Details about 1755
Moonspell released informations about upcoming EP 1755:
Here are the first details about our upcoming Album! 1755 To Be Released November 3rd on Napalm Records!
“Portugal’s Dark Metal pioneers in MOONSPELL are finally back with a brand new and hotly anticipated album, titled 1755. Set to be released on November 3rd 2017 on Napalm Records, this record will outclass all standards you have ever heard from MOONSPELL before!
From the first second the conceptual dramaturgy MOONSPELL have created feels like a detonation of the mind. 1755 is more than just the band’s new magnum opus: It’s 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 Tranquillity, Dir en grey, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter) also features Paulo Bragança, supplying a hauntingly voice of a Fado fallen angel who is a big part of the Portuguese culture. His fascinating vocals are featured in In Tremor Dei (eng.: “Fear Of God”).
Now the band fronted by the soul of dark art and visionary Fernando Ribeiro unveiled first details about 1755 and unleash the stunning cover artwork as well as the album track list!
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.
The track list of 1755 will read as follows:
- Em Nome Do Medo
- In Tremor Dei (featuring Portuguese guest vocalist Paulo Bragança!)
- 1 De Novembro
- Todos Os Santos
- Lanterna Dos Afogados
1755 is a dark adventure in medieval landscapes – emotionally, technically and completely earthshaking! The album will be available for pre-order soon.
Album cover by João Diogo
Additional info to the songs:
Em nome do Medo (In the Name of Fear) is an orchestral version by the talented Jon Phipps (Orchestral Metal). It was the first challenge we made him for our new album 1755 and the version he did and worked for until the very last day of the album mixes is not the same song as the Alpha Noir one with the same name. Quite different, it will be the intro to set the mood of #1755 as it has set some blueprints and ideas for the rest of the album songs. Jon is also the brain and the hand behind all this album’s magnificent orchestration.
Lanterna dos Afogados (Lighthouse for the Drowned) is a cover version from Brazilian mythical Pop band Os Paralamas do Sucesso. We grew up listening to this song as kids in soap operas and its sadness and beauty always stood out. It’s a homage to the band and to the country which gave the world such great musicians. It’s a tribute to the drowned, to the one who never came back
Releases and clothing
- Deluxe Box with 4-panel Digipak CD, Flag, Patch & 4 Postcards (limited to 500 copies)
- Digital CD (4-Page Digipak incl. Bonus Track)
- GOLDEN 2-LP Gatefold 180g Vinyl (200 copies)
- WHITE 2-LP Gatefold 180g Vinyl (300 copies)
- BLACK 2-LP Gatefold 180g Vinyl (limited)
- BLUE 2-LP Gatefold 180g Vinyl (500 copies, only at Rastilho store)