Beyond Pain and Pleasure: A Desert Experiment

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From Black to Technical Death Metal, Heavy Metal to Groove Metal. Death Tribe is a celebration of life's ultimatum - Death.

This is my Desert Experiment - Beyond Pain and Pleasure.

Death Tribe is a project inspired by the suffering of warfare, spirit breaking oppression and the refusal to submit to either. It is the sound of vociferous rebellion and defiant resistance. These songs are the long, throat-rending roar of one man’s defiance, one man’s resolve to forge his own life on his own terms and to savour every breath. That man is Anthony Kaoteon. Death Tribe is fuelled by his passion and Beyond Pain And Pleasure: A Desert Experiment is his legacy, his monument to independence, his eternal tribute to every man, woman and child that refuses to bend the knee and submit.
“Come confess your mortal sins,
Sadistic violence, the trademark of kings”

Anthony Kaoteon now resides in The Netherlands, but he was born into the chaos and conflict of Beirut, under the looming shadows of corruption and domination, the disciples of radical ideologies poised vulture like over his days and nights. However, Anthony Kaoteon was not born a man to blindly accept his lot – he was determined to shape his own destiny. While his songs were formulated in Lebanon, they were finally sculpted into Beyond Pain And Pleasure... in Dubai, after Anthony had left the place of his birth to carve out a better life. In Dubai he found himself connecting with other rebels, others who had escaped the shackles of tyranny, from countries like Syria, Jordan and Armenia and several of these kindred spirits added their rage to Beyond Pain And Pleasure..., scarring the album with explosive vocal performances.

“Your judgement day is bound to come,
When human kind stop bowing to your crown”

As Anthony refused to accept the strictures of others in his day to day life, so he has refused to accept them in music. Death Tribe’s Beyond Pain And Pleasure... was conceived over a period of years and draws on sounds from different periods of metal’s development, a myriad of different territories within its vast country. Heavy metal, death metal, black metal, thrash metal... they all contribute to Death Tribe’s DNA, each strand entwining with the next to form this vibrant, vital, cohesive beast of an album. By complementing his own remarkable musicianship with the skills of drummer Mattias Landes (Dark Fortress) and bassist Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura), Anthony has ensured that the dexterous performances on Beyond Pain And Pleasure... are breathtaking; this album is a virtuoso display of furious extremity.

“We who are not as others,
Condemn your acts as sinful pleasures”

Already known for his work with Kaoteon, Death Tribe is Anthony’s most powerful musical statement to date. So much more than a collection of songs, Beyond Pain And Pleasure: A Desert Experiment is a staggering achievement against all the odds, the sonic distillation of absolute defiance. This epitomises everything that metal was ever meant to be.

"I dedicate this album to those who keep chasing their dreams, to every person that was born with a tag on his forehead and defied the world to make his own statement heard - I will die soon but the music stays to remind those who listen of a man who didn't obey" – Anthony Kaoteon

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released February 22, 2019

All music, lyrics and concept by Anthony Assaker (Kaoteon – kaoteon.bandcamp.com)

Musicians on "Beyond Pain and Pleasure: A Desert Experiment":
Anthony Kaoteon: Guitars, Lyrics, Lead Vocals on tracks 1, 3 & 9.
Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura, Alkaloid, Kaoteon): Bass.
Mattias Landes (Dark Fortress, ex-ReVamp): Drums.

Guest Vocal Appearances:
Walid Wolflust (Kaoteon) on tracks 2 & 7
Serge the Slave (Aramaic) on track 4 & 9
Adnan Mryhij (Svengali) on track 5
Youmni Abou el Zahab (Ascendant) on track 6
JM Elias (Damage Rite, Svengali) on track 8

Artwork Concept by Anthony Kaoteon
Artwork Design: Charles Assaf (Front and Back Cover)
Artwork Editor: Nestor Avalos

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Track Name: Hollow
Darkness, Finds a Hollow Soul, Destroys it, Crushes its World.
Darkness, Finds a Hollow Soul, Reborn, A Blackhearted Lord.

Destruction, Of the Naked Soul, Those with Spines, Unworthy of Time.
Mortals, Made of Fears, Shedder of Tears, A Living Crime.

Darkness, Finds a Hollow Soul, Destroys it, Crushes its World.
Darkness, Finds a Hollow Soul, Reborn, A Blackhearted Lord.

The irrevocable is carved in stone, a punishment we long await,
To distinguish the human from the divine, hollow till the end of time.

In the name of great lust, the sinner, the hateful,
In ruthless precision, you shall never be free.
A grapevine of great sorrow, to make sure you stay hollow,
Empty of all hope, dried out with no morrow.

Earth is what we will bury and the sky is our tomb.

Darkness is all that remains, light will be no more,
Weakness is the mark of Cain, hollowed be thy name.

Darkness, Finds a Hollow Soul, Destroys it, Crushes its World
Darkness, Finds a Hollow Soul, Reborn, A blackhearted Lord

Destruction, Of the Naked Soul, Those with Spines, Unworthy of Time
Mortals, Made of Fears, Shedder of Tears, A Living Crime

Darkness, Finds a Hollow Soul, Destroys it, Crushes its World
Darkness, Finds a Hollow Soul, Reborn, A Blackhearted Lord

The irrevocable is carved in stone, a punishment we long await,
To distinguish the human from the divine, hollow till the end of time.
Track Name: Beyond Pain and Pleasure
I blame the worlds sins on you,
Your omnipotent bestial approach,

A life marked by sufferings,
Without which we do not know elation;

Are you delighted from others pain?
Are you distressed by another's pleasure?
Come confess your mortal sins,
Sadistic violence, the trademark of kings x2

Your judgement day is bound to come,
When human kind stop bowing to your crown,
Evil is Beyond Pain and Pleasure,
Where public executions are met with ecstasy.
Your judgement day is bound to come,
When human race steps up to its fate,
Evil is Beyond Pain and Pleasure,
When you kill a soul to fulfill your prophecy.

Be / Yond / Pain / Pleasure

We who are with free will,
Fear is a choice but ours to kill,
We who are not as others,
Condemn your acts as Sinful Pleasures,

Be / Yond / Pain / Pleasure

We who are with free will,
Fear is a choice but ours to kill,
We who are not as others,
Condemn your acts as Sinful Pleasures,

We who live by our command,
Self Mastery is our own choice
We who live beyond pain and pleasure
Evil lurks here forever.

Are you delighted from others pain?
Are you distressed by another's pleasure?
Come confess your mortal sins,
Sadistic violence, the trademark of kings

I blame the worlds sins on you,
Your omnipotent bestial approach,

A life marked by sufferings,
Without which we do not know elation;

Your judgement day is bound to come,
When human kind stop bowing to your crown,
Evil is Beyond Pain and Pleasure,
Where public executions are met with ecstasy.
Your judgement day is bound to come,
When human race steps up to its fate,
Evil is Beyond Pain and Pleasure,
When you kill a soul to fulfill your prophecy.

Beyond Pain and Pleasure x2
Track Name: Implode Explode
The roots of aggression,
Come out from depression,
Human nature seeks destruction.
The innate force of a deadly brain,
Craves for death and lusts for hate.

When crimes are low, suicide rise,
In times of war,
Suicide’s gone.
When humans bow,
Let them live,
When they revolt break their knees.

We seek destruction to the self or mass,
The drive to kill, it brings a thrill,
Self destrukt / world corrupt,
The human mind is damned not kind.

When crimes are low, suicide rise,
In times of war,
Suicide’s gone.
When humans bow,
Let them breath,
When they revolt,
Break their knees.

Implode or Explode
From the inside out,
Destroy yourself, destroy the crowd,
Implode or explode,
From the inside out,
One way or another death is real,
To feed our instincts through sex and aggression,
We kill each others to feed our dreams.

Kill kill kill

Implode or Explode,
From the inside out,
Destroy yourself
Destroy the crowd
Implode Explode,
Deaths Drive’s The Law
Implode explode,
Death is the law.

The roots of aggression,
Come out from depression,
Human nature seeks destruction.
The innate force of a deadly brain,
Craves for death and lusts for hate.

When crimes are low, suicide rise,
In times of war, suicide’s gone.
When humans bow,
Let them live,
When they revolt,
Break their knees.

We seek destruction to the self or mass,
The drive to kill, it brings a thrill,
Self destrukt / world corrupt,
The human mind is damned not kind

Implode / Explode
Track Name: Neurotic Breakdown
From the beginning, covered by blood,
Surrounded by surgeons, your cord of life is cut,
The first touch is a strike to make sure you are alive,
The first sound is a shout of your own lungs as a cry.

Fighting for life, helpless, all you can do is beg,
Dependent of a host, sleepless, manifested into the person you are,

Programmed with truths that are false from the roots,
you grow up believing things far from being the truth,
Wasted energy on inherited ideologies,
Corrupted mind with a preset personalities,
thoroughly damaged, resuming a borrowed life,

Blinded by the powers beyond your own control,
Restless with your own demons and an insatiable need for alcohol,

A neuroses war breaks down your core,
A conflict of the soul, burnt emotions as the heart turns sore,
Schizoid isolation, self hate and tragic thoughts,
Build anxiety, sadness and depression,
of an irritable anger and mental confusion,

Blinded by the powers beyond your own control,
Restless with your own demons and an insatiable need for alcohol,

Destroying all consciousness whether of others or your own,
A feeling of satisfaction from spreading the death of hope,

An instinct nourished by the hate of the world,
and once tamed by medicine, all hell is contained,

To make of you another shadow until the day you die,
and another human is born by blood to live the same old lie.

Programmed with truths that are false from the roots,
you grow up believing things far from being the truth,

Blinded by the powers beyond your own control,
Restless with your own demons and an insatiable need for alcohol.
Track Name: Psychopathetic
Written by Anthony Kaoteon
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Visions of a pathetic society
Dancing through my dreams

My sanity
A rampant disorder

Ripping the invisible seams

Stitched
Tied and drugged
Stitched
Tied and the beast's face will not fucking show

Wearing an ever smiling mask
to blend as a slave that rows

Seeking attention helplessly
Like a psychopath fading away,

Psychopathetic society
Sociopathetic, a tragedy

Stitched
Tied and drugged
Stitched
Tied and the beast's face will never fucking show

Wasting their life in vain,

I feel it deep down within me
pushing the flesh to escape,

I can't hold it anymore,
The needle digs through their souls

Carbon copies, Bastard clowns,
Psychopathetic Social Clones
Track Name: Death Blues
I got a letter this morning, death wrote us of mourning, It talked about mothers crying, Why all children are dying.
If you don't want to believe me, Death is here to tell the truth, You all follow blindly, the same old fucking crooks.

They send you to the pitfall, and wash their sins with your blood,
They send you to the pit-hole, and throw your kids to the dogs
They lie and deceive you, They pet you and enslave you
You're a crown-less coward king, Death blues is the cry to sing

They pay you and recruit you; you’re a messenger of what they coded you
A cheap ignorant slave, Death blues is here to save
They lie and deceive you; they pet you and enslave you
You're a crown-less coward king, Death blues is the cry to sing

Would you fucking wake up, and Make a stand with me
would you fucking wake up, and spread these words for me
Death Blues No More - Set Us Free.

*Solo*

Would you fucking wake up, and Make a stand with me
Would you fucking wake up , And spread these words for me
Death Blues No More - Set Us Free.

They send you to the pitfall, and wash their sins with your blood,
They send you to the pit-hole, and throw your kids to the dogs
They lie and deceive you; they pet you and enslave you
You're a crown-less coward king, Death blues is the cry to sing

They'll pay you and beg you; you’re a messenger of what you do
You're no longer a slave, Death blues has set you free
They cry and ask you, they follow you and answer you
You're the king of your own choices
Death Blues No More - Set yourself Free.
Track Name: Narcissist Bastard Nation
Money and Power is what they seek
Blinded by Hatred and their love of creed,
Sinners as saints covered by shame,
Killing each other’s and no justice to blame, x2


Narcissist Nation - Clueless bastard marionettes

Trained to respond to warlords,
Given the rights of stray dogs,
Forbidden to have their voices heard,
Baptized to be part of the herd,

Decades of the same rut,
Face down left to rot,
Stepped upon without honor,
Broken down but still beg on the rug,

Trained to respond to warlords,
Given the rights of stray dogs,
Forbidden to have their voices heard,
Baptized to be part of the herd,

Decades of the same rut,
Face down left to rot,
Stepped upon without honor,
Broken down but still beg on the rug,

Narcissist Nation - Clueless bastard marionettes

Trained to respond to warlords,
Given the rights of stray dogs,
Forbidden to have their voices heard,
Baptized to be part of the herd,

Pretentious obsessive psychotic behaviors
Generations of emptiness lacking desires
A waste of resources, of oxygen, of words,
A land aggressed by a nation of sturds.
Track Name: Nuclear Hate
Hate Hate Hate

Hatred is all I feel, I hate the world, I hate its sphere,
Hatred is fucking real, it is orgasmic it is surreal.

Guilty as charged, every human soul, we justify the kill if the dead is not our own.
Careless of the act, let's face the facts, death is a must when we're at war,

The enemy must die whether it is a saint or a whore,.
Look around you, the world goes on,
newsfeed of suicide, of mass genocide,
No barricades for war, it is a business above all,

Crowd funded, self bondage, and crowd sourced you fucking fool
Ideologies of a long lost cause, supporting leaders proud to be warlords.

The enemy must die whether it is a saint or a whore.
Look around you, the world goes on,
newsfeed of suicide, of mass genocide,
No barricades for war, it is a business above all,
Hate Hate Hate Beyond Hate - Hate Hate Hate Nuclear Hate!

I hate the world, I hate its sphere, I wish you death and my wish is steel,
you condemn your enemies and you are my own and by that my mind is clear.

Crowd funded, self bondage, and crowd sourced you fucking fool
Ideologies of a long lost cause, supporting leaders proud to be warlords.

The enemy must die whether it is a saint or whore.
Look around you, the world goes on,
newsfeed of suicide, of mass genocide,
No barricades for war, it is a business above all,
Hate Hate Hate Beyond Hate - Hate Hate Hate Nuclear Hate!

I hate the world, i hate its sphere, I wish you death and my wish is steel,
you condemn your enemies and you are my own and by that my mind is clear.

Hatred is all I feel, I hate the world, I hate the sphere,
Hatred is fucking real, it is orgasmic it is surreal.

Guilty as charged, every human soul, we justify the kill if the dead is not our own.
Careless of the act, let's face the facts, death is a must when we're at war,

I hate the world, i hate its sphere, I wish you death and my wish is steel,
You condemn your enemies and you are my own and by that my mind is clear.

Hate Hate Hate Beyond Hate - Hate Hate Hate Nuclear Hate!
Track Name: Face the Facts
Hypnotic minds
Growing blind
To face the world
and it’s horrible crimes

A prophecy followed
Of a judgment day
A crave of energy
To keep this race alive

Face the fact, Stop the act
Life is a waste when you copy and paste
Another breath, a different corpse
Another face for a different host

Face the Facts,
Stop the Act,

Hypnotic minds
Growing blind
To face the world
And it’s horrible crimes
A prophecy followed
Of a judgment day
A crave for hope
Escape the black hole

Face the fact Stop the act

A damaged brain,
Crowned by fame,
Mesmerized with no aim,
Auto satisfied,
Self denied,
Hypnotized with no shame,
The vicious truth of a long lost youth,
Blaming the world of your own abuse,
A lifeless life consumed by choices,
A fake freedom in a prison of blame.

You grow from nothing
To become a human life
So face all the world
And change the facts
Lead your life
Set yourself apart
Make your own choices
Break your fucking heart

Face the fact and stop the act
Life is a waste when you copy and paste
A unique breath marked from birth
To make a change and find your voice

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