Moonspell Confirmed For Bloodstock!
Portuguese goth metallers Moonspell have been added to the bill of this year’s Bloodstock Open Air! Get your tickets for Bloodstock!
The Bloodstock team are pleased to announce that Portuguese goth metallers MOONSPELL have been added to the bill for BOA 2009.
Moonspell formed in 1989 under the name Morbid God, switching to Moonspell in ’92 and issuing their first EP Under The Moonspell in ’94. The EP caught the attention of Century Media records who signed the band to a six album deal. 1995 saw the release of their first full-length album Wolfheart and an extensive European tour, both of which helped make Moonspell the most recognizable metal band from a country not widely known for its rock scene. 1996’s Irreligious began a shift away from black metal and towards a gothic metal sound, a trend continued on 1998’s Sin/Pecado and 1999’s The Butterfly Effect which also began to introduce an experimental edge which proved divisive among fans.
For their next two albums Darkness And Hope and The Antidote, the band collaborated with noted producer Hiili Hiilesmaa, whose work includes several albums by HIM, before re-enlisting the services of Waldemar Sorychta for 2006’s Memorial. Sorychta had previously produced their first three albums and Memorial saw the band return to a heavier sound which was well-received and made the album their most successful to date. Sorychta also worked on the band’s most recent album, 2008’s Night Eternal, another critical success and one which looks set to top its predecessors in the fullness of time.
Line up so far: Amon Amarth, Apocalyptica, Arch Enemy, Battlelore, Candlemass, Carcass, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Enslaved, Gwar, Katatonia, Million Dollar Reload, Moonspell, Municipal Waste, Satyricon, Saxon, Turisas, The Haunted, Sabaton, Wintersun.
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