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MOONSPELL Cancels Summer 2022 North American Tour

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have canceled their previously announced summer 2022 North American tour. The trek, which was scheduled to kick off on August 25 in New York City and conclude on September 18 in Boston, has been called off due to "unsolvable logistic and transportation problems". Earli...
August 15, 2022
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Maledictus

After nearly 30 years of loyal service with MOONSPELL, Mike Gaspar can be forgiven for setting his sights on new creative goals. SEVENTH STORM represents a new vehicle and a new sound for the legendary drummer, and while much of "Maledictus" exists in territory that fans of his former band will reco...
August 11, 2022
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MOONSPELL Frontman FERNANDO RIBEIRO: 'I Never Regret Anything'

At this past June's Hellfest in Clisson, France, vocalist Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL was asked if he had any regrets or things about his career that he wishes he could go back and change. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I would never have formed the band....
August 9, 2022
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Three-Quarters Of SEPULTURA's 'Morbid Visions' Lineup Reunites To Perform 'Troops Of Doom' In Curitiba And Rio De Janeiro

Former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz joined Max and Igor "Iggor" Cavalera on stage on August 4 in Curitiba, Brazil and on August 5 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to perform the early SEPULTURA classic "Troops Of Doom", a song that Jairo co-wrote. Fan-filmed video is available below. Jairo's new band TH...
August 7, 2022
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FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES Recruits ONCE HUMAN's LAUREN HART For DIVINE HERESY Project

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has recruited ONCE HUMAN's Lauren Hart as the new singer of his DIVINE HERESY project. Cazares announced Hart's addition to DIVINE HERESY late Monday night (August 1) on the band's official Facebook page. He wrote: "I'm almost ready to write some new material w/ s...
August 2, 2022
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MOONSPELL To Release 'From Down Below - Live 80 Meters Deep' In September

Portuguese dark metal masters MOONSPELL have announced a very special Blu-ray/DVD and album release. On September 23, they will unleash a live performance of their latest studio album, "Hermitage" (2021),with "From Down Below - Live 80 Meters Deep" via Napalm Records. Recorded live at Grutas de Mir...
July 27, 2022
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THE TROOPS OF DOOM Feat. Ex-SEPULTURA Guitarist JAIRO 'TORMENTOR' GUEDZ: 'Dethroned Messiah' Music Video

THE TROOPS OF DOOM, the new Brazilian band featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo "Tormentor" Guedz, has released the official music video for the song "Dethroned Messiah". The track is taken from THE TROOPS OF DOOM's debut album, titled "Antichrist Reborn", which arrived last month via Alma Mat...
May 6, 2022
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FERNANDO RIBEIRO Says MOONSPELL Considered Breaking Up After The Departure Of Drummer MIGUEL 'MIKE' GASPAR

By David E. Gehlke MOONSPELL's situation is hardly unique at the moment: The veteran Portuguese metallers have a new album to promote in "Hermitage", but are unsure how they can tour behind it amidst Europe's lockdown protocols. It has almost resigned the band to having a shortened album cycle that...
April 18, 2022
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Ex-THE HAUNTED Singer PETER DOLVING Has 'Persistently Tried' To Make Peace With His Former Bandmates

Ex-THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving, who left the band more than a decade ago, says that he has "persistently tried" to make peace with his former bandmates without much success. The 52-year-old singer, who is currently the CEO of Svenska Verde AB, a Swedish med-tech company specializing in cannab...
March 20, 2022
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THE TROOPS OF DOOM Feat. Ex-SEPULTURA Guitarist JAIRO 'TORMENTOR' GUEDZ: 'Altar Of Delusion' Music Video

THE TROOPS OF DOOM, the new Brazilian band featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo "Tormentor" Guedz, will release its debut album, titled "Antichrist Reborn", as a CD digipack and cassette on April 15 via Alma Mater Records, the Portuguese powerhouse label run by MOONSPELL's Fernando Ribeiro. It...
March 4, 2022
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THE TROOPS OF DOOM Feat. Ex-SEPULTURA Guitarist JAIRO 'TORMENTOR' GUEDZ: 'Antichrist Reborn' Album Due In April

THE TROOPS OF DOOM, the new Brazilian band featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo "Tormentor" Guedz, has signed a deal with Alma Mater Records, the Portuguese powerhouse label run by MOONSPELL's Fernando Ribeiro. THE TROOPS OF DOOM also includes acclaimed graphic artist Marcelo Vasco on guitar,...
February 17, 2022
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Judas

If you're going to be a gothic metal band, with all the attention to detail and mascara that such things entail, you might as well do it properly. At this point in time, LORD OF THE LOST are well established as the absolute epitome of contemporary gothic metal, such is their all-encompassing and emi...
July 1, 2021
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METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with...
June 17, 2021
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MOONSPELL Announces 'Irreligious' And 'Hermitage' Livestream Performances

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL will return to their hometown, the country's luminous capital Lisbon, in style and with a grandiose double date no pack member can afford to miss out. On June 18, MOONSPELL will take over the stage and in front of a live audience of 300 fans (under COVID rules),to per...
June 8, 2021
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DINO CAZARES's DIVINE HERESY: Vinyl Reissues To Include Bonus Tracks

After more than a decade in hibernation, the time has come to shine a fresh light on DIVINE HERESY via the first-ever vinyl releases of "Bleed The Fifth" and "Bringer Of Plague". M-Theory Audio will be reissuing both albums from the metal supergroup — featuring members of FEAR FACTORY, MORBID ANGEL,...
March 30, 2021