Originally founded in 2012 as what was solely intended to be a studio
project, Scythe Beast transformed into its very own entity. Eliciting an
overwhelmingly positive response, Sven Stoppelberg (songwriting, lyrics,
all strings, voice) and Koopie (product, engineer) decided to grind the
scythe against metal whetstones and sharpen their blades.
“Breeding Devastation” was the first strike to transpire in 2016. Selfproduced and self-released, Scythe Beast found artillery support from
drummer Andreas Tegeler (i.e. Poverty’s No Crime, Bleeding), whose
battery of the drums for the album was far beyond grievous bodily harm.
The music press likened the initial assault to the greatness of God
Dethroned, Carcass, and old Dark Tranquillity. This drove Scythe Beast
forward to advance the battlefield, and continue shelling
Two years later, in December 2018, the beast besieged the studio once
again. Dug into the studio, a new tactical assault was planned: Scythe
Beast were to enter the stage. Elite personnel had to be recruited for such
an undertaking, and the plan was mission-ready in late 2019 when the
album was finalised. In 2020, stages were attacked in multiple strikes,
until a biological agent forced a lockdown.
The retreat was not a defeat – far from it. Scythe Beast utilised the
lockdown to regroup and assemble in the studio again, and record another
major assault on the senses.
On 04.03.2021, Scythe Beast will unleash “Indicted for Misconception”, a
second deadly barrage that will lay waste to any listeners unfortunate
enough to venture near the battlefield.
After personel changes on bass and vocals Scythe Beast are back to strike.