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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serega25 - 18.01.2012 at 21:22  
Great news!
advent - 18.01.2012 at 21:24  
Mmm ,now I am interested.
AndMetalForAll - 18.01.2012 at 21:25  
Hope this album is the masterpiece they say it will be.
BloodTears - 18.01.2012 at 21:26  
I wasn't expecting thrash to be in the mix. Now I don't know what to expect
ImperialTroll - 18.01.2012 at 22:43  
Fantastic news! this year is also as massive as 2011 was. Probably even bigger!
Edmund Fogg - 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?
Slayer666 - 18.01.2012 at 23:06  
Thrash? I... uh... am not too sure what to think about this.
InnerSelf - 18.01.2012 at 23:59  
I'm psyched wasn't expecting a double release
Mr.Wilson - 19.01.2012 at 00:58  
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?
Edmund Fogg - 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?
Mr.Wilson - 19.01.2012 at 02:24  
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:)
WorpeX - 19.01.2012 at 03:28  
I'm more interested in Omega White. haha
strade - 19.01.2012 at 04:21  
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...
NocturnalStalker - 19.01.2012 at 04:56  
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.
In Bone Factory - 19.01.2012 at 08:35  
Nice combination
psykometal - 19.01.2012 at 10:09  
Looking forward to this for sure...
AnGina-- - 19.01.2012 at 18:48  
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.
Dark Blood - 19.01.2012 at 18:59  
Well this should be very interesting. Looking forward to this for sure.

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