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Heavenwood Biography

Formed in 1992 under the name Disgorged, HEAVENWOOD quickly established themselves as one of the most important Portuguese bands, alongside of Moonspell. HEAVENWOOD signed to Massacre Records and released two albums in the late half of the 1990's. «Diva» and «Swallow» sold more than 40.000 copies worldwide and put HEAVENWOOD in successful European tours with bands such as Atrocity, In Flames, Theatre Of Tragedy and Lake Of Tears.

In 1998, high on the track of their «Swallow» album (which featured guest appearances by Gamma Ray mastermind Kai Hansen and - at the time - Theatre Of Tragedy front lady Liv Kristine), HEAVENWOOD was the first Portuguese band EVER to play in Wacken Open Air. After that, more tours with bands such as Atrocity, Solitude Aeturnus and Savior Machine, but the band quickly folded in a sea of internal problems and line-up changes... until 2008. Then HEAVENWOOD returned ready to break hearts again with their third full-length album «Redemption» released on Recital Records(Independent Portuguese Label)!

«Redemption» was recorded in USStudios, Braga, Portugal and mixed & mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, Amon Amarth) at Fascination Street Studios, in Sweden. The album features all melodic and catchy HEAVENWOOD trades plus a new energy and experience. The recording is still rounded by special guest appearances (Ozzy Osbourne/ Firewind's Gus G, Oceans Of Sadness' Tijs Vanneste and Annihilator's Jeff Waters) who not only underline but also sublime HEAVENWOOD's trademark of Gothic and Dark Metal.

Now HEAVENWOOD will release its fourth album, entitled "Abyss Masterpiece", on March 14th, 2011 via Listenable Records. The CD was mixed and mastered by producer Kristian "Kohle" Kohlmannslehner (CREMATORY, AGATHODAIMON,BENIGHTED) atKohlekeller Studiosin Germany."Abyss Masterpiece "was recorded again at USStudios. Editing was completed at 213 Studio in Oporto, Portugal. The album artwork was created by Matthew Vickerstaff of Darkwave Art, who has previously worked with CRADLE OF FILTH, MY DYING BRIDE, among others).

"Abyss Masterpiece"features guest appearances byRAM-ZET's Miriam Renvag (also known as SfinX) on a track called "Leonor", alongside Russian symphonic classical composer Dominic G. Joutsen. " Abyss Masterpiece " is an intense album, both musical and lyrically. It has great orchestral arrangements by Dominic G. Joutsen that when added to the guitar riffs made everything become unique, heavier and dark...

" Abyss Masterpiece ", Superbly Heavy Dark Melodic Metal.

For more information:
http://www.myspace.com/heavenwood
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