SCAVENGER - Battlefields Belgium, Mausoleum Skull records 12" LP ALBUM VINYL

SCAVENGER's lone album, "Battlefields," is a Belgian Heavy Metal gem released on Mausoleum Skull Records. A 12" LP encapsulates the band's sonic prowess, offering a journey through mythical and historical realms. With thunderous drums and searing guitar solos, the album stands as a timeless testament to the pure essence of European Heavy Metal, preserving the spirit of an era when vinyl reigned supreme.


Album Front Cover of SCAVENGER - Battlefields

"Battlefields" Album Description:

In the world of Belgian Heavy Metal history, one finds a remarkable relic, a sonic testament to the prowess of a band known as SCAVENGER. This article delves into the depths of their musical legacy, focusing on their singular offering, "Battlefields," an opus encapsulated in the grooves of a 12" LP on Mausoleum Skull Records.

Originating from the heart of Belgium, SCAVENGER etched their mark on the Heavy Metal landscape with a singular album that stands as their magnum opus. "Battlefields," the band's debut and sole release, emerged as a resonating force in the metal scene.

Released under the aegis of Mausoleum Skull Records, a label renowned for its commitment to the darker realms of musical expression, the album embodies the essence of Belgian Heavy Metal. The record, ensconced in the warm embrace of a 12" LP, serves as both a relic of the past and a timeless testament to the band's artistry.

The sonic tapestry woven by SCAVENGER within the confines of "Battlefields" is one of raw energy, intricate guitar work, and anthemic melodies. The album, like a journey through the hallowed battlefields of metal, unfolds its tales with each track, showcasing the band's musical dexterity.

In the European tradition of metal storytelling, SCAVENGER's lyrics delve into themes both mythical and historical. From the battle-scarred landscapes of ancient lore to contemporary reflections on the human condition, the band weaves a narrative that transcends time and space.

The distinctive characteristics of the Belgian Heavy Metal sound are manifested in SCAVENGER's musical compositions. The thundering drums, the driving basslines, and the searing guitar solos coalesce to form a sonic amalgamation that reverberates with the spirit of Heavy Metal in its purest form.

Music Genre: 
Heavy Metal 
Production information:

The album: "SCAVENGER - Battlefields (Belgium, Mausoleum Skull records)" was produced by: Ward Kuczynski , Marc Herremans

Ward Cuzsinsky (also spelled Ward Kuczynski) is a producer and sound engineer from Belgium. During the 1980s he has produced and engineered the heavy metal albums of several Belgium bands (Acid, Crossfire, Killer, Scavenger, Ostrogoth, etc) and two Metal bands from Norway: Artch and Witchhammer.

Executive Producers: Alfie Falkenbach , Stonne Holmgren (both also produced " FN Guns Nightmare " album)

Alfie Falckenbach was a visionary figure in the European Heavy Metal scene, known for his contributions as the founder of the Belgian record company, Mausoleum Records. Born on 7 April 1950, in Belgium, Falckenbach displayed an early passion for music and a keen entrepreneurial spirit that would lead him to shape the landscape of heavy metal in the 1980s.

Falckenbach's journey into the world of music began when he discovered his love for rock and roll during his teenage years. Inspired by the energetic and rebellious nature of the genre, he immersed himself in the music and developed a deep appreciation for heavy metal. Recognizing the potential of this genre, Falckenbach became determined to provide a platform for emerging European bands and offer them the exposure they deserved.


In 1982, Falckenbach established Mausoleum Records , a record company dedicated to promoting and supporting heavy metal music. Through his label, he aimed to give voice to talented European bands, particularly those from his home country of Belgium. Falckenbach's commitment to fostering talent and promoting the heavy metal scene resulted in the creation of numerous influential bands.

Working closely with talented collaborators like Leo Felsenstein and Stonne Holmgren, Falckenbach nurtured the growth of Mausoleum Records. He played a pivotal role in producing and promoting the music of various European heavy metal bands, giving them a platform to showcase their talent to a wider audience. His collaborations with Felsenstein and Holmgren brought a unique blend of expertise, creativity, and business acumen to the table, contributing to the success of the record label and the bands associated with it.

Under Falckenbach's guidance, Mausoleum Records became synonymous with quality heavy metal releases, launching the careers of many iconic bands. The record label introduced the world to Belgian metal acts like Acid, Ostrogoth, Killer, and Crossfire, among others, who would go on to make their mark in the metal scene. These bands not only gained recognition within Europe but also garnered international acclaim, thanks to the efforts of Falckenbach and his team.

Falckenbach's commitment to the heavy metal movement extended beyond Mausoleum Records. He played an active role in organizing concerts and festivals, providing a platform for metal bands to connect with their fans and expand their reach. His dedication to the genre and his understanding of its nuances made him a respected figure within the heavy metal community.

Alfie Falckenbach's influence on the European heavy metal scene cannot be overstated. His founding of Mausoleum Records, his collaborations with Leo Felsenstein and Stonne Holmgren, and his unwavering support for emerging bands shaped the landscape of heavy metal music in the 1980s. Today, his contributions continue to resonate, and his legacy lives on in the enduring music of the bands he helped to establish.

Although Alfie Falckenbach is no longer with us, his impact on the heavy metal genre remains as a testament to his dedication and passion for music. His visionary approach and unwavering commitment to supporting talented artists have left an indelible mark on the history of European heavy metal.

Stonne Holmgren was co-founder of the Belgian record company " Mausoleum Records " and was in the 1980's responsible for the creations of many European and in particular Belgian Heavy Metal bands. For these productions he worked frequently together with "Leo Felsenstein" and "Alfie Falckenbach"

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Ward Kuczynski (Killer, Ostrogoth)

Ward Cuzsinsky (also spelled Ward Kuczynski) is a producer and sound engineer from Belgium. During the 1980s he has produced and engineered the heavy metal albums of several Belgium bands (Acid, Crossfire, Killer, Scavenger, Ostrogoth, etc) and two Metal bands from Norway: Artch and Witchhammer.

This album was recorded at: Harry's Studio, Heist O/D Berg, Belgium.

Mixed at Shiva Studios, Brussels, Belgium.

  Shiva Studio a Belgian Sound Recording Studio located in Brussels and during the 1980s used by Heavy Metal band like: FN Guns, Ostrogoth, Scavenger, TSA, Wildfire. Sound engineers working at Shiva included Jos Kloek and Patrick Cogneaux.

Record Company & Catalog number: 
Mausoleum SKULL 8387
Record Format
12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Year & Country: 
1985 Belgium
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: SCAVENGER - Battlefields (Belgium, Mausoleum Skull records)
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Vocals - Jan Boelen

    Jan Boelen, the voice behind the lyrical narratives, takes the helm as the vocalist. His emotive delivery and commanding presence bring the stories encapsulated in the album to life.

  • Drums - Luc Ebinger (ex Hellfire (B))

    Luc Ebinger, renowned as an ex-member of Hellfire (B), commands the drums, infusing each track with rhythmic precision and dynamic energy. His experience in the metal scene adds depth to SCAVENGER's percussive foundation.

  • Guitars - Marc Herremans (ex-Backslider), Patrick van Schooren

    The guitars, a pivotal force in shaping the band's sound, are skillfully handled by Marc Herremans, formerly of Backslider, and Patrick van Schooren. Their collaborative efforts yield the intricate melodies and searing solos that define the album's musical identity.

  • Bass - Roger Roscam

    Roger Roscam, entrusted with the bass, anchors the compositions with a robust low end, providing the backbone for the band's sonic assault.

  • Background vocals - Scavettes
Complete Track-listing of the album "SCAVENGER - Battlefields (Belgium, Mausoleum Skull records)"

The detailed tracklist of this record "SCAVENGER - Battlefields (Belgium, Mausoleum Skull records)" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. No Return
  2. Devil's Answer
  3. Ready
  4. Battlefield
  5. Rock Fever
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Into The Fire
  2. Vengeance
  3. Heartbreaker
  4. Free
  5. My Ears Are Ringing
High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "SCAVENGER - Battlefields (Belgium, Mausoleum Skull records)"
High Resolution Photo #1 SCAVENGER Battlefields
The album front cover of "Battlefields" show two warriors in clad battle outfit, Behind the warriors, a desolate battlefield stretches out. The landscape is barren and war-torn, with smoke rising from distant fires in the background.
Album Back Cover  Photo of "SCAVENGER - Battlefields (Belgium, Mausoleum Skull records)"
High Resolution Photo #2 SCAVENGER Battlefields   
Photo of "SCAVENGER - Battlefields (Belgium, Mausoleum Skull records)" 12" LP Record - Side One:
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Photo of "SCAVENGER - Battlefields (Belgium, Mausoleum Skull records)" 12" LP Record - Side Two:
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