MOONSPELL Announce New Bassist

Portugal's MOONSPELL have recruited Aires Pereira (ex-MALEVOLENCE) as the temporary replacement for recently departed bassist Sérgio Crestana. "[Aires] has gathered the professional and spiritual conditions to walk on stage with us," the band said in a statement posted on their official web site.

MOONSPELL will release their new album, "The Antidote", on Sept. 29 through Century Media Records.

The follow-up to 2001's "Darkness And Hope" was recorded at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., SENTENCED, AMORPHIS).

The band, who utilized the services of AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori during the recording sessions for "The Antidote", will release a new single, "Everything Invaded", on July 28. A video clip for the track will be filmed shortly with director Tiago Guedes, who had previously worked with the group on the clip for "Nocturna" (off "Darkness And Hope").

Upcoming MOONSPELL tour dates:

Jun. 27 - Langreo, SPA - Deramme Rock
Jul. 06 - Roitzschjora, GER - With Full Force
Jul. 12 - Arvika, SWE - Arvika Festival
Jul. 13 - Joensuu, FIN - Ilossarirock
Jul. 18 - Odemira, POR - Faceco

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