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Scroll of Thoth / Bio

Scroll of Thoth is a Death Metal band hailing from Pretoria, South Africa. Their music has often been described as hard-hitting guitar driven Technical Death Metal with ear bursting blast beats, deep guttural vocals and devastating musical brutality.

The band was formed in early 2012 by Bjorn Lottering and Johandre Venter with the later arrival of Adri Jordaan.
Scroll of Thoth uses provocative lyrical content, devastating musical brutality and themes featuring Egyptian mythology.

Scroll of Thoth
Member Biographies

- Name: Bjorn Lottering

Scroll of Thoth was founded by Bjorn Lottering and Johandre Venter having met one another through a friend, in the first stages of the bands development Bjorn met Adri and Dale who were currently active in the South African metal scene at that time.
- Originality: South African heavy metal musician
- Role: Vocals and Lead Guitar

Bjorn started playing guitar at a very young age, having found interest in classical and jazz. Then moving on to electric guitar at 16 playing around with different styles nothing caught his interest until he discovered heavy metal, feeling that this is the way an electric guitar should be used.
- Main Influences: Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth.
Bjorn believes that these and other artists have shaped his way of playing.
- Bands previously played for: Pandemonia (guitar) and Seducing Jezebel (guitar).

- Name: Adri Jordaan
Adri met and became friends the members of Scroll of Thoth at a local metal show and shared his influences of music with them which later lead to him joining the band.
- Originality: South African heavy metal musician
- Role: Vocals and Bass

Adri found his love for bass at the age of 13, influenced by many international Heavy Metal Heavyweights, which also motivated his guttural vocal style. Adri has been playing bass religiously ever since.
- Main Influences: Cannibal Corpse, Autopsy and Morbid Angel
His journey unto death metal started with early influences such as Cannibal Corpse, Autopsy and Morbid Angel. Adri has been performing on stage for 3 years at various venues and live performance events in South Africa and wants to continue to support underground metal, whether its thrashing out on stage or moshing in the pits below.

- Name: Johandre Venter

After a long departure from drumming, Johandre was asked to join Scroll of Thoth with Bjorn Lottering. Since then, Johandre and Bjorn journeyed together to form the concept and purpose of the project. After a lot of lineup changes, the project is in its prime thanks to its current members: Johandre, Adri, Bjorn and Dale.
- Originality: South African heavy metal musician
- Role: Drummer
Johandre started playing guitar at the age of 9, and over the years discovered that this was not his calling. Further along the line, He joined his first band “Abyss of Carnage” (which was one of many later joined), and finally, was invited to join Scroll of Thoth in 2012.
- Main Influences: Behemoth, Nile, Belphegor, Morbid Angel.
- Bands previously played for: Wolvenhorde, Abyss of Carnage and Moral Abortion.

Scroll of Thoth's current inspiration is Technical Death Metal.

General Info

Band Members
Wesley Van Diggelen - Vocals, Wayne Colley - Guitar, Steven de Pina - Guitar, Adri Jordaan - Bass, Johandre Venter - Drums
Artist Name
Scroll of Thoth
Home Page
Active Since
Metal / Technical Death metal / Blackened Death metal

Contact Info

Pretoria, GP, ZA

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