Moonspell is slated for the release of their next album, ‘1755’ on November 3rd. It has been since early 2015 we’ve had new material from the band. 1755 will be entirely done in Portuguese, and will tell the story of the catastrophic Great Lisbon Earthquake of that same year.
Vocalist Fernando Ribeiro said the following of 1755’s inspiration sake,
‘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 cannot be reduced to a dramatic death toll.’
On the album,
‘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.’
Further information available on their Facebook page for would-be purchasers.
Awesome concept for history enthusiasts. That is, if they are also fluent in Portuguese.
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