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Temple of the Black Moon is Rising Soon

A new international metal supergroup (a lot of those seem to be cropping up lately) has appeared on the horizon – this time assembled by Cradle of Filth frontman (and FEARnet fave) Dani Filth, Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano, former Gorgoroth bassist King ov Hell, and former White Zombie drummer John Tempesta. Calling themselves Temple of the Black Moon, the quartet describe their sound as "music for an evil film noir," and they've already got nearly an album's worth of demos recorded. Find out more about the band's evil scheme, courtesy of Dani himself...

"Imagine a cauldron bubbling over with the unsavory flavors of Tool and Celtic Frost and seasoned with the likes of Immortal and At the Gates, and you'd be about halfway to describing the uncouth racket these guys have spat upon an unsuspecting planet," sayeth the band's announcement.

Filth also explained the origins of the band's name: "We had an innumerable amount of names that never seemed likely to stick," Dani said, "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."

Speaking of Norway, that's where the band has gathered to lay down the new tracks, which include the Filth-like titles "Infernal Desire Machine," "Don't Call Up What You Can't Put Down," "Dark Eyes For Trouble," "Beautifully Perverse," and my personal favorite "C.N.T (All That's Missing Is You)."

The album and promotional tour is estimated for middle of next year, and as always we'll be on the lookout for more info...