“1755” will be released on November 3rd via Napalm Records/Alma Mater Records.
Portugal’s Dark Metal pioneers in Moonspell are finally back with a brand new and hotly anticipated album, titled “1755”. Now the band fronted by Fernando Ribeiro unveiled first details about ‘1755’ and unleash the cover artwork as well as the album track list!
From the beginning the conceptual dramaturgy Moonspell have created is 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 Fado voice which is a big part of the Portuguese culture. His fascinating vocals are featured in “In Tremor Dei” (eng.: “Fear Of God”).
“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.”
(Napalm Records – 2017)
1. Em Nome Do Medo
3. In Tremor Dei ( featuring Portuguese guest vocalist Paulo Bragança! )
7. 1 De Novembro
9. Todos Os Santos
10. Lanterna Dos Afogados
Release concerts (Portugal)
Tickets for 1755 concerts include one of the disc editions that will not be available in stores until November 3, the official release date:
– €40.00 – ticket for a show + offer of edition 1755 in double vinyl
– €30.00 – ticket for a show + offer of edition 1755 digipak
The first 500 buyers will have the issues signed by the band.
Reservations, information and tickets available at: www.letsgo.pt.
Moonspell on tour
In support of Moonspell’s upcoming release, the band will be hitting the road:
17.08.17 DE – Dinkelsbuehl / Summer Breeze
19.08.17 PT – Góis / Concentração Internacional de Motos de Góis
23.08.17 PT – Corroios / Festas de Corroios
02.09.17 DE – Markneuenkirchen / ReeveLand Festival
09.09.17 DE – Santarém / Parque da Ribeira
10.09.17 IT – Milano / Metalitalia Festival 2017
30.10.17 PT – Lisbon / Lisboa Ao Vivo (Special album release show)
31.10.17 PT – Lisbon / Lisboa Ao Vivo (Special album release show)
01.11.17 PT – Porto / Hard Club (Special album release show)
03.11.17 ES – Santiago / Malatesta
04.11.17 ES – Bilbao / Santana 27
05.11.17 ES – Valencia / Rock City
06.11.17 ES – Barcelona / Salamandra
07.11.17 ES – Zaragoza / CC Delicias
08.11.17 ES – Madrid / Sala Caracol
More dates to be announced soon!