Temple of the Black Moon ready to record debut album

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:57 AM (PST)

Heavy metal supergroup, Temple of the Black Moon, have announced in a recent interview that the music for their new album is finished and they are negotiating with recording studios as you read this.

In case you haven’t heard, Temple of the Black Moon consists of current and former members of Cradle of Filth, Anthrax, and Gorgoroth, Enslaved, and White Zombie (yes you read that correctly).

Not much is available yet musically but we will keep you posted.

Click here to see what the band members had to say about the project.

Rob Caggiano from Anthrax commented on the formation of the band:

“Years ago, I was in the U.K. working with Cradle of Filth on the Nymphetamine record.  And I think it was at the end of the session, I was just about to go back to New York, I decided to stay in London for a couple of days.  And Gorgoroth was actually playing.  So I went to the show, and that’s when Tom and I met; it was back in 2005, I think.  We got really drunk and we started talking about working on music together, doing something different.  Prior to that, Dani and I were talking about possibly doing something.  One thing led to another, Tom and I started working on music, and we realized that we worked really well together and it just came naturally. . . But the whole thing is, we’re all super busy with our other projects, so just scheduling has been a nightmare for a long time.”

Dani Filth had this to say about the band and their music:

“A lot of people have speculated, ‘Wow, it’s got a guy from Cradle of Filth, Anthrax and Gorgoroth.’ It’s got a real rock base to it; and I know it sounds strange [to say].  It’s heavy, but it’s not too extreme.  It’s not [all] blast beats or anything like that, although we do have a couple of songs a bit like that — really fast.  But it’s catchy. I don’t like using the word ‘commercial,’ because will think it’s watered down, sort of, power pop, or pop rock.  I think it’s gonna surprise a lot of people.  It’s really hard to put it into context and say, it’s a bit of Cradle of Filth, Anthrax, Gorgoroth and The Cult [laughs] . . . which sounds ridiculous.”

“The reason we’re here [in Norway] is to polish the songs.  I mean, they’ve all been demoed extensively.  It’s just like putting the icing on the cake, really, so to speak.  And, obviously, then to prepare the stuff for us to go into the studio, which is gonna be inevitable, soon.  At the moment, we’re just sort of negotiating with managers and labels.  But the main important thing is the music stuff rather than the other way around.  Rather than being on a label and then [going], ‘Shit, we’ve gotta write an album now.  We’ve got the funky hair, but we haven’t got any songs.’  We’ve got the funky hair and the songs.”

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