Moonspell - New Album Details Unveiled


Portuguese metallers Moonspell have announced that their upcoming new album will be entitled Alpha Noir and will be released on April 27th via Napalm Records. The album was produced and mixed by Tue Madsen.

Fernando Ribeiro posted the following on the band's Facebook page: "Never a Moonspell album came so close to be absolute like the new opus magna (masterpiece) Alpha Noir, scheduled to be proudly released by Napalm Records on the 27th of April."

"Moonspell has tapped a notch into their energy filled gothic metal by adding a guitar wall forged by timeless artists like Bathory, King Diamond or in a twist of the knife to old thrash metal legends like Onslaught, Metallica early works or even Testament and Artillery, making Alpha Noir a truly surprising and fresh record where all the songs have a climax effect about them, a high tension charm that will for sure electricize audiences when played on a stage."

"Songs like the title track (Alpha Noir), the infectious "Versus", the wolf hymn "Lickanthrope" or the Portuguese sung "Em Nome Do Medo" (In The Name Of Fear) and the closing epic "Grandstand", might get you a welcoming chilling of the past but make no mistake: Alpha Noir is a leap of faith and belief in their writing skills and progressive musicianship."

"Together with Alpha Noir packed in a deluxe and special edition on digipack, Moonspell and Napalm offers no live DVD, making of or any kind of filler. Instead they put in the table another offerend: Omega White, the musical twin of Alpha Noir, a collection of eight songs of pure atmosphere and shadow, close to their breakthrough album Irreligious, in a just homage to their Type O Negative and Sisters Of Mercy roots. Tracks like the erotic "Herodisiac", the catchy "White Skies" or the heartbreaking "Whiteomega" will for sure keep you in dark company through a night of fear and loss, both soothing and provoking. Both masterpieces were produced and mixed by Tue Madsen, pre-produced by Benny Richter!"

"Alpha Noir/Omega White will also be played in their entirety in Lisbon's Campo Pequeno, that holds 5000 fans, in their homeland Portugal in the most daring stage set and visuals the band has ever tried."

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Moonspell
 
Posted: 18.01.2012 by DaMaGeR


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18.01.2012 - 21:22
serega25
Great news!
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18.01.2012 - 21:24
advent
Mmm ,now I am interested.
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18.01.2012 - 21:25
AndMetalForAll
kual21
Hope this album is the masterpiece they say it will be.
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18.01.2012 - 21:26
BloodTears
ANA-thema
I wasn't expecting thrash to be in the mix. Now I don't know what to expect
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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18.01.2012 - 22:43
ImperialTroll
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Fantastic news! this year is also as massive as 2011 was. Probably even bigger!
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18.01.2012 - 23:02
Edmund Fogg
Wow look at all that name dropping. Is it an attemp at pleasing a wider audience or will it be cohesive enough to be enjoyed as a whole?
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18.01.2012 - 23:06
Slayer666
Thrash? I... uh... am not too sure what to think about this.
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18.01.2012 - 23:59
InnerSelf
proofread free
I'm psyched wasn't expecting a double release
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19.01.2012 - 00:58
Mr.Wilson
Written by Edmund Fogg on 18.01.2012 at 23:02

Wow look at all that name dropping. Is it an attemp at pleasing a wider audience or will it be cohesive enough to be enjoyed as a whole?


of course it is not meant be enjoyed as a whole! it is divided in 2 Cd's both different in content! :/ can't you read?
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19.01.2012 - 01:44
Edmund Fogg
Written by Mr.Wilson on 19.01.2012 at 00:58

of course it is not meant be enjoyed as a whole! it is divided in 2 Cd's both different in content! :/ can't you read?


I just read the news fast (you know in diagonal) and I was struck with the ammount of different styles and bands that were sited as an example of the style. Still Even if it's divided in two cds why release them in a package if the second is not meant to be listened after the first as a logical continuation of the first one?
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19.01.2012 - 02:24
Mr.Wilson
Written by Edmund Fogg on 19.01.2012 at 01:44

Written by Mr.Wilson on 19.01.2012 at 00:58

of course it is not meant be enjoyed as a whole! it is divided in 2 Cd's both different in content! :/ can't you read?


I just read the news fast (you know in diagonal) and I was struck with the ammount of different styles and bands that were sited as an example of the style. Still Even if it's divided in two cds why release them in a package if the second is not meant to be listened after the first as a logical continuation of the first one?


cause the second disc, like they explained is a homage to their musical roots! i think is a real treat to the fans, but is my opinion:)
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19.01.2012 - 03:28
WorpeX
I'm more interested in Omega White. haha
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19.01.2012 - 04:21
strade
I guess I need to listen to this band's older works now to decide whether it's worth getting excited about this or not...
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19.01.2012 - 04:56
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
Mmm... I'm already beginning to salivate.
Good to know that the band isn't going to just continue on the success of Night Eternal, and they still want to explore new musical regions. Otherwise, it wouldn't be Moonspell anymore.
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19.01.2012 - 08:35
In Bone Factory
Nice combination
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19.01.2012 - 10:09
psykometal
A staff guy...
Looking forward to this for sure...
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19.01.2012 - 18:48
AnGina--
Dark Phoenix
I'm intrigued and excited. Moonspell have been one of my faves throughout the years so I'm expecting another superb album in their discography.
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19.01.2012 - 18:59
Dark Blood
The Avenger
Well this should be very interesting. Looking forward to this for sure.
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