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ROTTING CHRIST: 'Under Our Black Cult' CD+Book Set Due In July

Marking 30 years of ROTTING CHRIST, "Under Our Black Cult" is a deluxe five-CD, 72-page book-set charting the early years of the Greek black metal legends. The set, which is due on July 6, also includes a limited hand-signed certificate from Sakis "Necromayhem" Tolis (while stocks last). Written by "The Cult Never Dies" author Dayal ...

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MOONSPELL To Release 'Lisboa Under The Spell' In August

A unique and solemn spell seems to shroud every spot as soon as Portuguese alchemists MOONSPELL enter the stage — and it was a very special evening indeed when the band played an exceptional show at the Campo Pequeno arena in their hometown Lisbon on February 4, 2017. That inimitable bond between the gothic metal ...

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Former GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA Launches MANDRAH

Former GRIP INC. guitarist and acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta has joined forces with Danish-German singer Cornelia Schmitt (THE HEROINES) and drummer Vic Chains (THE SPOOK, THE DEAD KINGS) in a new band called MANDRAH. Sorychta's music has never been about walking trodden paths, following trends or copying other bands. Instead he always set marks himself ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY's MIKAEL STANNE On Using Clean Vocals On 1999's 'Projector': 'We Wanted To Prove To Ourselves We Can Be Different'

Slobodan Trifunović of Serbian Metal conducted an interview with frontman Mikael Stanne of veteran Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY prior to the band's April 18 concert at SKCNS Fabrika in Novi Sad, Serbia. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the touring cycle for ...

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MOONSPELL Releases 'Desastre' Video

"Desastre", the new video from Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "1755", which was released last November via Napalm Records. The Portuguese-language disc was written about the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon earthquake, which occurred in the Kingdom of Portugal. In ...

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Resurrected DESPAIR Feat. Ex-GRIP INC., MORGOTH Members: Audio Snippets Of Reworked 'History Of Hate' Album

Acclaimed producer/guitarist Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, SAMAEL) last year resurrected the German technical thrash band DESPAIR. Joining him in the group's current incarnation are former MORGOTH vocalist Marc Grewe, original DESPAIR drummer Markus "Makka" Freiwald and new bassist Marius Ickert. The revamped DESPAIR is in the studio putting the finishing touches on ...

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AMORPHIS And DARK TRANQUILLITY To Tour North America With MOONSPELL, OMNIUM GATHERUM

Melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will return to North America with a co-headlining trek with DARK TRANQUILLITY this September/October. Joining them are Portugal's premier gothic-metallic-force MOONSPELL, and Finnish melo-death contingent OMNIUM GATHERUM. AMORPHIS will be touring in support of their soon to be announced new album, produced and mixed once again by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON ...

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MOONSPELL Frontman Says 'Best Reactions' To Band's New Portuguese-Language Album 'Come From Countries That Have No Idea' What He Is Singing About

Impact metal channel conducted an interview with frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL prior to their January 21 concert at A38 in Budapest, Hungary. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the reaction to MOONSPELL's new studio album, "1755": Fernando: "Spectacular, I have to ...

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1755 - MOONSPELL

MOONSPELL has never been the kind of band that writes the same album over and over again. The overarching label "gothic metal" is an adequate descriptor, yet Portugal's leading metal band clearly does its best to differentiate its material from that which came before. This mindset bleeds through to album number 12: "1755". Although the ...

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MOONSPELL Celebrates '1755' Release With Hometown Concert

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL celebrated the release of their new album, "1755", with a double-date hometown show in Lisbon where fans could enjoy the band's annual Halloween party as well as watch the performance. Fan-filmed video footage of the October 31 concert at Lisboa Ao Vivo in Lisbon can be seen below. "1755" was released on ...

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MOONSPELL: Entire '1755' Album Available For Streaming

"1755", the upcoming album from Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL, can be streamed in its entirety below. Due on November 3 via Napalm Records, the Portuguese-language disc was written about the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon earthquake, which occurred in the Kingdom of Portugal. In combination with subsequent fires and a tsunami, the ...

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Ex-THE GATHERING Vocalist ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: 'Everything I Do From Now On That Is Heavy Is Going To Be Under VUUR'

The Prog Report recently conducted an interview with renowned Dutch vocalist Anneke Van Giersbergen (ex-THE GATHERING) about her new band, VUUR. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of VUUR: Anneke: "I've been doing a lot of things since I've been solo, ...

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MOONSPELL Releases 'Evento' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Evento", a new song from Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "1755", which will be released on November 3 via Napalm Records. The Portuguese-language disc was written about the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon earthquake, which ...

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MOONSPELL Frontman On Why New '1755' Record Is Sung In Portuguese: 'I Don't Think The Album Could Be Otherwise'

Spark TV, which is part of the Czech monthly magazine Spark, recently conducted an interview with frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metal veterans MOONSPELL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On MOONSPELL's forthcoming Portuguese-sung "1755" full-length, which was originally intended as an EP: Fernando: "When ...

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GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA Recruits Ex-MORGOTH Singer MARC GREWE For Resurrected DESPAIR

Acclaimed producer/guitarist Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, SAMAEL) has resurrected the German technical thrash band DESPAIR. Joining him in the group's current incarnation are former MORGOTH vocalist Marc Grewe, original DESPAIR drummer Markus "Makka" Freiwald and new bassist Marius Ickert. The revamped DESPAIR is in the studio putting the finishing touches on a ...

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MOONSPELL Releases 'Todos Os Santos' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Todos Os Santos", a new song from Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "1755", which will be released on November 3 via Napalm Records. The Portuguese-language disc was written about the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon ...

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MOONSPELL Teases 'Todos Os Santos' Video

A teaser for "Todos Os Santos", the new video from Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL, is available below. The full clip will make its online debut on Thursday, September 14. "Todos Os Santos" is taken from MOONSPELL's new album, "1755", which will be released on November 3 via Napalm Records. The Portuguese-language disc was written about the ...

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MOONSPELL: '1755' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

MOONSPELL will release "1755" on November 3 via Napalm Records. The disc is a Portuguese-language album about the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon earthquake, which occurred in the Kingdom of Portugal. In combination with subsequent fires and a tsunami, the earthquake almost totally destroyed Lisbon and adjoining areas. "1755" was produced ...

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OVERKILL Joined By GRIP INC. Guitarist At Bochum Concert (Video)

Waldemar Sorychta — former GRIP INC. guitarist who has produced a number of acclaimed albums from SODOM, MOONSPELL and TIAMAT, among others — joined New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL on stage last night (Sunday, August 13) at Zeche in Bochum, Germany to perform the OVERKILL classic "In Union We Stand". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance ...

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MOONSPELL To Release '1755' Album In November

MOONSPELL will release "1755" on November 3 via Napalm Records. The disc is a Portuguese-language album about the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon earthquake, which occurred in the Kingdom of Portugal. In combination with subsequent fires and a tsunami, the earthquake almost totally destroyed Lisbon and adjoining areas. The Portuguese metallers ...

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Watch DANZIG Perform At 'Blackest Of The Black' Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of DANZIG's performance at this year's edition of the "Blackest Of The Black" festival, which took place May 26-27 at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California, can be seen below. The two-day event featured over twenty artists — including MINISTRY, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY — with DANZIG serving as headliner ...

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DANZIG, MINISTRY, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, ATREYU, C.O.C., Others Confirmed For 'Blackest Of The Black' Festival

**Note**: An earlier version of this article listed FEAR FACTORY as one of the "Blackest Of The Black" participating bands. They are no longer scheduled to appear at the event. In addition, "Lucha Underground" wrestling stars will not be involved with this year's "Blackest Of The Black". DANZIG and MINISTRY are confirmed to perform at ...

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MOONSPELL In Pre-Production For '1755' Portuguese-Language Album About Great Lisbon Earthquake

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have set "1755" as the title of their Portuguese-language album about the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon earthquake, which occurred in the Kingdom of Portugal. In combination with subsequent fires and a tsunami, the earthquake almost totally destroyed Lisbon and adjoining areas. The band is currently in pre-production ...

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MOONSPELL Films Lisbon Concert For 20th-Anniversary DVD (Video)

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL filmed their February 4 concert at the Campo Pequeno arena in Lisbon, Portugal for their upcoming 20th-anniversary DVD. The show, which was witnessed by four thousand metalheads, saw the band performing three of its records live on stage: "Wolfheart", "Irreligious" and "Extinct". Says MOONSPELL: "The show was filmed for a DVD release ...

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