SCYTHIA and HeavyBlogisHeavy Announce the “Most Metal Couple” Valentine’s Day Photo Contest
Win a Signed Copy of “…Of Conquest” and a Pair of True Viking Drinking Horns! How Romantic!
New Album ‘… Of Conquest’ Hits Stores on February 25th
“Just a few weeks into 2014 and we already have an album that’s sure to reach some Top 10 lists by year’s end. …Of Conquest is simply spectacular.” – Pittsburgh Music Magazine
“Grab a mug of your finest ale and sit down and listen to these musical barbarians! You’ll be entirely glad you did! “…Of Conquest” is another great album that kick starts 2014 and blasts down all expectations!” – HeadbangorGTFO.com
“‘…Of Conquest’ is the band’s third full-length in unsigned-band-ville, yet it’s of the utmost sonic quality… if the Alestorm/Swashbuckle crew latches on to these Canucks, they shouldn’t remain an unsigned being for long.” – DeadRhetoric.com
Who says metal heads can’t be romantic? Canadian medieval metallers SCYTHIA and HeavyBlogisHeavy are teaming up today to bring you a very romantic photo contest for your Valentine’s Day week! If you and your sweetie are the most metal couple you know, and you think you can out-metal every lovebird in the land, then this is a contest for you! Plus, if you take the cake (or… chocolate covered strawberries…) you’ll win a pair of REAL drinking horns and a signed copy of …Of Conquest, courtesy of SCYTHIA!
That’s right! After weeks of tirelessly enduring a mighty tavern crawl and trekking through the deep tundra, SCYTHIA is ready to relax and enjoy Valentine’s Day before leaving again for tour. The band wants to see pictures of the most metal couples decked out in their best garb, striking their finest poses. Bonus points for costumes of a “medieval” nature! Send these pics to SCYTHIA via their Facebook page by February 14th and you could win the special prize pack mentioned above!
Single, you say? No problem! Think of a funny prop like a guitar, a broadsword or a neighbour and shoot the photo. Credit will be given for originality.
Now, a little bit more on those special drinking horns… “These horns are very special indeed. These are genuine grade A, cow-horn drinking horns,” states guitarist/lead vocalist David Khan. “They have been procured from a burly Nordic merchant who goes by the name Ragnar. He wears chainmail to metal shows and his giant red beard flows majestically past his mid-section. Not to mention his penchant for fine ale and exotic wares. These horns are a hot-commodity and this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win not one but two!”
Head to HeavyblogisHeavy.com right now to read more about the contest.
As you now most certainly know by now, SCYTHIA’s upcoming album, …Of Conquest, hits stores on February 25, 2014. You can pre-order …Of Conquest now at http://scythia.bandcamp.com/releases.
…Of Conquest, which in addition to power and folk metal influences also includes hints of progressive and death metal, is 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 is 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.
SCYTHIA will hit the road this spring on a tour Canada and the Northwest U.S.! See below for tour dates and stay tuned for more coming soon.
SCYTHIA Tour 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 19th: Calgary, AB @ Lord Nelson's Pub w/ Viathyn, Enemyus, Skymir
Apr 26th: Calgary, AB @ The D w/ Wacken Battle
Last year, SCYTHIA released their new music video for ‘Bear Claw Tavern’ via Guitar World, and it instantly went viral with over 80,000 views in less than a month’s time. Even io9 called it “20 Times Better Than ‘The Hobbit’”! Watch the video now, here:http://youtu.be/pHytTKn9w70.
Formed in 2008, SCYTHIA’s music is recognized throughout their home country for its rich, poetic storytelling and epic melodies. A few years back, the band was nominated for the Best Metal Group/Duo for Canada’s Sirius XM Indies - Independent Music Awards, amongst other reputable Canadian metal bands. Other nominees included Bison B.C, Derelict, Devin Townsend Project and Mares Of Thrace.SCYTHIA delivered their first album Of War in 2010, and released an EP, For The Bear, in 2012.
Dave Khan - guitars, main vocals
Terry Savage - bass, harsh vocals
Jeff Black - keyboards, back-up vocals
Celine Derval - Drums, back-up vocals
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