Like a charging bear, since 2008 Scythia have been playing epic progressive metal with a twist of folklore.  Each member, while bringing their own style, have coined their own sound while drawing from different genres. Scythia’s albums, tracks, and performances features rich, poetic storytelling, and grand tales that captures the imagination of all who are privy to its lyrical melody. Because of this, and touring like a cavalry of nomads, 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 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. 
 
Scythia delivered their first album “Of War" in 2010 where the band's distinctive sound was forged, which carried on to their next release “Of Exile” in 2011.  These albums featured sound effects, narration and classical instrumentation to help drive home their story. 
While recording their third release in 2012, “For The Bear”, their sole purpose was to bring great melodic metal to the table, which in response has received nothing but a sensational response in the media and radio.  “For The Bear” is a seven-track EP, that steps away from the orchestration and central concept of its predecessors and is faster, more aggressive, and far tighter. 
  
Early on in 2013 the band received recognition with more reviewers giving them high ratings. Most of all they were nominated for the Best Metal Group/Duo for Canada’s Sirius  XM Indies - Independent Music Awards. Other  nominees include Bison B.C, Derelict, Devin Townsend Project  and Mares Of Thrace. This is a great honor for the band to be included as nominees for these awards since they represents the Canadian independent music scene.
 
In February 2014, Scythia had its sights set on new and larger horizons. They released their 3rd full length album "Of Conquest", which was engineered/produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Halcyon Way, Svarsot) at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany. Co-produced by Shaun Thingvold (Strapping Young Lad, Lamb of God, Fear Factory), Mixed by Nino Laurenne (Ensiferum, Wintersun, Kiuas, Firewind) at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland, and Mastered by Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Firewind, Korpiklaani,Apocalyptica) at Chartmakers in Helsinki, Finland.
 
2015 sees them getting ready for more touring in Canada, setting sail across the seas to international venues, and recording their fifth album in the fall.

 

NEWS - UPDATES

Our new album recording adventures at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland and LSD Studios in Lübeck, Germany are finished!

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Scythia's Terry & Linde Lindstrom of H.I.M wishes Backstage Secrets good luck

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 "...Of Conquest" (2014)

"Still Kicking Ass!"

 

Scythia welcomes new member, Arys Iberian on Keys!

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"Into the Storm" Released on Soundcloud!

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"Bear Claw Tavern" featured on Guitar World Magazine!

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"Into The Storm" Live Dec 2014

Scythia Live In Calgary May 2013

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