March 30, 2001

Another outfit proving to be prolific are Portugal’s finest, MOONSPELL, who are looking at a quick follow up to their hugely successful, "THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT", album. They are currently finishing writing for their fifth studio album, entitled, "DARKNESS AND HOPE" which they hope to begin recording in April at Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, Finland with HIILI HIILESMAA (who’s production credits include H.I.M., Apocalyptica and Sentenced). Tracks already written include, "Firewalking", "Nocturna", "Devilred", "Made Of Storm", "Than The Serpents In My Arms" and "Ghostsong". According to frontman, FERNANDO RIBERIO this fifth opus takes a long look into the bands long history, with nods to unfinished works along the lines of "Irreligious" but with the bands worldwide experience. Without spoiling the surprise they are looking to wrap it all in an exquisite cloak of darkest ambience. Bombastic melodies, which will make it the heaviest Moonspell album yet written.

AND OCEANS would like to apologies for their no show on the recent MARDUK tour. Unfortunately this was caused by logistical problems totally out of their control. The band are dying to get over to the UK and are mightily pissed off about the cancellation.

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