Do you fancy yourself a jolly good time with a mischievous dwarf? Perhaps whilst downing a few cold brews with some fun-loving medieval ruffians? Throw in some powerful, folk-driven heavy metal to make the experience even better, and you’ve transported yourself to a mystical world by way of SCYTHIA’s new music video for ‘Bear Claw Tavern’! Watch the video now, viewable exclusively today via Guitar World. Watch it here. (then below after the release)
The video, which is hilarious, features somewhere in the ballpark of 20 actors, all dressed in medieval and/or viking garb, carousing in a tavern and getting into, well, let’s call it mischief. The video also features a long white beard, a gigantic stomach or two and some fine shredding. The old world-themed music video, directed by fantasy movie director Richard Olak and filmed at the Storm Crow Tavern in the band’s hometown of Vancouver, BC, is an uproarious three-minute scorcher featuring the band rocking out in a medieval tavern filled with hooligans and mysterious characters. The video also features a dwarven troublemaker that gets himself into hot water when he decides to irritate a ‘wizened’ old man.
‘Bear Claw Tavern’ is the first single cut from the band’s upcoming melodic, power/folk fusion record, …Of Conquest. The album, which also includes progressive and death metal influences, is engineered/produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Halcyon Way, Svarsot) at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany, with co-production by Shaun Thingvold (Strapping Young Lad, Lamb of God, Fear Factory). The album is mixed by Nino Laurenne (Ensiferum, Wintersun, Kiuas, Firewind) at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Mastering credits go to Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Firewind, Korpiklaani,Apocalyptica) at Chartmakers in Helsinki, Finland.
…Of Conquest is set to arrive in early 2014.
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