Portuguese dark metal masters MOONSPELL have announced a very special Blu-ray/DVD and album release. On September 23, they will unleash a live performance of their latest studio album, “Hermitage” (2021), with “From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep” via Napalm Records. Following the previously-released video for first single “Entitlement”, today, the dark metal masters have shared a breathtaking clip for the epic album title track, “Hermitage”. Watch it below.
“While the world agonized at home, we went deep down below, to a cave to record a DVD with some of our bravest fans watching it,” vocalist Fernando Ribeiro comments. “From Down Below is also a documentation of the hard times we lived during the pandemic with the mask mandate and social distance. Curiously, to all of us that night at the cave, it seemed that we could breathe fresher air than at the surface. That’s the power of music, to travel beyond our afflictions and that’s the message of the title song, ‘Hermitage (Live 80 Meters Deep)’ we now present to our beloved pack, on our way to better days.””
Recorded live at Grutas de Mira D’Aire, one of Portugal’s seven natural wonders, “From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep” invites you on a memorable adventure worthy of a Guinness Book record. The recording boasts a one of kind sound and visual sensation, with its heavy dose of cinematic flavor, unreal atmosphere and the encircling, resounding nature in its raw form. Tracks such as “Entitlement”, “Hermitage” and “Apoptheghmata” perfectly settle in with the album’s unique environment.
“From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep” is not only an epic live momentum of “Hermitage” — one of the deepest, heaviest and most sincerely heart-breaking records the band has ever written — but a truly revolutionary experience, as MOONSPELL brought along a select number of fans and a production team (literally) underground. Brilliantly directed by Guilherme Henrique, “From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep” is something truly special that you have never, ever seen or heard before.
“From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep” track listing:
1. The Greater Good
2. Common Prayers
3. All or Nothing
7. The Hermit Saints
9. Without Rule
10. The Great Leap Forward
“From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep” will be available in the following formats:
- BD/DVD Digipak incl. 2xDVD, 1xBluRay, 1xCD (plus a lot of bonus material!)
- 2 LP Gatefold BLACK
- 2 LP Gatefold MARBLED WHITE/BLACK incl. Poster
- Earbook incl. 2xDVD/1xBluRay
- -Digital Album
Pre-order “From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep” HERE!
MOONSPELL‘s 13th studio album, “Hermitage”, was released in February 2021 via Napalm Records. The LP was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano (PARADISE LOST, PRIMORDIAL, GHOST, SÓLSTAFIR) at the Orgone Studios in the U.K.
In 2020, MOONSPELL parted ways with original drummer Miguel “Mike” Gaspar and replaced him with Hugo Ribeiro (no relation to Fernando Ribeiro). MOONSPELL will embark on a North American tour next month. Support on the trek, which will kick off on August 25 in New York and end on September 18 in Boston, will come from SWALLOW THE SUN and WITHERFALL.