“An Oath to Vanquish, a vow to obliterate any kind of
“Oath to Vanquish” are a 3-piece band from Lebanon, a small place on
the Mediterranean sea with a multitude of cultures and a rich history.
OTV play a subtle blend of death-grind, black metal and gore that is very
unique, diverse and empowering. OTV’s founders had taken part in many
bands since 1992, but in Nov. 2001 they decided to take things to a
higher level by creating something new and more powerful!
OTV played their first gig in Feb. 2002 in Amman, Jordan. It was a huge
success and a whole new experience as it exposed the band to a new
scene and a culture somewhat different from their own. The band then toured
Lebanon throughout the summer of 2002, which earned them their rightful
place at the top of Lebanese metal.
OTV suffered a setback when their bassist Joseph left to France at the
end of 2002, but soon managed to unearth a worthy replacement in
prolific bassist Cyril. Cyril was quick in cementing his place in the band
and brought a new dimension through his contribution in composition and
OTV spent the next few years completing their material and getting
ready to record their debut album. The recording and mixing took place at
Mad House Studios, Lebanon. The mastering is now complete, and the band
are currently working on the artwork.
The debut album will be entitled “Applied Schizophrenic Science”. The
album will have a total running time of 35 min and will be comprised of
9 tracks. The lyrical content is deep and many social and personal
issues are addressed, the main theme being however the reaction of a
schizophrenic mind to certain situations, transforming the body into an apt
killer with refined craftsmanship in the art of murder, and the inner
division between the sane and the deranged! The music is boundless and
leaves much room for the imagination to flow. It is very diverse,
powerful and gripping, with sinister melodies, ear piercing shrieks and