An "oath to vanquish"
- a vow to obliterate any kind of obstructing defiance.
Oath to Vanquish is a
3-piece death/grind band from Lebanon, a small place on the
Mediterranean sea with a multitude of cultures and a rich history.
Founding members Elias (guitar/vocals) and Carlos (drums/vocals) had
taken part in several bands since 1992, but in Nov. 2001 they
decided to create a new musical beast that would push their
songwriting and musicianship skills to a totally new level.
OTV played their first
gig in Feb. 2002 in Amman, Jordan , delivering a crushing set to an
unsuspecting and nascent scene. The band followed with a string of
performances which quickly earned them notoriety around the Lebanese
When Joseph departed in
2003, Cyril (bass/vocals) joined the band adding an extra dimension
to the sound by incorporating bass melodies and fills, as well as
the most inhuman and monstrous guttural delivery!
The band spent a further
2 years crafting and rehearsing their compositions in preparation to
unleashing them to the world. The fruit of their labour comes in the
form of their debut album, "Applied Schizophrenic Science", which
spawned to life at Mad House Studios, Lebanon. Mixing and mastering
was handled by Colin Davis at Imperial Mastering, which has helped
to deliver crushing production values that do justice to the songs.
Lyrically, the album tackles many social
and political issues, often handled through the veil of allegory and
unsettling imagery, the main
theme however being an account of the
frightening physical transformations that an extremely disturbed
mind can engender upon itself and the inevitable ensuing carnage!
In early 2006, the band signed a
worldwide deal with Grindethic Records, this
type of international collaboration
being a first on the Lebanese scene and a further testimony to the
band's far reaching potential and talent.
NOW...PREPARE TO BE