Portugal's MOONSPELL are busy working on new songs at their home studio, according to a posting on their web site. "Even on a very early stage we can feel a strongly EPIC pulse on the newborn songs," the band write. "Also we are in the process of compiling and selecting the materials for the MOONSPELL upcoming DVD which is more a reality than ever. Without release date yet the DVD is shaping up and MOONSPELL is brainstorming with the production team to make this DVD a special, unique and original document of our career and representation in the hearts and minds of people that listen to what we have to say or to silence. News will be posted accordingly but the surprises will be only revealed upon its release."
In other news, MOONSPELL singer Fernando Ribeiro has contributed his vocals to recent recordings from two other Portuguese bands. Fernando is featured in two songs and has helped to arrange many other cuts on the new CD from longtime friends and Lusitanian pride THRAGEDIUM. Entitled "Isolationist", the CD can be freely downloaded from THRAGEDIUM's web site: www.thragedium.cjb.net.
Another band featuring Fernando's vocals is THE TEMPLE, who have just released their long-awaited new album, "Diesel Dog Sound". Fernando sings on "Devil's Lover", one of the many "great" songs that this "incredible" album contains, according to a posting on MOONSPELL's web site. The record will be presented live at Hard Rock Café Lisbon on May 11 and Fernando will be one of the guests performing live with the band. Show starts around 10:00 p.m. More information can be obtained at the group's web site: www.thetemple.com.pt.