New Album Lineage out Now!
Featuring Power, Progressive and Folk Influences - Production Credits Include:
Nino Laurenne (Firewind, Finntroll, Wintersun, Ensiferum)
Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Powerwolf)
Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Volbeat, Firewind, Apocalyptica)
SCYTHIA guitarist and vocalist Dave Khan states, "We're stoked to have our playthrough of "Lineage" up with Gear Gods! We use some really unusual gear. I play a custom-made Warrior Black Knight with X2N active pick-ups into an ENGL raider 1 x 12, and AJ plays a Ibanez RG premium through a Blackstar HT Stage 100."
Although the band primarily self-produced the album, Lineage features engineering from Nino Laurenne (Firewind, Finntroll, Wintersun, Ensiferum) and Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Powerwolf), and mastering from Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Volbeat, Firewind, Apocalyptica). Nino Laurenne is also responsible for mixing duties on the album. Lineage was recorded at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany and Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland.
SCYTHIA are gearing up to perform at two more events this summer before heading out on a tour this fall (details coming soon). See below for all currently confirmed performance dates.
SCYTHIA Canadian Tour Dates:
Aug 19 - Edmonton, AB @ DV8
Aug 25-28 - Valemount, BC - Metalocalypstick Festival
SCYTHIA have been playing progressive power metal with a twist of folklore since 2008. The band has coined their own sound while drawing influences from different genres such as celtic/gypsy folk music, power metal, death metal and progressive rock. SCYTHIA's albums and performances feature rich, poetic storytelling and grand tales that vividly captures the imagination of their listeners. Because of this, they have taken the independent scene by storm as they gather more and more fans both domestically and internationally. Scythia acquired its name from vocalist/guitarist Dave Khan's infatuation with ancient Slavic imagery and melodies inspired from Balkan music. The name is fitting for a grandiose sound asSCYTHIA is also an ancient empire spanning from the Caucasus through Russia, and even into eastern Scandinavia.
SCYTHIA delivered their first album Of War in 2010, which was quickly followed by their next release Of Exile in 2011. The latter scored SCYTHIA a nomination at Canada's Sirius XM Indies Independent Music Awards in the Best Metal Group/Duo category, amongst the likes of Bison B.C., Derelict, Devin Townsend Project and Mares Of Thrace. In February 2014, the band released their most recognized release to date, ...Of Conquest. The Canadian quartet's lead single and music video, entitled"Bear Claw Tavern", was first featured viaGuitarWorld.com and instantly hit the web like wildfire. The video - described as a truly uproarious three-minute scorcher featuring SCYTHIA rocking out in a medieval tavern filled with hooligans and mysterious characters - garnered over 50,000 views in less than a few days, inciting io9 to dub it "20 times better than The Hobbit".
...Of Conquest positioned the band with an opportunity to co-headline a major festival in Brazil and other festivals in the southeast US the following year. With the same production team behind their upcoming offering Lineage, SCYTHIA is poised to make 2016 their breakout year.
Dave Khan - Guitars, Vocals
Terry Savage - Bass Guitar, Growls
AJ Bergin - Guitars, Growls/Vocals
Celine Derval - Drums, Vocals