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.
For The Bear Tour Dates
Sept 26, 2012 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC w/ Terrifier, Nylithia – Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm – $10 -
Sept 28, 2012 – Rockwater Grill and Bar – Golden, BC (Scythia exclusive) – Show at 11pm
Sept 29, 2012 – Mac Hall Ballroom – NOCTIS METAL FEST – Calgary, AB – Scythia opens at 5pm w/ Venom, Agalloch, Grand Magus, Nun Slaughter, Black Witchery, Excrementory Grindfuckers, The Order of Chaos -
October 1, 2012 – Ozzy’s/The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB w/ Vathek, Spill the Blood, Half Dead Husky, Einarr – Doors at 9pm $8
October 5, 2012- Rotilicious – Ajax, ON w/ Gunt – Doors at 9pm by donation
October 6, 2012 – TBA – North Bay, ON
October 7, 2012 – Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC w/ Valknacht, Warcall, Talamyus. Doors at 7pm, $10 in advance/$12 at door
October 11, 2012 – Coach and Horses – Windsor, ON
October 12, 2012 – Corktown Pub – Hamilton, ON – Scythia Headlines – Doors at 9pm, Scythia at 12:45am
October 15, 2012 – Crocks – Thunder Bay, ON w/ Point North – Doors at 8pm
October 18, 2012 – Lepps – Saskatoon, SK (Lepps) w/ Druidus, Desecrate Scripture – Doors at 9pm, $10
October 19, 2012 – Rendez Vous – Edmonton, AB – w/ Mortillery, Mongol – Doors at 8pm, $10
October 20, 2012 – Branding Iron – Armstrong, BC w/ Skatin for Satan, White Knights Finish Last – Doors at 8 pm, $5