Origin: Cairo, Egypt
Genres: Death Metal
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Scarab  


For years, Nile has set the benchmark for quality Egyptian-inspired death metal, so when a band called Scarab emerges, with an album entitled Serpents Of the Nile, naturally the assumption is that this is a Nile-influenced band. But then comes the catch -- Scarab are actually from Egypt! And then the kicker -- Scarab is hardly a novelty act from a traditionally non-metal country, but a serious death metal contender. And they aren't newcomers either, having played together since 2001, first under the name Hate Suffocation before switching to Scarab prior to their debut EP in 2007. Serpents is an accomplished, brutal, technical death metal album, mostly mid-paced, with crunchy riffs and plenty of twists to keep things going, with a stellar production to boot. And, of course, there are Middle Eastern influences, to these ears more subtlely and also more seemlessly melded in than Nile does. This is a band to watch out for.

Current Members

Sammy Sayed

vocals

Al-Sharif Marzeban

guitars

Tarek Amr

guitars

Mohamed El Sherbieny

bass

Sherif Elias

keyboards

Hatem El Akkad

drums


Discography



(EP) Valley Of The Sandwalkers 
2007
  1. Valley of the Sandwalkers
  2. Leaders of Agony
  3. Wrapped in Disfigurement
  • Sammy Sayed
  • Al-Sharif Marzeban
  • Tarek Amr
  • Mohamed El Sherbieny
  • Hatem El Akkad




Blinding The Masses 
2009
  1. Into the Dunes
  2. Valley of the Sandwalkers
  3. Ankh
  4. Leaders of Agony
  5. Blinding the Masses
  6. Eye for Sanity
  7. Devourer of the Unjustified
  8. War to End
  9. Wrapped in Disfigurement
  • Sammy Sayed
  • Al-Sharif Marzeban
  • Tarek Amr
  • Mohamed El Sherbieny
  • Hatem El Akkad




Serpents Of The Nile 
2015 ViciSolum
  1. Calling Forth the Ancient Spirits of Kemet
  2. Visions of a Blood River
  3. Spells of Coming Forth by Day
  4. Serpents of the Nile
  5. Pyramid of Illusions
  6. Funeral Pharaoh
  7. The Afterlife Illusions
  8. Days of a Burial Mask
  • Sammy Sayed
  • Al-Sharif Marzeban
  • Tarek Amr
  • Mohamed El Sherbieny
  • Sherif Elias
  • Hatem El Akkad

Reviews:   Metal Observer 

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