SCYTHIA Announce Western Canadian Dates 'No More Trolls' Tour
by: Mike - 2012-05-04 13:14:11
Scythia has announced tour dates for Western Canada to be called the 'No More Trolls' tour.
Canada’s masters and wizards of folk-progressive metal fusion, Scythia, have once again donned their medieval garb, dusted off their oboe of death and summoned the echoes of thunder in preparation for their up-coming Western Canada mini tour dubbed the No More Trolls Tour.
Kicking off in Calgary, AB on May 5, the tour will see trolls running for cover across Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia until June 2 when Scythia will play a very special charity show at the Astoria in Vancouver, BC, benefiting the Richmond Animal Protection Society. Hunting trolls, saving dogs and cats – the best motto to live by.
And for those who don’t have a chance to see the band performing live, and for those who do too, Scythia will be unleashing a new folktastic music video of epic proportions for "Spirit of the Quest” from their sophomore album, ...Of Exile, which was released to great praise last fall.
Free Download – For The King – http://scythia.bandcamp.com/track/for-the-king-free-download
Free Download – Voice of The Sword – http://scythia.bandcamp.com/track/voice-of-the-sword-free-download
May 5, 2012 - Lord Nelsons - Calgary, AB
May 7, 2012 - DV8 - Edmonton
May 9, 2012 - Amigos - Saskatoon, SK
May 10, 2012 - Rendez Vous - Edmonton, AB
May 11, 2012 - The Vent - Coaldale, AB
May 12, 2012 - Riverfront Pub - Grindrod, BC
June 2, 2012 - Astoria - Vancouver, BC - (Charity Fundraiser for Richmond Animal Protection Society)
EPK - http://ashermediarelations.com/epks/epk-scythia-of-exile-2011/
PDF - http://ashermedia.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/scythia-epk-2012.pdf
High-Res Press Photo - http://ashermedia.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/scythia-press-photo-2012-credit-james-weekes-hammer-records.jpg
...Of Exile - Album Cover - http://ashermedia.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/scythia-of-exile-album-cover.jpg
Tour Dates | Scythia.ca | Myspace | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Reverbnation | CBC 3
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“I love the killer guitar work” – Bravewords.com
“Scythia craft an epic storytelling album….The classic sound and epic subject matter make this one wholly different from any other Metal album you’re likely to listen to this year.” 9/10 – Confront Magazine
“Scythia has successfully created what truly is ‘movie score metal’ with a style that is a confluence of Russia’s Beer Bear, Elvenking, and early Uriah Heep.” – MetalUnderground.com
“If you are looking for something a bit different, you might want to give Scythia a listen. Blending elements of folk and progressive metal, Scythia’s latest release tells an epic tale of warriors, kings, cursed swords and great battles, and tells it well.” – HardRockHaven 8/10
“This is definitely an album best listened to as a whole in the right order as you get so much more out of it that way than you would by listening to individual tracks…This is definitely a very good album – well crafted song lyrics tell an epic tale to tie the whole album together. It blends different musical styles – medieval, folk and metal together extremely well. I can certainly see the album appealing to prog fans as well as fans or folk metal.” PlanetMosh.com 8.5/10
“if you’re looking for a cinematic dose of folk metal, Scythia has your back. Whether you’re a returning, armour clad mega-fan or fresh faced newcomer, …Of Exile is surprisingly accessible and easy to get into (my wife actually sat through this predominantly metal based outing purely on her love for all things medieval). Even metal purists should get some good mileage out of the final few songs and their solo-heavy narrative climax. With …Of Exile, Scythia solidifies that they’re a forced to be reckoned with. Bring on the third chapter.” – ThePunkSite.com – 4/5
“Having already garnered a lot of attention on the local scene for their energetic live show and distinctive take on the folk metal genre, this up and coming 6-piece got the show started right… an entertaining performance and leaving a strong impression.” – ABORT Mag
“I highly recommend catching them…Scythia’s fun and catchy folk metal, it’s a fantastic show that’s sure to put your fist in the air and a grin on your face.” – Hellbound.ca – Live Review
“Folk-Metal with fiery conviction” – The Argus (Thunder Bay) – Live Review
More Reviews can be found at this link Here
Track Listing: …Of Exile
2. Spirit of the Quest
3. Sleeping Village
4. Forgotten Forest
5. Fallen King
6. Voice of the Sword
7. For the King
9. Dies Irae II
10. Hobarth’s Inn
• All songs performed by Scythia with guest appearances by Doug Gorkoff, Mark d’Angelo, Cody Scott, Jeff Tymoschuk & Rockin Ryan Cessford
• All songs written by: Dave Khan / Scythia
• Produced by: Shaun Thingvold & Scythia
• Mastered by: Paul Silveira at Armoury Studios
• Single released: #7 For The King
• CD Cover & Album Artwork: Astrid Mayora, Céline Derval & Scott Thompson
UPC Code#: 875531007190
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.
Shared Stage w/
• Woods Of Ypres
• Kivimetsan Druidi
• The Order of Chaos
• Unleash the Archers
• Warrel Dane (Nevermore)
Tours & Festivals
• Western Canada Summer Siege – 2011
• Exiled Across Canada – 2010
• Femme Fatale Festival – 2010
• Heathenfest – 2009
…Of War – 2010 – Release Date: October 5, 2010