Portugal's dark metal pioneers Moonspell have finally announced some details surrounding their new album 1755. The album is due out on November 3rd through Napalm Records. The album was produced by Tue Madsen ((Meshuggah, The Haunted, Dark Tranquility, 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").
The visionary and dark, but artistic band is fronted by Fernando Ribeiro. Regarding the album, he commented, "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."
1755 Track Listing:
01. Em Nome Do Medo
03. In Tremor Dei (featuring Portuguese guest vocalist Paulo Bragança!)
07. 1 De Novembro
09. Todos Os Santos
10. Lanterna Dos Afogados