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MOONSPELL Announces Special Halloween Concert

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL will play a special Halloween live show in the South of Portugal, an ancient town named Beja, on October 31. At the local theatre Pax Julia, originally built in 1928, the band will deliver its annual and own brand of Halloween to the world: An exclusive live concert for 300 guests but ...

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MOONSPELL Parts Ways With Original Drummer MIGUEL 'MIKE' GASPAR, Prepares To Record New Album

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have parted ways with original drummer Miguel "Mike" Gaspar and have replaced him with Hugo Ribeiro (no relation to MOONSPELL singer Fernando Ribeiro). The band will enter the studio in September to record its new album with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (PARADISE LOST, ULVER, GHOST). An early 2021 release via Napalm Records ...

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Quadra - SEPULTURA

Heavy metal's atavistic instincts are undoubtedly among its finer qualities, but resistance to change can also lead to some major missing out. SEPULTURA have been making great records with frontman Derrick Green for well over two decades now, and while there will always be a small faction among the band's global fan base that will ...

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Kaoteon - KAOTEON

Any band that manages to forge a career in heavy music while living in the Middle East deserves our applause and endless respect. KAOTEON have already cursed a significant stir, primarily in Europe, with their 2018 album "Damnatio Memoriae", and not just because credible extreme metal bands from Lebanon are still, to put it mildly, ...

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MOONSPELL Drummer Says His Band Helped Create Goth Metal With 1996's 'Irreligious' Album

Charlene from Austria's Metal Underground conducted an interview with drummer Miguel Gaspar of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL prior to the band's November 21 show at SimmCity in Vienna, Austria. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On MOONSPELL's ever-changing style and thirst for experimentation: Miguel: ...

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FERNANDO RIBEIRO Says MOONSPELL 'Got Kicked In The Head A Little Bit' For 1998's Experimental 'Sin/Pecado'

In a recent interview with Dead Rhetoric's Kyle McGinn, frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL discussed the transitional phase of the band's career that started with their 1998 album, "Sin/Pecado". Released after 1996's highly successful "Irreligious", "Sin/Pecado" saw MOONSPELL start to abandon some of their core gothic metal elements for ...

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FERNANDO RIBEIRO Says MOONSPELL Will Enter Studio In 2020: 'It's Sounding Very Melancholic'

Tinnitus Metal Radio conducted an interview with frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL at this year's Headbanger's Ball Fest in Izegem, Belgium. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's 2018 "Lisboa Under The Spell" live CD/DVD release: Fernando: "'Lisboa Under The Spell' was ...

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MOONSPELL: Official Biography 'Wolves Who Were Men' To Receive English-Language Release Next Month

Formed over a quarter century ago, MOONSPELL has faced both triumph and tribulation to become the most internationally celebrated Portuguese metal band in history. For the first time, MOONSPELL's unique story is told in full in the new book "Wolves Who Were Men: The History Of Moonspell", scheduled for release in English language on October ...

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FERNANDO RIBEIRO On MOONSPELL: 'I Don't Know If The Future Is Dark Or Not, But It's Also Not Bright'

Loud TV conducted an interview with frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL at this year's Hellfest in Clisson, France. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the songs from 2017's "1755" are more "symphonic" and "theatrical" onstage: Fernando: "Yeah, I think with the ...

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Video Premiere: ROTTING CHRIST's 'Hallowed Be Thy Name'

"Hallowed Be Thy Name", the new video from Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "The Heretics", which was released on February 15 via Season Of Mist. The artwork for the disc was created by Greek artist Maximos Manolis. With "The Heretics", ROTTING ...

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ROTTING CHRIST: Lyric Video For New Song 'The Raven'

Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST have unveiled a video for their new song "The Raven". It is the third track to be released from the band's upcoming album, "The Heretics", which will be released on February 15 via Season Of Mist. Frontman Sakis Tolis comments on the new song: "We proudly present to you ...

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ROTTING CHRIST: Trailer For 'The Heretics' Album

The official trailer for "The Heretics", the new album from Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST, can be seen below. The disc will be released on February 15 via Season Of Mist. The artwork for the disc was created by Greek artist Maximos Manolis. "The Heretics" track listing: 01. In The Name of God (04:14) ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH To Record New Album In The Fall

British extreme metal veterans CRADLE OF FILTH will tentatively enter the studio in the fall of 2019 to begin recording their new album. The follow-up to 2017's "Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness of Decay" is expected to arrive sometime in 2020. CRADLE OF FILTH revealed its recording plans in a new Facebook message recapping its activities ...

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ROTTING CHRIST: 'Heaven And Hell And Fire' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Heaven And Hell And Fire" from Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "The Heretics", which will be released on February 15, 2019 via Season Of Mist. The artwork for the disc was created by Greek ...

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ROTTING CHRIST: Lyric Video For New Song 'Fire, God And Fear'

Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST will release their new album, "The Heretics", on February 15, 2019 via Season Of Mist. The artwork for the disc created by Greek artist Maximos Manolis. The lyric video for the song "Fire, God And Fear" can be seen below. Frontman Sakis Tolis comments: "Dear metal brothers around! After ...

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MANDRAH Feat. Former GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA: 'The Other Side' EP Available

MANDRAH, the band featuring former GRIP INC. guitarist and acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta, Danish-German singer Cornelia Schmitt (THE HEROINES) and drummer Vic Chains (THE SPOOK, THE DEAD KINGS), has just released its debut EP, "The Other Side", via RecordJet. Sorychta's music has never been about walking trodden paths, following trends or copying other bands. Instead ...

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TIAMAT's 'Clouds' To Be Reissued In February

Portuguese label Alma Mater Records, run by MOONSPELL's Fernando Ribeiro, has just announced part 3 of its "Underground Majesty" series — a reissue of the groundbreaking third album, "Clouds", by Swedish masters TIAMAT. Originally released in 1992, this record expanded TIAMAT's musicality and atmosphere to greater heights, picking up their darkened death and black metal ...

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ROTTING CHRIST To Release 'The Heretics' Album In February

Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST will release their new album, "The Heretics", on February 15, 2019 via Season Of Mist. The artwork for the disc created by Greek artist Maximos Manolis and can be seen below. "The Heretics" track listing: 01. In The Name of God (04:14) 02. Vetry Zlye (03:13) 03. Heaven And ...

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MOONSPELL To Record New Studio Album In 2019

Anthony Morgan of Metal Forces recently conducted an interview with MOONSPELL vocalist Fernando Ribeiro. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On new MOONSPELL DVD "Lisboa Under The Spell": "It's a big project, and it seems like people are really getting into it. To be honest, DVDs and live recordings are ...

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MOONSPELL's 'Lisboa Under The Spell': First Track-By-Track Video

The first in a series of track-by-track-breakdown videos for MOONSPELL's upcoming "Lisboa Under The Spell" release can be seen below. A unique and solemn spell seems to shroud every spot as soon as Portuguese alchemists MOONSPELL enter the stage — and it was a very special evening indeed when the band played an exceptional show ...

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