At the first glance at the press release, it appeared that this might be a post-apocalypse hoax band letter, arranged to piss off fans of every band in the aformentioned title. Apparently the joke is on us as this gathering of dark forces appears to be a reality. With almost an entire albums worth of material already demoed, TEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON is another in a long string of 'opposites attract' supergroups springing into action recently.
"Calling themselves the TEMPLE OF THE BLACK MOON, the group (who describe their output as "music for an evil film noir') are an eclectic stew of musicians/hell-raisers/miscreants in the ungainly form of Dani Filth (CRADLE OF FILTH), Rob Caggiano (ANTHRAX, THE DAMNED THINGS), King (formerly of GORGOROTH and OV HELL) and John Tempesta (formerly of WHITE ZOMBIE and now drumming with THE CULT)."
Explaining the origins of the name, vo-killist Dani Filth had this to mutter on the subject: "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."
Look for TOTBM to hit the road and have some music fit for human consumption in 2012...