The old world-themed music video, directed by fantasy movie director Richard Olak and filmed at the Storm Crow Tavern in the band’s hometown of Vancouver, BC, is an uproarious three-minute scorcher featuring the band rocking out in a medieval tavern filled with hooligans and mysterious characters. The video also features a dwarven troublemaker that gets himself into hot water when he decides to irritate a ‘wizened’ old man.
‘Bear Claw Tavern’ is the first single cut from the band’s upcoming melodic, power/folk fusion record, …Of Conquest. The album, which also includes progressive and death metal influences, is 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 is 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.
…Of Conquest is set to arrive in early 2014.
…Of Conquest Track Listing:
1. Fanfare 1516
2. Merchant of Sin
3. Bear Claw Tavern
4. Sailor’s Accolade
6. The Kraken
7. Into the Storm
8. Land of Scythia
9. Wrath of the Ancients
10. Army of the Bear
11. Path Through the Labyrinth
Formed in 2008, SCYTHIA’s music is recognized throughout their home country for its rich, poetic storytelling and epic melodies. Because of this, and touring like a cavalry of nomads, they have taken the independent scene by storm as they gather more and more fans both domestically and internationally. They were 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 where the band’s distinctive sound was forged, which carried on to their next release Of Exile. While recording their third release, For The Bear, their sole purpose was to bring great melodic metal to the table, which in response has received nothing but a sensational response in the media and radio. Most of all they did not forget their fans, new and remnant from their earlier years. For The Bear was released last year as an EP.
Tour dates are currently being booked and a full tour announcement will be coming in early 2014.
Dave Khan – guitars, main vocals
Terry Savage – bass, harsh vocals
Jeff Black – keyboards, back-up vocals
Celine Derval – Drums, back-up vocals