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No New MOONSPELL Album Until Late 2025 Or Early 2026

In a new interview with Finland's Chaoszine, vocalist Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese goth overlords MOONSPELL spoke about a possible follow-up to the band's 2021 album "Hermitage". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When it comes to new music, first I have to answer myself the question,...
May 16, 2024
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Under The Moonspell (The Early Years Collection)

MOONSPELL's earliest works are revered for many reasons, but principal among them is the sense of otherworldliness and dark romance that permeated every primitive note. By most agreed standards, the Portuguese legends were a more sophisticated and poetic bunch than the black-hearted average, and wit...
April 17, 2024
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THE TROOPS OF DOOM Feat. Ex-SEPULTURA Guitarist JAIRO GUEDZ: 'Chapels Of The Unholy' Music Video

THE TROOPS OF DOOM, the Brazilian band featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo "Tormentor" Guedz, will release its sophomore album, "A Mass To The Grotesque", as a limited LP vinyl edition and CD digipack on May 31 via Alma Mater Records, the Portuguese label run by MOONSPELL singer Fernando Ribe...
April 12, 2024
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THE TROOPS OF DOOM Feat. Ex-SEPULTURA Guitarist JAIRO GUEDZ: 'A Mass To The Grotesque' Album Due In May

THE TROOPS OF DOOM, the Brazilian band featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo "Tormentor" Guedz, will release its sophomore album, "A Mass To The Grotesque", as a limited LP vinyl edition and CD digipack on May 31 via Alma Mater Records, the Portuguese label run by MOONSPELL singer Fernando Ribe...
March 17, 2024
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DARK TRANQUILLITY Announces Fall 2024 European Tour With MOONSPELL, WOLFHEART And HIRAES

Gothenburg's melodic death metal pioneers DARK TRANQUILLITY will celebrate the release of their upcoming album "Endtime Signals" with a one-month European tour throughout 12 countries, supported by MOONSPELL, WOLFHEART and HIRAES. DARK TRANQUILLITY comments: "We're extremely excited to make the firs...
March 12, 2024
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THE TROOPS OF DOOM Feat. Ex-SEPULTURA Guitarist JAIRO 'TORMENTOR' GUEDZ: Second Album On The Way

After a busy period of numerous shows in South America, promoting "Antichrist Reborn" (2022),THE TROOPS OF DOOM, the Brazilian band featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo "Tormentor" Guedz, took a break for a great reason: the preparation for the highly anticipated second full-length album of t...
November 22, 2023
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MOONSPELL Announces First-Ever Arena Headline Show In Lisbon

Portuguese goth overlords MOONSPELL will team up with the prestigious orchestra Sinfonietta De Lisboa for their first-ever symphonic show headlining the biggest live arena in Portugal, the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal's capital city. MOONSPELL vocalist Fernando Ribeiro comments: "We had to wait...
November 9, 2023
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In Teufels Namen

Everybody knows that Germany loves heavy metal. Less widely known but equally true is that Germany also loves industrial metal and has effectively kept the genre alive over the last few decades. For most of the world, RAMMSTEIN remain the benchmark, but MEGAHERZ are also a pretty big deal in their n...
August 9, 2023
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MOONSPELL Frontman Undergoing Tests At Lisbon Hospital After Playing 'Hardest Gig' Of His 30-Plus-Year Career

Vocalist Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL is undergoing tests at a Lisbon hospital after playing what he says was "the hardest gig" of his life at a Polish festival. On Friday (June 9),Fernando took to social media to write: "I want both to say thanks and to apologize to the amazi...
June 10, 2023
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How LIV KRISTINE Came Back To Music Through Teaching

Former LEAVES' EYES and THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine recently went on "Side Jams With Bryan Reesman"to talk about how she came back to being creative with music by going into teaching. Her sixth and latest solo album is called "River Of Diamonds" and features guest appearances from MOONSPE...
June 6, 2023
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THERION Signs Worldwide Deal With NAPALM RECORDS; New Album Due This Year

Napalm Records has announced the signing of Swedish symphonic metal pioneers THERION. Following the release of limited vinyl reissues of the band's critically acclaimed classic albums "Secrets Of The Runes", "Lemuria", "Sirius B" and "Gothic Kabbalah" in autumn 2022, THERION is now joining forces wi...
April 27, 2023
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MOONSPELL Announces 'American Full Moon' Spring 2023 North American Tour

Portuguese dark metallers MOONSPELL will at long last make their return to North America. Originally planned for last year, the "American Full Moon" 30th-anniversary trek will celebrate three decades of MOONSPELL's evocative and mesmerizing artistry. Direct support on the tour comes from ELEINE, wit...
February 21, 2023
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Word Of Sin

Operating under the somewhat questionable banner of 'progressive doom metal', THE ABBEY are vastly more intriguing than that description would suggest. The shadowy Finnish crew, led by frontman / guitarist Jesse Heikkinen, are also going to be compared to GHOST a lot. These two things may be related...
February 14, 2023
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MOONSPELL Cancels U.K./Ireland Tour Due To Europe's 'Financial Crisis'

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have canceled their previously announced tour of United Kingdom and Ireland due to "the huge financial crisis UK and Europe are living through that affects entertainment sales." The trek was scheduled to kick off on November 30 in Colchester and conclude on December 11...
November 16, 2022
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FERNANDO RIBEIRO: How MOONSPELL Has Managed To Avoid Dangers Of Drugs And Alcohol On The Road

In a new interview with Markus Morrison of Germany's "What's Metal" radio show, vocalist Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL spoke about how he and his bandmates have managed to avoid falling into the trappings of alcohol and drugs in the three decades since the group's inception. He...
November 13, 2022