NOCTURNUS (USA/FL)


Nocturnus was formed in Tampa, Florida back in 1987 by drummer/vocalist Mike Browning,bassist Richard Bateman & guitarists Gino Marino and Vince Crowley. The band recorded their first self-titled demo "Nocturnus" on a 8 track reel to reel machine. After Vince quit Nocturnus 1988 to start his new band Acheron, he was replaced by Gino`s cousin Mike Davis. Richard Bateman was offered the bass position in Nasty Savage. Friend of Mike Davis, Jeff Estes replaced Bateman. Keyboardist Louis Panzer joined in September 1988, which added another dimension and completed the Nocturnus sound. They were one of the first bands to do technical death metal using horror themes in their music. In 1988 they released ‘The Science of Horror’ demo produced by Savatage singer Jon Oliva. This demo caught the eye of Digby Pearson at Earache Records in Nottingham, England and subsequently they were given a record deal.


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1987 DEMO

Xeroxed Covers using a regular tapes. First of two covers.

TRACK LISTING:
- Nocturnus
- BC.-A.D
- The Entity
- Unholy Fury

 

1987 DEMO

Xeroxed Covers using a regular tapes. Second of two covers.

TRACK LISTING:
- Nocturnus
- BC.-A.D
- The Entity
- Unholy Fury

1987 DEMO TAPE:


SCIENCE OF HORROR 1988 DEMO

Pro printed Semi-thick paper was used for the covers. Lyrics were on the back. The tape is black with a label that looks like the cover.

TRACK LISTING:
- Before Christ / After Death
- Standing in Blood
- Neolithic
- Undead Journey




SCIENCE OF HORROR 1988 DEMO TAPE:

DEMO FLYERS

BAND PHOTOS


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