MASTERPLAN Guitarist, NARNIA Bassist To Guest On New GAIA EPICUS Album

December 28, 2007

Guitarist Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN) and bassist Andreas Olsson (NARNIA, DIVINEFIRE, ROB ROCK, STORMWIND) are the first two guest musicians slated to appear on the forthcoming fourth album from Norwegian power metallers GAIA EPICUS, entitled "Damnation".

"Damnation" projected track listing:

01. Damnation (feat. Roland Grapow)
02. Masters of the Sea
03. Firestorm
04. The Wizard's Return (instrumental)
05. You are a Liar!
06. Cyborgs from Hell
07. The Saviour (Will Come)
08. A Hero in All
09. Salvation is Here

The drums for "Damnation" have already been recorded and the artwork for the album will once again be created by J.P Fournier.

GAIA EPICUS's video for the song "New Life" can be viewed below. The clip features home video footage taken during 2006, including from the recording sessions for the group's last CD, various live shows and from the band's visit to Minneapolis in August 2006. The track comes off GAIA EPICUS's third album, "Victory", which was released in January through the band's own label, Epicus Records.

GAIA EPICUS mainman Thomas C. Hansen released his debut solo album, "Like a Shadows", on October 17 via Epicus Records. According to a press release, the CD contains 11 tracks, eight of which are instrumentals. All instruments on the album are played by Thomas except a few small guest parts with trumpets, flute and female vocals. The music is described as "melodic hard rock/metal with some progressive elements."

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