Portuguese dark-rock/metal band HEAVENWOOD has tapped Christian "Kohle" Kohlmannslehner (CREMATORY, UNDER SEIGE, SIEGES EVEN, AGATHODAIMON, BENIGHTED) to mix and master its fourth album, entitled "Abyss Masterpiece", in December at Kohlekeller Studios in Germany.
"Abyss Masterpiece" was recorded at Ultrasound Studios in Braga, Portugal during August and September 2010 under the guidance of Daniel Cardoso, Pedro Mendes and Ricardo Dias (HEAVENWOOD). The editing was completed at 213 Studio in Oporto, Portugal.
"Abyss Masterpiece" will feature a guest appearance by RAM-ZET's Miriam Renvag (also known as SfinX) on a track called "Leonor". The CD will be released in early 2011 via an as-yet-undisclosed European record label.
Commented HEAVENWOOD guitarist Ricardo Dias: "'Abyss Masterpiece' perfectly symbolizes all the feelings that flow on each one of the songs included in this album — an album that will be dark, deep, melancholic, and above all with a very intense sound on which each song have their own soul. We consider 'Abyss Masterpiece' another step forward in HEAVENWOOD's career."
Songtitles set to appear on "Abyss Masterpiece":
* The Arcadia Order
* Fading Sun
* Like Yesterday
* Winter Slave
* September Blood
* Sudden Scars
* A Poem For Mathilde
* Goddess Presiding Over Solitude
* Morning Glory (In Manus Tuas Domine)
* Her Lament
HEAVENWOOD's "13th Moon" video can be viewed below. The clip was shot on May 30, 2009 in Braga, Portugal with the production team of Carlos Barros, Rui Correia and Ricardo Coutinho (NomedeCena.com), who are described as "young talented Portuguese video/filmmakers, designers and photographers." The video concept is based on the Zodiac signs.
"13th Moon" comes off HEAVENWOOD's third album, "Redemption", which was released in August 2008. The CD was mixed at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren (OPETH, SOILWORK, AMON AMARTH). The initial recording sessions for the album took place at Ultrasound Studios with Daniel Cardoso and Ricardo Dias. The CD features guest appearances by ANNIHILATOR guitarist Jeff Waters (in the song "Bridge To Neverland"), FIREWIND guitarist Gus G. (in the track "One Step to Devotion") and singer Tijs Vanneste of the Belgian progressive metallers OCEANS OF SADNESS (in the song "Obsolete").
Ernesto Guerra - Vocals
Ricardo Dias - Guitars and Vocals
Bruno Silva - Guitar
Pedro Mendes - Bass
Daniel Cardoso - Session Drummer