The winter of 2013/2014 was a busy one for progressive power metal band Scythia. The Canadian quartet’s lead single and music video from their previous album …Of Conquest, entitled”Bear Claw Tavern” (watch below), was described as a truly uproarious three-minute scorcher featuring Scythia rocking out in a medieval tavern filled with hooligans and mysterious characters.
Now with heightened recognition on their side, Scythia are pleased to unleash their fourth independent full-length album, Lineage, set to release on May 4, 2016. Pre-orders for Lineage are available now via the band’s Bandcamp.
Today, the band is previewing the record with a stream of their first single, entitled “Soldier’s Lament” (listen below).
“With Lineage, we feel that we’ve put our best foot forward and succeeded in delivering a follow-up to that progresses upon what we started with …Of Conquest,” states guitarist and vocalist Dave Khan. “This new one is faster, heavier and SLIGHTLY more serious-toned but also more dynamic and original than its predecessor. This story will take the listener on a sonic voyage through peaks and valleys in true power metal style!”
Although the band 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 Canadian Tour Dates:
April 16 – Red Deer, AB @ The Vat
May 4 – Calgary, AB @ Dicken’s Pub – Album Release Party w/ Thunderstone and Viathyn
May 6 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater w/ Thunderstone, Titans Eve, Terrifier and Mournir
May 7 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room – Shredmonton Festival w/ Dying Fetus, Goatwhore, Acacia Strain, Black Crown Initiate and Thunderstone
Aug 19 – Edmonton, AB @ DV8
Aug 25-28 – Valemount, BC – Metalocalypstick Festival