The Canadian folk metal clan of Scythia have posted a new video teaser on their upcoming album “…Of Exile”, again produced by Shaun Thingvoldwho has engineered on projects with SYL, Fear Factory, Darkest Hour and is the follow up to last year’s debut release “..Of War”.
In additional news, Scythia have released the album art and the track listing for “…Of Exile”due out September 23, 2011 and can be viewed below or at the following link here. The CD Cover & Album Artwork was designed by Astrid Mayora, Céline Derval & Scott Thompson.
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.”
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
The warriors of Scythia will also be kicking off their Summer Siege tour in their hometown of Vancouver, BC on July 27th and trekking across the Canadian West Coast. (Tour dates below)
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.
Summer Siege Dates:
Facebook Event – www.facebook.com/event.
July 27, 2011 – Red Room – Vancouver, BC
August 5, 2011 – TBA – Chilliwack, BC (venue change from The OAP Hall)
August 6, 2011 – Knights of Columbus Hall – Kelowna, BC (All Ages)
August 7, 2011 – Third – Prince George, BC
August 8, 2011 – Better Than Fred’s – Grande Prairie, AB
August 12, 2011 – Hinton, AB – Metal Mountain Fest
August 13, 2011 – Amigos Cantina – Saskatoon, SK
August 14, 2011 – DV8 Tavern – Edmonton, AB
August 15, 2011 – TBA – Lloydminister, AB
August 16, 2011 – Oly’s Pub – Medicine Hat, AB
August 18, 2011 – The Distillery – Calgary, AB
August 20, 2011 – Grand Forks Hotel – Grand Forks, AB
September 5, 2011 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC