Portuguese dark-rock/metal band HEAVENWOOD will release its fourth album, entitled "Abyss Masterpiece", on February 28, 2011 via Listenable Records. The CD was mixed and mastered by producer Kristian "Kohle" Kohlmannslehner (CREMATORY, AGATHODAIMON, BENIGHTED) at Kohlekeller Studios in Germany.
The "Abyss Masterpiece" artwork was created by Matthew Vickerstaff of Darkwave Art, who has previously worked with CRADLE OF FILTH, MY DYING BRIDE, GODFLESH, CARCASS, MENDEED, CATHEDRAL, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, THE HAUNTED, SOIL and DEICIDE. HEAVENWOOD guitarist Bruno Silva states, "The band is very delighted with the work done by Matthew Vickerstaff. He managed to illustrate in the perfection the essence and feeling contained on 'Abyss Masterpiece'. Matthew experience was a great plus for the whole graphic production and for everybody truly into HEAVENWOOD's world."
"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".
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
Ernesto Guerra - Vocals
Ricardo Dias - Guitars and Vocals
Bruno Silva - Guitar