More...

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Axis Of Metal Releases Second Compilation

Axis of Metal has now released a second free online compilation (check out the first one here), which can be streamed or downloaded via Bandcamp or in the player below. Axis of Metal also commented:

"Axis Of The Underground Volume 2 will treat your eardrums to the thrashiest of metal, heinous black metal, putrid death metal, empowering traditional metal, methodical doom metal, boundary pushing progressive metal, the grooviest of groove metal, avant-garde madness, and bouncy folk metal among many other genres and incarnations of heavy sounds.

"We’ve loaded our heavy metal shotgun and are discharging the most comprehensive of compilations to satisfy even the pickiest of nay-sayers and nitpickers. Axis Of The Underground is our way to give back to the genre that has brought all of us years and years of elation and enjoyment. So sit back, crack a cold one, or roll a herbal cigarette and hit play on the bandcamp player below, and be prepared to be whisked away to a heavy metal nirvana. "

1. Obduracy - Virtue And Vice 04:38
2. Razorwyre - Knights Of Fire 03:23
3. Wings Denied - Clockwork 04:50
4. Desultor - Black Monday 03:13
5. Monsterworks - Freewill 04:28
6. Rusted Brain - Caught In The Fire 02:29
7. Scythia - Sailor's Accolade 03:19
8. Symptom - Into The Scalding Spring 05:43
9. Eryn Non Dae - Hidden Lotus 06:12
10. Lich King - In The End, Devastation 04:36
11. Cultfinder - Archangel Burial 02:51
12. Derelict - Shackles Of Indoctrination 05:14
13. Infiltrator - Crush The False 05:59
14. Mares Of Thrace - The Gallwasp 04:36
15. Cryptopsy - Damned Draft Dodgers 03:57
16. Entropy - Encryption 07:11
17. Auroch - From Forgotten Worlds 04:35
18. Fatality - Thrash Fuck Eat Sleep 05:25
19. Gypsy Chief Goliath - St. Covens Tavern 05:56
20. Adrenechrome - Titans Fall 03:18
21. Invective - Systemic 03:22
22. Dire Omen - Deserving Of Ash 03:09
23. Mortor - Under The Flag 03:00
24. Bushwhacker - Forest Lord 08:09
25. Abstract Violence - S.N.M. 03:25
26. Seprevation - Sea Of Thoughts 03:02
27. Luna Azure - Meadows Of Spring 06:43 More...

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Scythia Posts "Video Game Medley" Video

Folk metal warriors Scythia are proud to share with fans the "Video Game Medley" clip, which was filmed in Vancouver, BC by James Weekes and Rosie Anson of Hammer Records. Check out the video below.

The song is an adaptation video game theme songs from Wizards and Warriors, Castlevania, Skyrim, Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Final Fantasy VI, and Tetris and is off the band's new EP "For The Bear."

In additional news, Scythia will be gathering in Vancouver for a headlining performance for Aesir Promotions' second annual Nerdfest on November 23rd at The Biltmore Cabaret:

November 23, 2012 - Nerdfest @ The Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC More...

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Scythia Posts Teaser For "Video Game Medley" Video

Canadian folk metal act Scythia posted up a preview clip for the upcoming music video for the song "Video Game Medley," the instrumental track inspired by classic video game music. The song appears on the band's latest EP "For the Bear." The video will premiere on the band's YouTube Channel on November 7, 2012 at 12:00pm PST.

The track list for "For the Bear" is as follows:

1. Sailor's Accolade
2. Fierce Rider of Scythia (remix)
3. For The Bear
4. Black Death (remix)
5. Dies Irae, Pt. 1
6. Mattawa Reel
7. Video Game Medley

Check out the preview clip here: More...

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