While other bands had trouble with guitar players or singers, Moonspell had their own on the bass section. The hard departure of founding member Ares in 1997 and the split with Sérgio Crestana in 2003, left deep marks on the band that only Aires, in his very particular way of being, could bring some closure to. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, he is a Metalhead to the bone, knowing all the classics of Maiden and Mercyful Fate by heart on his bass. He has become a permanent member of Moonspell, in the last few years, by his own merit and he’s a band member/fans’ favourite. He’s got one beautiful daughter (Ariana) and two incredible kids (Aires Jr and Diego) and he won his battle for sobriety, not having touched any alcohol for over two years.