Gothic metal masters 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, the Portuguese group 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.”