Suffering to the Conquered (Demo)

by Scythian

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Scythian's "Suffering to the Conquered" demo was rated by some metal zines and magazines as one of the best demos of 2007 - it was an arrogant, merciless release created out of spite for the UK scene, which in 2007, was awash with shit grindcore, mediocre death metal and hilarious copy bands.

Outside of this musical gutter, guitarist A. Von Moller (aka A. Satyrus) and drummer J.C. Volgard composed a work they believed would smash the metal underground into submission (it didn't, but made a good impression). After two years of painful rehearsal room jams, the band collided with vocalist S.Vrath, who took command of bass and vocals.

With the lineup complete, Scythian became a serious concept and began to perform around the UK and Ireland, billed with the likes of Master, Negura Bunget, Gospel of the Horns, Grave Miasma and Fen, earning a slot on a European with Spearhead and Impiety. On the strength of this demo, their travels took them as far as the Crimea, Ukraine, to play a set at Metalhead's Mission Festival.

© Scythian & Hell's Headbanger's Records 2014

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released May 13, 2007

S. Vrath - Bass / Vocals
A. Von Moller (aka A. Satyrus) - Guitars
J.C. Volgard - Drums, Backing Vocals

Music by A. Von Moller / J.C. Volgard except "Holocaust" by Bathory.
Lyrics by A. Von Moller
Recorded by J.C. Volgard at N.L.E. Studios, April 2007.
Photos by Rosalba Curcio

Self Released in May 2007 on CD-R
Re-released in 2011 by Kuravilu Productions on Cassette. (Limited to 300 copies)

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Track Name: Astral Assassins (Demo)
Deep in the vortex... Scattered is life
Visage of emptiness... Darkness is rife

Celestial corpses lie still, overthrown
Shrines to their greatness are wastelands of stone

Deposed, defiled by the splendour of fools
Entombed with the flesh they had ruled
Fallen, makers by their children were doomed
Trampled limp in time-ravaged ruins

Slaves, driven mad with envy of gods
Shades in the dead of the stars
Here perished aeons of the glory untold
Now a tale only told by its scars

Deep in the vortex... Scattered is life
Visage of emptiness... Darkness is rife

Flawed by creation, Summoned the will to destroy
Chained to the ages, burn in the gaze of the stars

Cold is the vortex, scattered is life
Gods broken, erased and entombed
Once reigned a power so ageless and cruel
Now their pitiless thrones are destroyed

Beasts, they wrought from dead of the rift
Now slaves to the makers of old
Heaven and hell shall be crushed in their wake
The fate of the universe ridden with scars

To know is to murder
To speak is to fight
And woe is the moment
When lore becomes might

Floating distortions
Of decadent past
The mighty have fallen before
Like echoes of battle... on dissident planes

The tides had devoured their shores

Omnipotents fallen by knowledge alone
Forgotten and dead is their reign
No spoils for the victor but desolate void
The knowledge of ancients now dead and destroyed

No purpose
No masters
They perish and fall

The tides had devoured their shores
Track Name: Shattered Idols (Demo)
Mantle of imperium, come fall into my hands
With terror and oppression I will pacify the lands
The overthrown lie far below, Impenetrable tomb
Idols of their godhood heaped in pyramids of ruin

Cohorts gather! Billions heed my call
For power everlasting I would sacrifice them all
Countless numbers, banners hold my name
The thunder of a thousand hooves is herald to your end

Deified, cry out below: exalt my hated name
Like refuse of the ages, I have cast you to the flame
To those who stand against me I'll return to ash and dust
Forbidden knowledge, entropy, come... fuel my power lust!

Master! God King!
Bestow us with riches and spoils of war
Rise! Conquer!
Put our enemies to the sword

Let fly arrows!
Shimmering death obscures the sun
Rush them! Trample!
Cities are razed to the dust

Murder their prophets, Effigies slashed
Idols beheaded... Altars are smashed
Track Name: Pray to War (Demo)
Pray to war!
Cold submission. Kneel!
Gather the plague of faithful!
The zealous, the fateless... the cleansing begins

Doom brigades
March ever onwards
Badlands made of flesh
Iron savage: kill for honour!

Charge through blood and scattered remains

Gone are they who ruled before us
Order was their lie
Justice found in heartless battle
In seas of spears we die

In sacred conflict, men as gods
Lead armies of attrition
Slaughter now becomes our privilege
Pray to war... the new religion

Purify with death!

Funeral pyres in thousands
Expel the souls of endless dead

Devolved to beasts and hounds of war
They rip and tear asunder
Pain becomes their exaltation
Penitence and thunder

Taint the skies with murder!
Hear curses cast with dying breath!

Silent reek of mass impalement
Harvesters are swarmed
Monuments of carrion burden poisoned earth
No victor lies among them

Purify with death!

Pray to war... Cold Submission
Pray to war... The New Religion
Track Name: Spires to Ashes (Demo)
Fall beneath the glistening sun, on starving earth they shatter
The spires of an age of gold return to crumbling matter
Cities of bejewelled splendour, bleak and white as bone
The symbols of their dominance today are overthrown

Spires... Ashes!
Reduced to earth and stone
Spires... Ashes!
The winds of change have blown

Banners raise in thousands, the mountains call our name
The rivers part before us as the forests rise in flames
Pillars shake and tremble to the rhythm of our feet
Their lands will fear our armies and their waters fear our fleet

Fall beneath the glistening sun on starving earth they shatter
The spires of an age of gold return to crumbling matter
That once they lived in greatness comes to nothing in our eyes
From the bodies of the fallen greater days shall come to rise...

Cast our eyes towards the east in greater dreams of power
Oracles sing devastation, nearer comes the hour
Their pyramids will topple, shattered skies above the loom
As empires turn to nothing, cry in god-forsaken doom!

Banners raise in thousands, the mountains call our name
The rivers part before us as the forest rise in flames
Pillars shake and tremble to the rhythm of our feet
Their lands will fear our armies and their waters fear our fleet
Track Name: Suffering to the Conquered (Demo)
Worthless slaves, lick at yours conqueror's heels
Chained, shackled... march in sorry procession
Mercy forsaken, laugh at your pride in tatters
Suffering to the conquered, death for the weak!

Cries of your women riddle the burning air
Starving dogs devour you as you bleed
What gods will deliver you from your pointless existence?
Suffering to the conquered, death for the weak!

Tyrants, your sins shall never be forgiven
Hear the call to insurrection sound
Envenomed blades shall rip into your backs
Cruellest death shall visit on your sons

Lords, makers, prayers fall silent
Scourge, plague, hunger and blackest defeat
Thousands strong, ride from distant horizon...

Obey! Drones in columns, hundreds deep
Crack on whips of oppression! Tear the spirit from these men!
Toil! In earthly forges work until your end!
Pray to funeral gods for mercy, quick and painless death!

Earth and water: life in total submission
Dynasties shall spit upon your crude and weakling breed!
Rule of iron! Feed our armies with your children
Perish for our greatness, throw your meaningless lives away!

Dirges sing for the nameless
We who are erased
Save our honour
Spit in the face of the victor

From empty steppe
They came to curse our lives
Blood spilling reavers
To burn our homes and take our wives

Obey! Drones in columns, hundreds deep
Crack on whips of oppression! Tear the spirit from these men
Toil! In earthly forges work until your end!
Pray to funeral gods for mercy, quick and painless death!

Tyrants, your sins shall never be forgiven
Hear the call to insurrection sound
Envenomed blades shall rip into your backs
Cruellest death shall visit on your sons

Lords, makers, prayers fall silent
Scourge, plague, hunger and blackest defeat
Thousand strong, ride from distant horizon

Bringing Scythian Death
Track Name: Holocaust (Bathory Cover)
At dawn they rise pointing to the skies
Ready to cut through the clouds at command
From wombs in the ground born to deafening sounds
When the button is pressed by death's hand

Loaded with death powered by the dragons' breath
Climbing way above the clouds out of sight
To seek its destination and destroy it into void
And to spread its load of death and endless night

Below water in the ground on wings of steel up high
Seeds of death to be launched in final one of wars
Each with a number for a distant city at their sides
Wonder what's the number for my city and for yours

Metal phallous seeds of death
That is not won else cannot be lost
Precious burden seeds of death
Sown to earth brings the holocaust

Prepare to die

Now leaving their wombs all in fire baptised
Outnumbering the stars in the sky
Each with a skytrack on which they are sent
To destroy each part of the world on the other side

Not time to repent feel regret or ask for mercy
Once launched there is no way to bring them back
Finally the world created by man look so bright
Before it all turns black

Below water in the ground on wings of steel up high
Seeds of death to be launched in final one of wa
Each with a number for a distant city at their sides
Wonder what's the number for my city and for yours

Metal phallous seeds of death
That is not won else cannot be lost
Precious burden seeds of death
Holocaust