There are several musicians called Scarab. 1. Scarab - Death Metal band from Egypt Scarab is a death metal band from Cairo, Egypt formed in 2006. Sprouting from the band “Hatesuffocation” which had roots running since 2001 until 2006 with 2 self-released EPs. The name Scarab is definitely influenced by the Egyptian roots of the band. These creatures became iconic in Ancient Egyptian culture and regarded as sacred due to the Scarab’s association with the sun god.