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MOONSPELL

- 1992
COUNTRY:
PORTUGAL
GENRE(S):
ATMOSPHERIC METAL, DEATH METAL, GOTHIC METAL
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THE 69 EYES, LACRIMOSA, TIAMAT, DOMINANZ, DAEMONARCH, LOST OPERA, OMEGA LITHIUM, PARADISE LOST, VIRGIN BLACK, BLACK SUN AEON
Moonspell is an atypical and innovative band. Their ability to blend different musical styles and explore complex themes has made them an essential part of the Gothic Metal scene.
TORPEDO - 27.10.2023
Moonspell was originally formed in 1992 under the name Morbid God by Fernando Ribeiro (vocals), Ricardo Amorim (guitars), and Pedro Paixão (keyboards). They were later joined by Ares (bass) and Mike Gaspar (drums). In 1994, they changed their name to Moonspell and released their first EP, "Under the Moonspell", in a black metal style.

Moonspell gained a solid reputation with their debut album, "Wolfheart", released in 1995. The album features a blend of gothic and black metal, with symphonic elements and atmospheric overtones. Tracks like 'Alma Mater' and 'Vampiria' became classics, and the album put Moonspell on the gothic metal map.

In 1996, Moonspell released their second studio album, "Irreligious". The album further broadened their style, incorporating more melodic and atmospheric elements while retaining a heavy, dark aesthetic. The hit single 'Opium' attracts attention and helps propel the band to success.

Moonspell's fourth studio album, "Sin/Pecado", was released in 1998. The album moves away from its predecessor, exploring more mystical and atmospheric territory. Although it received mixed reviews, "Sin/Pecado" demonstrated the band's willingness to evolve and take risks with their music.

In 1999, Moonspell released "The Butterfly Effect", an album that marked a further evolution in the band's sound. The album incorporates elements of industrial metal and presents a more mature, introspective lyrical approach. Tracks like 'Butterfly FX' and 'I Am the Eternal Spectator' demonstrate Moonspell's willingness to experiment.

Moonspell continued to release albums throughout the 2000s, including "Darkness and Hope" (2001), "The Antidote" (2003), "Memorial" (2006) and "Night Eternal" (2008). These albums illustrate Moonspell's desire to break new ground, incorporating elements of gothic rock, doom metal and even folk influences. Moonspell's sound became more varied and atmospheric during this period.

In recent years, Moonspell have continued to release albums and tour extensively. They have released albums such as "Extinct" (2015) and "Hermitage" (2021). These albums have received critical acclaim and reinforced the band's status as one of the leading lights of gothic metal.

More informations on http://www.moonspell.com
DID YOU KNOW?

Moonspell originally formed under the name Morbid God, but they changed it to Moonspell in 1994. The name was inspired by a song by German band Sodom entitled "Spell of Moon".

In 1998, Moonspell won the MTV Europe Music Award for best Portuguese band.

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MOONSPELL_Hermitage
Hermitage (2021)
5/5
4.6/5
NAPALM RECORDS / GOTHIC METAL
MOONSPELL_Extinct
Extinct (2015)
5/5
4.8/5
NAPALM RECORDS / GOTHIC METAL
MOONSPELL_Sin-Pecado
Sin Pecado (1998)
4/5
5/5
CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS / ATMOSPHERIC METAL
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