Photo by Rui Vasco
Portuguese Moonspell has announced the departure of their longtime drummer Mike Gaspar. The band quickly announced a replacement: Hugo Ribeiro, known for his work as a session recording drummer and performer in bands such as Godvlad, Kandia and others.
Here’s what the band had to say:
“Moonspell hereby informs that Mike Gaspar is no longer our band member. The reasons for 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.”