Canada’s favourite purveyors of folk/prog metal, Scythia are proud to unleash to fans their latest single and the title track from their upcoming EP ‘For The Bear’ on Decibel Magazine’s Deciblog at the following location here.
“With the advent of the first snowfall, folk metallers begin to think about donning their furs and drinking warm mead in warm great halls. Scythia’s new single that pays homage to this event as well as our beloved mascot, the bear. We are stoked to learn that Decibel magazine will be premiering this track as it just does justice to the evolution of our sound and what we have to offer fans and new listeners.” comments Scythia guitarist / vocalist Dave Khan.
This is Scythia third release in three years to follow up 2011′s ‘…Of Exile’ and 2010′s ‘…Of War’ albums. The EP is a short, but sweet seven-track adventure that departs from the orchestration and central concept of its predecessors, instead representing a leaner, faster, sharper folk metal machine.
In addition to the EP’s release on September 25, 2012, the folk warriors have announced they will be going across Canada for their ‘For The Bear Tour’ that will kick off at their EP launch show in Vancouver, BC on Sept 26th at the Rickshaw Theater and will see the band venture east with a performance at Noctis Metal Fest on Sept 29th alongside such names as Venom and Agalloch and heading as far as Montreal, QC and back west over the month long tour.
For The Bear Tour Dates
Sept 26, 2012 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC w/ Terrifier, Nylithia – Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm – $10 – http://www.facebook.com/
Sept 28, 2012 – Rockwater Grill and Bar – Golden, BC (Scythia exclusive) – Show at 11pm
Sept 29, 2012 – Mac Hall Ballroom – NOCTIS METAL FEST – Calgary, AB – Scythia opens at 5pm w/ Venom, Agalloch, Grand Magus, Nun Slaughter, Black Witchery, Excrementory Grindfuckers, The Order of Chaos – http://www.facebook.com/
October 1, 2012 – Ozzy’s/The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB w/ Vathek, Spill the Blood, Half Dead Husky, Einarr – Doors at 9pm $ 8 http://www.facebook.com/
October 5, 2012- Rotilicious – Ajax, ON w/ Gunt – Doors at 9pm by donation – http://www.facebook.com/
October 6, 2012 – TBA – North Bay, ON
October 7, 2012 – Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC w/ Valknacht, Warcall, Talamyus. Doors at 7pm, $10 in advance/$12 at door – http://www.facebook.com/
October 11, 2012 – Coach and Horses – Windsor, ON
October 12, 2012 – Corktown Pub – Hamilton, ON – Scythia Headlines – Doors at 9pm, Scythia at 12:45am
October 15, 2012 – Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON w/ Point North – Doors at 8pm
October 18, 2012 – Lepps – Saskatoon, SK (Lepps) w/ Druidus, Desecrate Scripture – Doors at 9pm, $10 https://www.facebook.com/
October 19, 2012 – Rendez Vous – Edmonton, AB – w/ Mortillery, Mongol – Doors at 8pm, $10
October 20, 2012 – Branding Iron – Armstrong, BC w/ Skatin for Satan, White Knights Finish Last – Doors at 8 pm, $5 http://www.facebook.com/
For The Bear – Track Listing
1. Sailor’s Accolade (03:19)
2. Fierce Riders of Scythia (remix) (3:46)
3. For The Bear (2:34)
4. Black Death (remix) (4:05)
5. Dies Irae Pt 1 (remix) (5:31)
6. Mattawa Reel (2:27)
7. Video Game Medley (5:32)
FREE DOWNLOAD – Sailor’s Accolade – http://scythia.bandcamp.com/
Youtube embed link – Sailor’s Accolade – http://www.youtube.com/
Teaser – Scythia – For The Bear – http://www.youtube.com/
Music Video – Spirit of The Quest (from …Of Exile album) – http://www.youtube.com/