Official Moonspell Biography “Wolves Who Were Men” To Receive English-Language Release This Fall

Moonspell have announced that the English version of their official biography, “Wolves Who Were Men: The History Of Moonspell,” will be released this fall. The book was written by Ricardo S. Amorim and it will be available as a standalone paperback and as a deluxe box set.

The following was said about the book:

“Formed over a quarter century ago, Moonspell have faced both triumph and tribulation to become the most internationally celebrated Portuguese metal band in history. For the first time, their unique story is told in full in the new book Wolves Who Were Men: The History Of Moonspell, scheduled for release in English language in Autumn of 2019.

An epic, in-depth and candid read, author Ricardo S. Amorim follows the band from youthful black metal fans to experienced musicians battling the challenges of an ever-changing music industry, exploring Moonspell’s evolving sound while always focussing on the often-troubled human stories that lie behind the music. Including lengthy interviews with the group’s current and former members – as well as various comrades, including Rotting Christ, Cradle Of Filth, Samael, Kreator, The Gathering and Amorphis – it also features a wealth of images, many previously unpublished.

Presented by Crypt Publications, in unholy alliance with Cult Never Dies and Fernando Ribeiro’s own Alma Mater, Wolves Who Were Men is due to be issued in a standalone paperback format, as well as a deluxe box set format, including several exclusive extras. It is a must read for all Moonspell fans, as well as anyone interested in the continued development of the metal genre and the reality of life in a full-time metal band.”

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Moonspell Share “Extinct” Live Video From “Lisboa Under The Spell”

Moonspell have shared a new live video for “Extinct.” The footage comes from the band’s new live DVD/Blu-ray/3CD set “Lisboa Under The Spell,” which was released in August. The effort was recorded at Campo Pequeno in Lisbon, Portugal on February 4, 2017.

Fernando Ribeiro commented:

“Now that the DVD is out, I guess a lot of our fans already made up their minds about it and I guess rather were as surprised about its final epic form as we were surprised by the, no-bullshit, honest and very solid reactions to our new live release, praise, great reviews, chart entries at all. As far as I am concerned live releases don’t make the cut sometimes. That’s why the Lisboa Under The Spell you might or might not have already in your hands was so carefully thought out and packaged, reminding us of the very few live releases that make us sit in the couch and watch or listen the hell out of. Records like Life After Death (Maiden), Earth Inferno (Fields Of The Nephilim) and a few others. Those, with all due respect, were the ones who inspired us to do better. The addition of the album Extinct makes perfect sense to us, as this is the musical thread we are going to follow with the next opus and also because that was the last date of our very dear Road To Extinction tour that started off in 2015 and ended in our hometown, Lisbon on February 2017 e.v. We hope you enjoy this new clip from the title song ‘Extinct’, featuring the lovely and dangerous Portuguese actress Carolina Torres, brandishing the sword and watching her pack rocking out.”

Moonspell Share “Herr Spiegelmann” Live Video From “Lisboa Under The Spell”

Moonspell have shared a new live video for “Herr Spiegelmann.” The footage comes from the band’s new live DVD/Blu-ray/3CD set “Lisboa Under The Spell,” which will be released on August 17. The effort was recorded at Campo Pequeno in Lisbon, Portugal on February 4, 2017.

Fernando Ribeiro commented:

“‘Herr Spiegelmann’, or Mr. Mirrorman, is a song inspired by the amazing book of Patrick Suskind, ‘The Perfume’. I guess everybody knows that book; if not, shame on you.

I wrote the lyrics to the ‘execution scene,’ where people start seeing on the tortured, beaten down man on the stake, everything wonderful they want to see. Like a mirror man, reflecting their fears and ambitions and most secret wishes.

I really love this song and the visual part of it was specially designed for this show, with the laser gloves and the mirror jacket, in a tentative to convey the eerie and psychedelic atmosphere of the song.

I hope you guys enjoy this advance from ‘Lisboa Under The Spell’, as it does reflect the struggle for an original and emotional cut of the songs, just like a Moonspell show should be, add magic.”

Moonspell Share “Alma Mater” Live Video From “Lisboa Under The Spell”

Moonspell have shared a new live video for “Alma Mater.” The footage comes from the band’s new live DVD/Blu-ray/3CD set “Lisboa Under The Spell,” which will be released on August 17. The effort was recorded at Campo Pequeno in Lisbon, Portugal on February 4, 2017. Fernando Ribeiro commented:

“Moonspell’s ALMA MATER holds for us the true meaning of this Latin expression. It talks about something bigger which unite us, and it’s not God, Politics or football but an eternal sense of belonging and returning. That’s why ALMA MATER is the biggest Moonspell song. Enjoy it in its home country, our Alma Mater Portugal!!!”

Moonspell To Release “Lisboa Under The Spell” In August

Moonspell have announced that they will be releasing a new live DVD/Blu-ray/3CD set titled “Lisboa Under The Spell” on August 17. The effort was recorded at Campo Pequeno in Lisbon, Portugal on February 4, 2017. The band commented:

“We are thrilled to announce the release of our brand new live DVD/Blu-ray/3CD live album, entitled ‘Lisboa Under The Spell’! It was recorded live on our breathtaking capitol city of Lisbon and it’s nothing short of an epic trek of more than three action-packed hours! We have played ‘Wolfheart’, ‘Irreligious’ plus ‘Extinct’ in full, invited a bunch of guests, summoned our biggest strength to be up to the task, and it feels awesome to unleash a long-awaited live release from Moonspell. This edition will be full packed with amazing material, bonus CDs from the shows, a in depth documentary about the band, top sound, dramatic flair and a human picture of thousands of Portuguese witches and wolves under the spell. A great document of what we are on and off stage. Don’t miss out and visit Lisbon through the eyes of Moonspell fans and the genius work of director Victor Castro.”

Track Listing:

I – Rockumentary- band documentary by Victor Castro

II – “Wolfheart” Show – full album played live

01. Wolfshade (A Werewolf Masquerade)
02. Love Crimes
03. Of Dream And Drama
04. Lua D’inverno

05. Trebaruna
06. Ataegina
07. Vampiria
08. An Erotic Alchemy
09. Alma Mater

III – “Irreligious” Show – full album played live

01. Perverse Almost Religious
02. Opium
03. Awake!
04. For A Taste Of Eternity
05. Ruin & Misery
06. A Poisoned Gift
07. Raven Claws (feat. Mariangela Demurtas)
08. Mephisto
09. Herr Spiegelmann
10. Fullmoon Madness

IV – “Extinct” Show – full album played live

01. All Gone From The Wild (intro)
02. Breathe (Until We Are No More)
03. Extinct (feat. Carolina Torres)
04. Medusalem
05. Domina
06. The Last Of Us
07. Malignia
08. Funeral Bloom
09. A Dying Breed
10. The Future Is Dark

V – Making Of – show day

VI – Gallery – live and backstage pics

Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell, & Omnium Gatherum Announce 2018 North American Tour

Amorphis and Dark Tranquillity have announced a co-headlining North American tour. Moonspell and Omnium Gatherum will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/07 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
09/08 Montreal, QUE – Cafe Campus
09/09 Quebec City, QUE – Imperial de Quebec
09/10 Toronto, ONT – Opera House
09/11 Ft. Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
09/12 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
09/13 Joliet, Il – The Forge
09/14 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
09/15 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
09/17 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
09/18 Calgary, AB – Dickens
09/19 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
09/20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/22 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
09/23 Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
09/24 West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey a Go Go
09/25 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
09/26 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
09/27 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
09/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid joe’s
09/29 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
10/01 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/02 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
10/03 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
10/05 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
10/06 West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theater
10/07 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/09 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub and Billiards
10/10 Durham, NC – Motorco
10/11 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/12 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
10/14 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall