History of the
rainy night back in 1992 ....
years eve's party 91-92 the band was formed by Thomas Hansen,
Roar Følling & Tom R.Brumoen
music style was punk rock and the lyrics where in norwegian.
band was called ¨Rått kjøtt¨ witch means
raw meat. Just three months later, the first
demo tape was made. The demo was called ¨FREKKE FAEN¨
and means rude fuck.
band got 4th place in nnmr.
Norwegian Championship in Rock.
After 7 months the music style and band name changed.
The music was now thrash, and the name was execution. Some drummers
came and went until a drummer named Cato Skivik was found. Cato
quickly learned and had a very good influence on the band, and
the new music style. Metallica songs was on the set list, but
also home-made one's.
to get some gigs and they practiced about 10 hours almost every
day. The band recorded a new
demo called 'sacrifice'. Again the music changed, and a new demo
was made. The music was hard rock
and the demo was called 'the bullet for me ?'
Mot Rus ( rock Against Drugs ) Festival 1995,
Biggest Rock Competition In norway. 70 bands from all of norway,
is competing in this contest. Thomas,
Cato and Tom took home 5th place. ( april 95 )
members in the band.
96, Cato leaves the band and is replaced by Ken Høyli (drums).
The band strarted to play
progressive metal. Winter 96, Joakim Kjelstad joins as second
guitarist. Early 97, Ken is replaced by
Marius Nilsen. After only 3 sessions the band went to the Rock
against drug festival again.
This time getting 3rd place. ( april 97 ) Playing on the sjon-stock
The band changed name to millenium just after new year.
98, off to rock against drugs festival again and got 5th place
for the 2nd time.
Playing sjon-stock festival again. (7. aug-98) Band throws out
members. Joakim and Tom leaves the band
on august the 18th 1998. Roy V. joines as bass player.
band had to change name because there was another band called
A demo cd called "land of mysterys" was made april-may
joined the band again after 1 year. One month lather Tom also
rejoins the band, replacing Roy Værnes. Playing a gig for
the Kings of Metal !!! The band : Thomas, Marius, Joakim and Tom
went to Umeå in sweden
to play for Dio, Manowar & Motorhead. ( 22.11.99. )
change of band name.
Korgen Rock fest.
moved from Mo I Rana to Trondheim. Replaced bassist Tom and Drummer
Espen Hammer and Torbjørn Strøm.
Flame played at Rockefeller in Oslo/Norway. The first gig with
the new troopers !
change of band name.
days tour in north of Norway. One of the shows was as a headline
band for Rock Against Drugs festival.
Tom R.Brumoen played on this tour.
R.Brumoen is Back in the band again, and Espen Hammer has gone
into another band.
promo cd " Cyber Future " comes out.
Øverland Dischler joines the band as keyboardist.
demo " Keepers of Time " comes out.
Tom R. Brumoen & drummer Torbjørn Strøm leaves
Epicus signs a record deal with Sound Riot Records.
Epicus releases their debut album called " Satrap ".
At this time there was only Thomas & Jokke in the band so
they had guest musicians play other instruments. Among these where
Morty Black (ex-TNT) playing
the bass guitar on the whole album.
Øverland Dischler fades out of the band. After 1 and a
half year in the band and having been
to only 7 or 8 rehearsals it was no point in staying in the band
any longer. He never recorded or played
live with the band.
Duna and Thomas Stokkan enters the band.
Hanssen replaces Thomas Stokkan on Bass Guitar.
Epicus enters TopRoom Studios to record their 2nd cd "Symphony
From Start to finish they used only 20 days, recording and mixing
Mikael Duna (drummer) leaves the band.
Yngve Hanssen (bass player) dies in car
After many delays in the release of the new album, Sound Riot
Records fucks up and changes the tracklist
on the album. Resault: Gaia Epicus stops the release of the new
cd. This has not been a great way to start
the new year !
Hans Åge Holmen joins the band as
The album "Symphony of Glory"
is released after an special agreement. SR agreed to sign a new
and give the band what they wanted.
Ole Alexander Myrholt joins the band as
drummer, and the line-up is complete again.
The band records their 3'rd album "Victory"
in Top Room Studios. The recording and mixing of the album
took only 14 days and is the best album so far.
Hans leaves the band after only 1 year and
In the middle of a Norwegian tour Hans leaves, forcing the band
to cancel 7 shows.
Gaia Epicus signs with Epicus Records to
release their 3'rd album. Epicus Records is the
new label started by Thomas Chr Hansen.
Gaia Epicus releases their 3'rd album called
Jokke plays his last concert with the band
after being a part of the band for over 10 years.
30th october to 9th of november the band plays 9 shows on their
first UK tour.
Gaia Epicus where headliners on the tour.
Epicus releases their 4'th album called "Damnation"
in december. Guest musicians on the album
is no other than Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween) &
many more great musicians.
Ole Myrholt decides to be a session member instead of a full band
Gaia Epicus releases their 4'th album called
has been on the Omega/The End (USA) top 5 best sellers list 4
weeks in a row as
weekly best seller, and tree times as monthly best seller.
Weekly Top 5 sellers:
9th Jan = nr.3
18th Jan = nr.1
23rd Jan = nr.4
30th Jan = nr.2
Montly Top 5sellers:
18th Jan = nr.4
6th Feb = nr.5
13 Feb = nr.5
Epicus played their first show in Spain, as headliner on day 2
of the Hard & Heavy Festival.
14th to 22nd of november the band plays 9 shows on their second
This time also as Headliners.
Epicus releases their 5ft studio album in the spring. The album
is called Dark Secrets.
The band also takes part in the Helloween & Gamma Ray tribute
HelloRay, with the old
Helloween classic Warrior.
Epicus played at Lavo Rock Festival. On stage with 3 ex.members!
Joakim Kjelstad (guitar),
Hans Åge Holmen (bass) and Cato Skivik (drums). The band
also performed some new songs from
the up coming album ALPHA & OMEGA.
Epicus will carry on into the future !!!