Origin: Portugal  
Genres: Goth Rock/Metal
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Last update/review: September 24, 2018

Moonspell

Moonspell was the first Portuquese metal band to break worldwide, bursting on the scene with the stunning Wolfheart album, mixing doomdeath, goth-styled keyboards, and various old metal influences to create one of the most dynamic and memorable albums of 1995. With Irreligious, the goth influences were brought to the fore, turning the band into somewhat of a Type O Negative-styled band, disappointing some hardcore fans but winning others. Since then, the band has struggled to maintain its popularity, releasing two albums that, in retrospect, would have to be viewed as disappointments (particularly The Butterfly Effect), these releases finding the band tinkering and experimenting a bit, trying to recapture that earlier magic. Since 2001, it appears that they have done exactly that, as both Darkness And Hope and 2003's The Antidote are fine albums, as good as any the band have ever done.

Current Members

Fernando Ribeiro

vocals (ex-Daemonarch)

Ricardo Amorim

guitars (ex-Daemonarch)

Aires Pereira

bass (Malevolence)

Pedro Paixao

keyboards/guitars (ex-Daemonarch)

Miguel Gaspar

drums

Former Members/Guests

Duarte Picoto

guitars

Joao Pedro

bass

Sérgio Crestana

bass (ex-Daemonarch)

Niclas Etelävuori (guest)

bass (ex-Amorphis)

Waldemar Sorychta (guest)

bass (ex-Despair, ex-Eyes Of Eden, Enemy Of The Sun, ex-Grip Inc., ex-ReVamp, ex-Voodoocult)



Discography



Under The Moonspell  EP
1994 Adipocere
  1. Allah Akbar! La Allah Ella Allah! (Praeludium / Incantatum Solstitium)
  2. Tenebrarum Oratorium (Andamento I / Erudit Compendynum) (Interludium / Incantatum Ocquinoctium)
  3. Tenebrarum Oratorium (Andamento II / Erotic Compendyum)
  4. Opus Diabolicum (Andamento III / Instrumental Compendyum)
  5. Chorai Lusitânia! (Epilogus / Incantatam Maresia)
  • Fernando Ribeiro
  • Ricardo Amorim
  • Duarte Picoto
  • Joao Pedro
  • Pedro Paixao
  • Miguel Gaspar
1994 Readers' Album #29




Wolfheart  
1995 Century Media
  1. Wolfshade (a werewolf masquerade)
  2. Love crimes
  3. ...Of dream and drama (midnight ride)
  4. Lua d'Inversno
  5. Trebraruna
  6. Vampiria
  7. An erotic alchemy
  8. Alma Mater
  • Fernando Ribeiro
  • Ricardo Amorim
  • Duarte Picoto
  • Joao Pedro
  • Pedro Paixao
  • Miguel Gaspar
1995 Readers' Album #3





Irreligious  
1996 Century Media
  1. Perverse...almost religious
  2. Opium
  3. Awake
  4. For a taste of eternity
  5. Ruin & misery
  6. A poisoned gift
  7. Subversion
  8. Raven Claws
  9. Mephisto
  10. Herr Spiegelmann
  11. Full moon madness
  • Fernando Ribeiro
  • Ricardo Amorim
  • Joao Pedro
  • Pedro Paixao
  • Miguel Gaspar
1996 Readers' Album #3




Sin / Pecado  
1998 Century Media
  1. Slow down!
  2. handmade God
  3. 2econd skin
  4. Abysmo
  5. Flesh
  6. Magdalene
  7. V.C. (Gloria domini)
  8. EuroticA
  9. Mute
  10. Dekadance
  11. Let the children cum to me...
  12. The hanged man
  13. 13!
  • Fernando Ribeiro
  • Ricardo Amorim
  • Sérgio Crestana
  • Pedro Paixao
  • Miguel Gaspar
1998 Readers' Album #40




The Butterfly Effect  
1999 Century Media
  1. Soulsick
  2. Butterfly fx
  3. Can't bee
  4. Lustmord
  5. Selfabuse
  6. I am the eternal spectator
  7. Soulitary vice
  8. Disappear here
  9. Adaptables
  10. Angelizer
  11. Tired
  12. K
  13. O Mal De Cristo
  • Fernando Ribeiro
  • Ricardo Amorim
  • Sérgio Crestana
  • Pedro Paixao
  • Miguel Gaspar
1999 Readers' Album #26




Darkness And Hope  
2001 Century Media
  1. Darkness and hope
  2. Firewalking
  3. Nocturna
  4. Heartshaped abyss
  5. Devilred
  6. Ghostsong
  7. Rapaces
  8. Made of storm
  9. How we became fire
  10. Than the serpents in my hands
  • Fernando Ribeiro
  • Ricardo Amorim
  • Sérgio Crestana
  • Pedro Paixao
  • Miguel Gaspar



The Antidote  
2003 Century Media
  1. Everything Invaded
  2. The Southern Deathstyles
  3. Antidote
  4. In And Above Man
  5. From Lowering Skies
  6. Capricorn At Her Feet
  7. Lunar Still
  8. A Walk On The Darkside
  9. Crystal Gazing
  10. (The) Darkening
  11. As We Eternally Sleep On It
  • Fernando Ribeiro
  • Ricardo Amorim
  • Niclas Etelävuori
  • Pedro Paixao
  • Miguel Gaspar
2003 Readers' Album #23




Memorial  
2006 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. In Memoriam
  2. Finisterra
  3. Memento Mori
  4. Sons of Earth
  5. Blood Tells
  6. Upon the Blood of Men
  7. At the Image of Pain
  8. Sanguine
  9. Proliferation
  10. Once It Was Ours!
  11. Mare Nostrum
  12. Luna
  13. Best Forgotten
  • Fernando Ribeiro
  • Ricardo Amorim
  • Waldemar Sorychta
  • Pedro Paixao
  • Miguel Gaspar
2006 Readers' Album #35




Under Satanae  
2007 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Halla alle halla al rabka halla (Praeludium/Incantatum Solistitium)
  2. Tenebrarum Oratorium (Andamento I/Erudit Compendyum)
  3. Interludium/Incantatum Oequinoctum
  4. Tenebrarum Oratorium (Andamento II/Erotic Compendyum)
  5. Opus Diabolicum (Andamento III/Instrumental Compendyum)
  6. Chorai Lusitânia! (Epilogus/Incantatam Maresia)*
  7. Goat on Fire
  8. Ancient Winter Goddess
  9. Wolves from the Fog
  10. Serpent Angel
  • Fernando Ribeiro
  • Ricardo Amorim
  • Aires Pereira
  • Pedro Paixao
  • Miguel Gaspar



Night Eternal  
2008 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. At Tragic Heights
  2. Night Eternal
  3. Shadow Sun
  4. Scorpion Flower
  5. Moon in Mercury
  6. Hers is the Twilight
  7. Dreamer (Lucifer and Lilith)
  8. Spring of Rage
  9. First Light
  • Fernando Ribeiro
  • Ricardo Amorim
  • Pedro Paixao
  • Miguel Gaspar
2008 Readers' Album #21




Lusitanian Metal  VIDEO
2008 Steamhammer/SPV



Alpha Noir  
2012 Napalm
  1. Axis Mundi
  2. Lickanthrope
  3. Versus
  4. Alpha Noir
  5. Em Nome do Medo
  6. Opera Carne
  7. Love Is Blasphemy
  8. Grandstand
  9. Sine Missione
  • Fernando Ribeiro
  • Ricardo Amorim
  • Aires Pereira
  • Pedro Paixao
  • Miguel Gaspar
2012 Readers' Album #50




Extinct  
2015 Napalm
  1. Until We Are No More (Breathe)
  2. Medusalem
  3. Funeral Bloom
  4. Domina
  5. La Baphomette
  6. The Last of Us
  7. A Dying Breed
  8. Malignia
  9. Extinct
  10. The Future Is Dark
  • Fernando Ribeiro
  • Ricardo Amorim
  • Aires Pereira
  • Pedro Paixao
  • Miguel Gaspar
2015 Readers' Album #26




1755  
2017 Napalm
  1. Em Nome Do Medo
  2. 1755
  3. In Tremor Dei (feat. Paulo Bragança)
  4. Desastre
  5. Abanão
  6. Evento
  7. 1 De Novembro
  8. Ruínas
  9. Todos Os Santos
  10. Lanterna Dos Afogados
  • Fernando Ribeiro
  • Ricardo Amorim
  • Aires Pereira
  • Pedro Paixao
  • Miguel Gaspar



Lisboa Under The Spell  LIVE
2018 Napalm
  1. Wolfshade (A Werewolf Masquerade)
  2. Love Crimes
  3. Of Dream and Drama
  4. Lua d'Inverno
  5. Trebaruna
  6. Ataegina
  7. Vampiria
  8. An Erotic Alchemy
  9. Alma Mater
  10. Perverse... Almost Religious
  11. Opium
  12. Awake!
  13. For a Taste of Eternity
  14. Ruin & Misery
  15. A Poisoned Gift
  16. Raven Claws
  17. Mephisto
  18. Herr Spiegelmann
  19. Full Moon Madness
  20. All Gone from the Wild
  21. Breathe (Until We Are No More)
  22. Extinct
  23. Medusalem
  24. Domina
  25. The Last of Us
  26. Malignia
  27. Funeral Bloom
  28. A Dying Breed
  29. The Future Is Dark




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