With the new Moonspell album dropping soon, I finally got the chance to check out the full-length. I don’t really want to go into much detail about it, but I did feel I should talk about my first impressions of the new outing to brace fellow fans for what’s to come. Extinct definitely wasn’t what I was expecting, but, then again, Moonspell never has been a band to really approach with preconceived expectations other than quality music. So, without farther ado, here’s some thoughts on the new venture…
MOONSPELL remain both a pioneer of dark metal and a contemporary of the genre’s greats, continuing to deliver increasingly relevant albums 20 years deep into their career. They are known to sign their souls away to the lunar side while recording and they have done just that with their new album Extinct, due out March 2015 via Napalm Records.
Gothic Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have announced that they are returning to North American for a headline tour in 2014. The “America Noir” tour will begin January 31st in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and is currently scheduled to run through February 20th in Toronto, ON. Support on the tour will be provided by Napalm Records label-mates LEAVES’ EYES and ATROCITY. A list of announced dates can be found below.
A few days ago I got my hands on the new Moonspell album, Alpha Noir. Trust me when I say I was anxiously awaiting this bad boy. The second I grabbed it from my inbox, I slapped it onto a blank disc, rushed out to the car, powered it up and had the disc already shoved part way before the battery even kicked on. I was on my way out anyway, so I figured this would be a great excuse to drown out my fiancee, or keep me killing the constant tailgaters or soccer moms doing twenty under the limit.since I was on my way out anyway. It made a fantastic travelling companion.