Matrimony In Madness

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“Matrimony In Madness” is Scythian Fate’s debut full length album.

The new album is darker and more intense, yet retaining the signature Scythian Fate sound. The themes on the new album are essentially based on the lunacy of our society and the undercurrent that binds it all together.

It also features new frontman Toby Heal who bolsters the sound with his menacing vocals.

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released April 5, 2019

Vocals - Toby Heal
Rhythm Guitar & Backing Vocals - Tom Kotsonis
Rhythm/Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals - Nino Morano

Male Spoken Voice on Track 1 performed by Mike Trubetskov
Female Spoken Voice on Track 7 performed by Kirsty Milner
Bass Guitar & Acoustic Guitars performed by Nino Morano
Drums & additional programming by Nino Morano
Artwork by Ed Sleiman

Vocals recorded edited and mixed by Mike Trubetskov at EOL Studios
All other instruments recorded and mixed by Nino Morano at Cryptic Sound Works

Mastered by Mike Trubetskov at EOL Studios

Produced by Nino Morano

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Scythian Fate Sydney, Australia

Scythian Fate started as a metal project founded by guitarists Nino Morano & Tom Kotsonis in 2012.

In July 2018, the lads bolstered their arsenal, recruiting front man Toby Heal on vocals. The trio have just completed their first full length album, "Matrimony In Madness" which will be released in April 2019. The band is excited to showcase new elements to their sound to capture your imagination.
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Track Name: Crimson Snow
Crimson Snow

-verse 1-

Warrants nailed into splintered posts,
Hungry peasants hunt down the Corsican.
Bonaparte, has eluded them again
Mistaken identity, they have the wrong man!

-verse 2-

Retreating from Moscow, through the bitter cold
Plundering villages, struggling to survive
Sleeping in barns, praying through the night
Chattering teeth reveal their plight

-verse 3-

Weary footprints stamp the Russian snow
Far away from family, their heads bowed low
Buttons crumbled in the biting chill
Tattered cloaks, Soggy boots

-verse 4-

Visions of grandeur all dissolved,
French ambition, a dismembered fool,
Long ghastly trail, snaking through the dark
Cossacks pursue them like starving hounds

Chorus

As I lay bleeding, dying in this cold
I look back on my life so tattered and torn
Now as my weary life draws toward the end
I'll take my last breath as I gaze at the crimson snow

-verse 5-

Splintered wagons abandoned in the ice
Menacing flames dart towards the bridge
Flickering mosaic burns against the sky,
Silhouettes of death piling up high

-verse 6-

Bulging eyes staring at defeat
Screaming thousands, into the river they sink!
Panicked horses all mowed down
Nostrils flaring as they drown

Chorus

As I lay bleeding, dying in this cold
I look back on my life so tattered and torn
Now as my weary life draws toward the end
I'll take my last breath as I gaze at the crimson snow

Lyrics By T.Kotsonis & N.Morano
Track Name: Balkan Ghosts
Balkan Ghosts

-verse 1-

Haunted Battlefields,
Scattered through the Balkans
A blood-laced history

-verse 2-

Cascading centuries,
Displaced ethnicity
Puppets to the past

-verse 3-

Entangled heritage
Woven words persuade
Creating blackened hate

Pre-Chorus

Their costumes soaked in red
Waving tattered flags
Canons forge a stain
Wounds that forever bleed!

Chorus

Mass migration across the borders
Phantom shadows in a frenzy
Hear the Balkan Ghosts screaming

-verse 4-

Neighbours locked in arms
Butchery in mud
Confused identities

-verse 5-

Hoof prints leave their mark
The rust of bayonets
Boundaries shift like sand

-verse 6-

Allies morph to foes
Enemies shake hands
Warped diplomacy

Chorus

Mass migration across the borders
Phantom shadows in a frenzy
Hear the Balkan Ghosts screaming

Lyrics By T.Kotsonis
Track Name: Church On The Hill
Church On The Hill

-verse 1-

Far away from Galilee
From the fishes and the loaves
Capitalist apostles
Spread the word
Devotees to the dollar
Diluted dogma, a ceramic glaze
Tattered gospels
Blind man’s bluff
Reel them into the altar
Now, the spider’s lair

Chorus

Church bells no longer sound as gullible tongues do sing
In their theatrical charade
Iscariot’s shadow looms
Over the church on the hill
Church on the Hill

-verse 2-

Celebrity of the crucifix
Your clerical collar frayed
The congregation you persuade
With your marketing diploma
Cripple the senses
Numb their thoughts
Blindfold the cyclops' eye
Anaesthetise the soul

Chorus

Church bells no longer sound as gullible tongues do sing
In their theatrical charade
Iscariot’s shadow looms
Over the church on the hill
Church on the Hill

-bridge-

Evangelist
Twist the words of faith
Evangelist
To suite your ideals

Evangelist
Shepherding the weak of mind
Evangelist
To finance your greed

Pre-Chorus

My children turn your face away from the sun
And rush with me toward the darkness
Away from the shadow of the light
And watch as your shadow dissipates

Chorus

Church bells no longer sound as gullible tongues do sing
In their theatrical charade
Iscariot’s shadow looms
Over the church on the hill
Church on the Hill

Lyrics By T.Kotsonis
Track Name: Echoes Of The Pharisee
Echoes of the Pharisee

-verse 1-

Parchments, laws encrypted
Artistry of the tongue
Nourishing the deluded
Infliction!

-verse 2-

Shadows dance through fire
Judges, frothing dread
The Abacus beads all aligning
Stringing up the lies

-verse 3-

Adhesive words, to lure
The Jackal's dressed in blood
Spitting sacred verse
Illusion!

-verse 4-

Parables, castigation
Crawling through the thorns
The splintered gavel falls
The Tax collector's discharged!

Chorus

All I hear, are the echoes of the
Pharisee!
Pharisee!
The magistrates figure draws near

Chorus

All I hear, are the echoes of the
Pharisee!
Pharisee!
The magistrates figure draws near

-verse 5-

Blasphemy, Perjury, A putrid veil,
Sacrament, Auguries, moral identity

Lyrics By T.Kotsonis
Track Name: Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth

-verse 1-

Eldritch seers of the night
The stench of ambition, they recite
The thane of Glamis comes forth
Their auguries begin to align

-verse 2-

A crown dangles amongst the thorns
They address him in borrowed robes
He quivers at the very thought
To slaughter and possess the throne

Chorus

Oh! Lady Macbeth
Look ... The smudge on your flesh
A scourge on the soul

-verse 3-

Scrubbing her hands raw
Smeared with dark desire
The lingering stain that haunts
Guilt drips red on the floor!

Chorus

Oh! Lady Macbeth
Look ... The smudge on your flesh
A scourge on the soul

Lyrics By T.Kotsonis
Track Name: Akrobats Of Evolution
Akrobats Of Evolution

From worm to man
Man back to worm!

-verse 1-

The hermit leaves his cave
Tutor of the Overman
To cleanse a polluted stream
Behold Zarathustra!

-verse 2-

From the piety of solitude
He walks through the town
The market swarms with flies
Stinging pests of society

Poison in the cobbled streets
Footsteps that leave no imprints

-verse 3-

An assortment of fools
Gather for the village fair
They’ve come to see the show
Idiots for the fanfare

-verse 4-

The tightrope sways
The crowd gasps below
The acrobat tries to leap
But the jester aides his fall

Chorus

Akrobats of evolution
Victims of devolution!

Chorus

Akrobats of evolution
Victims of devolution!

-verse 5-

Jostling sea of cripples
Eyeballs have been gouged
Drinking from filth
The Overman will never come!

-verse 6-

When the sun’s shadow is no more
When laughter chokes his words
The literati throw their stones
He returns to the wilderness alone!

Lyrics By T.Kotsonis
Track Name: Vitriol
Vitriol

-verse 1-

People hear the spite in your words
See disdain in your eyes
Your Puppets now take the stage
As you manipulate
The fear of the ignorant

-verse 2-

Cloven hoofed bigotry
Treading through the mud
Detached from decency
The hysteria of what is right

-verse 3-

The deceitful parrot spreads his bile
The airwaves choke with venom
The fear he paints won’t ally
Dripping on a tainted canvass

-verse 4-

A repugnant pest trapped in time
Orchestrating a sick pantomime
A magnet to those that hate
Lured toward the rotten bait

-bridge-

Vitriol
Hate, Hate, Hate, Hate, Hate

Chorus

You let your agenda determine the facts
Spit in their face & then you turn your back
You’re a treacherous coward
Twist their words then lie through your face

-verse 5-

Sad little man has no sympathy
For those who are not like him
No humanity or decency
Roll up roll up and listen to his shit

-bridge-

Vitriol
Hate, Hate, Hate, Hate, Hate

Chorus

You let your agenda determine the facts
Spit in their face & then you turn your back
You’re a treacherous coward
Twist their words then lie through your face

Lyrics By T.Kotsonis & N.Morano
Track Name: Muted Witness
Muted Witness

-verse 1-

Through the shattered glass
He turns away
Humanity's cries
Muffled in this cowards mind
Detached from the affray
So far away
Cushioned in his affluent ways!

-verse 2-

Bound to the egg
From which he's hatched
Fractured shell,
Poised to smash before the swarm!
Guilded spoon
From which he feeds
The Starving masses, he ignores.

Chorus

Through your eyes you peer
What do you see
Are you a muted witness?
Eyes glare at the obscene
But refuse to see
Are you that muted witness now?

-verse 3-

Shadowing the flock
His eyes are glued
Branded irons on his weathered hide
Can't he speak?
The apostate's dirge,
A Devotee to himself

-verse 4-

Vermin and lame
A futile mouse,
Look! How his lips are fucking numb!
Depriving others
A chance to soar
Ripping the wings away from the moth!

Chorus

Through your eyes you peer
What do you see
Are you a muted witness?
Eyes glare at the obscene
But refuse to see
Are you that muted witness now?

Chorus

Through your eyes you peer
What do you see
Are you a muted witness?
Eyes glare at the obscene
But refuse to see
Are you that muted witness now?

Muted witness
Are you a muted witness?
Am I a muted witness?
Are we a muted witness?

Lyrics By T.Kotsonis & N.Morano

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