New Album “1755” Expected From Moonspell This Year

The rumors are true! Moonspell is ready to release a new album this year. The band is currently in pre-production with John Phipps at the band’s home studios (Inferno) in Portugal and has recently posted online some pictures of videos of the daily work at the studio.

The album title will be “1755” and it’s a quite surprising twist of events and direction for the band. Versing the Great Lisbon Earthquake (1755), the band has developed a lyrical concept that looks into the death and rebirth of Lisbon and how the disaster changed religion, politics and philosophy in the whole of Europe. The surprise is that the album will be fully sung in Portuguese!

What was supposed to be just a 4-song bonus for the “Lisboa Under the Spell” DVD-Blu-ray (recorded last February in Lisbon with 4000 wild fans attending, to be released in 2018) evolved into a full length album that will be produced by Tue Madsen (Antfarm Studios, DK) who worked with the band in a few previous releases: “Under Satanae,” “Night Eternal” and “Alpha Noir/Omega White.”

In the band’s own words, Fernando (lead singer) explains: “We fell in love with the concept and made perfect sense to sing it in our national language, Portuguese. I guess we were just waiting for the right opportunity to work on such an album. Musically it will be heavier than Extinct. It will be earthshaking but also very detailed with orchestrations and percussion as we want people to relive the Lisbon of the 18th century. Singing it in Portuguese, allowed me to find a different expression as a vocalist and my job is to be the survivor of the Earthquake, roaming the ruins and telling you all about it.”

The band will tour Latin America soon and will play several festivals in the Summer. Find all dates listed below and make sure to catch Moonspell live on the road:

29.04.17 SE – Stockholm / Fryshuset
12.05.17 IT – Cagliari / Fabrik
13.05.17 IT – Borgo Priolo / Dagda Live

25.05.17 MX – Guadalajara / C3
26.05.17 MX – Monterrey / Cafe Iguana
31.05.17 SV – San Salvador / Cifco
02.06.17 CR – San Jose / Peppers Club
03.06.17 CO – Bogota / Revolution Bar
04.06.17 CO – Medellin / Teatro Matacandelas
10.06.17 AR – Buenos Aires / Teatro Flores
13.06.17 UY – Mentevideo / Music Box
14.06.17 BR – Sao Paulo / Clash Club
15.06.17 BR – Belo Horizonte / Granfinos
16.06.17 BR – Curitiba / Music Hall
17.06.17 BR – Recife / Catamaran
18.06.17 BR – Fortasleza / Armazem
20.16.17 BR – Belem / Botequim
25.06.17 BR – Rio De Janeiro / Imperator

Festival Shows:

04.05.17 NO – Karmoy / Karmoygeddon Metal Festival
01.07.17 DE – Muehlheim an der Ruhr / Castle Rock
05.-08.07.17 DE – Ballenstedt / Rockharz Open Air
11.-16.07.17 HU – Rockmaraton Fesztvál
16.07.17 CZ – Vizovice / Masters of Rock
16.-19.08.17 DE – Dinkelsbuehl / Summer Breeze
02.09.17 DE – Markneuenkirchen / ReeveLand Festival

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New Video Clip “The Night Eternal” Available From At The Gates

Swedish melodic death metal legends At the Gates issued a new video clip for the track “The Night Eternal.” The song appears on the latest album “At War With Reality” – out now via Century Media Records. A review for the album can be read over at this location.

Following its performances on board 70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 in February, At the Gates will hit the road in North America with The Haunted, Decapitated and Harms Way. Dates and venues can be found over here.

Check out “The Night Eternal” here:

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New Brazilian Tribute To Moonspell Available For Download

A new Brazilian tribute to Moonspell has been released and is now available for free download. Check out “Em Nome Do Medo – A Brazilian Tribute To Moonspell” at this location.

Organized by Heavy And Loud Press and The Burn Productions, the project reunites 18 Brazilian bands paying a tribute to the dark metal masters, Moonspell. Heavy And Loud had this to say:

“’Em nome do medo’ features 18 bands from 11 different Brazilian states, from almost all regions of the country: Northeast, Southeast, South and Midwest. Demonstrating Moosnpell’s importance and influence in the last generations of extreme metallers in Brazilian lands, ‘Em nome do medo’ brings groups of diverse dark and gloomy heavy metal subgenres, with representatives of black metal, death metal, dark metal, doom metal and gothic metal.

“Heavy and Loud Press and Burn Productions chose the title ‘Em nome do medo’ as a way to strengthen the bond between the two Portuguese-speaking countries. ‘Em nome do medo,’ from the album ‘Alpha Noir,’ is a Moonspell song entirely in Portuguese. Fear, our survival instincts.

“The cover, by designer and one of the project’s creators Alcides Burn, presents two species of wolf: Maned and Iberian. Moonspell always brought the werewolf somber theme, creating a lyrical connection to the wolves universe. Their fans from around the world identify themselves as part of a large pack. In Brazil, we have the Maned wolf. In Portugal, they have the Iberian wolf. The two wolves together represent this close relationship, this sense of unity across borders. The union promoted by the music of Moonspell.”

The track listing is:

01. Malkuth – Tenebrarum Oratorium
02. Capricornian – Opus Diabolicum
03. Patria – Wolfshade
04. Soturnus – Of Dream and Drama
05. Malefactor – Alma Mater
06. As Dramatic Homage – Full Moon Madness
07. Silent Cry – Opium
08. HellLight – Ruin & Misery
09. Ravenland – Magdalene
10. Veuliah – In and Above Men
11. Alex Voorhees – From Lowering Skies
12. Apocalyptichaos – Everything Invaded
13. Hate Embrace – The Southern Deathstyle
14. Inner Demons Rise – Finisterra
15. Kataphero – Once it Was Ours
16. Obskure – Night Eternal
17. Raiser – Lickanthrope
18. Burn In Pain – Em Nome do Medo

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At The Gates Streaming “At War With Reality” Title Track

Today marks the debut of At The Gates’ first new material in 19 years: the title track from “At War With Reality,” due out worldwide on October 27th via Century Media Records. Listen in below.

Jonas Björler (bass) comments: “We have finally reached the moment for the unveiling of a first full brand new At The Gates song! We have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this record for the past year, and we are very happy to now present you the title track of ‘At War With Reality’. Let the journey begin…”

The new album’s track listing is as follows:

1. El Altar Del Dios Desconocido
2. Death And The Labyrinth
3. At War With Reality
4. The Circular Ruins
5. Heroes And Tombs
6. The Conspiracy Of The Blind
7. Order From Chaos
8. The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)
9. The Head Of The Hydra
10. City Of Mirrors
11. Eater Of Gods
12. Upon Pillars Of Dust
13. The Night Eternal

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Moonspell Posts Year-End Video Clip

Moonspell has posted a video clip online titled “Headbanging Into 2012,” which is available via the band’s Facebook profile here. Moonspell also commented on the video:

“Silly but hearfelt 2012 greetings. The first video was a bit of a fail, so here we go again 😉 just loosing it to the riffs ouf our new album scheduled for the end of april via Napalm Records!happy 2012!!!”

In other recent Moonspell news, the band signed with Napalm Records and posted a new album video update online here. Further details on the follow-up to the band’s 2008 release “Night Eternal” will be announced as they are made available.

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Moonspell Posts Year-End Video Clip

Moonspell has posted a video clip online titled “Headbanging Into 2012,” which is available via the band’s Facebook profile here. Moonspell also commented on the video:

“Silly but hearfelt 2012 greetings. The first video was a bit of a fail, so here we go again 😉 just loosing it to the riffs ouf our new album scheduled for the end of april via Napalm Records!happy 2012!!!”

In other recent Moonspell news, the band signed with Napalm Records and posted a new album video update online here. Further details on the follow-up to the band’s 2008 release “Night Eternal” will be announced as they are made available.

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