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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 To Play Nerdfest 2

Vancouver's favorite gathering of medieval nerds returns as Aesir Promotions is proud to present "NerdFest: A Night of Medieval Fantasy" at The Biltmore Cabaret on Friday, November 23rd.

Celebrating its second year with a variety of local artists, Nerdfest will showcase live music from local headlining folk metal band Scythia, which recently released new EP "For The Bear" and will be wrapping up a cross Canada tour at the event along with support from The Whiskey Dicks and The Carnival Band.

Dave Khan, Scythia's vocalist and guitarist comments: "We are pleased to be awarded the opportunity to play at such an awesome convention once again. Nerdfest II is a great opportunity to share Scythia's unique blend of storytelling, theatrics and metal with a diversified audience. We can't wait to be at home among our fellow costumed enthusiasts and vendors of Medieval wares." More...

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Scythia Streaming New EP Online

Canada’s purveyors of folk/prog metal, Scythia, are now streaming their upcoming EP "For The Bear" on MetalRecusants.com. Check out the whole thing right here.

The EP will be officially available on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 and can be pre-ordered on bandcamp. The following press release was issued about the EP:

"A short, but sweet seven-track adventure that departs from the orchestration and central concept of its predecessors, 2011's '...Of Exile' and 2010's '...Of War,' the EP represents a leaner, faster and sharper folk metal machine.

"The folk warriors will also be trekking across Canada for their 'For The Bear Tour' that will kick off at their EP launch show in Vancouver, BC on Sept 26th at the Rickshaw Theater and will see the band venture east with a performance at Noctis Metal Fest on Sept 29th alongside such names as Venom and Agalloch and heading as far as Montreal, QC and back west over the month long tour." More...

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Scythia Announces "For The Bear" Tour Dates

Canada’s purveyors of folk/prog metal Scythia are proud to announce their cross Canada "For The Bear Tour" that will kick off at an EP release show in Vancouver, BC on Sept 26th at the Rickshaw Theater.

Scythia is also offering fans a free download of the first single "Sailor's Accolade" from new EP "For The Bear," due out on September 25th, 2012. Snag the single at this location. The band's upcoming tour dates are:

September 26, 2012 - Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC w/ Nylithia, Terrifier (formerly Skull Hammer)
September 28, 2012 - Rockwater Grill & Bar - Golden, BC
September 29, 2012 - Mac Hall Ball Room (Noctis Festival) - Calgary, AB w/ Venom, Agalloch
September 30, 2012 - TBA - Medicine Hat, AB
October 2, 2012- The Zoo - Winnipeg, MB
October 5, 2012 - Rotillicious - Ajax, ON
October 6, 2012 - TBA - North Bay, ON
October 7, 2012 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes
October 11, 2012 - Coaches and Horses - Windsor, ON
October 13, 2012 - Corktown Pub - Hamilton, ON
October 15, 2012 - Crocks - Thunder Bay, ON
October 17, 2012 - TBA - Regina, SK
October 18, 2012 - Lepps - Saskatoon, SK
October 19, 2012 - Rendez Vous - Edmonton, AB
October 20, 2012 - Branding Iron - Armstrong, BC More...

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Scythia Streams New Song "Sailor's Accolade"

Canadian folk metal act Scythia is streaming the new track "Sailor's Accolade." The song appears on the band's forthcoming EP “For The Bear," which is due for release September 25, 2012. The song is also available as a free download at this location.

The track listing for the EP 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 "Sailor's Accolade" here: More...

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Scythia Posts "For The Bear" Teaser

Scythia, Canada’s purveyors of folk/prog metal, are proud to reveal to fans a sneak peak of their latest sonic attack, “For The Bear," due out on Septmeber 25tth, 2012.

Vocalist / guitarist Dave Khan comments, "Scythia is proud to present the artwork and more for our upcoming release. The artwork was painted by the talented Mika Harju of Finland, he has experience designing metal albums before and we needed something tough and harsh looking to capture the intensity of the music. As you can imagine, it probably doesn't get much tougher than duelling barbarians from atop a bear in the dead of winter. We are also including a teaser track that gives a little prelude of the sonic intensity that accompanies this imagery."

Check out the teaser clip via YouTube or in the player below. More...

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Scythia Releases "Spirit Of The Quest" Video

Canadian folk metal warriors Scythia are proud to present their new music video for "Spirit of the Quest," taken from their sophomore album, "...Of Exile," which was released in 2011. Vocalist/guitarist Dave Khan comments:

"Scythia is pleased to finally reveal Spirit of the Quest. This video has been a long time in the making as we've made several attempts to capture our excitement and enthusiasm as well as the story on the album with an indie budget. Filming and editing it was an extremely fun and humorous process, we worked with James Weekes and Rosie Anson of Hammer Records to capture the footage. They were both great at capturing wicked content and amping us up to get into character." More...

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Scythia To Play Animal Protection Society Benefit

Canada’s wizards of folk-progressive metal fusion, Scythia, have set aside their time hunting trolls and have come to the rescue of the Richmond Animal Protection Society for a benefit concert to help raise funds for the RAPS two animal shelters in dire need of supplies.

Scythia's vocalist/guitarist Dave Khan commented, "Scythia is stoked to rock out for an honourable cause like animals. A huge inspiration for our breed of folk metal is having a symbiosis with animals and nature... Especially bears, but dogs and cats are awesome as well. We are also stoked about the killer line up, we have played with all of these bands before and believe that each and every band on this bill are top notch musicians capable of delivering incredible performances."

With support from local Vancouver speed thrash metal titans Cradle To Grave, power metallers Aeterna and Nanaimo, BC's Viking warriors Eye of Odin, Scythia along with event organizer and Oboe of death player Morgan Zentner of Aesir Promotions are conquering higher ground for this great cause to help our furry companions in their time of need.

"As the promoter and creator of this event, I am proud to say that Aesir Promotions will be putting on a show to help support such a worthy cause. As an animal owner and lover, I feel that abandoned pets are easily over looked and I was very happy to find the Richmond Animal Protection Society, which is a no kill shelter." says Morgan Zentner, "We have support from bands all over BC and Alberta donating merch for raffle prizes and the support from the metal community in Vancouver has been fantastic. All of the performers for the show are of high caliber and we are all looking forward to helping out our furry friends."

Also for your viewing pleasure, one of Vancouver's best belly dancers, the radiant Mahafsoun will be joining Scythia on stage for a memorable performance. Details are as follows: More...

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Scythia Announces Canadian Shows

Canada’s masters and wizards of folk-progressive metal fusion, Scythia, have once again donned their medieval garb, dusted off their oboe of death and summoned the echoes of thunder in preparation for their up-coming Western Canada mini tour dubbed the "No More Trolls" tour.

Kicking off in Calgary, AB on May 5th, the tour will see trolls running for cover across Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia until June 2nd when Scythia will play a very special charity show at the Astoria in Vancouver, BC, benefiting the Richmond Animal Protection Society. Hunting trolls, saving dogs and cats – the best motto to live by.

And for those who don’t have a chance to see the band performing live, Scythia will be unleashing a new folktastic music video of epic proportions for "Spirit of the Quest” from sophomore album, "...Of Exile." Check out Scythia's music at Bandcamp.

May 5, 2012 - Lord Nelsons - Calgary, AB
May 7, 2012 - DV8 - Edmonton
May 9, 2012 - Amigos - Saskatoon, SK
May 10, 2012 - Rendez Vous - Edmonton, AB
May 11, 2012 - The Vent - Coaldale, AB
May 12, 2012 - Riverfront Pub - Grindrod, BC
June 2, 2012 - Astoria - Vancouver, BC - (Charity Fundraiser for Richmond Animal Protection Society)

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Asher Media Offering Free Compilation

Asher Media has posted a sampler album online for streaming and free download featuring 13 bands on the company's roster. You can check out the songs through the player below or via Bandcamp. The track listing is as follows:

1. All Else Fails - This World In Flames - 04:04
2. Auroch - Astral King - 05:03
3. Bolero - Pints Held High - 04:21
4. Fallstaf - The Cost - 03:21
5. Fatality - Thrash Fuck Eat Sleep - 05:25
6. Kill Matilda - Geisha With A Switchblade - 04:21
7. Nephelium - Merciless Annihilation - 06:17
8. Ninjaspy - Evolution of Skid - 02:58
9. Scythia - For The King - 05:08
10. The New Jacobin Club - This Treason - 05:01
11. Titans Eve - Judgement - 04:47
12. Versus The Nothing - Killer - 03:00
13. Without Mercy - Chasm - 04:31 More...

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Scythia Posts "Of Santa" Single

Canadian folk metal band Scythia posted a new holiday single entitled "Of Santa" (heard below). The band describes the single as "Scythia's epic run in with the dark lord of Christmas." Check the track out in the player below:

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Scythia Posts Nerd Fest Teaser

As was previously announced, folk metal act Scythia will be headlining the Nerd Fest, which takes place in Vancouver on November 19th at the Rickshaw Theatre. Scythia has now posted a teaser trailer for the festival online, which can be viewed below.

Nerd Fest is a night of medieval fantasy that will showcase local folk metal clans Scythia, Eye Of Odin, and Celestial Ruin along with entertainment ranging from sword fighting, tattoo artistry, burlesque dancing (Tiffany Truth), fantasy multimedia (films), a costume contest, and a multitude of vendors who will showcase unique local-made crafts for medieval enthusiasts.

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Scythia To Headline Nerd Fest

Nerd Fest, a night of medieval fantasy, returns to Vancouver on November 19th at the Rickshaw Theatre with local folk metal clans Scythia, Eye Of Odin, and Celestial Ruin. Scythia will be headlining the fest after the band released second studio album "...Of Exile" last month.

Fantasy metal won't be the only entertainment at Nerd Fest; the festival also incorporates everything from sword fighting, tattoo artistry, burlesque dancing, fantasy multimedia, a costume contest and a multitude of vendors whom will be present to showcase their unique local-made crafts for medieval enthusiasts. Tickets are available here.

Dave Khan vocalist/guitarist of Scythia and one of the event organizers of Nerd Fest commented on what fantasy fans can expect: "Nerd Fest is a night dedicated to celebrating our love for all things fantasy. And we will celebrate by making it sexy with burlesque and cool with some really prominent local fantasy bands. We are really stoked to be putting on a multimedia variety night with a theme. It's been a blast organizing it because it's been really easy to garner support. The idea seems like something that really resonates with the sponsors and performers that we are recruiting."

Event details are as follows:

Saturday, November 19, 2011 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
The Rickshaw Theatre
254 E Hastings
Vancouver BC (Downtown)
Min. Age: 19+
Dress Code: Costume preferred
Admission: $15

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Scythia Streaming New Album "...Of Exile"

Vancouver's folk metal clan Scythia has officially released the band's sophomore album "...Of Exile" today, and the group is offering the digital release through a "pay what you want" format. Head over to the Scythia Bandcamp page to check out the album.

"...Of Exile is a fantasy concept album that blends storytelling with neoclassical and progressive metal. The album features 10 tracks that are linked together with cinematic sound effects and lush narration showcasing a range of different styles at play from medieval folk to 70's rock and all the way to full-blown power metal," commented vocalist/ guitarist Dave Khan.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Prelude
2. Spirit of the Quest
3. Sleeping Village
4. Forgotten Forest
5. Fallen King
6. Voice of the Sword
7. For the King
8. Fortress
9. Dies Irae II
10. Hobarth's Inn

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Scythia Streaming New Song

Vancouver folk metal clan Scythia, which just returned from the recent "Summer Siege" tour, has posted "Voice of The Sword" for streaming online. The track is taken from the upcoming album "...Of Exile," which is set to be released September 23rd. Check out "Voice of the Sword" in the player below.

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Scythia Posts Second Summer Siege Clip

The Canadian folk metal clan of Scythia has posted a second behind-the-scenes video from the band's recent Western Canadian Summer Siege Tour. This video, available below, follows the band on its travels through the scenic mountains of the Canadian Rockies along with backstage antics and an acoustic performance at Meow Records in Prince George, BC.

You can check out the previously uploaded first clip at this location. Scythia will also be releasing the new album "...Of Exile" on September 23rd, 2011.

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Scythia Posts Tour Video

The Canadian folk metal warriors of Scythia have posted new video from their recent travels on the Western Canadian Summer Siege Tour.

The video chronicles the band's stop at Meow Records in Prince George, BC, an acoustic porch jam, and being rescued by West of Hell & Zimmer's Hole vocalist Chris “The Heathen” Valagao's handy grinder saw during a tour van lock out incident. Check out the clip below.

Scythia will also be releasing the new album "...Of Exile" on September 23rd, 2011.

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Scythia Announces Acoustic Show

Canadian folk metal clan Scythia has announced the band will be pillaging Meow Records on August 7th in Prince George, BC at 4pm in promotion of the upcoming sophomore release "...Of Exile." Scythia will be performing an acoustic set at the store, along with exclusive limited edition copies to be signed before its official release on September 23rd. The band will also be performing that same night (August 7th) in Prince George, BC at Third alongside locals Swamp Monsters and The Non-Sholantz. Details on the acoustic show are as follows:

Date: August 7, 2011
Venue: Third, Address: 1157 3rd Ave
Time: 9pm
Cost: $10
Bands: Scythia w/ Swamp Monsters, The Non-Sholantz

You can also check out the Facebook event at this location. The album's track listing and artwork can be viewed below. More...

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Scythia Offering Free Song Download

Canada's folk metal act Scythia is currently offering a free download of the song "For the King," which is taken from the group's upcoming album "...Of Exile." You can stream or download the song by heading over to the Scythia Bandcamp page.

"...Of Exile" is set to drop on September 23rd, 2011. You can also find a teaser trailer for "...Of Exile" by heading over here.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Prelude
2. Spirit of the Quest
3. Sleeping Village
4. Forgotten Forest
5. Fallen King
6. Voice of the Sword
7. For the King
8. Fortress
9. Dies Irae II
10. Hobarth's Inn

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Scythia Posts New Album Teaser

Canadian folk metal clan Scythia has posted a new video teaser for the band's upcoming album "...Of Exile." The video clip can be viewed below, along with the new album's cover artwork and track listing. "...Of Exile" is set to drop on September 23rd, 2011.

Dave Khan, vocalist/guitarist for Scythia, commented on the album: "We are very excited for our upcoming release. This album really defines Scythia's sound through dynamic orchestration, cinematic soundscapes and the use of narration. These elements combine to bring the listener deep into a world of battle and betrayal."

1. Prelude
2. Spirit of the Quest
3. Sleeping Village
4. Forgotten Forest
5. Fallen King
6. Voice of the Sword
7. For the King
8. Fortress
9. Dies Irae II
10. Hobarth's Inn

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Scythia Posts Studio Footage Online

Vancouver, Canada progressive metal act Scythia has posted a new studio video online. You can view the first clip in the studio series below.

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