Origin: Kristiansand, Norway
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Scariot was formed by Daniel Olaisen in 1997 following a stint as a touring guitarist for Satyricon. Many have come and gone over the years, but nonetheless three albums have been released, with 2003’s Strange To Numbers reviewed here. Strange To Numbers is rooted in the sort of dark, technically-minded power-thrash metal that Nevermore made famous (perhaps a better comparison would be Communic, since this album’s vocalist, the superb Warrell Dane-ish Oddleif Stensland, also fronts Communic). For whatever reason this band isn’t particularly well known, which is a shame as there is serious talent on display here and Numbers is truly an excellent album that Nevermore fans (as well as other metallers) should enjoy. At last count Scariot was essentially a solo studio project for Olaisen, with the last album featuring some high-profile players such as Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus and many others) and Asgeir Mickelson (Spiral Architect), and in fact the project is probably done at this point.

Current Members

Daniel Olaisen

guitars (Blood Red Throne, Zerozonic)

Former Members/Guests

Ronny Thorsen

vocals (ex-Trail Of Tears)

Oddleif Stensland

vocals (Communic)

Øyvind Hægeland (guest)

vocals (ex-Lunaris, ex-Manitou, Spiral Architect)

Hugo Isaksen


Frank Ørland


Bonna Svendsen


Steffan Schulze


Steve DiGiorgio (guest)

bass (ex-Artension, ex-Autopsy, Control Denied, Charred Walls Of The Damned, ex-Death, ex-Dragonlord, ex-Ephel Duath, Futures End, Iced Earth, Painmuseum, Quo Vadis, Sadus, Testament, Vintersorg)

Anders Kobro

drums (Carpathian Forest, Chain Collector, ex-Green Carnation, ex-In The Woods ...)

Freddy Bolsø

drums (ex-Blood Red Throne)

Tor Atle Andersen

drums (Communic)

Asgeir Mickelson (guest)

drums (ex-Borknagar, ICS Vortex, ex-Ihsahn, Lunaris, Spiral Architect, Vintersorg)


2000 Demolition
  1. Sister
  2. The Bad Man
  3. Within
  4. False Power
  5. Ressurrection
  6. Remains Of A Dream
  7. Cruisin'
  • Ronny Thorsen
  • Daniel Olaisen
  • Hugo Isaksen
  • Bonna Svendsen
  • Anders Kobro

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

Tongueless God 
2001 OS Music
  1. Clear Mind
  2. The Last Frontier
  3. The Cynic
  4. Death Request
  5. Close To Hell
  6. Tongueless God
  7. Closing The Gates
  8. Misery Fields
  9. Darkenized
  • Oddleif Stensland
  • Daniel Olaisen
  • Steffan Schulze
  • Freddy Bolsø

Strange To Numbers 
2003 Facefront
  1. Monopolize
  2. Strange to Numbers
  3. Prospects Unknown
  4. Broken Circle - Cutting Glass
  5. Lady X
  6. Pushing For Perfection
  7. Clear Mind
  8. E Pollution
  9. Inner Mica
  • Oddleif Stensland
  • Daniel Olaisen
  • Frank Ørland
  • Steffan Schulze
  • Tor Atle Andersen

Monumentum Shift 
2007 Facefront
  1. Redesign Fear
  2. Nothing Is Forever
  3. Sickening World
  4. Noble Quest
  5. Forming Humans
  6. Vast
  7. Slaves
  8. Symbolic
  9. The Universal
  • Øyvind Hægeland
  • Daniel Olaisen
  • Steve DiGiorgio
  • Asgeir Mickelson


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