Scarabaeus - Mortification demo tape.

Scarabeus are a young 4 piece band from Reading, who to these years deal in Seasons in the Abyss era Slayer, and Sepultura circa Chaos AD style stuff. Maybe there are other Death Metal references in there, but I wouldn't know as I don't normally listen to that sort of music. But for those of you who like the Slayer and Sepultura eras that I've mentioned, then this 3 tracker should be worth your while getting. All 3 songs, Frozen Dead, Gargoyle and Mortification have a good bunch of riffs, and some fairly interesting stuff going on, and I can even live with the vocals (no pun intended), which is fairly unusual for me with this sort of stuff. The production, by Mike Prior of Gomorrah isn't at all bad for a demo, and overall, this is worth checking if you like Sepultura without the tribal percussion stuff that they've been getting into recently. And as it's a demo, it ain't going to cost you much is it.

Contact the band at 2 Russell Court, Old Stoke Road, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 8DF.

Or according to their latest info leaflet, Scarabaeus Info. 161 Kentwood Hill, Tilehurst, Reading, Berks, RG31 6JG.

Or you can get information on 01296 87459