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CRADLE OF FILTH and MOONSPELL photos from Haarlem show

Veröffentlicht am 24. Februar 2018 von Markus W. in Cradle Of Filth, Moonspell, News, Live, Tour, Dark Metal, Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Patronaat Haarlem

CRADLE OF FILTH and MOONSPELL photos from Haarlem show

Cradle Of Filth and Moonspell played the Patronaat in Haarlem, The Netherlands early February and here are some photos of this excellent show.

Cradle Of Filth, Haarlem, 02.02.2018
Moonspell, Patronaat, Haarlem,02.02.2018
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CD review MOONSPELL "1755"

Veröffentlicht am 11. Dezember 2017 von Markus W. in Moonspell, News, Napalm Records, Dark Metal, Gothic, Heavy Metal, Symphonic Metal, CD Review

CD review MOONSPELL "1755"

(7/10) Portuguese dark metal powerhouse Moonspell released a few weeks ago their twelfth longplayer. „1755“ is the title of this album that shows Moonspell from another angle. The newest output from Portugal’s finest is a concept album with the devastating earthquake from 1755 being the thematically center piece. „1755“ aims for reflecting the entire impact of such a force of nature in ten new songs.

 A glimpse on the tracklist shows the first difference to other Moonspell releases. The entire album is kept in Portuguese which fits very well to the topic, but also makes it difficult to follow this dramatic story line. Therefor let‘s focus on the music that has to do the job.

„Em Nomen Do Medo“ is the starting point. Being dark and oppressive, the tune is an intro to this musical interpretation of a natural disaster. Bombast and drama are already a substantial element of the opener, leading you to the title track „1755“, which is a heavy song with a cinematic expression, mainly due to the choir that‘s included in this number.

Moonspell uses orchestral elements and the mentioned choir to increase the intensity of the newest longplayer and they succeed. „1755“ comes with an impressive density which is also an achievement of the production, done by no less than the well-known Tue Madsen.

All the mentioned describes a longplayer that gets out of the speakers very well, but I also have to say that the five piece band had already stronger releases in the past. Moonspell had always great songs that have been part of the earlier releases (like „Await” and „Opium“) but also the last album „Extinct“ comprised more than one true highlight being part of the tracklist.

„1755“ is in this context different. The album can be seen as a Gesamtkunstwerk but misses real highlights with a few songs that stick out a bit. It almost feels like Moonspell got lost in bombast, frills and details. Less would have been more. Even though there are with „Ruínas“ and „Abanão“ two tracks that get closer to the highlights of the predecessors, these numbers are in general more the exception than the rule.

Moonspell doesn‘t listen to the echoes of the past and decided to go for a partly new approach with „1755“. The ten songs include the typical Moonspell trademarks and showcase a successful endeavour that still has some room for improvement. „1755“ is a good album, but Moonspell has better ones in their impressive discography.

 

(7/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Em Nome Do Medo
  2. 1755
  3. In Tremor Dei
  4. Desastre
  5. Abanão
  6. Eveto
  7. 1 De Novembro
  8. Ruínas
  9. Todos Os Santos
  10. Lanterna Dos Afogados

 

Label: Napalm Records

Genre: Dark Metal

Release Date EU: November 3rd, 2017

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MOONSPELL reveals a song from the upcoming album.

Veröffentlicht am 16. September 2017 von Markus W. in Moonspell, Dark Metal, Gothic, Video, Napalm Records, News

Here comes a first new song from Portuguese dark metal outfit Moonspell. The tune is taken from the upcoming album "1755" which will be released on November 3rd via Napalm Records.

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MOONSPELL unveils details about the upcoming longplayer

Veröffentlicht am 20. August 2017 von Markus W. in Moonspell, Dark Metal, Heavy Metal, Gothic, Napalm Records, Black Metal, News

MOONSPELL unveils details about the upcoming longplayer

backPortugal's Dark Metal pioneers in Moonspell are finally back with a brand new and hotly anticipated album, titled '1755'. Set to be released on November 3rd 2017 on Napalm Records, this record will outclass all standards you have ever heard from Moonspell before!

From the first second the conceptual dramaturgy Moonspell have created feels like a detonation of the mind. '1755' is more than just the band's new magnum opus: It's the musical version of the year of horror where a giant earthquake wrecked their home Lisbon. Naturally this album comes and is sung in Portuguese. The album, produced by Tue Madsen ( (Meshuggah, The Haunted, Dark Tranquility, Dir En Grey, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter ) also features Paulo Bragança, supplying a hauntingly voice of a Fado fallen angel who is a big part of the Portuguese culture. His fascinating vocals are featured in "In Tremor Dei" (eng.: "Fear Of God").

Now the band fronted by the soul of dark art and visionary Fernando Ribeiro unveiled first details about '1755' and unleash the stunning cover artwork as well as the album track list!


Says Fernando:

I have been fascinated with Portuguese history since I can remember. The year of 1755 marked the birth of a new Portugal. Much more than just the greatest natural disaster ever to occur on European soil, the great Lisbon Quake, shockwaves can not be reduced to a dramatic death toll. From absolute tragedy, a new city was born, giving way to a new time where Portuguese relied more on themselves than on the crown or the cross, granting us, much of the city, the lay country, the free will that we enjoy today. This is not just another album from us. It’s a musical and lyrical History document, a homage we pay to our legacy and to the amazing skills and resilience of our fellow Portuguese back then, of all mankind when brought down to the knees by the violent forces of Nature and Reason. Whatever is, is right... yet the earth shakes."

 

 

The track list of '1755' will read as follows:

1. Em Nome Do Medo

2. 1755

3. In Tremor Dei ( featuring Portuguese guest vocalist Paulo Bragança! )

4. Desastre

5. Abanão

6. Evento

7. 1 De Novembro

8. Ruínas

9. Todos Os Santos

10. Lanterna Dos Afogados

 

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MOONSPELL is working on a new album entitled "1755"

Veröffentlicht am 11. März 2017 von Markus W. in Moonspell, News, Dark Metal, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Doom Metal, Napalm Records

Moonspell is currently on pre-production with Jon Phipps (orchestralmetal.com) at their home studios (Inferno) in Portugal and has recently posted online some pictures of videos of their daily work at the studio. 

The album title will be "1755" and it’s a quite surprising twist of events and direction for the band. Versing the Great Lisbon Earthquake (1755), the band has developed a lyrical concept that looks into the death and rebirth of Lisbon and how the disaster changed Religion, Politics and Philosophy in the whole of Europe. The surprise is that the album will be fully sung in Portuguese! 

What was supposed to be just a 4-song bonus for the "Lisboa Under the Spell" DVD/BluRay (recorded last February in Lisbon with 4000 wild fans attending, to be released in 2018) evolved into a full length album that will be produced by Tue Madsen (Antfarm Studios, DK) who worked with the band in a few previous releases.  

In the band’s own words, Fernando explains:
“We fell in love with the concept and made perfect sense to sing it in our national language, Portuguese. I guess we were just waiting for the right opportunity to work on such an album. Musically it will be heavier than Extinct. It will be earthshaking but also very detailed with orchestrations and percussion as we want people to relive the Lisbon of the 18th century. Singing it in Portuguese, allowed me to find a different expression as a vocalist and my job is to be the survivor of the Earthquake, roaming the ruins and telling you all about it.”  

MOONSPELL is working on a new album entitled "1755"
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METAL ON THE HILL - new festival in Graz/Austria

Veröffentlicht am 17. März 2016 von Markus W. in Festival, Tour, Arch Enemey, Satyricon, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Moonspell, Lacuna Coil, Metal On The Hill

Some news for my Austrian readers. There is a new festival coming up this summer called "Metal on the Hill". The event will take place in Graz, Austria and it is the area of the Schlossberg that creates the scenery for this metal indoor show/open air. The locations are actually pretty cool and the line-up isn't too bad either.

It's a two days festival with the following bands being confirmd already:

12.08.2016 Dom am Berg (DevilDriver, Drescher, Jinjer, Tuxedoo)
13.08.2016 Kasemattenbuehne (Arch Enemy, Satyricon, Lacuna Coil, Moonspell                   + 3 more TBC)

METAL ON THE HILL - new festival in Graz/Austria
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Tour Dates MOONSPELL

Veröffentlicht am 15. November 2015 von Markus W. in Moonspell, News, Dark Metal, Doom Metal, Heavy Metal, Tour

Tour Dates MOONSPELL
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Several tour dates in Europe and North America

Veröffentlicht am 13. Mai 2015 von Markus W. in Kamelot, Coal Chamber, Zodiac, Tour, News, Moonspell, Powerwolf, Civil War

 

 

KAMELOT
North American Tour 
5/14: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center
5/15: Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
5/16: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
5/18: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
5/20: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
5/21: New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Civic Theater
5/22: Birmingham, IL @ Iron City Live
5/23: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

SUMMER FESTIVALS
27.06.2015 BG – Kavarna / Kavarna Rock Festival
04.07.2015 RO – Romania / I Am The Rocker Festival
09.07.2015 CZ – Vizovice / Masters Of Rock FestivalEUROPEAN HEADLINING TOUR
17.09.2015 FR – Paris / La Cigale
19.09.2015 CH – Pratteln / Z7 Konzertfabrik
25.09.2015 SE – Gothenburg / Trädgår'n
26.09.2015 NO – Oslo / Sentrum Scene
27.09.2015 SE – Stockholm / Debaser Medis
29.09.2015 FI – Jyväskylä / Lutakko
01.10.2015 FI – Joensuu / Kerubi
02.10.2015 FI - Seinäjoki / Rytmikorjaamo
03.10.2015 FI – Helsinki / Circus
05.10.2015 LT – Vilnius / Forum Palace
06.10.2015 PL – Warszawa / Club Progresja
08.10.2015 IT – Milano / Live Music Club
16.10.2015 NL – Tilburg / Poppodium 013
More dates to be announced soon!


COAL CHAMBER
UK Tour
20.05.15 UK - Leeds / Stylus
21.05.15 UK - Norwich / THE LCR
22.05.15 UK - Warwick / Copper Rooms
23.05.15 UK - Notthingham / Rock City
24.05.15 UK - Glasgow / ABC
26.05.15 UK - Bristol / Motion
27.05.15 UK - Exeter / Lemon Grove
29.05.15 UK - Wolverhampton / Wulfrun
30.05.15 UK - Manchester / The Ritz
31.05.15 UK - London / Koko

01.06.15 NL - Amsterdam / Melkweg Max
02.06.15 LUX - Luxembourg / Kulturfabrik
03.06.15 BE - Antwerp / Trix
04.06.15 DE - Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
07.06.15 AT - Vienna / Rock In Vienna


POWERWOLF
29. - 30.05.15 SE - Örebro / Metallsvenskan 
11. - 13.06.15 CH - Interlaken / Greenfield Festival
12. - 14.06.15 AT - Nickelsdorf / Nova Rock
20.06.15 NL - Dokkum / Dokkem Open Air
10.07.15 AT – Salzburg / Rockhouse
11.07.15 CZ - Vizovice / Masters Of Rock
18.07.15 HU - Budapest / Rockmarathon
24. – 26.07.15 ES – Barcelona / Rockfest
30.07.15 - 01.08.15 DE - Wacken / Wacken Open Air
08. - 09.08.15 BE – Kortrijk / Alcatraz Metal Festival 
13.08.15 - 15.08.15 DE - Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze
28.08.15 DE - Schleswig / Baltic Open Air 

‘Wolfsnächte’-Tour 2015:
03.09.15 CH - Pratteln / Z 7
04.09.15 DE – Speyer / Halle 101
05.09.15 DE – Cologne / Live Music Hall
09.09.15 UK – London / 02 Academy Islington
10.09.15 FR – Paris / Trabendo
11.09.15 CH - Vevey / Rocking Chair
12.09.15 FR – Strasbourg / La Laiterie
01.10.15 DE – Bremen / Aladin
02.10.15 DE – Oberhausen / Turnbinenhalle
03.10.15 DE – Hamburg / Grosse Freiheit
22.10.15 DE – Berlin / C-Club
23.10.15 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
24.10.15 DE – Munich / Backstage
29.10.15 DE – Ravensburg / Oberschwabenhalle
30.10.15 DE – Geiselwind / Music Hall
31.10.15 DE – Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn
01.11.15 BE – Antwerpen / Trix
07.11.15 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage


MOONSPELL 
US TOUR 
/w Septicflesh & Deathstars 
13.05.15 CAN – Toronto / The Opera House
14.05.15 CAN – Montreal / Theatre Corona
15.05.15 NY – Rochester / Montage Music Hall
16.05.15 PA – Worcester / The Palladium
17.05.15 NY – New York / Gramercy Theatre
18.05.15 VA – Springfield / Empire
19.05.15 GA – Atlanta / The Masquerade

03.06.15 DE – Geiselwind / Out & Loud Festival – 
Napalm Records Label Night
14.08.15 RO - Rasnov / Rockstadt Extreme Fest
23.10.2015 AT – Innsbruck / Weekender
24.10.2015 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra
25.10.2015 AT – Graz / PPC
26.10.2015 AT – Vienna / Szene
27.10.2015 SK – Bratislava / Majestic Music Club
28.10.2015 PL – Cracov / Fabryka
29.10.2015 PL – Poznan / Eskulap
30.10.2015 PL – Warsaw / Progresja
31.10.2015 PL – Gdansk / B90
01.11.2015 LT – Vilnius / Forum Palace
02.11.2015 LV – Riga / Melna Piektdiena
03.11.2015 EE – Tallinn / Rockclub Tapper
04.11.2015 FI – Jyväskylä / Lutakko
05.11.2015 FI – Tampere / Klubi
06.11.2015 FI – Helsinki / Tavastia
07.11.2015 FI – Joensuu / Kerubi
09.11.2015 SE – Stockholm / Debaser Strand
10.11.2015 NO – Oslo / John Dee
11.11.2015 SE – Gothenburg / Sticky Fingers
12.11.2015 DK – Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
14.11.2015 DE – Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei
15.11.2015 CZ – Zlin / Winter Masters of Rock
16.11.2015 DE – Nürnberg / Hirsch
17.11.2015 CH – Solothurn / Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
18.11.2015 IT – Brescia / Circo Colony
19.11.2015 DE – Lindau / Club Vaudeville
20.11.2015 FR – Strasbourg / Laiterie
21.11.2015 BE – Huy / Atelier Rock
22.11.2015 NL – Eindhoven / Epicfest


CIVIL WAR

29.05.15 SE - Borlänge / Liljan - Release Party
30.05.15 SE - Brunflo / Beast of Rock
03.06.15 DE - Geiselwind / Out And Loud Festival
05.06.15 CH – Zug / Bonebreaker Mayhem Festival 2015
06.06.15 CZ - Pilzen / Metal Fest
25.07.15 DE - Gelsenkirchen / Sabaton Open Air
15.08.15 SE - Falun / Sabaton Open Air
04.09.15 NOR - Bryne / Brynerocken Festival
28.11.15 SE - Gothenburg / Scandinavium Arena /w Hammerfall & Edguy
'Wolfsnächte’-Tour 2015
/w Powerwolf
22.10.15 DE – Berlin / C-Club
23.10.15 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
24.10.15 DE – München / Backstage
29.10.15 DE – Ravensburg / Oberschwabenhalle
30.10.15 DE – Geiselwind / Music Hall
31.10.15 DE – Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn


BRANT BJORK
29.05.15 DE - München / Rockavaria 
30.05.15 DE – Gelsenkirchen / Rock im Revier 
20.06.15 FR - Clisson / Hellfest 
24.07.15 DE - Beelen / Krach am Bach 
30.07.15 DE - Breitenbach / Burg Herzberg Festival


JOHN GARCIA
19.06.2015 CH - Schmitten, Schmittner Open Air
26.06.2015 NL - Hilversum, De Vorstin
27.06.2015 GER - Finowfurt, Race 61
28.06.2015 GER - Hamburg, Klubsen
30.06.2015 GER - Köln, Underground
01.07.2015 GER - Hannover, Glocksee
02.07.2015 UK - London, Garage
03.07.2015 BE - Ghent, Vooruit Balzaal
04.07.2015 GR - Athen Rockwave Festival
05.07.2015 GER - Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
07.07.2015 GER - Lindau, Club Vaudeville
08.07.2015 GER - München, Strom
09.07.2015 AT - Salzburg, Rockhouse
10.07.2015 GER - Erfurt,
Stoned From The Underground Festival 2015


ATROCITY
„OKKULT“ World Tour 2015
16.05.15 ECUADOR - Quito, Teatro México 
17.05.15 COLOMBIA - Bogota, Ozzy Bar 
19.05.15 PERU - Lima, Discoteca Centrica
20.05.15 CHILE - Santiago, Rock & Guitarras
22.05.15 BOLIVIA - Cochabamba, Ex-Carnivale 
23.05.15 BOLIVIA - La Paz, Cinemateca Boliviana 
24.05.15 ARGENTINA - Buenos Aires, The Roxy Live 
26.05.15 URUGUAY - Montevideo, BJ Sala 
13.06.15 DE - Chronical Moshers Open Air
14.08.15 SWE - Rockstad Falun Sabaton Open Air


EVIL INVADERS
/w  Skull Fist
13.05.15 SP - Donostia / Sala Doka
14.05.15 FR - Perpignan / Le BBC
15.05.15 FR - Paris / Covent Garden
16.05.15 DE - Luenen / Luekaz
17.05.15 NL - Rotterdam / Baroeg
19.05.15 FR - Dijon / La Vapeur
20.05.15 FR - Colmar / Le Grillen
21.05.15 DE - Marburg / KFZ
22.05.15 NL - Arnhem / Willemeen
23.05.15 DE - Duesseldorf / Pitcher
24.05.15 NL - Almelo / Naxt Stage
26.05.15 DE - Pforzheim / Kupferdächle
27.05.15 CH - Winterthur / Gaswerk
28.05.15 IT - Milan / Blue Rose Saloon
29.05.15 AT - Dornbirn / Schlachthaus
30.05.15 AT - Vienna / Escape
31.05.15 HU - Budapest / Dürer Kert
02.06.15 AT - Innsbruck / Weekender
03.06.15 DE - Tannheim / Schwarzer Adler
04.06.15 DE - Munich / Backstage
05.06.15 DE - Geiselwind / Out & Loud Festival
06.06.15 DE - Gera / Sächsischer Bahnhof
07.06.15 CZ - Plsen / Metalfest CZ
08.06.15 PL - Cracow / Fabryka
09.06.15 PL - Warsaw / Progresja
10.06.15 PL - Gdansk / Atlantic Club
12.06.15 DE - Berlin / K17
13.06.15 DE - Hamburg / Bambi Galore

Upcoming festivals: 
21.06.15 BE - Dessel / Graspop Metal Meeting
04.07.15 MA - Paceville / Remedy
11.07.15 BE - Balen / Schepskermis
17.07.15 BE - Herk De Stad / Rock Herk
17.07.15 NL - Eindhoven / De Effenaar
25.07.15 BE - Hasselt / LAM Summerfest
16.08.15 BE - Ieper / Ieperfest
05.09.15 DE - Katzenbach / Metallergrillen
19.09.15 DE - Wiesau Storm / Crusher Festival
26.09.15 BE - Hamont Achel / De Posthoorn


NACHTBLUT
14.05.15 DE - Nürnberg / Rockfabrik
15.05.15 DE - München / Backstage 
16.05.15 DE - Stuttgart / Zentral
21.05.15 DE - Frankfurt / Nachtleben
22.05.15 DE - Siegburg / Kubana
23.05.15 DE - Ottweiler / Club Schulz 


GLOWSUN
15.05.15 GR - Larissa / Stage Club
16.05.15 GR - Thessaloniki / Principal Club
17.05.15 GR - Athens / Six D.O.G.S.
30.05.15 FR - Douai / Peniche Igelrock
05.06.15 FR - Mons En Bareoul / Le Trait D´Union
06.06.15 BE - Courtail / The Pit´s
11.06.15 FR - Paris / Glazart
12.06.15 FR - Lyon / Warmaudio
13.06.15 FR - Nice / Le Volume
14.06.15 IT - Milano / Lo Fi
15.06.15 CH - Zurich / Kinski
16.06.15 DE - München / Feierwerk
19.06.15 FR - Clisson / Hellfest
20.06.15 FR - Dieppe / Stoned Peeble Night


CANDLEMASS
29.05.15 SE - Örebro / Metallsvenskan
09. - 11.07.15 DK - Fredericia / Metal Magic Festival
15.08.15 SE - Falun / Sabaton Open Air

W.A.S.P.
11.09.2015 UK – London / Troxy
12.09.2015 UK – Leeds / O2 Academy
13.09.2015 UK – Newscastle / O2 Academy
14.09.2015 UK – Manchester / Ritz
16.09.2015 IRL – Dublin / Academy
17.09.2015 IRL – Belfast / Limelight
18.09.2015 UK – Glasgow / O2 Academy
19.09.2015 UK – Nottingham / Rock City
21.09.2015 UK – Wolverhampton / Wulfrun Hall
22.09.2015 UK – Bristol / Motion


MEGAHERZ
15.05.2015 DE – Schafflund / Wallsbüll Open Air
04.-06.06.15 DE - Geiselwind / Out & Loud Festival
09.-12.07.2015 DE - Rieden-Kreuth / G.O.N.D Festival
12.08.2015 DE – Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze Festival


XANDRIA
16.05.15 DE - Neumünster / Dark Nature Festival
23.05.15 RO - Bucharest / Iubim2rot
09.07.15 CZ - Vizovice / Masters Of Rock
08.08.15 ES - Villena / Leyendas Del Rock

/w Powerwolf - Wolfsnächte’-Tour 2015
04.09.15 DE – Speyer / Halle 101
05.09.15 DE – Köln / Live Music Hall
09.09.15 UK – London / 02 Academy Islington
10.09.15 FR – Paris / Trabendo
12.09.15 FR – Strasbourg / La Laiterie
01.10.15 DE – Bremen / Aladin
02.10.15 DE – Oberhausen / Turnbinenhalle
03.10.15 DE – Hamburg / Grosse Freiheit

17.10.15 NL - Eindhoven / FemMe - Female Metal Festival
07.11.15 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage


DELAIN 
NIGHTWISH TOUR 2015
13.05.2015 US - Charlotte NC / Filmore 
14.05.2015 US - Silver Springs MD / Filmore 

Upcoming Festivals
04.06.2015 SE - Norje / Sweden Rock 
27.06.2015 BG - Kavarna / Kavarna Rock
04.07.2015 LUX - Luxembourg / Diekirch Live
09.07.2015 DE - Ballenstedt / Rock Harz 
11.07.2015 CZ - Vizovice / Masters Of Rock Festival
07.08.2015 UK - Derbyshire / Bloodstock Open Air
16.08.2015 FR - Vannes / Motocultor Festival

European Headlining Tour
(+ Special Guest: The Gentle Storm)
22.10.15 UK - Bristol / The Marble Factory
23.10.15 UK - Birmingham / Institute Library 
24.10.15 UK - Manchester / Academy 2
25.10.15 UK - London / O2 Academy Islington 
27.10.15 CH - Solothurn / Kopfmehl
28.10.15 FR – Strasbourg / La Laiterie
29.10.15 FR – Paris / Divan Du Monde
30.10.15 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob
31.10.15 DE – Andernach / Juz Live Club
02.11.15 DE – München / Backstage Halle
03.11.15 IT – Milan / Live Club
04.11.15 AT – Graz / Explosiv
05.11.15 HU – Budapest / Club 202
06.11.15 SK – Bratislava / Randal Club
07.11.15 PL – Warschau / Club Progresia
08.11.15 DE - Berlin / K17


THE ANSWER
12.06.15 CH Greenfield Festival
13.06.15 AT Nova Rock Festival
20.06.15 FR Hellfest Festival
30.07.15 DE Wacken Festival


CAVALERA CONSPIRACY
14.06.15 UK - Donington / Download Festival
15.06.15 DE - Cologne / Luxor
16.06.15 CZ - Prague / Meet Factory
17.06.15 CZ - Ostrava / Garage Club
18.06.15 DE - Munich / Backstage
19.06.15 BE - Dessel / Graspop Metal Meeting
20.06.15 CH - Pratteln / Z7 Konzertfabrik
21.06.15 FR - Clisson / Hellfest 


HEIDEVOLK
06.06.2015 CZ - Plzen / Metalfest Open Air Czechia
12.06.2015 DE - Kursdorf / Brann Open Air
19.06.2015 BE - Dessel / Graspop Metal Meeting
13.08. - 15.08.2015 DE - Dinkelsbühl / Summerbreeze Festival


FINSTERFORST
15.05.2015 DE - Bornstedt / Dark Troll Festival 
28.05.2015 ES - Madrid
29.05.2015 ES - Malaga
30.05.2015 ES - Alicante
31.05.2015 ES - Barcelona
03.06.2015 DE - Geiselwind / Out and Loud, Napalm Records Label Night 
04.07.2015 DE - Brande-Hörnerkirchen / Hörnerfest 
09.07.2015 DE - Ballenstedt / Rockharz
24.07.2015 UKR - Carpathian Alliance Festival 
12.08.2015 DE - Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze
20.09.2015 UK - Selby / Warhorns Festival
12.09.2015 DE - Freiburg / Finsterfest 


THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN
15.05.15 US - Tulsa / Jake Downtown Lounge
19.06.15 FR - Clisson / Hellfest
27.06.15 FR - Bourlon / Rock IN Bourlon 


NERVOSA

/w HIRAX
09.07.15 CZ - Trutnov / Obscene Extreme
11.07.15 POL - Gdansk / Atlantic Club
12.07.15 POL - Szczecin / Slowianin Club
13.07.15 POL - Warsaw / Progressja
14.07.15 GER - Berlin / SO36
16.07.15 SVK - Kosice / Colliseum Club
17.07.15 CZ - Pohori / Agressive Fest
19.07.15 GER - Egelsee / Schwarzer Adler
21.07.15 SLO - Tolmin / Metal Days Festival
22.07.15 AUT - Dornbirn / Conrad Sohm
23.07.15 GER - Kassel / K19
25.07.15 NL – Steenwijk / Stonehenge
26.07.15 BEL - Ostend / JH OHK
26.08.15 LV - Riga / Nabaklab
27.08.15 EE - Tallin / Tapper
28.08.15 RU - St. Petersburg / Backstage Club
29.08.15 RU - Moscow / Brooklyn
30.08.15 RU - Tver / Soboka Mile
31.08.15 RU - Smolensk / A-Club
01.09.15 RU - Novomoskovsk / Mad Dog
02.09.15 RU - Voronezh / Exit Club
03.09.15 RU - Rostov On Don / Podzemka
04.09.15 RU - Krasnodar / SY 27
06.09.15 RU - Tula / M2 Club


GRAVE DIGGER
15.05.15 DE - Schafflund / Wallsbüll Open Air
04.06.15 DE - Geiselwind / Out & Loud Festival
05.06.15 CZ - Pilzen / Metalfest Pilzen
12.06.15 DE - Leipzig / Brann Open Air
27.06.15 DE - Dischingen / Rock am Härtsfeldsee

27.10.15 US - Baltimore / Soundstage
29.10.15 CA - Toronto / Danforth Music Hall
30.10.15 CA - Montreal / Corona
31.10.15 US - Worcester / Palladium
01.11.15 US - Philadelphia Union Transfer
03.11.15 US - New York / Webster Hall
04.11.15 US - Munhall / Carnegie Music Hall
06.11.15 US - Pontiac / The Crofoot
07.11.15 US - Cleveland / House of Blues
08.11.15 US - Chicago / Concord Music Hall
09.11.15 US - Minneapolis / Mill City Nights
11.11.15 US - Denver / The Summit Music Hall
13.11.15 CA - Calgary / MacEwan Hall
14.11.15 CA - Edmonton / Union Hall
16.11.15 CA - Vancouver / Commodore Ballroom
17.11.15 US - Seattle / Studio Seven
19.11.15 US - San Francisco / The Fillmore
20.11.15 US - Sacramento / Ace Of Spades
21.11.15 US - Anaheim City / National Grove of Anaheim
22.11.15 US - Tempe / The Marquee
24.11.15 US - Dallas / Gas Monkey Live
25.11.15 US - Houston / Warehouse Live
27.11.15 US - Atlanta / The Masquerade
28.11.15 US - Orlando / The Plaza Live

26.12.15 DE - Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei
27.12.15 DE - München / Backstage
28.12.15 DE - Bochum / Zeche
29.12.15 DE - Berlin / C-Club
31.12.15 DE - Nürnberg / MS Franconia - Aqua Ruction


LACRIMAS PROFUNDERE
16.05.2015 BE - Neerpelt / Eurorock Festival
12.06.2015 RO - Bucharest / Metalhead Meeting Festival
12.07.2015 CZ - Vizovice / Masters of Rock Festival
25.07.2015 DE - Munich / Free and Easy Festival
11.09.2015 RU - St. Petersburg / Backstage Club
12.09.2015 FIN - Helsinki / MeriRock


THE NEW ROSES
15.05.15 DE - Bückeburg / Schraubbar
16.05.15 DE - Schwerin / Speicher
17.05.15 DE - Hannover / Capitol (Support von Accept)
19.05.15 DE - Leipzig / Werk 2 (Support von Accept)
20.05.15 DE - München / Hardrock Cafe
22.05.15 CH - Zug / Chollerhalle
23.05.15 CH - Lenzburg / Met Bar
24.05.15 DE - Obersdorf / Alte Mühle
25.05.15 AT - Salzburg / Rockhouse-Bar
26.05.15 HU - Budapest / Barba Negra Track (Support von ACCEPT)
27.05.15 AT - Wien / Der Bach
28.05.15 AT - Straubing / Raven
26.06.15 DE - Hamburg / Hamburg Harley Days
03.07.15 CH - Lugano / Swiss Harley Days
04.07.15 DE – Empfenbach / Open Air Empfenbach
17.07.15 DE - Dettighofen / Open Air
23.07.15 DE - Emden / Summer In The City
24.07.15 DE - Bremen / Meisenfrei Wacken Warm Up Party
25.07.15 DE - Marne / Koppelschänke Festival
30.07.15 DE - Geiselwind / Bike & Music Weekend
01.08.15 DE - Dittelsheim / 1. Koppberg Rock Event
05.09.15 DE - Rockenhausen / Metallergrillen Festival
25.09.15 DE - Oberursel / Festival


MY SLEEPING KARMA
22.05.15 GR - Thessaloniki / Eightballs
23.05.15 GR - Athens / An Club
29.05.15 DE - Aschaffenburg / Colos Saal
30.05.15 DE - Stuttgart / Universum
03.06.15 DE - Geiselwind / Out & Loud Festival
20.06.15 CH - Genf / Fete De La Musique
26.06.15 DE - Fulda / Kulturkeller
27.06.15 DE - Köln / Underground
30.07.15 DE - Breitenbach /Burg Herzberg Festival
01.08.15 DE - Bad Kötzing / Void Fest 


MONKEY3
23.05.2015 CH - Geneva / PTR L'Usine ( with SAMAEL)
30.05.2015 DE - Stuttgart / Universum
05.06.2015 DE - Siegen / Freak Valley Festival
03.07.2015 IT - Ome (Brescia) / Somenfest


ZODIAC
13.06.2015 DE – Phönix Open Air e.V.
25.07.2015 DE - Rengsdorfer Rockfestival
30.07.2015 - 01.08.2015 DE - Wacken Open Air
22.08.2015 DE - German Kultrock Festival
28.08.-29.08.2015 DE - Neuborn Open Air Festival


ALUNAH
16.05.15 UK - Edinburgh / Bannerman's
23.10.15 - 24.10.15 MT - Chateau Buskett / The Malta Doom Metal Festival



 

 

 

 

Several tour dates in Europe and North America
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New tour dates of MOONSPELL

Veröffentlicht am 13. Mai 2015 von Markus W. in Moonspell, Dark Metal, Heavy Metal, News, Thrash Metal, Tour, Dagoba, Jaded Star

After the first leg of the European tour with Septicflesh Portuguese Moonspell are coming back again for more shows. Here are the dates for autumn this year:

New tour dates of MOONSPELL
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MOONSPELL on tour in the North America

Veröffentlicht am 23. April 2015 von Markus W. in Moonspell, Septicflesh, Deathstars, Hardrock, Dark Metal, Heavy Metal, Death Metal, News, Tour

Dark rockers from Moonspell started their US tour. As in European they are on the road together with Septicflesh. In addition it's the Deathstars that round off the tour package. Here are the dates:

MOONSPELL on tour in the North America
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Live review MOONSPELL, SEPTICFLESH, SPARTAN Haarlem, 13.03.2015

Veröffentlicht am 14. März 2015 von Markus W. in Moonspell, Septicflesh, Black Metal, Dark Metal, Heavy Metal, Gothic, Death Metal, News, Live Review

March 13 was falling on a Friday this year. What a great date for having a show with Moonspell and Septicflesh, supported by Spartan. The Patronaat in Haarlem hosted this power package that was a surety for excellent metal.

It was up to Spartan from Haarlem to kick off that night. Their death metal fitted very well into the evening and they did a good job by preparing the stage for the bands to come. After the show one of the fans welcome his friends with a "You missed the best band." I wouldn't go that far but it was a solid set from the locals.

Then it was time for Septicflesh. It was the first time that I have seen the Greek black metal institition live. Therefore I was really curious about the live show, esp. since the last longplayer "Titan" was a very good one. 

The four-piece from Athens had with "War in heaven" an excellent start into the show. They had a pretty good sound from the first moment on and hammered the song into the crowd that appreciated the raw power spread by the band. Covered in a mystic dark/blue stage light Septicflesh focussed on tracks from "Titan" embedded in some classics from earlier releases like the mighty "Anubis" and "Cumminion" from the album of the same name.

I was impressed by the 60 minutes long show that was also very much appreciated by the fans of Moonspell as well. This isn't a given since their music is slightly different.

All in all it was a delicate hour of harsh black metal that was a sonic gate to the 'South of heaven'.

Live review MOONSPELL, SEPTICFLESH, SPARTAN Haarlem, 13.03.2015
Live review MOONSPELL, SEPTICFLESH, SPARTAN Haarlem, 13.03.2015
Live review MOONSPELL, SEPTICFLESH, SPARTAN Haarlem, 13.03.2015

Time for the headliner on Friday 13. Moonspell entered the stage with a first highlight. The opener "Breathe (Until we are no more)" from the current record "Extinct" was chosen to start a 90 minutes long gig of metal and darkness. Followed by the title track and the 1996 classics "Opium" and "Awake" the start couldn't have been better. The Patronaat became a madhouse. Having those tracks in the backhand made the statement from singer Fernando Ribeiro to a kind of understatement when he said, that "some bands come to play their hits. But since we don't have hits we just play songs". If those tracks are 'just' songs I don't even want to know how hits would sound. An impressive start into the show of the Portugese five-piece was guaranteed anyhow.

At that stage I also have to mention the sound. Moonspell got an excellent sound too. Considering that this was the second show on the current leg of the European tour a formidable fact.

The focus of the show was on the new album - of course. But the band also played quite some highlights from the debut "Wolfheart". The album has its 20 years anniversary and tracks like "Wolfshade (A werewolf masquerade)" and "Vamperia" are still great songs that show the rawness of the early days. I have seen the band for the first time in 1995 in Ulm, Germany when they opened for Tiamat and I must say that 20 years later songs like the mighty "Almar mater" even gained over time.

The only song I missed was the brutal "Alpha noir" from the last release. Buy OK, this was something I could live with.

I haven't seen any disappointing show from the Portuguese band over all those years and also the gig in Haarlem didn't change this. Moonspell got mature over the last twenty years and found their sound without becoming predictable.

And as a funny sidenote it was Moonspell that included almost more 'snow' in their show than the Dutch winter had to offer.

Great band, great songs, great sound = great night. 

 

Live review MOONSPELL, SEPTICFLESH, SPARTAN Haarlem, 13.03.2015
Live review MOONSPELL, SEPTICFLESH, SPARTAN Haarlem, 13.03.2015
Live review MOONSPELL, SEPTICFLESH, SPARTAN Haarlem, 13.03.2015
Live review MOONSPELL, SEPTICFLESH, SPARTAN Haarlem, 13.03.2015
Live review MOONSPELL, SEPTICFLESH, SPARTAN Haarlem, 13.03.2015
Live review MOONSPELL, SEPTICFLESH, SPARTAN Haarlem, 13.03.2015

Setlist:

Moonspell:

  1. Breathe (Until we are no more)
  2. Extincnt
  3. Opium
  4. Awake
  5. ..of dream and drama (midnight ride)
  6. Medusalem
  7. Domina
  8. Nocturna
  9. The last of us
  10. Malignia
  11. Funeral bloom
  12. The future is dark
  13. Mephisto
  14. Vampiria
  15. Ateagina
  16. Alma Mater
  17. Wolfshade (A werewolf masquerade) (Encore)
  18. Full moon madness (Encore)

Septicflesh:

  1. War in heaven
  2. Communion
  3. Order of Dracul
  4. A great mass of death
  5. Pyramid God
  6. Titan
  7. Prototype
  8. The vampire from Nazareth
  9. Dogma
  10. Anubis
  11. Prometheus

 

Location: Patronaat, Haarlem, The Netherlands

Date: 13.03.2015

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New video from MOONSPELL

Veröffentlicht am 11. März 2015 von Markus W. in Moonspell, Dark Metal, Gothic, Heavy Metal, Video, News

Right in time for the tour start Moonspell posted a new video. "Extinct" is the name of the song that is the title track from the newest longplayer of the band from Southern Europe. Cool song.

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CD review MOONSPELL "Extinct"

Veröffentlicht am 5. März 2015 von Markus W. in Moonspell, Dark Metal, Heavy Metal, CD Review, News, Power Metal, Doom Metal

(8/10) 1995, Neu-Ulm, Germany, Arts & Crafts. Tiamat was on tour in Europe and had a young metal band from Portugal chosen to be their support. Moonspell was their name and I haven't heard about them before. However, probably good metal was my thought and let's give them the benefit of the doubt. 

Since that moment on I'm following Moonspell. The guys played a fantastic show and it was a challenge for Tiamat to not get under the wheels.

In 1995 the band promoted their debut "Wolfheart". Now we are 20 years further down the road (hey, an anniversary) and five-piece band has a new album ready to be released. "Extinct" is the name and it comes with ten songs.

"Extinct" sounds different than the predecessor. "Alpha noir" was one of the most heaviest records that the Brandoa-placed group released. To balance their heavy side they added the more silent and acoustic "Omega white" to it.

On the new longplayer Moonspell is surprisingly melodic. The dark and gothic side becomes more dominant and it's not that much about heaviness only. Don't get me wrong here. They still burned all their trademarks on "Extinct". But they have more moments when their influences from bands like Sisters OF Mercy comes to the forefront. "Medusalem" is a good example herefore. Also "Funeral bloom" has those influences and belongs to the really good tracks on the album.

A real highlight is the title song. This tune brings together melancholy, hard riffs and melodic vocal lines (in bridge and chorus) in an excellent way. This song has the potential to become a timeless hit of the band - like "Opium", "Mephisto" and "Alpha noir".

"Domina" is a more soulful song. A kind of half ballad. A great piece and it seems to be a quite senseful 'domina'.

"The future is dark" comes with a great melody. The song is kept more silent, has a hypnotic beat and a beautifully soft guitar solo. After this 'light' track "La baphomette" closes the album. It's a less than 3 minutes long tune that could be the soundtrack for a funeral march. Slow, acoustic, some horns, a choir, kept in minor = deep sadness. It is the perfect counterpart to some other tracks on "Extinct".

The new longplayer is another excellent album that the Portuguese band adds to their discography. After twenty years of Moonspell I can say that they never disappointed me. Thumbs up and I'm looking forward to see them live in a few days.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Breathe (Until we are no more)
  2. Exinct
  3. Medusalem
  4. Domina
  5. The last of us
  6. Malignia
  7. Funeral bloom
  8. A dying breed
  9. The future is black
  10. La baphomette

 

Label: Napalm Records

Genre: Dark Metal

CD review MOONSPELL "Extinct"
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MOONSPELL posted a review of their album "Extinct"

Veröffentlicht am 28. Februar 2015 von Markus W. in Moonspell, Dark Metal, Heavy Metal, Gothic, RockNe, Video

Here comes a first preview from the upcoming Moonspell album. Good stuff is on its way.

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