New album "The Solace of Ancient Earth" out on May 17th!
"Go then, there are other worlds than these..."
- Stephen King, The Dark Tower
Beneath the grey shades of a civilisation that has all but run its course, beneath the concrete and steel, the grime that obscures our all but forgotten souls and sleeping hearts, a light still shines. It shines from beyond the gateways to places of wonder and dreams; from realms of grand story where love, passion, agony and loss, great emotions are still deeply felt and the human spirit still knows there are ideals worth dying for. It's a place of endless possibilities for the brave, where our minds and imaginations can still burn unchecked, not dulled by an existence with no hope and no distant horizons to explore. The doors to the light are slowly closing, but Pythia hold them ajar, summoning fellow dreamers through the blinding black smoke...
Pythia's music has always been an enchanting tapestry of sound, weaving threads of vibrant colour around the listener and transporting them to worlds of drama and excitement. They have lead us through broken paradises and fields of yellow roses, over moon touched mountains and under dark stars. Now they are calling once again, offering us The Solace Of Ancient Earth. The powerful, bewitching voice of dark angel Sophie Dorman sings of sorrows and heroism, final stands and dark deceits while guitars spin golden strands of melody over swathes of symphonic majesty and brooding thunder. Let 'Black Wings' carry you aloft upon its surging riffs, feel the exhilarating rush of 'Hold Of Winter' and be left breathless by the storm of emotions summoned by 'Crumble To Dust'.
More than four years have passed since Pythia's last album, the remarkable Shadows Of A Broken Past and they have returned with magic more potent and powerful than ever before. Mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Doro, Kamelot etc) and adorned in the intricate, hand-drawn artwork of Freya Brown every element of The Solace Of Ancient Earth has seen Pythia reaching stunning new heights. Be ready when the call comes and let Pythia remind you how it feels to be alive!
The world we have created for ourselves can be a cold and empty place; its endless shades of grey bleaching the colour from our dreams and its grinding monotony imprisoning our souls. We have never needed those who can break our chains and show us the way to other worlds more, torchbearers whose imaginations burn brightly in the darkness. Pythia are storytellers, dreamweavers and cage breakers and having triumphed at the recent Hammerfest XI festival with Overkill and Flotsam And Jetsam, they are ready to unveil their long awaited fourth album, The Solace Of Ancient Earth.
Since their 2009 debut, Beneath The Veiled Embrace, Pythia have opened gateways to realms of wonder, transporting listeners from their everyday prisons to places where their hearts can sing again. When the songs that form the perfect whole of The Solace Of Ancient Earth embrace you, you can lose yourself in grand adventure, be taken over by powerful emotions and open your mind’s eye on glorious vistas previously unimagined. The powerful yet beguiling voice of Sophie Dorman is your guide, narrator and guardian angel, leading you through landscapes carved out by towering riffs and thunderous drums, painted in swathes of symphonic colour and gilded in dazzling guitar melodies.
Mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Doro, Kamelot etc), The Solace Of Ancient Earth sounds spectacular – vibrant and alive. Reaching heights beyond even their last critically acclaimed album, Shadows Of A Broken Past, The Solace Of Ancient Earth offers a breathtaking experience beyond the boundaries of all you know. Be ready when the call comes and let Pythia remind you how it feels to be alive!