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Portugal (1989 – present)

Moonspell is a Portuguese band. Moonspell was formed in 1989 as Morbid God. After renaming themselves Moonspell in 1992, they released their first EP Under the Moonspell in 1994, a year before of the release of their first album Wolfheart. The band quickly gained status and became one of the most recognizable metal bands from Portugal.

Although they had been playing since 1989 under the name of “Morbid God”, the band became Moonspell in 1992, the same year they released the promo track “Serpent Angel”. In 1993, singer Fernando Ribeiro , drummer Mike Gaspar and bass player Ares (not to be confused with Aires Pereira) released the demo Anno Satanae, which caught the attention of French label Adipocere. It was for Adipocere that Moonspell released in 1994 a mini-album entitled Under the Moonspell. The record was a considered a landmark in Portuguese metal and sold more than 5000 copies, becoming Adipocere’s best-selling record at the time. Shortly after the release, they played with Cradle of Filth in a concert in Lisbon.

Breakthrough (1995-1997)

After the release of mini-album Under the Moonspell, Moonspell signed with Century Media for six CDs. Wolfheart was recorded in Germany with producer Waldemar Sorychta and was released in 1995 and was followed by a European tour. Although the album had little or no recognition at the beginning, it was later recognized as a “milestone” by heavy-metal reviews site Metal-Observer.

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  • Love_Crimes_666

    17 Apr 3:34pm Reply
  • hamitic

    Luso pride.

    15 Apr 11:37pm Reply
  • Post-romantic

    Omega White ещё та ересь!

    10 Apr 3:52pm Reply
  • Hemea

    Sem duvida <3

    4 Apr 11:31pm Reply
  • bonjovyborges

    MOONSPELL !!! O orgulho portugues !!!

    22 Mar 7:37pm Reply
  • ElineFloyd

    Another band that put me under the spell.... another proof that European Metal kicks American off!!! I see also a Georgian fan here. Hey there, cheers from neighboring country Armenia!! (:

    20 Mar 8:39pm Reply
  • FairyDark

    Omega white best of bests!!!!

    25 Feb 4:05pm Reply
  • Post-romantic

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    5 Feb 11:22pm Reply
  • Metalium66

    Great band!!!

    2 Feb 11:17pm Reply
  • AlikSS1989

    Класна группа

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • lacrymosarust

    ♥ Full Moon Madness ♥ [2]

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Metallox45ok

    какой концерт про концерт не че не написано читать не умеем да?! нормально если тексты не переводить на китайский

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Darkes7

    I've had a few years of break from them and... I regret it. This band has always been and always will be amazing.

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Nemaiin

    Всегда любила, но увидев вживую.. это лучший концерт, на котором была. Такая мощь, харизма, от Фернандо невозможно было оторвать взгляд.. первые минут 10 пыталась фоткать, потом забросила это дело, и просто слилась со сценой, ничего и никого не замечая вокруг - это было непревзойденно!)

    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • bonjovyborges

    Mestres!!!

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Iason_Mink

    сумашедшие, нереальные, вызывающие зависимость как тот опиум, про который поют... до сих пор мурашки по коже и полное отсутствие желания возвращаться в реальность после концерта.

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Post-romantic

    Про Уфу даже и не знаю что сказать :D Лично я отжигал по-полной, творил хаос у сцены и уже на второй песне сорвал голос. А так вообще можно было народу и по-активнее!

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • TorTorri

    Концерт в САМЕРЕ БЫЛ ПРЕКРАСЕЕЕЕН!!!!!!!!!

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Tormentor_666

    Great thanks for the fantastic show in Kiev-from all the fans from Ukraine. Thank you for the warm atmosphere and just for everything you've done during more than 20 years) Come back to Ukraine as soon as possible-we're under the spell forever!

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Post-romantic

    У Moonspell каждый альбом лучше другого, это правда, но вот Alpha Noir это халтура и к настоящему Moonspell как таковое отношения не имеет... (((

    4 Nov 2013 Reply
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