Portugal’s undisputed kings of gothic and dark metal, MOONSPELL, have revealed some brand new details about the upcoming reissue of their pathbreaking, 1996-album “Irreligious.”
MOONSPELL‘s second album, containing timeless classics such as “Opium,” “Raven Claws,” “Herr Spiegelmann,” “Mephisto,” or the ultimate MOONSPELL anthem, “Fullmoon Madness,” has not only helped the band to redefine their manifold style, but it will take you back to the late Nineties when gothic was more dark and beautiful than in any other year or age. “Irreligious” stands out as the archetype of Gothic Metal, at one time modern and classic, and an album that influenced dark music generations for decades.
“ ‘Irreligious’ is the crossroad where Metal meets Gothic and leads the way to a different style and fusion between the darkened elegance of Goth and the powerful depths of Heavy Metal.” Frontman Fernando Ribeiro states.
To celebrate 25 years of “Irreligious” in style, MOONSPELL’s own label imprint, Alma Mater Records, by the courtesy of Century Media, will re-release the band’s groundbreaking record on October 29th, 2021! This must-have reissue will be coming out as an ambitious Deluxe Box (a true treasure chest limited to 250 hand-numbered, certified copies, only available via the band’s official store), LP Gatefold, and a Tape as a token of the great year of 1996 when “Irreligious” took the world under its very own gothic spell. The reissue formats will be available as follows:
– Deluxe Box Set
– LP12” (Beer) – Standard Edition
– Cassette (Orange)
– Full Moon Madness LP10”, with 2 songs: “Full Moon Madness” (Original Version) + “Full Moon Madness” (Live at Porto, 2020)
The pre-sale has just started at THIS LOCATION!
Fernando Ribeiro – Vocals
Ricardo Amorim – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Pedro Paixão – Keys, Guitar
Aires Pereira – Bass
Hugo Ribeiro – Drums
July 30th 2021: Metal Days, The Solace Weekend, Tolmin, SLO
August 13th 2021: Alcatraz Open Air, Kortjirk, BE
August 14th 2021: Dark River Festival, Kotka, FIN
September 11th2021: Mennecy Metal Fest, Mennecy, FR
September 30th 2021: North Music Fest, Porto, PT
Feb 11th 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ The Garage*
Feb 12th 2022 – Newcastle, UK @ Riverside*
Feb 13th 2022 – Wolverhampton, UK @ KK’s Steel Mill*
Feb 14th 2022 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms*
Feb 16th 2022 – Manchester, UK @ Club Academy*
Feb 17th 2022 – Bristol, UK @ SWX*
Feb 18th 2022 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom*
* with PARADISE LOST
June 17th – 26th 2022: Hellfest Open Air, FR
Aug 4th – 6th 2022: Wacken Open Air, GER
Stay tuned for many more dates!