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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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Danzig Comments On "Blackest Of The Black" Tour

As previously reported, Danzig will team up with Dimmu Borgir, Skeletonwitch, Winds Of Plague and Moonspell for the "Blackest of the Black" tour.

Glenn Danzig comments: "It will be nice to get back to many of these cities that I have not been to in some time and do the Live Show for all the People who've followed my music all these years. I'm also very happy to have DIMMU BORGIR sharing the stage this time, as they are one of my favorite bands and always wanted them on Blackest Of The Black. Should be an INCREDIBLE 20th anniversary tour."

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Danzig Announces Tour With Dimmu Borgir

Danzig will embark on their "Blackest of the Black" tour this summer and joining them will be Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell, Skeletonwitch and Winds Of Plague. The tour is set to go all over the United States and will venture into Canada aswell. Stay tuned for tour dates and more information.

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Gorgoroth Prepare For European Tour 2008

Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH have issued the following update:

"Gorgoroth will, along with CRADLE OF FILTH, MOONSPELL, SEPTICFLESH and ASRAI, tour Europe in December. Be prepared for some very special shows. Check back later for further updates."

Dates for the above mentioned tour include:

December
1 - London, England - Forum
2 - Paris, France - Bataclan
3 - Tilburg, Holland - 013
4 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Garage
6 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
7 - Bologna, Italy - Palanord
8 - Vienna, Austria - Planet Music
9 - Budapest, Hungary - Pecsa
11 - Dresden, Germany - Reithalle
12 - Weimar, Germany - CCN Weimarhalle
13 - Belgium - TBA (festival)
14 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys
16 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
17 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
18 - Neu Isenburg, Germany - Hugenottenhalle
19 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage
20 - Osnabruck, Germany - Hyde Park

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Moonspell Post New Songs Online

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have posted two brand new songs from their "Night Eternal" album, "Scorpian Flower" and the title track, on their MySpace page. The follow-up to 2006's "Memorial" was recorded at Antfarm studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, HALFORD). A late spring/early summer release via SPV is expected. Other tracks set to appear on the CD include "Shadow Sun", "At Tragic Heights", "Spring of Rage" and "Hers is the Twilight".

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Moonspell To Release New Album In May

As previously reported, MOONSPELL are currently holed up at Antfarm Studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen working on their new album, Night Eternal. Frontman Fernando Ribeiro comments on the album concept, release dates and tour plans:

"The concept refers to the 'wear and the tear of the Earth,' how we are consuming its energy and its vital force and how it will take its revenge upon us. Memorial's musical line was taken a step further and Night Eternal will be a quite intense album itself, darkly atmospheric yet really heavy and catchy. In Night Eternal expect nothing but great guitar riffs, breathtaking songs and epic atmospheres.

The exact release date will be announced soon yet the album is coming out in May. The band is totally enthusiastic and eager to release it and to present it to the fans and hopes to be able to post some songs online on moonspell.com and myspace.com/moonspell as soon as the promos are ready for the press, around one and a half month before the record is released.

Live shows are now being booked for 2008 and the band is already confirmed for festivals in Czech Republic, Spain, and Germany and a US tour as well as a Euro tour will be announced as well as visits to other territories, some of them for the first time."

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Moonspell Reveal New Album Title

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL entered Antfarm studios in Denmark earlier this month with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, HALFORD) to begin recording the follow-up to 2006's "Memorial" for a tentative late spring/early summer release via SPV.

Commented vocalist Fernando Ribeiro: "'Night Eternal' will be the title of the new MOONSPELL album. The recording sessions will take place between the 7th and the 31st of January 2008 in Denmark's finest metal studio, Antfarm. Tue Madsen, who worked with the band on the 'Under Satanae' project, will be producing MOONSPELL's new opus."

"The band has revealed some of their song titles already: 'Shadow Sun', 'Night Eternal' (title track), 'At Tragic Heights', 'Scorpion Flower', 'Spring of Rage', 'Hers is the Twilight', among others songs that will take part of this new work. Further into the concept it was disclosed that it refers to the 'wear and the tear of the Earth,' how we are consuming its energy and its vital force and how it will take its revenge upon us." More...

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Moonspell Log Studio Time

MOONSPELL are booked in Denmark’s Antfarm Studios with acclaimed producer Tue Madsen through January 2008. This stint will follow their pre-production work in Portugal at Waldemar Sorchta which will last through November 30.

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Moonspell In Pre-Production For New Album

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL are currently in pre-production with Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT) for the follow-up to the acclaimed 2006 effort "Memorial". The band is scheduled to enter Antfarm studios in Denmark in January 2008 with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, HALFORD) to begin recording the CD for a tentative late spring/early summer release via SPV.

MOONSPELL's last release was the "Under SatanÆ" CD, which consisted of re-recordings of the band's legendary EP "Under the Moonspell" (1994) as well as their first demo "Anno SatanÆ" and their sole track as MORBID GOD, "Serpent Angel". All songs were re-arranged and revamped in order to "underline their revered distinction as underground classics but now with a mature dark energy and class," according to a press release. The CD was recorded at Antfarm with Tue Madsen and charted in the band's home country, where the group played the album in its entirety at a one-off show at the Lisbon Coliseum in front of 3,500 fans. More...

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Moonspell Announce New Album Release Date

SPV has set an October 12 German release date for MOONSPELL's new CD, "Under SatanÆ", which consists of re-recordings of the band's legendary EP "Under the Moonspell" (1994) as well as their first demo "Anno SatanÆ" and their sole track as MORBID GOD, "Serpent Angel". All songs were re-arranged and revamped in order to "underline their revered distinction as underground classics but now with a mature dark energy and class," according to a press release. "The full-length CD (eight songs and around five instrumental compositions) was recorded at Denmark's Antfarm Studios with Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, ROB HALFORD)."

"Under SatanÆ" track listing (not in final order):

01. Halla alle halla al rabka halla (Praeludium/Incantatum Solistitium)
02. Tenebrarum Oratorium (Andamento I/Erudit Compendyum)
03. Interludium/Incantatum Oequinoctum
04. Tenebrarum Oratorium (Andamento II/Erotic Compendyum)
05. Opus Diabolicum (Andamento III/Instrumental Compendyum)
06. Chorai Lusitânia! (Epilogus/Incantatam Maresia)
07. Intro
08. Goat on Fire
09. Ancient Winter Goddess
10. Wolves From The Fog
11. Outro
12. Serpent Angel

The new version of MOONSPELL's song "Tenebrarum Oratorium (Andamento I/Erudit Compendyum)" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.

The band is also in the process of writing material for the follow-up to "Memorial", which will go into production before the end of the year at the Woodhouse Studios with producer Waldemar Sorychta. A "best of" collection from MOONSPELL, entitled "The Great Silver Eye", was recently released through Century Media.

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Moonspell Posts New "Tenebrarum Oratorium"

Portugal's Moonspell have updated their MySpace page to feature the new version of their song 'Tenebrarum Oratorium,' to be included on their upcoming Under Satan release.

Moonspell entered the studio in the first weeks of July to record Under Satan.

The recording sessions were held at Denmark's Antfarm Studios. Behind the wheel of death was Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Dark Tranquillity, Rob Halford), co-producing with the band.

This release will consist of re-recordings of the band's legendary Under The Moonspell (1994) but also going back as far as their first demo, Anno SatanÆ, and their sole track as Morbid God, 'Serpent Angel'. All the songs were re-arranged and revamped in order to underline their revered distinction as "underground classics" but now with a mature dark energy and class. The full-length record (8 songs and around 5 instrumental compositions) will be released in early October (2007) via SPV worldwide.

Tracklisting (not the final order):

01. Halla alle halla al rabka halla (Praeludium/Incantatum Solistitium)
02. Tenebrarum Oratorium (Andamento I/Erudit Compendyum)
03. Interludium/Incantatum Oequinoctum
04. Tenebrarum Oratorium (Andamento II/Erotic Compendyum)
05. Opus Diabolicum (Andamento III/Instrumental Compendyum)
06. Chorai Lusitânia! (Epilogus/Incantatam Maresia)
07. Intro
08. Goat On Fire
09. Ancient Winter Goddess
10. Wolves From The Fog
11. Outro
12. Serpent Angel

In the process is also the composition of the follow up to Memorial which will go into production before the end of the year at the Woodhouse Studios with Waldemar Sorychta.

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Watch Wacken Open Air Live Online 8/3-8/4

For those of you missing Wacken Open Air, several band performances, interviews, and other footage is being streamed online during festival hours. Keep in mind that Germany is 6 hours ahead of US Eastern Standard Time, so make appropriate adjustments when arranging to watch your favorite band.

Intended Stream Schedule (subject to change)

Extended Schedules, including the Headbangers Ballroom, can be found at the following locations:

Friday, Aug 3
Black Stage
23:00-00:15 DIMMU BORGIR
02:00-03:00 APO.REITER

True Metal Stage
21:15-22:45 BLIND GUARDIAN
00:30-01:45 ICED EARTH

Party Stage
(4am EST)11:00-11:45 BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
23:00-00:15 SCHANDMAUL
02:00-03:00 SAMAEL

Saturday Aug 4
Black Stage
(5am EST)12:00-12:45 SONIC SYNDICATE
13:55-14:40 MOONSPELL
16:00-17:00 DIR EN GREY
18:45-20:00 DESTRUCTION + guests
21:45-23:00 IMMORTAL
00:45-01:45 CANNIBAL CORPSE

True Metal Stage
12:50-13:50 SACRED REICH
14:45-15:45 STRATOVARIUS
17:15-18:30 RAGE
20:15-21:30 TYPE O NEGATIVE
23:15-00:30 IN FLAMES
02:00-03:00 SUBWAY TO SALLY

Party Stage
12:00-12:45 DISILLUSION
13:55-14:40 HEAVEN SHALL BURN
16:00-17:00 DIMENSION ZERO
18:45-19:45 NORTHER
21:45-23:00 STORMWARRIOR feat.Kai Hansen
00:45-01:45 HAGGARD

Headbanger's Ballroom Notable mentions:
18:10-18:40 SWALLOW THE SUN
21:25-22:10 MOONSORROW

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Sahg Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

Norwegian heavy rockers SAHG, who feature in their ranks members of GORGOROTH, MANNGARD and AUDREY HORNE, have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): More...

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Moonspell Accused Of Promoting Satanism

Portugal's Blitz magazine is reporting that the country's biggest metal export MOONSPELL was recently accused of promoting Satanism by a Polish sociologist by the name of Ryszard Nowak. According to the report, which first appeared in the Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manhã, Nowak — who is said to be a member of an anti-cult organization — held a press conference in which he accused MOONSPELL of being Satanic and claimed that the band's "scandalous" performances promote "hate, animal slaughter, devastation of the Christian church and propagation of death." A petition was also launched to persuade the mayor of Warsaw to stop MOONSPELL's performance in the city from going ahead.

MOONSPELL's latest CD, "Memorial", was recently certifield gold in the band's home country of Portugal for sales in excess of 10,000 copies. This is the first time a Portuguese metal band has ever received this award. The group was also named "Best Portuguese Act" at MTV's 13th annual Europe Music Awards, held on Nov. 2 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This is the first time ever a metal band has won that particular award in Europe.

"Memorial" was released in April 2006 via SPV Records. The CD was recorded at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta (LACUNA COIL, TIAMAT, GRIP INC.).

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Midnattsol Confirmed For Wave Gotik Treffen 2007

The German/ Norwegian sextet MIDNATTSOL have been official confirmed to play at the 2007 edition of the Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany. Festival details are still being sorted out, but AMORPHIS, MOONSPELL, PRIMORDIAL, KRYPTERIA, CREMATORY and HAGGARD are also due to perform.

Go to this location for details on the festival. More...

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Wave-Gotik-Treffen Announce Lineup

This year's leading German gothic culture event Wave-Gotik-Treffen is set to take place May 25-28 in Leipzig. So far, the following bands are confirmed: More...

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Wacken Open Air 2007 Confirm Lordi and Mendeed

LORDI and MENDEED are the latest acts confirmed for the Wacken Open Air 2007 (www.wacken.com) is scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.

Acts on the bill now include: 1349, AMORPHIS, BELPHEGOR, BENEDICTUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BLACK MAJESTY, BLIND GUARDIAN, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHTHONIC, COMMUNIC, DESTRUCTION, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, DIMMU BORGIR, DISILLUSION, ENSLAVED, FALCONER, GRAVE DIGGER, HAGGARD, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, IMMORTAL, IN FLAMES, J.B.O., KAMPFAR, LACUNA COIL, LETZTE INSTANZ, LORDI, MENDEED, MOONSORROW, MOONSPELL, MUNICIPAL WASTE, NAPALM DEATH, NEAERA, NORTHER, RAGE & LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTER, SACRED REICH, SAMAEL, SAXON, SCHANDMAUL, SODOM, SONIC SYNDICATE, STORMWARRIOR (featuring GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen), STRATOVARIUS, SWALLOW THE SUN, THE VISION BLEAK, THERION, TYR, UNHEILIG, VADER and VOLBEAT.

More details as they become available.

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Napalm Death Announce More Tour Dates

British inventors of grindcore, NAPALM DEATH, currently busy on their US headliner tour, are about to deliver another full dose of intense live shows in Europe early 2007. After a run of shows mainly in Scandinavia in January, NAPALM DEATH will then embark on the “No Mercy Festival Tour 2007” alongside Moonspell, Behemoth, Dew Scented and others.

NAPALM DEATH with Ox Fanzine, Slam & Allschools

10.01.2007 Roskilde(DK) @ Gimle
11.01.2007 Hassleholm (S) @ Markan
12.01.2007 Borlange (S) @ Bolanche
13.01.2007 Oslo (NO) @ Garage
14.01.2007 Stockholm (S) @ Debaser
16.01.2007 Helsinki (FI) @ Tavastia
17.01.2007 Turku (FI) @ Klubi
18.01.2007 Tampere (FI) @ tba
19.01.2007 Oulu (FI) @ Teatria
20.01.2007 Jyvaskyla (IS) @ Lutakko
21.01.2007 Tallinn (EE) @ Club Illusion
22.01.2007 Riga (LV) @ Melna Piektdiena Club
23.01.2007 Vilnius (LT) @ Mulen Ruzas Club
25.01.2007 Bucharest (RO) @ Preoteasa Club
26.01.2007 Sofia (BG) @ Hristo Botev
27.01.2007 Thessaloniki (GR) @ Mylos Apothiki
28.01.2007 Athens (GR) @ An Club More...

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Moonspell Named Best Portuguese Act

Moonspell won MTV Europe's award for Best Portuguese Act, competing with multi-platinum Hip - Hop and Pop bands. This is the first time in history that a Metal band has won this award. The band has issued the following statement online:

"We won MTV Euro awards for best Portuguese act and wish to dedicate it to all people around the world who voted for us and helped Moonspell to become a stronger band and Portuguese Metal more known to the abroad scene! Thank you a million moons!!! ~Fernando and Moonspell"

Moonspell continue to tour in support of their new album "Memorial" which was released earlier this year through SPV / Steamhammer. The appropriately dubbed "Nocturnal Mourning" tour with special guests Katatonia and Daylight Dies is hitting the world famous Whiskey A Go Go in L.A. this Sunday Nov. 5th. The tour will then roll through Anaheim and start heading east until the final show Nov. 19th at the Webster Theater in Hartford, CT.

NOCTURNAL MOURNING TOUR
w/ MOONSPELL, Katatonia, Daylight Dies More...

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Moonspell, Behemoth Team Up For European Tour

Portugal's gothic metal kings Moonspell will team up with Napalm Death, Behemoth and Dew-Scented for an European tour in March/April 2007. Confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Katatonia, Moonspell N.A. Tour Dates

Katatonia have teamed up with Moonspell and Daylight Dies for a month long North American tour. Official dates as follows:
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