Crannk Interviews-Moonshade- Ricardo Pereira

Portuguese Melodic-Death metal band Moonshade is set to release their second full-length “As We Set The Skies Ablaze” on July 22nd and I caught up with Lead Vocalist Ricardo Pereira to talk about all aspects of the album and Moonshade.

Session drums were performed by Diogo Mota. Artemis and A Treatise Of Human Nature feature lead vocals by Sandra Oliveira (Blame Zeus, Perennial Dawn), who also contributed with backing vocals in Valley Of Dying Stars and Everlasting Horizons. The Antagonist features lead vocals by Sofia Beco (Phase Transition). Mixed and mastered by Afonso Aguiar from Titanforged Productions.

Band statement about the album “We are the sons of he who brought us the light of fire – heirs of the great titan aspiring to godhood. To be human is to know, to love, to hate, to grow, to create, and to destroy. As a species, we began by worshipping Nature, in order to ravage it in the next breath, endangering the delicate balance of this beautiful Earth, as well as our existence on it. We then imagined new gods and have slowly started to deny them, as omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience become closer to our collective grasp. On the way, we created autocrats to overthrow them, and increased the odds of world peace via the looming threat of nuclear winter. Thus, this great turmoil of the technological and cultural evolution of civilizations created the greatest story ever told – the story of Man. As We Set The Skies Ablaze is a philosophical analysis concerning this great adventure of being human, poetically approaching all its wonders, horrors, and the greatest challenges we must face in order to become the only Gods that ever really existed. Join us. You are expected.”

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