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Mayan Metal Outfit DEATH SCYTHE Release New Single "Ek Balam"



Today marks a monumental moment in the metal music scene as DEATH SCYTHE releases their latest single, "Ek Balam," an epic blend of melodic death metal and ancient Mayan lore. This release promises to captivate listeners with its intense musical journey into the heart of Mayan civilization.


The band elaborates on the legends that inspired the single: "'Ek Balam,' a musical tribute to the Mayan deity, unveils the mystical aura of a cosmic jaguar. Amidst the celestial canvas, Ek Balam emerges as the guardian of the night, the keeper of time, and the protector of the skies. With fiery eyes and a cosmic essence, Ek Balam symbolizes the seamless connection between the earthly and celestial realms. The lyrics narrate the legend of this divine jaguar, a powerful and enigmatic entity gracefully dancing among the stars, resonating with an ethereal melody in the expansive tapestry of the night."


Recorded with precision and passion, "Ek Balam" stands as a testament to DEATH SCYTHE's musical evolution and their commitment to exploring the connections between history and heavy metal. The artwork accompanying the single draws heavily on Mayan iconography, featuring symbols and deities that evoke the ancient world's complexity and mystique.




More about Death Scythe:


DEATH SCYTHE is a Melodic Death Metal Band from Mérida, Yucatán, México. Formed in 2003 by Roberto Cervera and Gerardo Mendoza with the only goal of play pure melodic death metal. In 2006 they release their first self produced demo called Hollow Darkness.


After years in the underground scene of Yucatan the band release in October of 2008 their debut album Killing for Pleasure with 15 songs. 


The album included "Hollow Darkness" song that made them gain popularity in the local scene. The "Killing for Pleasure Tour"  included cities like Mérida, México City, Cancun and Cd. del Carmen. 


After this DEATH SCYTHE sadly but temporarily split, leaving their future uncertain.


After a nine years of silence, DEATH SCYTHE made their return as an active band in June of 2018 with a live concert and started to work in new songs.


In 2020, 12 years since their debut album, DEATH SCYTHE released their album Descending Into Xibalba in February of 2020.


Death Scythe has participated in several online festivals alongside bands such as JINGER, SHOKRAN and ARISE IN STABILITY.


The album Desceding into Xibalba was selected by the editors of Metal Injection as one of the top 10 best underground metal albums of 2020 at number 4.


Death Scythe Is:

Gerardo Mendoza  (Vocals)

Roberto Cervera  (Guitars)

Rafael Barreiro (Guitars)

David Montero (Bass)

Ricardo Cruz  (Drums)


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