Nerd Fest Returns for its 2nd year of showcasing that the world of knights and dragons is more than fantasy, it’s the new cool!
Nerd Fest, a night of medieval fantasy returns to Vancouver on November 19th at the Rickshaw Theatre with local folk metal clans Scythia, Eye Of Odin and Celestial Ruin. Scythia will be headlining the fest as they have just released their second studio album “…Of Exile” last month to rave reviews and have topped the Canadian college loud charts at #1.
Fantasy metal won’t be the only entertainment at Nerd Fest; the festival also incorporates everything from sword fighting, tattoo artistry, burlesque dancing (Tiffany Truth), fantasy multimedia (films), a costume contest and a multitude of vendors whom will be present to showcase their unique local-made crafts for medieval enthusiasts.
Dave Khan vocalist/guitarist of Scythia and one of the event organizers of Nerd Fest commented on what fantasy fans can expect.
“Nerd Fest is a night dedicated to celebrating our love for all things fantasy. And we will celebrate by making it sexy with burlesque and cool with some really prominent local fantasy bands. We are really stoked to be putting on a multimedia variety night with a theme. It’s been a blast organizing it because it’s been really easy to garner support. The idea seems like something that really resonates with the sponsors and performers that we are recruiting.”
Saturday, November 19, 2011
6:00 PM – 2:00 AM
The Rickshaw Theatre
254 E Hastings
Vancouver BC (Downtown)
Min. Age: 19+
Dress Code: Costume preferred
Music: rock, medieval, metal…
About Scythia: 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.
Free Download – For The King – scythia.bandcamp.com/
Free Download – Voice of The Sword – scythia.bandcamp.com/
“… Of Exile Teaser Video – www.youtube.com/watch?
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