Due to high demand, Portuguese dark metal masters MOONSPELL (who just released their brand new and critically acclaimed album “Hermitage,” out now on Napalm Records), have announced the official reissuing of their monumental record “Extinct” (2015), and its successor, “1755” (2017). Both masterpieces will be re-released on vinyl on July 2, 2021 via Napalm Records, but order yours soon – each will be limited to just 100 copies available worldwide.
With “Extinct”, the band’s 11th studio album, MOONSPELL set the world aflame. The worldwide chart topping album – which landed at #1 in Portugal for several weeks – represents the band at their most experimental and impassioned, and is one of their most successful records to date. Its enthralling mix of darkness and beauty, modern riffing, Fernando Ribeiro‘s somber vocals and blackened melodies showcase MOONSPELL’s grandeur in perfection – always one step ahead of the rest, always resisting all genre boundaries.
Two years later in 2017, MOONSPELL outclassed all standards with the colossal “1755”. From the first weighty second, the conceptual dramaturgy of this record feels like a detonation of the mind. Playful and spirited, “1755” is an incomparable masterpiece. Telling the story of the year of horror, when a giant earthquake wrecked their home of Lisbon, naturally this album is performed completely in Portuguese. “1755” is an orchestral adventure including strings, bongos, epic choirs and vibrant grooves, and the grand guitars are just a tiny part of this amazing piece of work. The album also features Paulo Bragança, supplying his haunting voice to a Fado fallen angel who plays an important role in Portuguese culture. “1755” is an adventure of Portuguese medieval landscapes full of stunning highlights guarded by stirring hymns; emotional, technical and completely breathtaking.
“What I am most proud of in regards to all MOONSPELL records, is that nobody forgets about them,” says front-man Fernando Ribeiro. ““Extinct” and “1755” might have been sold out/out of print on LP for a few years, but they’re back on the market by popular demand, amazingly edited, and ready to be rediscovered and added to any proudly die-hard MOONSPELL fan collection. More to come, stay tuned under the spell!”
Pre-Order “Extinct” and “1755” at this location.
Long gone from print, both reissues will be out on July 2, 2021 and available through Napalm Records in the following formats, and limited to 100 copies worldwide:
- “1755” – White/Ocean Blue Marbled 1 LP-Gatefold
- “Extinct” – White/Black Marbled 2-LP Gatefold
Both albums are great – but the first pressing of 1755 on white vinyl (limitied to 300) is still available on the Napalm Records webstore for small money….so where’s the sense? 🙂