Moonspell have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Evento.” The song is from the band’s new Portuguese-language album “1755.” That effort, which focuses on the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, will be released on November 3.
Fernando Ribeiro commented:
“’Bury the dead. Take care of the living’. Is one of the most famous quote of Marquis of Pombal (Sebastião José Carvalho e Melo), the minister of the King who together with the crowds of Lisbon and his engineers rebuilt a new Lisbon from the ashes and ruins of the old in just one year time.
‘Event’ talks about fate, a dialogue built between the narration of the day and the state of mind of Lisbon’s inhabitants and the all powerful choir telling me to be still and accept God’s will. This conflict and the desacralisation of Lisbon is one of the most interesting aspects of this accursed day. A fight that allowed Portugal to step out finally from the Middle Ages and make the country’s entry into Enlightenment.”