Portuguese metal act MOONSPELL will issue the new album “1755” on November 3rd via Napalm Records. “1755” is a conceptual release, sung entirely in Portuguese, which chronicles the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755.
In support of the new album, there will be three shows in Portugal to coincide with the albums release. Moonspell will have a double date hometown show in Lisbon, where you enjoy the band’s annual Halloween party, as well as watching the show. On the 1st of November, the band will take the event to the city of Porto as part of the “1755” first three announced dates:
30th + 31st Oct – LISBOA AO VIVO, LISBON
1st Nov – HARD CLUB, SALA 1, PORTO
These very special gigs will be produced by the band themselves in partnership with Alma Mater Records and in collaboration and with total support from the main label Napalm Records.
At the shows you will have the chance to buy the upcoming record exclusively and straight from the band as you watch them destroy Lisbon and Porto. Each ticket holder will get a free CD or vinyl edition (first 500 tickets, the edition will be signed by the band!). Pre-sales will be announced soon, but you can already get your ticket to Lisbon and Porto right now. More info about tickets, reservations and information can be found at this location.
Says the band: “On these shows we’re gonna play 1755 in its entirety but also recover some obscure stuff we haven’t been playing for many years.
“1755 is a poetic, musical and philosophical reflection of the band about the tragic event that took place on the 1st of November of 1755 in Lisbon, decimating the entire city.
“It’s mostly a metal record, with vibrant riffs, epic orchestration and vocals and lyrics, which invoke the agony of that day. The band was also concerned in recreating the end of the 18th century Lisbon and there will be lots of fusion, percussion and a melodic approach to that time and to the atmosphere the great city of Lisbon enjoyed back then.
“There will be ten powerful, surprising songs that echo remotely to some of Moonspell previous efforts like ‘Under the Moonspell’ or ‘Alpha Noir.’ But make no mistake…this is Moonspell as you never heard them before, with the fire of their native Language Portuguese and 900 years of History to unveil!
“An historical, rigorous, serious, artistic record. A black beast from Portugal that the Metal scene so craves for.”