Moonspell - Part Ways With Drummer, New Album In The Works


Gothic metal institution Moonspell announce the departure of a long-time drummer Miguel "Mike" Gaspar, who has been part of the band for almost 30 years. At the same time, Portuguese masters confirmed that they are already working with a new drummer, Hugo Ribeiro, on the new music. The next full length offering will be recorded with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano between September and October this year, and is planned to land in stores via Napalm Records in the beginning of 2021.

Statement from the group: "Moonspell hereby informs that Mike Gaspar is no longer our band member. The reasons of this split, as accorded, will remain in between the parts involved. We ask that privacy is fully observed.

"Moonspell now enters a new cycle and are already working with a new drummer Hugo Ribeiro (not family related with the singer). Their new album, provisorily referred to as H, will be recorded with the producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (Paradise Lost, Ulver, Ghost), between September and October this year. It will be released via Napalm Records on the first semester of 2021."




Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Moonspell
 
Posted: 05.07.2020 by pedders


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05.07.2020 - 21:15
The Entity
Ofcourse one will be more curious about the reason why they split with Gaspar... but I think Ribeiro could bring some new fresh air in the band.
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05.07.2020 - 21:34
Sickle
I'm quite interested in what Hugo can add to the band in terms of writing
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Be more like Funriz
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06.07.2020 - 01:21
SAY10
Sad to hear about it, but it's rare for a band to go for so long with the same band members, like Moonspeel have been doing, sooner or later some change is expected. And as always, excited for the new album.
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06.07.2020 - 06:00
Lanthros
Sounds like there may be some drama. But at least they are keeping in between themselves instead of starting a soap opera.
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06.07.2020 - 19:47
s_t_s
30 years is pretty long and I understand that fans can feel sad. The same happened with Dark Tranquillity not so long ago but I'm thankful for these decades and wish them the best!
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07.07.2020 - 10:17
The Melting Snow
One of the rare bands along with Paradise Lost that had a consistent lineup without drama. Sad to hear of the split. I hope the new guy brings new energy. Looks like the band went mellow after the release of Extinct in 2015. Just a half-album released since then.
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07.07.2020 - 11:10
pedders
It comes as massive surprise that this happened
but i know the new drummer Hugo Ribeiro and i think he can add some good stuff to the band
he has previously been involved with godvlad, kandia and lots of other projects he is well know in the Portuguese metal scene
i think he is going to great
to Mike he really is one of the best guys i ever meet, can just wish him the best!
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07.07.2020 - 17:53
SAY10
Written by The Melting Snow on 07.07.2020 at 10:17

One of the rare bands along with Paradise Lost that had a consistent lineup without drama. Sad to hear of the split. I hope the new guy brings new energy. Looks like the band went mellow after the release of Extinct in 2015. Just a half-album released since then.


Don't really agree, 1755 is a full, conceptual album --- and IMO a really good one, one of my favorites. I understand however, due to the nature of being all sung in portuguese, maybe is not much attractive to the international audience, but then again I don't speak any german and Rammstein never ceases to amaze me.
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