Canadian folk metal warriors Scythia are proud to present their epic and adventurous music video for their song ‘Spirit of the Quest’ from their sophomore album, …Of Exile, which was released to great praise in 2011.
“Scythia is pleased to finally reveal Spirit of the Quest. This video has been a long time in the making as we’ve made several attempts to capture our excitement and enthusiasm as well as the story on the album with an indie budget. Filming and editing it was an extremely fun and humorous process, we worked with James Weekes and Rosie Anson of Hammer Records to capture the footage. They were both great at capturing wicked content and amping us up to get into character.” says vocalist / guitarist Dave Khan.
Music Video – Scythia – Spirit of The Quest
In additional news, the band will be releasing its third album later this fall with full details being announced on the release and tour in the coming weeks.
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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.
So what is Scythia?
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.
In 2010, Scythia released its debut, “…Of War” (originally with violin) which was produced by Shaun Thingvold who has engineered on projects with SYL, Fear Factory, Darkest Hour and many more. Now, following some line-up changes, Scythia will be releasing its second album “…Of Exile”, again produced by Shaun Thingvold September 23, 2011.
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