"The Fall Of Constantinople" is now playing at Transcending Obscurity: youtu.be/R8mlEuQQmR0
Stream 'Songs And Dances Of Death' in its entirety at Black Metal And Brews: soundcloud.com/blackmetalandbrews-1/sets/sarcoptes-songs-and-dances-of-death
"Lean back and interlock your hands behind your head and put your stink-feet up on a pile of skulls. Prepare your ear-holes for Songs And Dances Of Death, an album so lovely you gotta write it twice: this album is so lovely. Symphonic, diabolical, and above all else: effortlessly classic. Sublime. Anything else, or shall we conclude for this afternoon? Concluded." - David Lee Rothmund (MetalSucks) www.metalsucks.net/2016/04/22/sht-comes-today-april-22-2016/
"All in all, Songs and Dances of Death is a really just...awesome album you should check out. By the end of the week I am usually too burned out to got after any latecomers, but when I heard the first track on Friday it was clear what had to be done. Great performances, great hooks, and above all outstanding energy." - Metal Trenches
Black/Thrash Metal duo Sarcoptes, composed of Garrett Garvey (vocals, drums) and Sean Zimmerman (Guitars, bass, keyboards) formed in Sacramento CA. in 2008. After years of toiling away in murky, decrepit rehearsal rooms the band finally emerged in 2013 with their debut EP 'Thanatos'. Their sound, best described as a mix of classic 90's Black Metal meets no-nonsense Thrash with a dash of Old School Death Metal stands at odds with today's musical trends and harkens back to Metal’s' classic era. In 2015 Sarcoptes signed with the illustrious Cimmerian Shade Recordings to release their debut full-length opus 'Songs and Dances of Death'. Riff driven with epic arrangements, 'Songs and Dances of Death' is poised to take the underground by storm.
Thanatos EP (2013) Wraith Productions
Songs And Dances Of Death (2016) Cimmerian Shade Recordings