Fueled by a passion to bring horrific and grotesque sounds to their fans, Ottawa’s A SCAR FOR THE WICKED (ASFTW) are revealing their new music video “The Unholy”, the title track off their upcoming third EP set to be unearthed on June 29, 2018.
Watch “The Unholy” via Metal Injection at the following link: http://www.
Full of face melting heaviness and a dark and evil atmosphere that offers more sickening death metal to the unsuspecting world “The Unholy” follows their 2012 Machiavellian hymn to the dead “Scars” and 2014’s brutal assault “The Necrobutcher”.
The band comments:
“‘The Unholy’ is a step up from our previous EP ‘The Necrobutcher’. It’s heavier, more technical, faster, more melodic and flows very well from front to back. Silverwing Studios did an excellent production. The vocals often alternate from low to high in range and is accompanied by powerful backing-vocals. Every track is hard hitting and overall the EP and lyrical content have a very dark feel to them.”
Since 2010, Ottawa’s A SCAR FOR THE WICKED has been clawing their way through the Eastern Canadian metal scene playing fast, evil and energetic songs inspired by horror shows and films. Their favorite themes encompass zombies, demons and other evil creatures and for them, each song is executed as a short horror story accompanied by heavy music. Like most horror stories this is not for the faint of heart. There is a fair amount of gore, death and of course a very evil atmosphere, which is reflected in the band name as well.
Guitarist Joe Lyko explains:
“A Scar For The Wicked was really a twist on “people marking the houses of where witches live, a mark on them so people knew to stay away, a scar as we like to look at it”, I always liked the idea of thinking every time we play we leave a mark on the crowd, something to remind them of us.”
A SCAR FOR THE WICKED will be hosting an EP release show in their hometown of Ottawa on June 29th at Mavericks with a line up of the city’s most deathly metal bands. For more info, please visit here.
EP Pre-Order available on the ASFTW‘s Bandcamp here.
Lyric Video – “Born From The Grave” – https://youtu.be/sZK45dt8Tr0
EP and Live Band Line Up:
Guitar/Vocals: Adam Semler
Guitar: Joe Lyko
Drums: Nick Rodgers
Bass: James Nopper
Vocals: Eric Forget
1. Born From The Grave (3:17)
2. A Place Where Death Resides (3:50)
3. The Abyss (4:35)
4. Darkness Approaches (3:16)
5. The Unholy (4:03)
6. Malformed (2:30)
7. Evil Within (4:29)
EP Length: 26:03
“Filled to the brim with captivating melodies and brutal precision, the band raises their own bar on the upcoming EP, and will surely twist some heads in the future.” – Metal Injection
“It’s catchy while maintaining aggression, and the melodic guitarwork is quite frequently the highlight of each track.” – Dead Rhetoric
“One of Ottawa’s most promising death metal bands” – Ottawa Showbox
” A Scar For The Wicked will assault and infect anything that comes in contact with their aggressive, scathing melody with daring lyrical context, that is layered on pure attack force!” – Nataliez world
” Without a doubt and from the very beginning the duel vocalists make themselves stand out by implementing a solid mix of shrill highs and gutturals; hitting hard and quick, the two opposites occasionally find themselves entwined, as in “Silence Vile Temptress” and the spine tingling growl at the beginning of “Surrounded by Giants”. ” – Volume Sins (Review of The Necrobutcher 2014)