Origin: Portugal
Genres: Goth Rock/Metal
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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 (Daemonarch)

Ricardo Amorim

guitars (Daemonarch)

Aires Pereira

bass (Malevolence)

Pedro Paixao

keyboards/guitars (Daemonarch)

Mike Gaspar

drums

Former Members/Guests

Duarte Picoto

guitars

Joao Pedro

bass

Sérgio Crestana

bass (Daemonarch)

Niclas Etelävuori (guest)

bass (Amorphis)

Waldemar Sorychta (guest)

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


Discography



(EP) Under The Moonspell 
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
  • Mike Gaspar




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
  • Mike Gaspar
1995 BNR and Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



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
  • Mike Gaspar
1996 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



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
  • Mike Gaspar




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
  • Mike Gaspar

Reviews:   Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



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
  • Mike Gaspar

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



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
  • Mike Gaspar

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



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
  • Mike Gaspar

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



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
  • Mike Gaspar

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



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

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Lusitanian Metal 
2008 Steamhammer/SPV

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



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


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