Portuguese dark metallers Moonspell are not only currently gearing up for their upcoming, extensive “Ultima Ratio Fest” tour – kicking off this week – but they will also release their new BluRay/DVD/Album, entitled “From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep”, on September 30, via Napalm Records.
With “From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep”, the band presents their latest 2021-studio album “Hermitage” live and recorded 80 meters below the earth, at the heart of one of Portugal’s seven natural wonders, the Grutas de Mira D’Aire. The recording boasts a one-of-a-kind sound and visual sensation with its heavy dose of cinematic flavor, unreal atmosphere and the encircling, resounding nature in its raw form, while showcasing live music from inside one of the most impressive caves in Europe.
Today, the final and third album single has dropped for “Apophthegmata”, in which crystal clear piano, razor-sharp riffage and Fernando Ribeiro’s haunting voice persuades in otherworldly resonance with its unique sound and visual sensation.
Fernando Ribeiro shares:
“Apophthegmata is a Greek word that defines a collection of texts, a book with the most important lessons and revelations of the Desert Fathers, the kings of Hermits. They stood in the darkness to enlighten themselves and often brought their conclusions of peace and wisdom to their restless and suffering communities. This song stands for exactly that, musically speaking: a game of light and shadow, a bridge between fragility and strength. It quickly became a must on our setlist and a fan favourite of the “Hermitage” album. Enjoy the light, learn with the darkness, be kind to yourself so you can be kind to others.”
You can watch the video below:
In support of their upcoming release and to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary, Moonspell will embark on an extensive European tour with Insomnium, Wolfheart, Borknagar and Hinayana, kicking off this week in Frankfurt, Germany.
You can check out the tour dates below:
29.09.2022 (DE) Frankfurt, Batschkapp
30.09.2022 (DE) Leipzig, Hellraiser
01.10.2022 (BE) Antwerp, Trix
02.10.2022 (DE) Regensburg, Eventhall Airport
03.10.2022 (FR) Paris, Elysee Montmatre
04.10.2022 (FR) Lyon, Transbordeur
05.10.2022 (CH) Pratteln, Z 7
06.10.2022 (DE) Stuttgart, LKA
07.10.2022 (DE) Geiselwind, Music Hall
08.10.2022 (DE) Munich, Backstage Werk
09.10.2022 (CZ) Brno, Sono
10.10.2022 (HU) Budapest, Barba Negra
11.10.2022 (AT) Vienna, Arena
12.10.2022 (PL) Wroclaw, A2
13.10.2022 (DE) Berlin, Kesselhaus
14.10.2022 (DE) Hamburg, Markthalle
15.10.2022(DE) Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
16.10.2022 (NL) Utrecht, Ronda
31.10.2022 (PT) Porto, Coliseu (exclusive 30 years setlist) *with special guests Samael
01.11.2022 (PT) Lisboa, Coliseu (exclusive 30 years setlist) *with special guests Samael