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Exclusive Video Premiere: Scythia —"Bear Claw Tavern"

Today, presents the exclusive premiere of a new music video by Scythia, a band from Vancouver, Canada, that blends power metal and folk metal.

The song, "Bear Claw Tavern," is from their new album, …Of Conquest, which will be released in early 2014.

The album was engineered and produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Svarsot) at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany, with co-production by Shaun Thingvold (Strapping Young Lad, Lamb of God, Fear Factory).

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.

For more about Scythia, check out their Facebook page and official website.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.