Canada’s favourite purveyors of folk/prog metal, Scythia are proud to unleash their new EP ‘For The Bear’, officially out today, Tuesday, September 25, 2012 and now available to order on bandcamp here. The adventurous seven track EP features two new originals ‘Sailor’s Accolade’ and the title track ‘For The Bear’ along with three remixes of ‘Fierce Riders of Scythia‘, ‘Black Death’ and ‘Dies Irae Pt. 1’ from the band’s 2010 debut ‘…Of War’ plus two Scythian adapted songs, one of Quebecois folk song ‘Mattawa Reel’ by Robert Forest and another called ‘Video Game Medley’, which features excerpts from Wizards and Warriors 1, Castlevania, Skyrim, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Final Fantasy VI and Tetris.
“For The Bear marks Scythia’s third release in three years. We now have a product that we can hang our hats on that represents our sound. This release deviates from the past two albums because it doesn’t have a central concept. In turn this gives us the freedom to write without constraints, we hope that this pleases our existing fans and garners new ones.” comments vocalist / guitarist Dave Kahn.
The folk warriors will also be trekking 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.
- Sailor’s Accolade (03:19)
- Fierce Riders of Scythia (remix) (3:46)
- For The Bear (2:34)
- Black Death (remix) (4:05)
- Dies Irae Pt 1 (remix) (5:31)
- Mattawa Reel (2:27)
- Video Game Medley (5:32)