Moonspell Reveal Cover Art & Track Listing For New Portuguese-Language Album “1755”

Moonspell have revealed the cover art and track listing for their new Portuguese-language album “1755.” The effort, which focuses on the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, will be released on November 3.

“1755” Track Listing:

01. “Em Nome Do Medo”
02. “1755”
03. “In Tremor Dei” (feat. Paulo Bragança)
04. “Desastre”
05. “Abanão”
06. “Evento”
07. “1 De Novembro”
08. “Ruínas”
09. “Todos Os Santos”
10. “Lanterna Dos Afogados”

Fernando Ribeiro commented:

“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 cannot 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.”

Moonspell Working On New Portuguese-Language Album “1755” About Lisbon Earthquake

Moonspell have revealed that they are working on a new Portuguese-language album about the 1755 Lisbon earthquake simply called “1755.” That effort will be released on November 3. You can read more about that in the below press release:

The rumours are true! MOONSPELL is ready to release their next album this year.

The band is currently on pre-production with Jon Phipps at their home studios (Inferno) in Portugal and has recently posted online some pictures of videos 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-BLURAY (recorded last February in Lisbon with 4000 wild fans attending, to be released in 2018) evolved into a full length album that will be produced by Tue Madsen(Antfarm Studios, DK) who worked with the band in a few previous releases (UNDER SATANAE, 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 will play several festivals in the Summer.”

Moonspell Film Lisbon Concert For New DVD

Moonspell have revealed that their February 4 show at the Campo Pequeno arena in Lisbon, Portugal was filmed for a new DVD. The band said the following:

“The show was filmed for a DVD release via Napalm Records and we believe these will make the Portuguese wolves’ fans very, very proud. Moonspell broke their ticket sale recording for a headline show in Portugal and 4000 rabid fans have attended this show, making impossible history happen for a Portuguese metal band.“


Septicflesh Announce 2015 North American Tour With Moonspell & Deathstars

Septicflesh have announced a 2015 North American tour. The band will also be joined by special guests, Moonspell and Deathstars.


Tour Dates:

04/24 Mexico City, Mex. – Circo Volador (No Deathstars)
04/25 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
04/26 Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
04/28 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
04/29 Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
04/30 Las Vegas, NV – LVCS
05/02 Oakland,CA – Metro Opera House
05/03 Portland, OR – Tonic Lounge
05/04 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
05/05 Spokane, Wa – The Pin
05/06 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
05/09 Indianopolis, IN – Emerson Theater
05/10 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
05/11 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
05/12 Cleveland, OH – The Agora Theatre
05/13 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
05/14 Montreal, QC – Theatre Corona
05/15 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
05/16 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
05/17 New York,NY – Gramercy Theatre
05/18 Springfield, VA – Empire
05/19 Atlanta, GA – Hell (The Masquerade)