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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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Moonspell Posts Live Video Clips Online

Portuguese gothic metallers Moonspell have posted several video clips online of their live performance in Pontevedra, Spain. The video clips can be viewed below. More...

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Live Video Clip Of Moonspell Posted Online

A new fan filmed video clip of Moonspell performing the song "Scorpion Flower" from their latest album "Night Eternal" has been posted online. The video clip, which can be viewed below, was taken at the Fortarock Festival in Nijmegen on July 11th. More...

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Moonspell Cancels Unholy Fest Appearance

As was previously reported, Dark Funeral, Cradle of Filth, Hate, Satyricon, and Blood Red Throne have all canceled their appearances at the 2009 Unholy Fest. Moonspell have now also canceled the appearance at the festival, giving the following statement:

"We are sorry to inform but due to this information and having no response from the promoter Moonspell is also forced to cancel this show. More info as we get it.

"AMON AMARTH , OBITUARY and ENSLAVED have cancelled their appearances at the 2009 edition of the Unholy Fest, set to take place July 23-25 in Ostrava, Czech Republic, due to a 'breach of agreement.' No further details are currently available."

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Moonspell Posts New Widget Online

Portuguese metallers Moonspell have posted a new widget online that features music clips, band images, and upcoming show dates. The widget can be viewed below. More...

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Moonspell Posts Live Video Clips Online

Portuguese metallers Moonspell have posted a series of live video clips online from recent performances, including a cover of "Fade to Black" by Metallica. The videos can be viewed below. More...

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Moonspell Announces U.S. Tour Dates With Samael

Moonspell has announced that they will be embarking on a U.S. tour with a few Canadian dates alongside Samael and Secrets to the Moon. The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:

10/14 Czar Tampa, Florida
10/15 Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
10/16 Jaxx Springfield, Virginia
10/17 The Sterling Hotel Allentown, Pennsylvania
10/18 B.B. Kings Blues Club New York, New York
10/19 Les Foufounes Electriques Montreal, Quebec
10/20 The Mod Club Theater Toronto, Ontario
10/21 Peabodys Cleveland, Ohio
10/22 Blondie´s Detroit, Michigan
10/23 The Pearl Room Mokena, Illinois
10/24 Beaumont Club Kansas City, Missouri
10/25 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver, Colorado
10/27 The Venue Vancouver, British Columbia
10/28 Studio Seven Seattle, Washington
10/30 Thee Parkside San Francisco, California
10/31 The Jumping Turtle San Marcos, California

11/1 The Knitting Factory Hollywood, California
11/2 The Sets Tempe, Arizona
11/3 Launchpad Alburquerque, New Mexico
11/4 Marquee Tulsa, Oklahoma
11/5 Ridglea Theater Dallas, Texas
11/6 Warehouse Music Venue San Antonio, Texas

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Moonspell Issues Band Update

Moonspell has issued the following update about upcoming tours and planning a new album:

"Dear all

"As you know I am always involved in new projects. It's the kind of crazy man I am. But I feel so many artistic motivations that is hard to keep them to myself. Goes without saying that Moonspell is my main priority and outlet and always be. Whoever doubts that, doubts my integrity and I all I give and receive from this band. This post is not for you then. We just came back from an intense, hard but successful tour, where, every night, we had a HUGE response to our shows and songs. We are thankful to everybody who attended the shows and gave so much of themselves. We are happy to inform that we are on the verge of confirming another tour in North America as well as few dates in South America, between October and November, as well as some dates for Russia before the festivals. More detail will follow soon, stay tuned.

"After that tour is finished we intend to write a new album to be recorded and released in 2010. We will also make a decision over the plan of having an acoustic album for Moonspell.

"As for related news, the Fado project Fernando is involved made number #1 in Portuguese charts and has maintained this position for the second week in a row. Following up are some news in Portuguese, for Portuguese and Brazilian friends, that deal, in general, with some of the band showcases in stores and promo activity."

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Moonspell Cancels Belarus Tour Dates

Portugal gothic metal band, Moonspell, has canceled their upcoming shows in Belarus. The band comments on the cancellation:

"We are extremely disappointed by the fact we had to cancel the shows. The reasons on both Neopolis and COF site is accurate but Moonspell might add that the bands' buses entered Belarus territory and were meeting for possible solutions for the day. On the event that the truck with ALL of our tour equipment was held due to a bureaucratic detail in the border made all our efforts worthless." More...

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Band Lineup Confirmed For Unholy Fest 2009

The Unholy Fest will take place between July 23 - 25 in Ostrava, Czech Republic at two different venues.

The currently confirmed line up and schedule is as follows:

7/23 at CAS Arena: Cradle of Filth, Cryptopsy, Silva Nigra, Inferno, Alastor, Demonical, Horna, Grave

7/24 at Skalka Sportovni Arena: Satyricon, Enslaved, Amon Amarth, Gorgoroth, Hell United, Vesna, Blood Red Throne, Furia, Shining, Taake, Desulotry, Entombed, Asphyx, Infernal War, Enclave

7/25 at Skalka Sportovni Arena: Mayhem, Dark Funeral, Impaled Nazarene, Nefarium, Rasta, Massemord, Koldbrann, Hate, The No-Mads, Urgehal, Desaster, Root, Primarl Fear, Moonspell, 1349, North, Holy Moses

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Satyricon And Warbringer Confirmed For FortaRock

The 2009 FortaRock festival is scheduled to take place on July 11th at Park Brakkestein in Nijmegen, Holland. The most recent bands confirmed for the line-up are Warbringer and Satyricon. The other announced bands are as follows:

All Shall Perish
Death Angel
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Heidevolk
Kataklsym
Keep of Kalessin
Meshuggah
Moonspell

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Kreator Added To Bloodstock Open Air 2009

The 2009 Bloodstock Open Air Festival will take place from August 14th - 16th at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England. The Bloodstock Open Air website has been updated to state that thrash act Kreator will be added to the bill. The currently confirmed line-up is as follows: More...

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Moonspell Added To Bloodstock Open Air 2009

Portugese gothic metal band Moonspell are the latest band to be confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air festival this year. The event will be held at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England and takes place between August 14th and 16th.

The lineup for the festival is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Candlemass
Carcass
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Gwar
Katatonia
Million Dollar Reload
Moonspell
Municipal Waste
Sabaton
Satyricon
Saxon
Turisas
The Haunted
Wintersun

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Paganfest America Announces More Tour Dates

The travelling Paganfest America show featuring Korpiklaani, Eluveite, Primordial, Moonsorrow, Blackguard and Swashbuckle has announced some more shows on their trek across America. You can check out the updated your schedule below.

April
28 - The Opera House - Toronto, Ontario
29 - Medley - Montreal, Quebec
30 - Imperial - Quebec City, Quebec

May
1 - The Palladium - Worcester, Massachusetts
3 - Jaxx - Springfield, Virginia
4 - Irving Plaza - New York, New York
5 - Peabody’s - Cleveland, Ohio **
6 - The Mad Hatter - Convington, Kentucky **
7 - Chicago Powerfest - Chicago, Illinois
8 - The Lab - St. Paul, Minnesota
7 - Chicago Powerfest - Mokena, Illinois
8 - Station 4 - St. Paul, Minnesota
9 - venue tba - Winnipeg, Manitoba
10 - The Exchange - Regina, Saskatchewan
11 - Starlite Room - Edmonton, Alberta
12 - Warehouse - Calgary, Alberta
13 - venue tba - Vancouver, British Columbia
14 - Studio Seven - Seattle, Washington
15 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, Oregon
16 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, California
17 - House Of Blues - Hollywood, California
18 - California (details tbc) **

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Turisas To Support Cradle Of Filth In Europe

Finnish folk metal act Turisas are currently wrapping their supporting tour of British power metallers Dragonforce but already they have their next tour confirmed. The band will be supporting British black metal act Cradle Of Filth who will also be joined by Moonspell.

The tour dates are as follows:

April
16 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
17 - Prague, Czech Republic - Follimanka
18 - Krakow, Poland - Studio
19 - Warsaw, Poland - Stodola
20 - Minsk, Belarus - Sportshall
22 - Bratislava, Slovakia - PKO
23 - Bucharest, Romania - Cluj Napaca
24 - Belgrade, Serbia - SKC
25 - Zagreb, Croatia - Boogaloo
26 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Media Park
28 - Rome, Italy - Tearto Tenda Strisce
29 - Milano, Italy - Musicodrome

Mary
1 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Docks
2 - Clemont Ferrand, France - Cooprérative de Mai
3 - Toulouse, France - Havana Café
4 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Penélope
5 - Barcelona, Spain - Apollo
7 - Caen, France - Cargo
8 - Nancy, France - TBA
9 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Hof ter Lo
10 - Rijssen, Netherlands - Lucky & Co

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CoF, Moonspell, Turisas Announce Euro Tour Dates

Cradle of Filth, Moonspell, and Turisas have announced an upcoming European tour spaning part of April and May. The latest tour dates are as follows:

Friday 17-04 Czech rep Follimanka Praha
Saturday 18-04 Poland Studio Krakow
Sunday 19-04 Poland Stodola Warsaw
Monday 20-04 Belarus sporthall Minsk
Tuesday 21-04 Offday
Wednesday22-04 Slovakia PKO Bratislava
Thursday 23-04 Roemania Cluj Napaca
Friday 24-04 Serbia SKC Beograd
Saturday 25-04 Croatia Boogaloo Zagreb
Sunday 26-04 Slovenia Media park Ljubljana
Monday 27-04 Off
Tuesday 28-04 Italy Tearto Tenda Strisce Rome
Wednesday29-04 Italy Musicodrome Milano
Thursday 30-04 Off
Friday 01-05 Suisse Docks Laussane
Saturday 02-05 France Cooprérative de Mai Clemont Ferrand
Sunday 03-05 France Havana Café Toulouse
Monday 04-05 Spain Heineken Madrid
Tuesday 05-05 Spain Apollo Barcelona
Wednesday06-05 Off
Thursday 07-05 France Cargo Caen
Friday 08-05 France
Saturday 09-05 Belgium Hof ter Loo Antwerpen
Sunday 10-05 Holland Luckey and Co Rijssen

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Moonspell To Play March On Stage Concert

Portuguese gothic metal band Moonspell has announced that they will be playing the March On Stage concert at the Hard Rock Cafe is Lisbon on March 18th. The promotional poster for the show can be viewed here.

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Asrai Issues Post-Tour Report

Freshly back from the Darkest Tour with CRADLE OF FILTH, GORGOROTH, MOONSPELL and SEPTICFLESH, Dutch goth metallers ASRAI wrote the following report of this European tour that took place in December, ending in an unexpected way:

"We were looking forward to this tour for a long time. Finally the Darkest Tour kicked off on Monday December 1st. Early in the morning together with our tour manager and driver we headed in our van to London, where we would meet everybody and go on the tour bus. Everything went well from Calais to Dover, until we got stuck in traffic. And soon we heard that we were not the only ones... Time was not our friend, so when we heard that there was a possibility that one of the bands couldn't play we drove like maniacs through the streets of London. We arrived with adrenaline rushing though our veins, although it didn't help us much... We heard that one band couldn't play... And in this case it was us... Well at least we had all the time to watch all the shows and enjoyed being there.

"So when after the shows finally 52 people and all the stuff found their way in four tour busses, one truck and a trailer we were ready to go to Paris... Peter brought back our van, ready to meet us at 013. After a bumpy ride we woke up in Paris, with one eye open we saw the Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre and it was time to get up... First we drove straight up to a parking space near the Seine, so there was enough room at the Bataclan to unload the truck. After a glance at the Seine we went back to the bus, up to the Bataclan, where a queue was waiting. The venue was beautiful and the breakfast was nice and more than welcome, giving everybody the time to know one another. Hard work to set everything up on time but it was all worth it. The audience was great and it was nice to finally meet the people from SOM. More...

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Moonspell Posts "Lusitanian Metal" DVD Trailer

The highly anticipated MOONSPELL DVD "Lusitanian Metal" is about to hit stores all across Europe and you can now check out a trailer for this release below.

The first DVD features one complete live show recorded live in Katowice in 2004, all video clips (from "Opium" to "Everything Invaded"), an in-depth interview with all current band members and a detailed discography. The second DVD offers an excellent historical overview of the Portuguese metal institution during its stay on Century Media Records with no less than 50 live tracks, starting with some very old school live rehearsal recordings back in 1992 and ending with fantastic live footage from the "Spreading The Eclipse Tour."

"Lusitanian Metal" will be released as luxurious limited edition kingsize mediabook with both DVDs as well as a CD with the complete Katowice show as well as a standard double DVD in a super jewel case. The CD included in the limited edition will also be available separately. "Lusitanian Metal" will be released on the following dates:

ITALY: Friday, December 5, 2008.
SPAIN / PORTUGAL: Tuesday, December 9, 2008.
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / BENELUX: Friday, December 12, 2008.
UK / FRANCE / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, December 15, 2008. More...

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Cradle Of Filth Confirm Support Acts For Euro Tour

Cradle Of Filth has announced that they will be joined by Gorgoroth, Moonspell, Septicflesh and Asrai on their upcoming European tour dates.

The tour dates are as follows:

December
1 - Forum - London, UK
2 - Bataclan - Paris, France
3 - 013 - Tilburg, Holland
4 - Garage - Saarbrucken, Germany
6 - Z7 - Pratteln, Swizerland
7 - Palanord - Bologna, Italy
8 - Planet Music - Vienna, Austria
9 - Petofi Hall - Budapest, Hungary
11 - Reithalle - Dresden, Germany
12 - CCN Weimarhalle - Weimar, Germany
13 - Hof Ter Loo - Antwerpen, Belgium
14 - Huxleys - Berlin, Germany
16 - Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark
17 - Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany
18 - Hugenottenhalle - Neu Isenburg, Germany
19 - Backstage - München, Germany
20 - Hyde Park - Osnabruck, Germany

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Moonspell Issues New Road Report

Gothic Portuguese metal band Moonspell has issued the following tour update on their MySpace page:

Kicking back, hanging out, cooling. All these words, which I don't use or practice enough back in Europe, start making sense in the back lounge of the bus, a light smile calling up to the face, a warm breeze from the open window (yes, it's open and the AC is off!!! We don't care, we're from Europe, into the wild), outside the backdoor parking of Scout Club in S.Antonio, Texas. It's a showday today, party was mildly wild last night though it feels we have rocked through it pace'till death. First it was the Foundation Room, the huge American shots, like alcohol artillery making tabula rasa of your insides, then the Danzig bus, then our bus to finally stumble around the oppressive lights of a jumbo Walmart and wake up the next day with pumpkin pie crumbles all over the couch and a hard pressed ultra mega chips ahoy! pack under the pillow.

It's a past night that embodies well the spirit of this tour, that subtracted its little amount of back and forth (what would be a tour without it?), sees everyone hanging out together, delivering the goods on stage and basically at peace with a campaign which is fulfilling its ultimate goal: to pass on this good atmosphere to the crowds which we see pleasingly reacting and giving it all since SkeletonWitch, the first and great band, enters stage with its rabid thrash metal and their American beers; up to the Dirty Black Summer just paints it all black and strong. I see people leaving exhausted but enthusiastic about everyone's shows, I see merchandisers working in every booth, I see that, because, many times I am there, in the crowd, banging heads, drinking beers that people buy me and thank me for drinking (!). Now I remember: last night party begun just left to the pit, and when Danzig was over there was like 4 empty cups, one inside the other, in my left hand. Yes I do the horn sign, right red handed. More...

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