PYTHIA: 'The Circle' Video Released

"The Circle", the new video from U.K. symphonic metallers PYTHIA — who feature in their ranks the classically trained soprano Emily Alice Ovenden — can be seen below. The song comes off the band's second album, "The Serpent's Curse", which was released in February via Golden Axe.

"The Circle"/"Just a Lie" will be released as a double A-side single on April 30.

Commented Ovenden: "'The Circle' is the song that sums up many of the ideas behind 'The Serpent's Curse'. It has strong imagery in the lyrics and we felt very motivated to make a video to accompany it. Luckily, director Graham Trott was also inspired and we've made a video that we are very proud of.

"It was difficult to decide on one song as our next single so we've produced a double A-side with a surprising bonus B-side track, 'Just A Lie' has been a standout song since we started writing the album and we think 'The Circle' and 'Just A Lie' perfectly represent PYTHIA's uncompromising approach to making inspiring music."

Once again, PYTHIA chose Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION, MERCENARY) to handle the mix and mastering of the CD.

"During the making of 'The Serpent's Curse', we encountered the highs and lows of human experience," the band said. "From the darkness of death to the wonder of birth as a band we faced these colossal events united. This album sprung from our endeavours to understand the circle of life, the mighty force of nature and our fight for survival."

"The Serpent's Curse" cover artwork was created by Brian Froud ("Star Wars", "Labyrinth"). The CD has been hailed as "one of the most exciting albums of the genre. With a huge production, razor sharp riffs, keyboards that genuinely make a positive impact and the incredible vocals talents of Emily Alice Ovenden, 'The Serpent's Curse' is a real light in the darkness of mediocrity."

PYTHIA's debut album, "Beneath The Veiled Embrace", was released in October 2009 via Golden Axe.

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