Moonspell Cancel UK/Ireland Tour

Moonspell have cancelled their UK/Ireland tour. The trek was unable to move forward due to “the huge financial crisis [in] UK, Ireland And Europe.”

The band issued the following statement:

“By agreement with promoters and our agency, we have decided to CANCEL our Fullmoon Over the UK AND IRELAND tour.

We are obviously desolate in bringing such sad news yet we had no other option.

The reasons behind this decision are, as you can imagine, the huge financial crisis UK, IRELAND and Europe are living through that affects entertainment sales.

We wish to meet you under better circumstances and will work hard to bring a show that is worth your money and time, hopefully in 2023.

To everybody who bought a ticket please accept our apologies and gratitude. You can ask for your refund at your ticket provider.

To all the promoters, we sincerely thank you for your efforts and preference and hope to work together again in a near future.

THE SHOWS IN GREECE, ISRAEL AND DUBAI ARE GOING TO HAPPEN AND ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THIS CANCELLATION.

Thanks for your support, under the spell!!!

Decibel-Touring”

Moonspell Premiere “Apophthegmata” Live Video

Moonspell have premiered a new live video for their song “Apophthegmata.” The footage is taken from the band’s new live album/film, “From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep,” which is set to be released on September 30. That effort was recorded during a special set in which the group performed “Hermitage” in its entirety at Grutas de Mira D’Aire in Portugal.

Vocalist Fernando Ribeiro commented:

“‘Apophthegmata‘ is a Greek word that defines a collection of texts, a book with the most important lessons and revelations of the Desert Fathers, the kings of Hermits. They stood in the darkness to enlighten themselves and often brought their conclusions of peace and wisdom to their restless and suffering communities.

This song stands for exactly that, musically speaking: a game of light and shadow, a bridge between fragility and strength. It quickly became a must on our setlist and a fan favorite of the ‘Hermitage‘ album. Enjoy the light, learn with the darkness, be kind to yourself so you can be kind to others.”

Moonspell Premiere “Hermitage” Live Video

Moonspell have premiered a new live video for their song “Hermitage.” The footage is taken from the band’s new live album/film, “From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep,” which is set to be released on September 30. That effort was recorded during a special set in which the group performed “Hermitage” in its entirety at Grutas de Mira D’Aire in Portugal.

Moonspell Cancel North American Tour With Swallow The Sun & Witherfall

Moonspell have cancelled their upcoming North American tour with Swallow The Sun and Witherfall. The trek was unable to move forward due to “unsolvable logistic and transportation problems.”

The band commented:

“Dear North- American fans.

We have no other option than to cancel our American Fullmoon tour with Swallow the Sun and Witherfall that would start August 25th in NY and end September 19th in Boston.

Unsolvable logistic and transportation problems are the cause behind this cancellation.

Together with our agency, Moonspell and STS management tried all the options available but we have no other solution than cancelling.

We thank you for your understanding and apologise for all the trouble caused.

We are already working on a North-American tour for 2023. Will keep you posted.

Please contact your ticket provider for reimbursements.

See you under better circumstances, under the spell!

Note: Moonspell will play Candelabrum Metal Fest ,Léon, Mexico as a stand alone show on September 3rd.”

Moonspell To Release “From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep” In September

Moonspell will be releasing a new live album/film titled “From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep” on September 23. The effort was recorded during a special set in which the band performed “Hermitage” in full at Grutas de Mira D’Aire in Portugal and it will be available in the following formats: Blu-ray, DVD, vinyl, and CD.

“From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep” Track Listing:

01. “The Greater Good”
02. “Common Prayers”
03. “All or Nothing”
04. “Hermitage”
05. “Entitlement”
06. “Solitarian”
07. “The Hermit Saints”
08. “Apophthegmata”
09. “Without Rule”
10. “The Great Leap Forward”

You can find a live video for “Entitlement” from the DVD below. Fernando Ribeiro said the following about that:

“While the world agonized at home, we went deep down below, to a cave to record a DVD with some of our bravest fans watching it. ‘Entitlement’ is the first advance of an unreal show, a performance like you’ve never watched, in the peace and quiet of a wet and dark natural gallery. From deep down below, our new live album and DVD is something never tried before and we hope it darkly entertains you until our next album comes in 2023.”

Moonspell Announce 30th Anniversary North American Tour With Swallow The Sun & Witherfall

Moonspell have announced the dates for the North American leg of their 30th anniversary tour. Swallow The Sun and Witherfall will open.

Tour Dates:

08/25 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
08/26 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
08/27 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
08/28 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
08/29 Orlando, FL – The Haven
08/31 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/01 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
09/02 Dallas, TX – Trees
09/03 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
09/04 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
09/05 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
09/06 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
09/07 Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
09/08 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
09/09 Seattle, WA – Substation
09/11 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
09/12 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
09/13 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/14 Indianapolis, IN – Irving Theater
09/15 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
09/16 Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus
09/17 Quebec City, QC – Source de la Martinière
09/18 Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs

Moonspell’s Fernando Ribeiro commented:

“‘American Full Moon‘ is going to be the ultimate celebration of Moonspell‘s legacy, past and present. 30 years under the spell can’t be missed by any fans overseas! Joining us will be Swallow The Sun and Witherfall, masters of their own craft who will add their own awesomeness to a tour which will bring us all together under, hell yea, a full moon madness! We will be revisiting our career and playing classics, new songs and hidden gems alike, so the hype is real, brace yourself for an extraordinary voyage in the amazing company of these bands, probably the best and most heartfelt tour of 2022.”

Moonspell Announce “Irreligious” And “Hermitage” Livestream Shows

Moonspell will be playing two livestream concerts in Lisbon, Portugal this month. The first one will be held on June 18 and it will find the band performing “Irreligious” in full. The second one will be held on June 19 and it will find the band performing “Hermitage” in full.

Fernando Ribeiro commented:

“We all took a big fall with the COVID situation. It has been challenging to keep the band together and the fans motivated. Our legs were crushed but we are back on our feet and want to walk at your side again. We will not only celebrate the incredible 25th anniversary of one of our most fundamental albums (‘Irreligious’) but finally have the chance to unveil the absolute and quite powerful charm of ‘Hermitage’ songs on stage. It’s Moonspell like you never seen us before. It’s being together again. Our time has come.”

Tickets can be found HERE. Notably, 300 fans will be in attendance at each show.

In other news, Moonspell will also be reissuing “Irreligious” as a deluxe box set with the LP and a 12″ triangle-shaped disc EP featuring “Fullmoon Madness” and a live version of the track. An exclusive tape, slipmat, and more will also be included. The items in the set are also expected to be available separately as well.

Paradise Lost Announce 2022 UK Tour With Moonspell

Paradise Lost have announced a 2022 UK tour with Moonspell. Here’s the dates:

02/05 Leeds, UK – The Warehouse (no Moonspell)
02/06 Colchester, UK – Arts Centre (no Moonspell)
02/07 Norwich, UK – Waterfront (no Moonspell)
02/08 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2 (no Moonspell)
02/09 Stoke, UK – Sugarmill (no Moonspell)
02/11 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
02/12 Newcastle, UK – Riverside
02/13 Wolverhampton, UK – KK’s Steel Mill
02/14 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
02/16 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
02/17 Bristol, UK – SWX
02/18 London, UK – Electric Ballroom

Moonspell Premiere “The Hermit Saints” Video

Moonspell have premiered a new video for their new song “The Hermit Saints.” This track is from the band’s new album “Hermitage,” which will be released tomorrow (February 26). Fernando Ribeiro commented:

“‘The Hermit Saints’ unveils even further secrets about our forthcoming album, ‘Hermitage’. Make no mistake: this is a METAL song played according to Moonspell’s own signature and rules. This song tells you about the holiness and unholiness of men, about the duality between saints and sinners. It tells of the fever that makes us cross into the desert of our own existences, perpetually looking out for the cure, that will never come until we change our ways. Many might go. Few will come back. Lock the gates, behold ‘The Hermit Saints’.”

Moonspell Premiere “All Or Nothing” Video

Moonspell have premiered a new video for their new song “All Or Nothing.” This track is from the band’s new album “Hermitage,” which will be released on February 26. Fernando Ribeiro commented:

“The video for ‘All Or Nothing’ was recorded in an empty theatre in Portugal and it’s symbolic of our days. Solitude dominates our lives and we divide our attentions and heartbeats at the groove of darkness and hope. At the mercy of all that can be and the nothing that we have to deal with right now. It’s a song that relies on a more intimate melodic frame, emotional, autobiographic almost, about the joy and the sorrow that is being in a band. Life is a game you cannot win. You just have to play. Our job is done, we brought you joy. Every now and then.”