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Pythia
Origin London
Genres Power metal
Symphonic metal
Years active 2007-present
Website www.pythiamusic.com
Members
Emily Ovenden (vocals)
Marc Dyos (drums)
Ross White (guitars)
Andy Nixon-Corfield (bass)
Tim Neale (guitars)
Richard Holland (keyboards)

Pythia is a heavy metal band from London, England.

Pythia is a group of classically and heavy-metal inspired musicians. Lead singer Emily Ovenden is perhaps better know as a member of the No.1 selling classical act the Mediaeval Baebes and Classic FM favourite Celtic Legend.[1] Drummer Marc Dyos and guitarist Ross White are originally from a thrash metal project ‘Descent’ and ex-Abgott member and current Faith of the Few guitarist Tim Neale on lead. The line up is completed with Richard Holland on keyboards, and Andy Nixon-Corfield on bass.

The name Pythia is taken from ancient Greece. The Pythia was the priestess at Apollo's oracle in Delphi who operated as a vehicle for Apollo's will. In keeping with this, Ovenden’s lyrics explore the darker side of life, love, passion and supernatural. [2]

Very early in their career, Pythia have secured live support slots for such well-known acts as Tarja Turunen, Ministry and Fields of the Nephilim.

On 26 September 2008 Pythia played their first headline show at The Underworld venue in Camden, London. The following day they played the Dames of Darkness festival in Birmingham before taking a break from live performances to complete the band's debut album and honour commitments to other projects.

Pythia performed at Bloodstock Open Air festival in August 2009, headlining the Sophie Lancaster stage, and also performing on the acoustic stage earlier in the day.

The first single from Beneath The Veiled Embrace was Sarah (Bury Her) released in August 2009, which included B-sides, an acoustic version of album track Tristan, and a cover of the Gary Moore classic Thunder Rising.

Their debut album, Beneath the Veiled Embrace, was released 12th October 2009, through Golden Axe Records. The album was mixed by Jacob Hansen, and features Brian Blessed on the song Army Of The Damned, with a reading of Suicide In The Trenches by Siegfried Sassoon.

Beneath The Veiled Embrace has been well received by magazines such as Terrorizer 8/10, PowerPlay 8/10, Metal Hammer 7/10, Classic Rock 7/10, and various webzines across the world. Pythia have featured in magazines such as Classic Rock Prog and Terrorizer, and have received airplay on Bruce Dickinson's Friday night rock show on BBC6, and TV channel Scuzz.


Emily Ovenden was 'Miss December' in Metal Hammer's 2010 calender included in the December 2009 issue.


The second single Army Of The Damned is due to be released in March 2010, featuring an acoustic version of Sarah (Bury Her).

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