Metal, Rock, Goth
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‘Beneath The Veiled Embrace’ is the debut album
from UK based power metal band PYTHIA a group of classical and metal
inspired musicians who believe that music is a lifestyle that should be lived
only by the brave and true of heart.
Fronted by Emily Alice Ovenden, a published novelist and member of the number one selling band Mediaeval Baebes, PYTHIA were brought together by a love
of gothic literature and Metal.
grew up in a mock gothic castle in Cornwall as the daughter of infamous Ruralist
artists Graham and Annie Ovenden and began singing and writing ghost stories at
an early age. The themes that she grew
up with have naturally influenced her songwriting but, says Emily:“PYTHIA is a band dedicated to making music which not only incorporates gothic themes but also the themes of power metal
which we feel help to give to the darker side of
within the band stem from UK rock and thrash metal projects such as Descent and Head On. Drummer Marc Dyos and guitarists Ross White and Tim Neale are joined by relative newcomer, bass player Andy Nixon-Corfield and their combined power
metal riffs and palpitations are embellished with epic keyboards from Richard
Production on PYTHIA’s debut album ‘Beneath The Veiled Embrace’ was
completed with Danish mixmaster Jacob
Hansen at the finish
line who is best known for his work on prominent metal acts such as Rob Rock,
Destruction, Hatesphere, Fear My Thoughts, Heaven Shall Burn, Without Grief and
most recently The Wildhearts. ‘Beneath The
Veiled Embrace’ features a special guest appearance
from much loved English actor, Brian Blessed whose inimitable tones set the
scene for the track ‘Army Of The Damned’.
With just a handful of live shows under their belt. PYTHIA have already supported some impressive acts such as Tarja (ex Nightwish), Ministry and Fields Of The Nephelim
at some of the UKs most prestigious venues, including Shepherd’s Bush Empire, The Forum and The Electric Ballroom. In August 2009 PYTHIA headlined the Sophie Lancaster Stage at one of the UK’s largest Metal festivals Bloodstock Open Air 09
Pythia gigs in the database.