Quebec’s resurrected dark metallers MOONLYGHT have been rejoined by their original bassist Christian Jacques. The band states, “Christian played bass in MOONLYGHT from 1995 to 1998 and during that period he laid down his bass tracks on our first demo, ‘Midwinter Melodies’, besides participating with us for the composition of many songs.
“Christian has great musical knowledge. He played, among others, in the Quebec punk band MAP, but also with traditional music group MAUVAIS SORT. He is also author-composer-interpreter (he will release a solo album on February 21) and finally in the punk band ACHIGAN. Christian is very happy to work with us on that third opus!”
MOONLYGHT will enter the studio this summer to record its third album, “Return To Desolation”. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include “Return To Desolation”, “Human Rememberance”, “Dwelling In Earth’s Shadow”, “A Distant Illusion Of Freedom” and “The Sweet Poisonned Light”.
Commented MOONLYGHT mainman Sebastien Robitaille: “I think that the essence of the ‘new’ MOONLYGHT 2012 is much more complete than what we’ve ever done in the past on ‘Progressive Darkness’ and ‘Shining’.”
MOONLYGHT is currently searching for a label home.
The band’s sophomore album, “Shining”, came out in March 2008 via Mankind’s Demise Records (with Galy distribution).
MOONLYGHT re-released its first album, “Progressive Darkness” (originally issued in 2002 on the now-defunct Metal Disk Records), in 2004 via Sweden’s Escapi.