Temple Of The Black Moon
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Temple of the Black Moon - the long gestating project featuring Dani Filth, King ov Hell (formerly of Gorgoroth), Rob Caggiano, and John Tempesta - has now checked in with the following brief recording update:
"All this week King is in LA with John Tempesta putting down the drum tracks for the forthcoming Temple Of The Black Moon album with engineer Jay Ruston. Exciting times indeed!"
You can also check out the band's "Infernal Desire Machine" demo track over at the Temple of the Black Moon Facebook profile.
Dani Filth has checked in with the following update about progress on the upcoming debut Temple of the Black Moon album:
"Just a quick note to let you guys know that everything went well in Bergen, Norway finishing up work on songs for the Temple Of The Black Moon album with Tom Cato Visnes and Arve Isdal over the course of last week, with a little direction from Rob Caggiano who is busy touring with his new band Volbeat.
"Mainly we'd been working on fine-tuning a few songs ready for the drum session with John Tempesta in LA come Mid-July, and they should now sound much better than they already did. Which is saying something. Next step is for me to go into Springvale studios in Ipswich and re-sing some of the parts we've improved upon, in order that the tracks are the best they can possibly be, to beat other music up to. More...
Dani Filth has checked in with the following statement about the upcoming Temple of the Black Moon album:
"Greetings from the haunted realm of the Black Moon, it has been a while since last I have written anything concerning Temple, but justifiably so, as the five of us (Rob, Tom, John, Ice and myself) have all been busy with our respective other bands, doing what we do best. But the time has eventually arrived when I am able to offer some insight into our future plans, as our sharp-toothed metal cogs are finally turning anti-cockwise towards the gathering light.
"First off, the album is written and following Cradle Of Filth's tour of Australia in May, I will be returning to the frost bitten wastes of Bergen, Norway, to hook up with Tom and Ice to put the finishing touches to the tracks. This is in preparation for Tom's visit to LA at the end of May/beginning of June, to lay drum tracks down with John in preparation for the onslaught-to-come.
"In the meantime our manager (Vaughn Lewis, of Strong Management) is busy sourcing record labels amid all the other wonderful things a manager does.
"So there. It seems that exciting times are ahead and that this year should bear irrevocable final witness to Temple Of The Black Moon's debut album, with the track list thus far standing as the following (though in no discernible order)... More...
Dani Filth has checked in with the following update about the Temple of the Black Moon band, which also features Anthrax/The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano, bass player King Ov Hell (Ov Hell/Sahg/former Gorogoroth), and drummer John Tempesta:
"Long time dead my dear friends. Welcome to the Temple Of The Black Moon, wherein all your desires and deepest darkest fantasies become terrifying reality at the press of a stereo button.
"I'm writing to you now to let you in on exactly what is brewing with this band and the bunch of hellish reprobates contained therein. I, Dani Filth, third in line to the Baronet of Hades, have just returned from a week in Bergen, Norway, where TOTBM have been ensconced in a studio (which is simultaneously working on the new 'God Seed' album, I hasten to add), putting the spit and polish to the album's worth of music we've written.
"Thus far we have the following titles to confirm, with a further couple of corkers steaming down the pipeline soon... 'Beautifully Perverse', 'Into The Void', 'Don't Call Up What You Can't Put Down', 'Infernal Desire Machine', 'Alchemy, Myself And I', 'Dark Eyes For Trouble', 'C.N.T (All That's Missing Is You)', 'Persephone', 'Last Of The Vampire Playboys', 'Another Dead Thing Between Us' and 'Catch'.
"Everything is sounding great and we are hoping to secure management (we're in the midst of discussions) and then a record deal in the foreseeable future, though no names can be uttered yet… I'm an absolute bugger when it comes to jinxes! More...
A new band has been formed which features members from some of the biggest names in metal. The new group, named Temple Of The Black Moon, is fronted by Cradle Of Filth singer Dani Filth and also includes in it's ranks Anthrax/The Damned Things guitarist Rob Caggiano, bass player King Ov Hell (Ov Hell/Sahg/former Gorogoroth) and drummer John Tempesta, who has worked with a variety of bands including White/Rob Zombie, Exodus, Testament and The Cult, of whom is he is still a member. The band describe their sound as "a cauldron bubbling over with the unsavory flavors of Tool and Celtic Frost, and seasoned with the likes of Immortal and At The Gates."
Speaking about the name, Dani Filth commented: "We had an innumerable amount of names that never seemed likely to stick, that was until we put our proverbial heads together and narrowed it down to just three or four, and then tossed for it (proverbially of course) using a silver Norwegian crown (we couldn't find any proper money). The name Temple Of The Black Moon represents the rigorous worship of desire, (the black moon astrologically has always held association with the dark Goddess Lilith) and of course the ramifications of the lunar eclipse, always a herald for death and ill-omen."
The band has recorded almost an album's worth of material and is planning to record the songs in Bergen, Norway for a full-length album, which is expected to be released in the summer of next year.
Song titles thus far include "Infernal Desire Machine," "Don't Call Up What You Can't Put Down," "Dark Eyes For Trouble," "Beautifully Perverse," and "C.N.T (All That's Missing Is You)."