Moonspell Reveals New Album “1755”

Moonspell will release new album “1755” on November 3rd, 2017 via Napalm Records. The record label comments:

“From the first second the conceptual dramaturgy Moonspell has created feels like a detonation of the mind. ‘1755’ is more than just the band’s new magnum opus: It’s the musical version of the year of horror where a giant earthquake wrecked their home Lisbon. Naturally this album comes and is sung in Portuguese.”

The album was produced by Tue Madsen and also features Paulo Bragança supplying the haunting voice of a Fado fallen angel who is a big part of the Portuguese culture. His fascinating vocals are featured on “In Tremor Dei” (English: “Fear Of God”).

Now the band, fronted by Fernando Ribeiro, unveils full details about “1755” and unleash the cover artwork as well as the album track list. Says Fernando:

“I have been fascinated with Portuguese history since I can remember. The year of 1755 marked the birth of a new Portugal. Much more than just the greatest natural disaster ever to occur on European soil, the great Lisbon Quake, shockwaves can not be reduced to a dramatic death toll.

“From absolute tragedy, a new city was born, giving way to a new time where Portuguese relied more on themselves than on the crown or the cross, granting us, much of the city, the lay country, the free will that we enjoy today. This is not just another album from us. It’s a musical and lyrical History document, a homage we pay to our legacy and to the amazing skills and resilience of our fellow Portuguese back then, of all mankind when brought down to the knees by the violent forces of Nature and Reason. Whatever is, is right… yet the earth shakes.”

1. Em Nome Do Medo
2. 1755
3. In Tremor Dei (featuring Portuguese guest vocalist Paulo Bragança!)
4. Desastre
5. Abanão
6. Evento
7. 1 De Novembro
8. Ruínas
9. Todos Os Santos
10. Lanterna Dos Afogados

In support of Moonspell’s upcoming release, the band will be heavily hitting the road this year/
Make sure to catch the masters of the dark art on the following dates:

17.08.17 DE – Dinkelsbuehl / Summer Breeze
19.08.17 PT – Góis / Concentração Internacional de Motos de Góis
23.08.17 PT – Corroios / Festas de Corroios
02.09.17 DE – Markneuenkirchen / ReeveLand Festival
09.09.17 DE – Santarém / Parque da Ribeira
10.09.17 IT – Milano / Metalitalia Festival 2017
30.10.17 PT – Lisbon / Lisboa Ao Vivo (Special album release show)
31.10.17 PT – Lisbon / Lisboa Ao Vivo (Special album release show)
01.11.17 PT – Porto / Hard Club (Special album release show)
03.11.17 ES – Santiago / Malatesta
04.11.17 ES – Bilbao / Santana 27
05.11.17 ES – Valencia / Rock City
06.11.17 ES – Barcelona / Salamandra
07.11.17 ES – Zaragoza / CC Delicias
08.11.17 ES – Madrid / Sala Caracol

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Canadian Stoner Metal Festival 420 Music & Arts Open To Band Submissions

Big Rock Brewery & Metalheads United are proud to announce they will be presenting a 2018 edition of the 420 Music & Arts Festival in Calgary, AB after a successful inaugural expo and concert series this past April.

Submissions for bands to perform at the 2018 420 Music & Arts Festival on April 19th, 20th, and 21st are now open and will close on August 31st, 2017. Applications can be submitted here.

This year’s festival will also be expanding its line up from stoner rock/stoner metal, doom, psychedelic and heavy blues to also include reggae, ska, blues, R&B and hip-hop.

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Fire For Effect (Ex-Malevolent Creation/Suffocation, Etc.) Shares New Teaser Clip From Upcoming Debut Album

Fire For Effect – featuring vocalist Bret Hoffman, guitarist Gio Geraca (both ex-Malevolent Creation), bass player Tony Choy (Atheist, ex-Cynic), drummer Mike Smith (ex-Suffocation) and second guitarist Eric Bukowski – shares a teaser clip for the band’s self-titled track. The band is currently working on new material for a full length album, set to be released at the end of this year.

Check out now “Fire For Effect” below.

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Tech-Death Metal Group REAPING ASMODEIA Announce US Headline Tour and…

Tour Begins September 8 in Des Moines, IA New Album, Impuritize, Out Now via Prosthetic Records Watch Playthrough of “The Clemency Guise” Here Minneapolis, MN-based progressive/technical death metal group REAPING ASMODEIAdropped their Prosthetic Records release, Impuritize, in February of this year. Today, the band has revealed a brand new guitar playthrough for a track cut from that same album, entitled “The Clemency […]

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The Black Dahlia Murder Debuts Title Track Of Upcoming New Album “Nightbringers”

The Black Dahlia Murder debuts the title track to the upcoming new album “Nightbringers”, live during last night’s kickoff date of this year’s edition of “The Summer Slaughter Tour” in Reading, PA. The album itself will be out in stores October 06th through Metal Blade Records.

Check out now “Nightbringers” below.

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Suicide Silence To Embark On “The Cleansing” 10th Anniversary Tour Later This Year

Suicide Silence will celebrate the upcoming 10th anniversary of the band’s debut album “The Cleansing” by performing the entire album for a special tour later this year. Alex Lopez (drums) confirmed the news earlier this month in an interview with ArmyOfOneTV at the Chicago Open Air Festival on July 14, 2017, discussing the beginnings of the band, current album and future activities.

Check out the entire interview below:

Says Lopez:

“Right now, our plans for the future are to write. We’re definitely eager to get in the studio. We’ve got some festivals coming up. We’re playing the Warped Tour, and we’re playing Knotfest Mexico, we’re going to Ecuador. We’re just doing a bunch of small shows, and then we’re gonna do a tour later this year. It’s gonna be a ten-year reunion – no reunion… a ‘Cleansing‘ tour, so it’s a ten-year run for our album ‘The Cleansing‘. I think we’re gonna bring out some pretty cool bands, play the album for you and play some other stuff. So it should be really, really cool. I’m looking forward to it. And for those of you out there that want to see the first record be played live, come out and support. We’re gonna have a bunch of cool surprises for everyone.”

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DARKEST HOUR To Embark On East Coast Tour Next Week; Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora LP Out Now On Southern Lord

DARKEST HOUR To Embark On East Coast Tour Next Week;Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora LP Out Now On Southern Lord [photo by Pete Duvall In the wake of their acclaimed ninth studio album, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora – released earlier this year via Southern Lord – Washington, DC-based metal outfit DARKEST HOUR is preparing to embark on […]

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Bloodstock Announces Final 2017 Band Additions

With three weeks to go til the metal hoards descend on Catton Park for a weekend of heavy merriment, the Bloodstock organizers are pleased to reveal the final bands for this year’s edition, issuing the following statement:

“Joining the Ronnie James Dio main stage on Sunday will be hotly tipped five-piece Venom Prison. The Welsh death metallers romped home with the Best New Band gong at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards last month.

“Regrettably, we’ve two switches as Mantar had to withdraw from their slot on the Sophie Lancaster stage on Saturday, but the very capable Red Rum will fill their boots. Hailing from the Saxon county of Notts, don’t miss this folk-metal collection of cut-throat pirates, epic Vikings, and bloodthirsty warriors!

“Also due to circumstances beyond our control, Scarab will no longer be able to appear, so UK thrash heroes Xentrix will make a welcome return debuting their new singer (who they met at Bloodstock last year) and step into their Saturday evening Sophie Stage spot.

“Bloodstock can also now announce the final batch of bands from this year’s Metal 2 The Masses competition. Performing on the Hobgoblin New Blood stage Friday will be Hitchin victors Raze The Void with their brand of prog meets melo-death, Oxford metal champions K-Lacura, and tech riffers Embodiment who won in Bristol. Saturday welcomes Yorkshire metalheads Hoofknuckle, who took first prize in Selby, and Lincs tog dogs Hundred Year Old Man.

“Rounding things out on Sunday are Northants hard rockers Switchblade City, London tech progsters Sentience Birmingham alternative prog victors Netherhall, and electro rockers Seething Akira, who grabbed the top spot in Bournemouth. Also joining the fun on Sunday are Hobgoblin upload winners, Battalions, bringing the sludge and grind from their hometown of Hull.

“Bloodstock has also managed to squeeze one more band on to the Jagermeister stage on Sunday. If you like old school thrash, be sure to head over to catch Kettering headbangers Unitra.”

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Lucifer’s Chalice Releasing “The Pact” Via Shadow Kingdom Records

Shadow Kingdom Records has set September 29th as the international release date for the debut album from Lucifer’s Chalice, titled “The Pact.”

Hailing from the U.K. with members concurrently doing time in such bands as Winds of Genocide, Uncoffined, and an ex-member of Horrified, the four-piece Lucifer’s Chalice play pure ‘n’ true doom.

Originally self-released digitally earlier this year, Shadow Kingdom now steps in to unveil “The Pact” to a larger audience. Check out the opening track below.

1. Hung at the Crossroads
2. The Pact
3. Full Moon Night
4. Priestess of Death

The Pact by Lucifer’s Chalice

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