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Formed: 1989
From: Brandoa, Portugal
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Moonspell News

Below is our complete Moonspell news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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My Dying Bride, Ancient Rites Added To 70K 2016

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - added three more acts to the upcoming 2016 edition of the cruise: Ancient Rites, My Dying Bride and Thyrfing will now set sail. Seven more acts are expected to be announced over the course of the day today.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth.

The festival will board a new vessel: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!.

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

Ticket prices start at USD 666 plus USD 348 Taxes and Fees per person and include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service.

Public Sales begin on Thursday July 9, 2015 at 3PM PDT. For more information, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Ancient Rites, My Dying Bride and Thyrfing join the previously named acts:

At the Gates
Children of Bodom
Delain
DragonForce
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Firewind
Iced Earth
Lacuna Coil
Moonspell
Turisas More...

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70,000 Tons Adds 3 More Bands, 10 More Next Week

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - added three more acts to the upcoming 2016 edition of the cruise. Children of Bodom, Moonspell and Turisas join the fray. Ten more acts are expected to be announced next week.

In addition, the destination was announced yesterday. In 2016, 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail on February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth.

The festival also boards a new vessel, The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!.

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

Ticket prices start at USD 666 plus USD 348 Taxes and Fees per person and include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service.

Public Sales begin on Thursday July 9, 2015 at 3PM PDT. For more information, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Children of Bodom, Moonspell and Turisas join the previously named acts:

At the Gates
Delain
DragonForce
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Firewind
Iced Earth
Lacuna Coil More...

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Moonspell Extends Deal With Napalm Records

First they brought the dark flames to their native country – and then set the rest of the world aflame with milestone records such as "Irreligious" or "Night Eternal." After the release of their eleventh studio album "Extinct" in March 2015 (see review here, which hit the charts, Portugese dark metal pioneers in Moonspell has just renewed its worldwide deal with Napalm Records.

Vocalist and mastermind Fernando Ribeiro commented: "Moonspell has come to an interesting moment of our life as a band and after releasing Extinct, it was like a veil was taken off our eyes end we decided to only pair with people who believe in our music and who can see beyond and rise above the rotten waters most of the business and music fell into these past few years. With that in mind we joined forces with Napalm again, because they BELIEVE us, because they let us go and dare with our music and because they hold truth to their word. We might not have signed in blood but our starts aligned and it's with pleasure and hope in a great future that we say these news to all our fans. The future might be dark but without true people like the ones working for Napalm, there would be no tomorrow."

Napalm Records VP Thomas Case added: "We are proud that one of the most exciting and innovative Metal bands of today have prolongued the cooperation with Napalm Records. The path we have started together with the band two albums ago will continue and we will spare no efforts to grow the Portoguese wolves in the future!" More...

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Epica Announces Its Own Festival "Epic Metal Fest"

Dutch symphonic death metal act Epica announced its very own festival dubbed the "Epic Metal Fest." The lineup includes a headline performance by Epica along with Eluveitie, Fear Factory, Moonspell and Periphery, with more acts expected to be announced soon.

The event takes place on November 22, 2015 at Klokgebouw in the Netherlands. It will mark the final date in support of the current release "The Quantum Enigma" (see review here) as the band states:

"This will be our party of the year, the ultimate Dutch show we'll do before entering the studio to record the follow-up for 'The Quantum Enigma.' You really don't want to miss this!"

Tickets will go on sale Friday at 10am CET at this location.

Epica recently announced a North American tour this October with Eluveitie and The Agonist. More information can be found at this location. More...

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Dagoba Touring With Moonspell

Dagoba will unleash new album "Tales Of The Black Dawn" on June 22nd, to be followed by extensive touring in October and November alongside Portugal's Moonspell.

If you missed it, be sure to check out Dagoba's recent lyric video taken off the impending album right here. Moonspell meanwhile will be touring in support of latest full-length release "Extinct" (reviewed here). More...

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Moonspell Releases "Medusalem" Lyric Video

Portuguese gothic metal act Moonspell released a new lyric video for the track "Medusalem." The song appears on the band's new album "Extinct," which is available now via Napalm Records. A review for the album can be found at this location.

Check out "Medusalem" here:

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Moonspell's "Extinct" Hits The Billboard Charts

Moonspell's new album "Extinct" (reviewed here), which was released last week via Napalm Records, has debuted on the Billboard Charts at these entries:

#20 Debut @ Billboard Top New Artist Albums
#86 Debut @ Billboard Top Hard Music Albums
#88 Debut @ Billboard Independent Current Albums

In support of the album, Moonspell will be returning to North America at the end of April. The band is teaming up for a North American tour alongside Septicflesh and Deathstars. The tour starts April 24th in Mexico City, Mexico and runs through May 19th in Atlanta, GA.

4/24: Mexico City, MEX @ Circo Volador
4/25: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
4/26 Ft. Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
4/27: El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace
4/28: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
4/30: Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
5/1: Los Angeles, CA @ The Black Castle
5/2: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
5/3: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
5/4: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/5: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
5/6: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
5/9: Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
5/10: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
5/11: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
5/12: Cleveland, OH @ The Agora
5/13: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
5/14: Montreal, QC @ Theatre Corona
5/15: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
5/16: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
5/17: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
5/18: Springfield, VA @ Empire
5/19: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade More...

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Moonspell Premieres New Music Video For "Extinct"

Portuguese gothic metal act Moonspell released a new music video for the title track of the new album "Extinct." The video can be seen exclusively over at Metal Hammer's website at this location. It can also be viewed in the player below. Check out our review for the album over here.

"Extinct" is set for release via Napalm Records on March 9th (UK) and March 17th (North America). An interactive preview clip can be heard over here).

The track list is:

1. Breathe (Until We Are No More) (see lyric video here)
2. Medusalem
3. Funeral Bloom
4. Domina
5. La Baphomette
6. The Last of Us (song streaming here)
7. A Dying Breed
8. Malignia
9. Extinct (song streaming here)
10. The Future Is Dark

Check out the video here: More...

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Septicflesh, Moonspell To Tour North America

Septicflesh will team up with Moonspell and Deathstars for a North American tour run this coming April/May as part of the "Conquerors of the World III" festival tour. Septicflesh is supporting the latest album "Titan," Moonspell is celebrating the new album "Extinct" and Deathstars is still supporting the 2014 release "The Perfect Cult."

Confirmed dates, with more expected to be announced are:

April 24th: Mexico City, MEX @ Circo Volador
April 25th: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
April 26th: Fort Worth, TX @ The Bail Club
April 28th: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
April 29th: Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
April 30th: Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
May 2nd: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
May 3rd: Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
May 4th: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
May 5th: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
May 6th: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
May 9th: Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
May 10th: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
May 11th: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
May 12th: Cleveland, OH @ The Agora
May 13th: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
May 14th: Montreal, QC @ Theater Corona
May 15th: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
May 16th: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
May 17th: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
May 18th: Springfield, VA @ Empire
May 19th: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade More...

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Moonspell Posts Preview For New Album "Extinct"

Portuguese gothic metal act Moonspell released an interactive preview, featuring clips from the entire new album "Extinct." The album drops via Napalm Records on March 9th (UK) and March 17th (North America).

The track list for "Extinct" is:

1. Breathe (Until We Are No More) (see lyric video here)
2. Medusalem
3. Funeral Bloom
4. Domina
5. La Baphomette
6. The Last of Us (song streaming here)
7. A Dying Breed
8. Malignia
9. Extinct (song streaming here)
10. The Future Is Dark

Check out the preview clip here: More...

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Moonspell Posts New Lyric Video

After streaming the title track "Extinct" (still available here), Moonspell has another new song online from the band's upcoming full-length album.

Check out "Breathe (Until We Are No More)" below, courtesy of Metal Injection. "Extinct" will drop March 9th in the UK and March 17th in North America. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Breathe (Until We Are No More)
2. Medusalem
3. Funeral Bloom
4. Domina
5. La Baphomette
6. The Last of Us
7. A Dying Breed
8. Malignia
9. Extinct
10. The Future Is Dark More...

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Rockstadt Extreme Fest Lineup Announced

If you are planning your Summer vacation and are looking for a place where your favourite bands might have a show, where the beer is outrageously cheap, and the landscape is awesome, you might want to try the lands of Transylvania.

We’re talking about a particular place from this region: Rasnov city, placed in the heart of Romania, near the legendary Castle of Dracula.

Here, an international extreme metal festival is to be held August 12th – 15th 2015: the Rockstadt Extreme Fest. The full ineup includes 45 bands with names such as Moonspell, At The Gates, Marduk, Combichrist, Ensiferum, Kataklysm, Carnifex, Taake, Cattle Decapitation, White Walls, Krisiun, Be'lakor, Suicidal Angels, and many more confirmed.

Besides good music, you’ll be able to enjoy urban sports in a special area inside the festival site, see movies in the dedicated outdoor cinema (set-up in collaboration with the Dracula Film Fest), and more. For further details, head over to this location. More...

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Moonspell Streaming Album's Title Track

Portuguese Gothic metal pioneers Moonspell first brought dark metal flames to their native country and then set the rest of the world aflame with milestone albums including "Irreligious" and "Night Eternal."

Now with eleventh studio album "Extinct," the band has erected yet another monument in the realm of Gothic music. Today you can hear a new song off the album. Check out the title track below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine.

Be prepared to be "Extinct" March 9th in the UK and March 17th in North America. The album's full track listing is as follows: More...

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Moonspell Reveals "Extinct" Release Dates

Portuguese dark/gothic metal act Moonspell have revealed the release schedule (seen below) for the upcoming eleventh full length studio release "Extinct." The album will come as a standard CD, mediabook edition and vinyl LP with bonus tracks and alternate artwork (courtesy of Septicflesh's Seth Siro Anton). The release dates via Napalm Records are as follows:

March 6th: G/A/S/Europe/AUS
March 9th: UK/NO/FR/DK/IT
March 11th: SE/ESP
March 17th: USA/CAN

Included in the media book edition is a very special 80-minute documentary Bonus DVD, which provides an in-depth making of the album feature from the first note on, as well as the day-to-day lives of a Portuguese band in the studio. The exclusive DVD also includes statements from scientists covering the subject of Extinction, particularly the extinction of the Iberian Wolf, a cause Moonspell is personally involved.

The standard CD track list is as follows:

1. Until We Are No More (Breathe)
2. Medusalem
3. Funeral Bloom
4. Domina
5. La Baphomette
6. The Last of Us (streaming here)
7. A Dying Breed
8. Malignia
9. Extinct
10. The Future Is Dark More...

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Moonspell Unveils Alternate Artwork

Moonspell today unveils the alternate LP edition cover artwork for new album "Extinct," which is available below. "Extinct" will drop in March.

The standard CD edition artwork can still be seen here. Both versions come courtesy of Seth Siro Anton from Septicflesh. The LP edition's track listing is:

Side A
1. Breathe (Until We Are No More)
2. Extinct
3. Medusalem

Side B
4. Domina
5. The Last of Us (streaming here)
6. Malignia
7. Funeral Bloom

Side C
8. A Dying Breed
9. The Future Is Dark
10. La Baphomette
11. Until We Are No Less (Bonus Track)

Side D
12. Doomina (Bonus Track)
13. Last Of Them (Bonus Track)
14. The Past Is Darker (Bonus Track) More...

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Moonspell Streaming New Single

Moonspell's new album "Extinct" is due out March 2015 via Napalm Records and now the band has an advance single out titled "The Last Of Us," which premiered via a radio broadcast but can now be heard in the player below. The band comments:

"Thanks for the huge response to the single, ladies and gents! It's great when you feel you're meaningful to someone, via your own music. That's what connects us, the giving, the taking! Well, nine more songs to be discovered and we do hope to share another track with you guys soon.

"We just thank the chance to reveal our mediabook cover artwork. Hope you dig it, Seth Siro Anton elaborated on this one and so did we and our label Napalm Records. This edition will be a two disc edition, containing the full album, plus bonus songs remixed by our very own Pedro Paixão and a full documentary named Road to Extinction which contains not only the making of of the album but as well some scientific context about extinction.

"In the meanwhile, enjoy the cover and for those who miss it you can still listen to The Last of Us radio broadcast below." More...

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Moonspell Posts End Of Year Message

Portuguese Gothic metal band Moonspell has checked in with this following year-end message to fans:

"We take the chance of wishing all of our fans, sisters, brothers wolves, a great 2015! May your wishes come true and may you help us preserve our species throughout the next and other years to come.

"See you in your part of the world or right here in Portugal! A little souvenir from Omega White before Extinct takes over completely. This night is right for it: NEW TEARS EVE."

Moonspell's new album "Extinct" is due out March 2015 via Napalm Records. Check out the Seth Siro Anton-created cover artwork for the release at this location. More...

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Moonspell Unveils Album Artwork

Moonspell's new album "Extinct" is due out March 2015 via Napalm Records, and today the cover artwork can be seen below. The band also comments:

"We have arrived safely in Warsaw, Poland and are just chilling out and resting to kick some ass tomorrow in the last show of a very intense year, or a couple of years to be more accurate.

"We take the chance to reveal our new cover artwork done by Seth Siro Anton once again. Goes without saying that we feel privileged of having him creating such spectacular, disturbing and impressive paintings to adorn our music.

"This will be the cover of our jewelcase edition but we can already let you know that all editions available (Napalm deluxe box, Mediabook, and Vinyl LP) will have different cover artwork!" More...

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Moonspell Announces New Album Details

Portugal's Moonspell has announced the band's new album "Extinct" is due out March 2015 via Napalm Records. This will be the follow-up to the 2012 album "Alpha Noir" (reviewed here).

"Extinct" was produced by Jens Bogren (Katatonia, Amon Amarth, Opeth and Paradise Lost) and the track listing is as follows:

1. Until We Are No More (Breathe)
2. Medusalem
3. Funeral Bloom
4. Domina
5. La Baphomette
6. The Last Of Us
7. A Dying Breed
8. Malignia
9. Extinct
10. The Future Is Dark More...

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Brazilian Tribute To Moonspell Released

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. More...

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