Membros da banda
Pedro Garcia – Vocals (1992-1998); (2008-2010)
João Pedro Correia – Guitars (1992-2010)
Rogério Sequeira – Bass (1995-2001); (2008-2010)… Ver Mais
Art Music, União Lisboa IV, Dream Catcher
Official Facebook profile for the now defunct metal band Inhuman.
Inhuman were formed in December 1992, in Silves, the ancient capital of the Moorish kingdom of Al-Gharb. After one year of rehearsals, the first live appearance reveals an overwhelming reaction of the crowd, so, the shows succeeded all over the country.
In 1995, the band decides to record the first studio recording and chooses the RecnRoll Studios in the north of the country. This demo (Pure Redemption) was produced by Luís Barros (Tarantula) and the band.
After the release of Pure Redemption, Rogério Sequeira joins as the new bass player (the bass was previously recorded by the guitarist João Pedro). This demo was a big achievement for the band and the press and the public soon recognized their potential. The diversity and quality of Inhumans early sound made their debut considered the best demo released in 1995, by most of the Portuguese and international media.
As a consequence of the excellent reviews many recording companies wanted to re-release the Pure Redemption demo, as the French independent Adipocere Records, unfortunately, there was no agreement with the band, which signed with the Portuguese Art Music for their first album. Strange Desire was recorded in December 1995, repeating the experience at the RecnRoll studios with Luís Barros. The album was later released in May 1996 and once again the critics made excellent reviews all over Europe. The songs played in various radio shows and the band featured in some music magazines which gave it a greater exposure.
In Portugal the concerts increased and the band got a big following all over the country. 1997 was a very important year for Inhuman, with the signing for União Lisboa, which resulted in the second album. Foreshadow was recorded and mixed at the Square Centre Studios, Nottingham, England, produced by Simon Efemey, Known for his previous works with such bands as Paradise Lost, Pantera, Cancer, Therapy, Pitch Shifter, Napalm Death, Amorphis and engineered by Russ Russell. The mastering took place at the famous Battery Studios in London.
Foreshadow was released in May 1998 and the response achieved the expectations of both public and the band. The album was distributed internationally by Dream Catcher Records.
With this release the band also recorded a video clip for the song Divinity. The filming occurred at Minas de S. Domingos, and was directed by José Pinheiro. The video gave the band the possibility of opening the doors for some television appearances in some international music channels.
In July 1998, after the beginning of the first live shows regarding the promotion of the Foreshadow album, Pedro Garcia leaves the band. The substitute is Hugo Lopes (Bell Witch), which gave the band a new strength for the next live shows all over Portugal.
In 1999 started the writing of new songs, for a third album, which was never completed or released due to problems with the record company. This dark period got even worse, when Hugo Lopes leaves due to musical divergences. Pedro Fialho (ex-Please Remember) replaced the previous singer, and the band worked in new songs, some of them where even recorded in studio, but once again things didnt work up and the band finished all its activities some time later in 2002.
Almost 10 years of rehearsals, shows, recordings, travels, interviews and most of all, friendships and experiences that we can never forget! …
… 2008 is the year of the RETURN… In 2009 the band recorded a demo with 3 tracks in order to find a new record deal.
Data de lançamento
Dark/ Gothic Metal
Membros da banda
Ernesto Guerra (Vocals)
Ricardo Dias (Vocals/ Guitars)
Vítor Carvalho (Guitars)
Daniel Cardoso (Drums)
Franky Costanza ( Drums )
Eduardo Sinatra ( Drums )
André Matos ( Bass )
Vila Nova de Gaia
Raising Legends Records
The Official Heavenwood’s FB Page!
Heavenwood was originally formed as a death metal band under the moniker Disgorged in 1992. In 1995 tragedy struck the band as their current bass player committed suicide. They signed a record deal with the German label Massacre Records and their name changed to Heavenwood and released two albums.
“Diva” was promoted with two European tours, the first in the end of 1996 with Atrocity and In Flames and the second one in the spring of 1997 together with Theatre Of Tragedy and Lake Of Tears. They also played with bands such as Cradle Of Filth and Moonspell between others in their home country.
In 1997 “Diva” was released in the Japanese market through Marquee Belle Epoque Records with some extras.
Their second album “Swallow” released in 1998 features guest appearances from Theatre Of Tragedy’s female vocalist Liv Kristine and Gamma Ray’s mastermind Kai Hansen. 1998 was the year for the first Portugese Metal act on the famous Wacken Open Air Festival playing for a full Wet Stage with fans from all over the world followed by more European Tours with bands such as Atrocity, Solitude Aeturnus, Saviour Machine and more. Heavenwood would be considered Band sensation in many important Metal Magazines such as Metal Hammer, Rock Hard and a 4 in 5 in Terrorizer Magazine was ” a gift ” for the Portuguese newcomers effort in the music scene.
Heavenwood were frozen from 2001 to 2003 due to some internal problems. After several line-up changes Bruno Silva turned into the second Guitar-player. October 2003 was the Official Return Show for Heavenwood on the most important Live Rock Club in Portugal with a fullhouse night where almost 1000 people received the band with open harms followed by many gigs in Portugal and Spain.
2008 “Redemption”, was released in the band’s home country of Portugal at the end of August. The special-edition version of the CD (limited to 1,000 copies), which included a free ticket for one of the group’s two record-release shows, sold out almost immediately. Shortly afterwards, a second special edition for the Portuguese market was released, including a totally different artwork and booklet.
“Redemption” was mixed at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, Amon Amarth). The initial recording sessions for the CD took place at Ultrasound Studios with Daniel Cardoso production and Pedro Mendes assistance. The CD features guest appearances by Annihilator guitarist Jeff Waters (in the song “Bridge To Neverland”), Firewind guitarist Gus G. (in the track “One Step to Devotion”) and singer Tijs Vanneste of the Belgian progressive metallers Oceans Of Sadness (in the song “Obsolete”).
HEAVENWOOD released its fourth album, entitled “Abyss Masterpiece”, on March 14th, 2011 via french Listenable Records. The CD was mixed and mastered by the german producer Kristian “Kohle”Kohlmannslehner (CREMATORY, POWERWOLF, BENIGHTED) at Kohlekeller Studios in Germany.
“Abyss Masterpiece ” was firstly recorded again at USStudios with Daniel Cardoso. 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 by RAM-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 and melodies made everything become unique, heavier and dark.
2015 ” The Tarot of the Bohemians ” is the fifth album to be released firstly in Portugal, with a limited edition by Raising Legends Records. The album will have the international released and distribution afterwards by a new international label ( t.b.a ).
Inspired and dedicated to the french occultist Papus and his studies regarding the Tarot.
Heavenwood drum sessions for the fifth studio album “The Tarot Of The Bohemians ” were done by Daniel Cardoso ( Anathema ), who previously recorded ” Redemption ” and ” Abyss Masterpiece “. The drum recording session took place at Ultrasoundstudios in Braga.
French drummer Franky Costanza, from the band DAGOBA, is a special guest for this new album. Franky Costanza recorded the songs ” The Wheel of Fortune ” and ” The Lovers “.
Sandra Oliveira, a portuguese female singer from the band BLAME ZEUS, is a special guest on the song ” The High Priestess ”
Fadi Al Shami, from the band ARAMAIC ( Middle East / Dubai ) is a special guest on the song ” The Hermit ”
Ricardo Dias ( Heavenwood ) composed and recorded the Music and the Orchestral parts of ” The Tarot of the Bohemians ” at the Raising Legends Studio, where producer André Matos, who recorded the bass session for this new album,
Ernesto Guerra Vocal recording sessions and Vitor Carvalho Lead Guitars recording sessions took place at the RAISING LEGENDS Studios ( Porto / Portugal )
The band plan to release their new album in the fall of 2015
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