Scavenger, an oldschool Belgian heavy/speed metal band that released one album in 1985 Great for fans of Ostrogoth, Acid, and Crossfire.
Scavenger surfaced onto the scene after Deep Throat were forced to change their moniker in late 1984, due to the fact that a German band by the same name claimed the rights to the name.
In those days the Scavenger line-up included Jan Boeken (vocals), guitarists Marc Herremans (ex Backlsider) and Patrick Vanschooren (ex Wicked Widow),
Roger Roscam (bass) and Luc Ebinger (drums).
Back in November of 1984, on the evidence of their one and only demo, Deep throat already signed a deal for three albums with Mausoleum Records.
Scavenger played live at the Jagersborg venue in Maasmechelen on February 22nd 1985. Also in February of 1985 Scavenger began recording for their debut LP, which was
supposed to be entitled No Return. The recordings would continue, every once in a while, for some three months. Produced by Ward Kuczynski and guitarist Marc Herremans,
all recordings took place at Harry’s Studio in Heist-op-den-Berg. The mixing took place at the Shiva Studios in Brussels.
Scavenger’s debut release finally saw the light of day in September of 1985. The title had been changed to Battlefiels though,
as No Return was considered to be no good by Mausoleum Records.
Instead the song No Return was elected to be the opening tune on side A. Their Battlefields tour started in 1985.
Unfortunately, Mausoleum quit his activities just after Battlefields album came out, so the future of Scavenger was hypothecated and this resulted in the dissolution of the band due to the lack of financial and material support.
In 2017 the paths of Luke Ebinger and Marc Herremans crossed again.
They decided to bring Scavenger back with 6 own songs and some new songs. Together with 3 new members:
Tine Callebaut, Kevin Demesmaeker, Lucas Baten) the band was reformed.
Scavenger will be back on stage in 2018 with a new line up and with a lot of new energy and some new songs.
Beware the new Scavenger !