There are three bands called Faustus. 1) UK traditional English folk band. They are Paul Sartin - Bellowhead Belshazzar's Feast gypsy fiddle, oboe and ex-Dr Faustus; Saul Rose - melodeon and ex player with Norma Waterson and Martin Carthy; and Benji Kirkpatrick - guitar, bouzouki and Bellowhead who has worked on Seth Lakeman's albums, the Oysterband Big Session and Dr Faustus, Benji continues to play in his father's ceilidh band Mr Gubbins Bicycle. Their collaborative album, Faustus, was released 12 May 2008. The have just been nominated for Best Band in the BBC Folk Awards 2009. 2) Swedish Black Metal band from Falun with members from Svarti Loghin, Kafziel and Dark Requiem. Faustus was formed in 2003 as a solo-effort by S.L. and the demo from 2004 was entirely his effort. The band recorded a demo in 2006 with a full line-up, called "The Return of the Ancients". For the moment Faustus is in contact with some underground labels about a contract for a full-length album. 3) A Seattle thrash metal band formed in the early 90's. Blending elements of traditional metal with thrash, and death metal, the band describes themselves as sounding like a cross between Iron Maiden and Judas Priest with dashes of Carcass and Anthrax. With "...And Still We Suffer" released in '92, Faustus is now currently working on their second major release after a 15 year hiatus. After all that time, their debut album still manages to generate interest. While some might term their style of thrash obsolete, Faustus continues to impress with their musical precision and talent.