Moonspell - Releasing New Album In 2017


After filming a new DVD in Lisbon, Moonspell are ready to release a new album this year! The band is currently on pre-production with Jon Phipps at their home studios (Inferno) in Portugal and recently posted online some pictures of their daily work at the studio.




The album title will be 1755 and it's a quite surprising twist of events and direction for the band. Versing the Great Lisbon Earthquake (1755), the band has developed a lyrical concept that looks into the death and rebirth of Lisbon and how the disaster changed Religion, Politics and Philosophy in the whole of Europe. The surprise is that the album will be fully sung in Portuguese.

What was supposed to be just a 4-song bonus for the Lisboa Under The Spell DVD-Blu-ray (recorded last February in Lisbon with 4000 fans attending, to be released in 2018) evolved into a full length album that will be produced by Tue Madsen (Antfarm Studios, Denmark) who worked with the band in a few previous releases (Under Satanæ, Night Eternal, Alpha Noir / Omega White).

In the band's own words, Fernando (lead singer) explains: "We fell in love with the concept and made perfect sense to sing it in our national language, Portuguese. I guess we were just waiting for the right opportunity to work on such an album. Musically it will be heavier than Extinct. It will be earthshaking but also very detailed with orchestrations and percussion as we want people to relive the Lisbon of the 18th century. Singing it in Portuguese, allowed me to find a different expression as a vocalist and my job is to be the survivor of the Earthquake, roaming the ruins and telling you all about it."

The band will tour Latin America soon and also play several festivals in the Summer.




Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Moonspell
 
Posted: 09.03.2017 by BloodTears


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09.03.2017 - 13:07
BloodTears
ANA-thema
This has all the ingredients to be super epic. Let's just see if Moonspell can pull it off.

Singing in Portuguese about the Great Lisbon Earthquake which is very much a part of history and personally, I'm fascinated by it, should be amazing. Eagerly anticipating this!
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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09.03.2017 - 13:50
Pimpelmee
Amazing Mapman
Written by BloodTears on 09.03.2017 at 13:07

This has all the ingredients to be super epic. Let's just see if Moonspell can pull it off.

Singing in Portuguese about the Great Lisbon Earthquake which is very much a part of history and personally, I'm fascinated by it, should be amazing. Eagerly anticipating this!


Something along the lines of Within Temptation making an album in Dutch about the North Sea flood of 1953?

I like Extinct very much. Not sure what to think of this one yet.
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09.03.2017 - 19:11
The Underdog
I don't know how the Portugese language will fit the music, but I'm excited for this. Extinct was a good record.
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09.03.2017 - 19:50
fenchik
Never been disappointed with Moonspell! Sure it will be Great!
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09.03.2017 - 20:24
s_t_s
Tried to get into Moonspell several times... in vain. Then I instantly fell in love with "Extinct" ! Wish the new album sounds like it ! ^^
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09.03.2017 - 20:32
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
I liked the last album a lot too. Looking forward to this even more judging by the scope and theme behind it.
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09.03.2017 - 21:21
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Pimpelmee on 09.03.2017 at 13:50

Written by BloodTears on 09.03.2017 at 13:07

This has all the ingredients to be super epic. Let's just see if Moonspell can pull it off.

Singing in Portuguese about the Great Lisbon Earthquake which is very much a part of history and personally, I'm fascinated by it, should be amazing. Eagerly anticipating this!


Something along the lines of Within Temptation making an album in Dutch about the North Sea flood of 1953?

I like Extinct very much. Not sure what to think of this one yet.


Yes, something like that! Musically, I also don't know what to expect but the subject is cool.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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09.03.2017 - 21:23
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by The Underdog on 09.03.2017 at 19:11

I don't know how the Portugese language will fit the music, but I'm excited for this. Extinct was a good record.


You've never heard their songs with Portuguese lyrics? The novelty here is that the whole album will be in Portuguese, but they have done a few songs before in Portuguese.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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09.03.2017 - 21:59
Darkside Momo
Retired
^ Yep! "Os Senhores Da Guerra" Is one of the only good songs out of Darkness And Hope.

Anyway, really interested in that one. especially considering I'm the minority here, as I was disappointed by Extinct
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10.03.2017 - 11:43
The Underdog
Written by BloodTears on 09.03.2017 at 21:23

Written by The Underdog on 09.03.2017 at 19:11

I don't know how the Portugese language will fit the music, but I'm excited for this. Extinct was a good record.


You've never heard their songs with Portuguese lyrics? The novelty here is that the whole album will be in Portuguese, but they have done a few songs before in Portuguese.


That's true, I've not really heard a lot of their songs with Portugese lyrics. But Fernando has that sort of charisma to his style of singing, I think he can pull it off
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10.03.2017 - 13:00
s_t_s
This piece of news made me want to listen to Extinct again and I still love it so much, yet I can hardly think of a whole album in Portuguese... I'm afraid it's going to kill the album's atmosphere in the end :/
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10.03.2017 - 13:08
Sword_Chant
Extinct was one of my favourite albums of 2015 so hopefully this one holds up. Don't know how / if the Portugese will fit the music like their previous records, but lets wait and see.
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10.03.2017 - 14:38
garmling
Portuguese will fit fine, Fernando already proved he can do it nicely! I think it will add another interesting flavor to a whole thing.... Eager to hear it!

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10.03.2017 - 17:01
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by BloodTears on 09.03.2017 at 13:07

This has all the ingredients to be super epic. Let's just see if Moonspell can pull it off.

Singing in Portuguese about the Great Lisbon Earthquake which is very much a part of history and personally, I'm fascinated by it, should be amazing. Eagerly anticipating this!


analyze his Portuguese poetry, is he good poet in native?
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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10.03.2017 - 18:21
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Bad English on 10.03.2017 at 17:01

Written by BloodTears on 09.03.2017 at 13:07

This has all the ingredients to be super epic. Let's just see if Moonspell can pull it off.

Singing in Portuguese about the Great Lisbon Earthquake which is very much a part of history and personally, I'm fascinated by it, should be amazing. Eagerly anticipating this!


analyze his Portuguese poetry, is he good poet in native?


I actually have some of Fernando Ribeiro's poetry books. He's a good writer but writing poetry isn't the same as writing lyrics and he's obviously been doing that very well so...
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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11.03.2017 - 10:10
The Melting Snow
What's the easiest way to learn Portuguese before November?
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13.03.2017 - 14:25
Filipecosteira
Written by Bad English on 10.03.2017 at 17:01

Written by BloodTears on 09.03.2017 at 13:07

This has all the ingredients to be super epic. Let's just see if Moonspell can pull it off.

Singing in Portuguese about the Great Lisbon Earthquake which is very much a part of history and personally, I'm fascinated by it, should be amazing. Eagerly anticipating this!


analyze his Portuguese poetry, is he good poet in native?


Actually, this song is a Madredeus cover.
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