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Gaia Epicus

Formed in New-Year's eve between 1991 and 1992 by guitarist/vocalist Thomas Hansen, Roar Følling & Tom R.Brumoen, the band started with the name Rått Kjøtt, meaning "Raw Meat" as a punk band. Three months later, the first demo tape was made, called ¨FREKKE FAEN¨, meaning "RUDE FUCK". Seven months later, in 1993, the music style and the band name changed. The genre played was now thrash, and band was to be referred to as Execution. Some drummers came and went, until a drummer named Cato Skivik was found. Cato quickly integrated into the band and had a very good influence on it, as wel ...read more

Formed in New-Year's eve between 1991 and 1992 by guitarist/vocalist Thomas Hansen, Roar Følling & Tom R.Brumoen, the band started with the name Rått Kjøtt, meaning "Raw Meat" as a punk band. Three months later, the first demo tape was made, called ¨FREKKE FAEN¨, meaning "RUDE FUCK". Seven months later, in 1993, the music style and the band name changed. The genre played was now thrash, and band was to be referred to as Execution. Some drummers came and went, until a drummer named Cato Skivik was found. Cato quickly integrated into the band and had a very good influence on it, as well as the new music style. Metallica songs joined the set list along with the original ones.The band now started to get some gigs and they practiced about ten hours almost every day. They recorded a new demo called "Sacrifice". Again the music style had been changed, and the new demo was made of hard rock, being called "The Bullet For Me?". In the summer of '96, Cato left the band and was replaced by Ken Høyli. The band started to play progressive metal. In the winter of the same year, Joakim Kjelstad joined the band as a second guitarist. In early 1997, Ken was replaced by Marius Nilsen. By 1998, the band have changed their name again, this time to Millenium. The same year founding member Tom Hansen and second guitarist Joakim Kjelstad are kicked out of the band, just as Roy V. joins as the bass player. After another change of name to Theatre of Pain, the two members who left the band rejoin it and together they release the "Land of Mysteries" demo. After other changes of name and other band member shifts, the band, by 2003, released their debut album called "Satrap". Since only Hansen and Kjelstad are official members, the band includes many guest appearances on this album. In 2004, with a fresh new line-up consisting of Mikael Duna and Yngve Hanssen as well as the original ones, they enter the studio and record the second album, "Symphony of Glory", in just twenty days. However, bass player Yngve Hanssen dies in a car crash and the record company makes the releasing difficult (because of disagreements between the band and the company), postponing the release of the album to 2005. 2007 sees the release of a new album, after several line-up changes and even a new record company (called Epicus Record, which was started by Thomas Hansen), called "Victory". In December 2008 Gaia Epicus releases their fourth album called "Damnation", featuring various guest appearances. In the spring of 2012 Gaia Epicus released their fifth studio album, called "Dark Secrets". The band also took part in the Helloween & Gamma Ray tribute "HelloRay", contributing to it with the old Helloween classic "Warrior".

[Information taken from the band's official website at the band history section - http://www.gaia-epicus.com/band.htm] « hide


Dark Secrets
03/01/2012

Damnation
2008

Victory
2007

Symphony of Glory
2005

Satrap
2002

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