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A SCAR FOR THE WICKED Premiere Lyric Video “Born From The Grave” via BeheadingTheTraitor

New EP “The Unholy” Out June 29th

EP Title: The Unholy

Track Listing:
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

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 lyric video “Born From The Grave” via BeheadingTheTraitor in support of their upcoming third EP “The Unholy” set to be unearthed on June 29, 2018.

Watch “Born From The Grave” at the following link: https://youtu.be/sZK45dt8Tr0

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.

EP and Live Band Line Up:
Guitar/Vocals: Adam Semler
Guitar: Joe Lyko
Drums: Nick Rodgers
Bass: James Nopper
Vocals: Eric Forget

“One of Ottawa’s most promising death metal bands” – Ottawa Showbox

” A Scare 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)