MOONSPELL Split With Bassist, Prepare To Record New CD

Portugal's MOONSPELL have amicably parted ways with bassist Sérgio Crestana and will replace him during the recording sessions for their upcoming album with AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori.

MOONSPELL will record the follow-up to "Darkness And Hope" between March 23 and April 12 at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Hiili Hiilesmaa (H.I.M., SENTENCED, AMORPHIS).

Among the tracks set to appear on the upcoming CD are the following:

01. The Southern Deathstyle
02. Lunar Still
03. From Lowering Skies
04. In And Above Men
05. Everything Invaded

The band, who recently completed pre-production for their new album at their own Inferno studios with producer Waldemar Sorychta (who has worked with the band on the "Wolfheart", "Irreligious" and "Sin" albums), are describing the direction of the new material as "the greatest, strongest and most personal songs we ever wrote. The [ambience] is both very classical and spiritual served by an intense lyrical support mainly focused in horror fiction, a clash between horror and beauty and what is in between those two dimensions."

Upcoming MOONSPELL tour dates:

Jul. 4-6 – Leipzig, GER @ With Full Force Festival
Jul. 12 – Arvika, SWE @ Arvika Festival

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