For several years H&H Records would bring up with members of the band the idea of properly reissuing the U.S. metal classic “Too Late to Pray”. However, nothing ever seemed to come of it. Sometime back in 2016, the label began to look back into the possibility of such a project with more seriousness than ever before. It seemed the timing was right for such an endeavour. We never expected that it would lead to other releases and a resurrected band.
When we began the project three years ago it was revealed to us that the band were sitting on several early unreleased recordings. These recordings span the years that CEREBUS were active from the early 1980s and into the early 1990s. Many of which had never been properly archived and several are still unlabelled and still have not yet been gone through.
These recordings demonstrated a hard-working band who knew their craft and created well-structured catch heavy metal and hard rock songs with very deep hooks. Each composition honoured the band’s influences of both NWOBHM and British classic rock.
Here is a collection of just some of the recordings chosen by the band for this release. Coming from various sources, all have been cleaned up as best as possible for this collective presentation Audio quality varies throughout but it is important to bear in mind that these recordings are old demos and rehearsal tapes that were never intended for release. We know that fans will enjoy hearing these rare recordings.
Eric Burgess Bass
Scott Board Vocals
Joby Barker Drums
Chris Pennell Guitars
Andy Huffine Guitars
All songs recorded and produced by Tom Rowan at SoundLab Recording Studios Greensboro NC. Copyright-
Songdancer Music ASCAP.
Written by Eric Burgess and Scott Board
All songs performed by:
Chris Pennell, Andy Huffine,Eric Burgess,Scott Board,Joby Barker, unless otherwise noted*
Tony Merritt guitars on ‘Long Time Comin'
Steve Arnold drums on track 8
Brian Asbelle drums on tracks 7, 9, 10, 11, 17
Executive producers J. Golden & G. Shafer
Remastered by Jamie King at The Basement Studios in Winston Salem, NC