Line Up Change: Auroch To Headline Skull Fucking Fest III – Toronto – Sept 3rd
It has been announced that Vancouver death grinders Auroch will now be headlining this year’s third annual Skull Fucking Metal Fest in Toronto as scheduled headliners Mexico’s Morbosidad are unable to make the concert.
“It’s a shame that legendary Morbosidad couldn’t make the bill, as always we’re honoured to be playing with Canada’s best black and death metal at this year’s Skull Fucking Metal Fest.” commented Auroch guitarist Seb Montesi.
In addition, Toronto locals Sortilegia have been added to the bill.
Show Details for Skull Fucking Metal Fest
Date: September 3, 2011
Venue: The Blue Moon Pub Address: 725 Queen Street East
Cost: $10 – 19+
AUROCH ( Mystical death metal, Vancouver, B.C.)
ADVERSARIAL ( Blasphemic Death Metal, Toronto, Ont.)
NUCLEARHAMMER ( Witchfucking Metal, Toronto, Ont.)
SORTILEGIA ( Raw black occult metal, Toronto, Ont.)
INTO OBLIVION ( Black/Death Triumphant, Toronto, Ont.)
About Auroch: Ceremonially conjured a few years back from Vancouvers underground, Auroch blends elements of brutal death metal, blasting black metal and grindcore with progressive elements of melodic thrash metal to create a unique occult sound. Rounded out with a huge variety of vocals, ranging from depraved low pitched, berzerk speed growls and chaotic shrieking to soaring clean vocaled melodies and classic falsettos, it is truely a range never before heard. Through raging brutality and contemplative progressions, Auroch seeks to evoke the seal of the old one!
Auroch, from B.C., will be making a stop in Edmonton on August 25. Sharing the stage with them will be blackened death metal group Dire Omen and progressive death metalers Ooze. This show is part of metal Thursdays at the Rendezvous Pub.
Folk Metal Clan SCYTHIA Post 2nd Video From Summer Siege Tour
The Canadian folk metal clan of Scythia have posted their second behind the scenes video from their recent Western Canadian Summer Siege Tour.
The video follows the band on their travels through the scenic mountains of the Canadian Rockies along with backstage antics and an acoustic performance at Meow Records in Prince George, BC.
To view the video please visit the following link – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl-Qu-beKHQ
Scythia will be releasing their upcoming album “…Of Exile” on September 23rd, again produced by Shaun Thingvold who has engineered on projects with SYL, Fear Factory, Darkest Hour and is the follow up to last year’s debut release “..Of War”.
Free Download – For The King – http://scythia.bandcamp.com/track/for-the-king-free-download
“… Of Exile Teaser Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yKgWHAv4E8
2. Spirit of the Quest
3. Sleeping Village
4. Forgotten Forest
5. Fallen King
6. Voice of the Sword
7. For the King [Free Download]
9. Dies Irae II
10. Hobarth’s Inn
About: Formed in the latter half of 2008, Scythia is a five piece band that combines haunting folk melodies (emphasized by keyboards and oboe) with the driving force of modern progressive metal to form a raw and powerful sound that is their own. Scythia is not your older brother’s metal band. Unless that band had an oboe of death, echoes of thunder, and a knack for writing folk metal tunes.
Taking its name from vocalist/guitarist Dave Khan’s infatuation with a painting of Nordic/Russian warriors riding bears while brandishing swords, Scythia not only “gives the painting musical significance,” but it is also “the name of an ancient empire spanning from the Caucasus through Russia, and even into eastern Scandinavia. The melodies used in our music have a very ancient, sometimes medieval sound, so I wanted to attribute them to an ancient civilization,” says Khan.
Upcoming Show Dates:
September 5, 2011 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC w/ Vreid, Kampfar, Necronomicon