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Montreal, QC – May 4, 2016
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For fans of Turisas, Ale Storm, Ensiferum, Korpiklaani, Eluveitie
Out Now! SCYTHIA Full Album Stream of Their Next Epic Tale ‘Lineage’
SCYTHIA Canadian Dates:
May 4 – Calgary, AB @ Dicken’s Pub – Official Album Release Party w/ Thunderstone and Viathyn
May 6 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater w/ Thunderstone, Titans Eve, Terrifier and Mournir
May 7 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room – Shredmonton Festival w/ Dying Fetus, Goatwhore,
Acacia Strain, Black Crown Initiate, Thunderstone
Aug 19 – Edmonton, AB @ DV8
Aug 25-28 – Valemount, BC – Metalocalypstick Festival
Canadian progressive power metal band SCYTHIA are proud unleash their next epic tale and fourth independent full-length album, ‘Lineage’ out now as of May 4th. ‘Lineage’ is self produced by SCYTHIA and features engineering from Nino Laurenne (Firewind, Finntroll, Wintersun, Ensiferum) and Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Powerwolf) plus mastering from Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Volbeat, Firewind, Apocalyptica). Nino Laurenne is also responsible for mixing duties on the album. ‘Lineage’ was recorded at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany and Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland.
To hear the full album stream for ‘Lineage’, please visit the following link:
Album order for Lineage is available now via the band’s Bandcamp page.
‘Lineage’ is the follow up the band’s 2014 album ‘…Of Conquest’, which saw the quartet’s lead single and music video ‘Bear Claw Tavern’, first featured via GuitarWorld.com instantly hit the web like wildfire. The video – described as a truly uproarious three-minute scorcher featuring SCYTHIA rocking out in a medieval tavern filled with hooligans and mysterious characters – garnered over 50,000 views in less than a few days, inciting io9 to dub it “20 times better than The Hobbit”.
1. Eternal Oath (3:37)
2. Laugh of the Tsar (5:41) [Beatroute]
3. Barbarian (4:53)
4. Soldier’s Lament (5:22) [MetalInjection]
5. Loremaster Pt. I (7:33)
6. Loremaster Pt. II (6:49)
7. The Sacrifice (5:43)
8. Lineage (3:15)
Album Length: 42:56
For more info, please visit: www.Scythia.ca.
Like a charging bear Scythia have been playing progressive power metal with a twist of folklore since 2008. Scythia has coined their own sound while drawing influences from different genres such as celtic/gypsy folk music, power metal, death metal and progressive rock. Scythia’s albums and performances feature rich, poetic storytelling and grand tales that vividly captures the imagination of their listeners. Because of this, they have taken the independent scene by storm as they gather more and more fans both domestically and internationally. Scythia acquired its name from vocalist/guitarist Dave Khan’s infatuation with ancient Slavic imagery and melodies inspired from Balkan music. The name is fitting for a grandiose sound as Scythia is also an ancient empire spanning from the Caucasus through Russia, and even into eastern Scandinavia.
Scythia delivered their first album “Of War” in 2010 where the band’s distinctive sound was forged, which carried on to their next release “Of Exile” in 2011. These albums featured sound effects, narration and classical instrumentation to help drive home their story through the medium of concept albums. Touring and press associated with these albums garnered recognition for the band as they were nominated for the Best Metal Group/Duo for Canada’s Sirius XM Indies – Independent Music Awards. Other nominees include Bison B.C, Derelict, Devin Townsend Project and Mares Of Thrace. This is a great honor for the band to be included as nominees for these awards since they represents the Canadian independent music scene.
In February 2014, Scythia had its sights set on new and larger horizons. They released their 3rd full length album “Of Conquest”, which was engineered/produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Halcyon Way, Svarsot) at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany. Co-produced by Shaun Thingvold (Strapping Young Lad, Lamb of God, Fear Factory), Mixed by Nino Laurenne (Ensiferum, Wintersun, Kiuas, Firewind) at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland, and Mastered by Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Firewind, Korpiklaani,Apocalyptica) at Chartmakers in Helsinki, Finland. “Of Conquest” let to an overwhlemingly popular response and saw the band co-headline a major festival in Brazil and other festivals in the southeast USA in 2015.
“Of Conquest” sonically paved the way for their 4th full-length release “Lineage”, which was recorded using the same production team. 2016 sees Scythia getting ready for more touring in Canada and the US, and setting sail across the seas to international venues.
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