LISTEN: DUDES FROM ANTHRAX, CRADLE OF FILTH, GORGOROTH ARE TEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON
“Scheduling has been a nightmare for a long time,” says guitarist Rob Caggiano about Temple Of The Black Moon. That seems like hyperbole, but gosh maybe not: TotBM drummer John Tempesta has been dashing between The Cult and Testament tours; singer Dani Filth’s full time job is Cradle Of Filth; Caggiano is bound to Anthrax’s rigorous itinerary, and his TotBM writing partner, Tom Cato Visnes, has been involved with Sahg, I, Gorgoroth, and Ov Hell outings in just the last five years.
But somehow Norwegian heavy metal site Pyro caught up with the latter three at work in Bergen on final versions of long-demoed music. Between song snippets, Caggiano explains the band’s genesis (in part, drunkenness) and Filth describes the jamz as “catchy” and “heavy, but not too extreme.” The band has no deal in place, so no release date yet. And while the band is staffed by a bunch of otherwise occupied guys (and that band pic up there doesn’t exactly vibe white hot excitement), I vote we give Caggiano a fair shot to prove what he can do when no Ian or Benante is calling the shots. Oh, and Enslaved guitarist Arve Isdal is supposed to be part of this too. Could be rad!
Hear teeny bits of Temple Of The Black Moon music here.