Sanhedrin’s Animated Video For “Scythian Women” Was Inspired By An Archaeological Find

New York-based Hard Rock/Heavy Metal outfit Sanhedrin have released an animated video for their track “Scythian Women” which appeared on their 2022 album, Lights On, released by Metal Blade Records. The song and video were inspired by an archaelogical discovery that caught the attention of the band.

Sanhedrin singer Erica Stoltz comments:

I wrote the song about an archeological discovery in Russia late December 2019. A tomb was found with the skeletons of four Scythian women warriors aged 12 to 50. They had battle scars and were buried with weapons and horses. It was the best example of pre-Christian female identity I’ve ever seen. The song was my tribute to them, a way to bring their spirits into a new age, continue their story and show what women are able to do.

The video was animated and directed by Mike “Fox” Foxall, a dear friend from the band hailing from Australia.

Stoltz adds:

We met Mike at the 2019 edition of Hell Over Hammaburg when our band and his (Neptune Power Federation) played together. We instantly hit it off as friends and so working with him for the video was an extension of our friendship. We feel the video captures the energy and themes of the song while also providing a unique visual look and narrative to the listening experience. RIDE OUT!!!

San Hedrin are confirmed to play the German festivals “Hell Over Hammaburg“ and “Keep It True“ in the Spring and have just announced a full trek with fellow New Yorker Ross the Boss.

03.03.2023 DE – Hamburg, Hell Over Hammaburg
20.04.2023 DE – Lauda, Keep It True Festival
27.04.2023 DE – Göppingen, Gaststätte Zille



28.04.2023 DE – Remchingen, No Playback Festival
29.04.2023 BE – Vorselaar, De Dreef
30.04.2023 DE – Lingen, Alter Schlachthof
02.05.2023 DE – Hannover, Musikzentrum
03.05.2023 DE – Magdeburg, Factory
04.05.2023 DE – Kassel, Goldgrube
05.05.2023 DE – Andernach, Andernacher Metal Days
06.05.2023 DE – Gladbeck, Gladbeck Metal Bash Open Air
07.05.2023 NL – Drachten, Iduna
09.05.2023 NL – Rotterdam, Baroeg
10.05.2023 DE – Oldenburg, Amadeus
11.05.2023 DK – Odense, Kansas City
12.05.2023 DE – Hademarschen, Hademarscher Hof
13.05.2023 DE – Hamburg Neu-Wulmstorf, Metal Bash

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