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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Moonspell recently announced its signing with Napalm Records for the release of a new album in 2012. The band has now posted an album update video clip online, which can be viewed below.
The new, as-yet-untitled album will follow-up Moonspell's 2008 release "Night Eternal." Additional details will be announced as they are made available.
Portuguese gothic metal act Moonspell has signed a worldwide recording deal with Napalm Records. A new album by the dark metal band revolving around the charismatic front man Fernando Ribeiro will be released in spring 2012. Fernando Ribeiro also commented:
"With Moonspell nothing really ends, but always ever begins. Signing with Napalm is a firm step into cutting all bullshit and work with people who truly believe in us and respect our longevity, while helping us to embrace those who have been arriving in the last years to start with us yet another kingdom of darkness under the moon.
"Our new album is a statement. Our blood is the ink. Your skin, the scrolls upon we will write. Napalm Records, our messenger. Be ready."
More details about the upcoming long player will be revealed as they become available from the band.
Swedish death metal giants Amon Amarth are the latest band to confirm an appearance at the Brutal Assault 2012 Festival. The festival will be held from August 9-11, 2012 at the Old Army Fortress in Josefov, Czech Republic.
Amon Amarth will join the following bands who had previously confirmed:
Heaven Shall Burn
Protest The Hero
The Black Dahlia Murder
Portuguese gothic/extrme metal band Moonspell announces a string of dates in 2012 as part of the band's Eastern Lunacy Tour:
Feb, 29th: Minsk, Republic Club, BELARUS (BY)
March, 1st: Kiev, Bingo Club, UKRAINE (UKR)
March, 2nd: Moscow, Pipl Club, RUSSIA (RUS)
March, 3rd: St.Petersburg, Glavclub, RUSSIA (RUS)
The band stated that the set list will consist of some vintage material, some recent classic songs and a couple of new ones.
MEGADETH is confirmed to play the Hell and Heaven Metal Fest in Guadalajara, Mexico on Saturday, November 19, 2011. The Hell And Heaven Metal Fest is currently the only open air metal festival in Mexico. The festival had its first edition in October 2010 with three stages and 40 bands. The festival is dedicated to metal, but tries to balance genres such as heavy, glam, metalcore, thrash, speed, death, black and industrial metal.
This year the promoters expect to have a 20,000 audience and have confirmed 57 bands on four stages. The full line-up for the festival is as follows:
FEAR FACTORY (USA)
DARK FUNERAL (SUECIA)
WITHIN THE RUINS (USA)
VITAL REMAINS (USA)
LIZZY BORDEN (USA)
Plus the following Mexican bands: More...
Suidakra has issued the following announcement about joining the upcoming "Darkness Over X-mas Tour:"
"We will take part on the 'Darkness Over X-Mas Tour 2011' in December with DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, MOONSPELL, HELL, NEAERA & SUIDAKRA. Marcus won't be able to play this tour with us, so our good friend and former guitarist Tim Siebrecht will play the bass position on this tour! Hope to see you guys!"
Dates are as follows, and the promotional poster can be viewed below:
25.12.2011 Leipzig, Werk 2
26.12.2011 Stuttgart, LKA-Longhorn
27.12.2011 CH-Pratteln, Z728.12.2011 Saarbrücken, Garage
29.12.2011 Hamburg, Docks
30.12.2011 Dortmund, FZW More...
Ava Inferi has checked in with the following update about Spanish shows alongside Moonspell:
"We are happy to announce that Ava Inferi will do support for the one and only Moonspell on select dates in Spain this coming December. We are very happy to be back where our live activities started some 4 years ago, then supporting Christian Death. The dates are as follows:
December 2nd. Madrid
Venue: Sala Heineken
December 3rd. Sevilla
Venue: Sala Fanatic
"The tour dubbed the 'Vintage Tour' will also see Moonspell performing material from their classic albums 'Wolfheart' and 'Irreligious.' We promise a night to remember!"
Moonspell has announced a string of upcoming Spanish tour dates in December, which have been dubbed the "Vintage Tour" and is in celebration of the early albums "Wolfheart" and "Irreligious." Details on the currently announced dates are available in the tour poster below.
Moonspell also recently announced a new album is in the works, with recording set to begin in August. Although the title has yet to be announced, the band revealed the revealed the initials will be "AN."
After previously releasing a lengthy post about the lack of updates for a new album, Moonspell has now checked in with the following update about the band's recording process:
"The new album proceeds and we will do a second pre-production with Benny Ricther in late July and Mike will record drums for these songs, most likely in Germany.
"The rest of the album will be tracked bys us and Tue Madsen during the month of August. Once the music is done, we will be able to give a better insight into this new concept and way of making things.
"Until then we count the days until we are able to match our big words with one of the most exciting collection of songs we ever worked in as composers."
Additional details on Moonspell's upcoming new album will be announced as they are made available.
Gothic metal act Moonspell has been tight-lipped about the band's upcoming album and follow-up to 2008's "Night Eternal." The band has now posted a lengthy updated on Facebook regarding the album and the band's recent festival appearances. The new album's initials will be "AN" (no full title has been revealed yet) and it is currently expected to drop in 2012. You can read the complete post from Moonspell below, in which the band explains why it has given no concrete information on the release until now.
"Dear everyone, it's great to witness day by day the growth of our community here in the FB, especially in these official profile. Together with myspace, all the other groups and unofficial, but highly valued, pages and profiles we are now able to get more people into the spell while keeping them up to date with all that is going on the Moonspell field.
"We might appear silent sometimes but it's just that we have our souls and attentions very focused in the two main things in this time period:
- Our Summer festival tour
- Our new album
"Some news and reflections about both: Summer festivals: so far, so good! We just came back from yet another fantastic reception at the great Graspop festival in Dessel, Belgium. It was the fifth time we were graced with an invitation to play and the Marquee 1 was the perfect stage and atmosphere to deliver what we called a 'vintage' set comprised only of Wolfheart and Irreligious song. For us and for the crowd was quite of a powerfully atmospheric communion and our hearts were filled when we came offstage. It was great to meet so many friends from other bandas (Cradle, Lacuna, Amorphis, Tryptikon), and sometimes it felt we were on a high school meeting, not able to give a step without bumping into a hug or someone to greet. More...
Moonspell has recently uploaded making-of clips for the "Scorpion Flower," "Finisterra," and "Everything Invaded" videos. The band has now also posted a behind-the-scenes video clip online for "Nocturna," which can be viewed below.
Moonspell has posted another behind-the-scenes clip online from the band's time recording a music video. This making-of clip, for "Everything Invaded," can be viewed below. The original video is also available after the jump.
After recently posting behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the "Finisterra" music video, Moonspell has now posted another making-of clip online. You can check out footage from the making of "Scorpion Flower" in the player below.
Moonspell has posted behind-the-scenes footage online from the band's time recording the "Finisterra" video, which was taken off the "Memorial" album. You can check out the making-of clip in the player below.
Between October 2010 and February 2011, Metalhit.com launched a series of six free monthly music samplers showcasing various genres of extreme metal: Thrash, Death, Folk, Gothic, Doom and Black Metal.
The "Metalhit Free Download Series" was made available exclusively in the USA via Amazon.com and to eMusic subscribers worldwide. Metalhit now has the compilations posted online and available for free download worldwide.
Some select artists featured on the samplers include:
Abominable Putridity, Asphyx, Behexen, Diathra, Doom:VS, Evoken, Hirax, Inquisition, Lifelover, Manegarm, Moonspell, Nunslaughter, Obtest, Ophis, Pathology, Possessed, Sacred Reich, Sig:Ar:Tyr, Sinister, Skepticism, Skyforger, The Howling Void, Urgehal, and many more.
The organizers of Belgium's largest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that six more bands have been confirmed for this year's edition of the event. Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon will be performing, as will Gwar, Moonsorrow, Kylesa, Protest The Hero and the recently reunited Corrosion Of Conformity. The festival will be held in the town of Dessel from June 24th - 26th and now features the following lineup: More...
Powerwolf has issued the following brief announcement about appearing at the upcoming Metalcamp festival:
"The Wolves will hold the sermon of steel at this year's Metalcamp on July 15th. Can't wait to sanctify this wonderful place with wolfish metal."
Other confirmed acts include Evile, Moonspell, The Ocean, Arch Enemy, Blind Guardian, Zonaria, Alestorm, Accept, and many more. Additional details on the festival are available at this location.
The organizers of Belgium's premier heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced three more names for this year's edition of the festival. Thrash metal super group Dublin Death Patrol, which features Testament frontman Chuck Billy and Hatriot/former Exodus vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, will be performing at the event, as will Rise To Remain, which includes Austin Dickinson, the son o iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, as well as All Shall Perish. The festival will take place in the toen of Dessel from June 24th-26th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Italy's Bejelit has checked in with the following update about playing Metal Camp 2011:
"Bejelit are pleased to announce that they will be one of the few bands to hold high the banner of the Italian Metal at Metal Camp 2011, the prestigious Festival which will take place from the 11th to the 17th July in Tolmin, Slovenia, for its eighth edition.
"This year Metalcamp will host names such as Airborne, Blind Guardian, In Extremo, Slayer, Moonspell, and many many others. Bejelit already participated to the festival in 2008. The precise date and all the information about the gig will be announced shortly."
You can find more information on Metal Camp through the festival's website at this location.
The organizers of Belgium's largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that Black Label Society, Kreator, Duff McKagen's Loaded, Monster Magnet, and Legion Of The Damned have all been confirmed to play at the festival, which will take place in the town of Dessel from June 24th -26th. The lineup is now as follows:
The Damned Things
Masters Of Reality
Duff McKagen's Loaded
Heaven Shall Burn
The Black Dahlia Murder