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
3. In Tremor Dei (featuring Portuguese guest vocalist Paulo Bragança!)
7. 1 De Novembro
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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