“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
Vancouver, BC folk/power/progressive 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. See the tour poster above or the listing below for a full listing of dates, and head out to hear new tracks and old favorites!
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 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
SCYTHIA’s new album, …Of Conquest, is out now! You can order …Of Conquest at http://scythia.bandcamp.com/releases. The album,which in addition to power and folk metal influences also includes hints of progressive and death metal. 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). 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.
Last month, GearGods.net and SCYTHIA teamed up to post an exclusive new play-through video for the band’s new track ‘Fanfare 1516’. The track features video snippets of video play-a-longs with each member and their instrument. Check out the video at Gear Gods here: http://geargods.net/playthrough/scythia-fanfare-1516-playthrough/
In late 2013, 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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