of the band
rainy night back in 1992 ....
new 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 festival aug.97.
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
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 Marius
with Espen Hammer and Torbjørn Strøm.
Flame played at Rockefeller in Oslo/Norway. The first gig
with the new troopers !
change of band name.
3 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 the band.
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
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
Mikael Duna (drummer) leaves the band.
Yngve Hanssen (bass player) dies in
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 bass player.
The album "Symphony of Glory"
is released after an special agreement. SR agreed to sign
new contract 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
of the album took only 14 days and is the best album so
Hans leaves the band after only 1
year and 4 months.
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
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 member.
Gaia Epicus releases their 4'th album
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 UK tour.
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 releases a christmas single and video.
Epicus releases their 6th studio album. The album is called
Alpha & Omega and
is mixed and mastered by Intense Music Productions.
Epicus releases several singles and the 7th studio album
called Seventh Rising.
Epicus will carry on into the future !!!