Portuguese dark metal giants MOONSPELL, who just released their highly acclaimed, 13th studio album Hermitage through Napalm Records, have announced to join PARADISE LOST on their 2022- UK tour! While the world is waiting to see the return of live shows, there is probably no better way to celebrate a 30th band anniversary like MOONSPELL will while being back on the road next year.
Following on from both latest releases, PARADISE LOST’s magnum opus Obsidian in May 2020 andMOONSPELL’s exceptional epos Hermitage, will finally see this high class band package bring their masterpieces live on stage in February 2022. Today, the British gothic metal legends announced their “Obsidian Moon” tour, featuring longtime friends and Portuguese gothic metal titans MOONSPELL as special guests.
PARADISE LOST frontman Nick Holmes says:
“We’re looking forward to doing a full UK tour again and playing some long-awaited shows in support of ‘Obsidian’, and who better to bring along for some of the ride than our old friends from Portugal, Moonspell?
Thanks to you all for your continued support during these crazy times, and we hope to see you there. Until then, stay safe and stay well. Cheers, x!”
Fernando Ribeiro from MOONSPELL adds:
“We couldn’t think of a more perfect way of getting back to touring than to join forces with the mighty Paradise Lost, a group we always looked up to and that helped ignite our very own existence as a band.” To celebrate upcoming tour schedules, with many more dates to be added in Europe soon, MOONSPELL have just unleashed an epic live video from their recent show at the Pavilhão Rosa Mota – Super Bock Arena – in Porto, Portugal, in December 2020. Get into the perfect mood for a killer live package to return live on stage in 2022, and taken from their latest album Hermitage, you can now watch the enthralling live clip for MOONSPELL’s The Greater Good here:
While the world was struggling in the dark, MOONSPELL’s new album Hermitage was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Paradise Lost, Primordial, Ghost, Sólstafir & many more) in the summer of 2020 at the Orgone Studios in the UK. It was released on February 26, 2021 through Napalm Records.
Building upon the sensitive facets of the album, Hermitage is an entertaining and revolutionary, yet epic journey through the darkest days of human existence. Beautifully crafted songs such as “The Greater Good“ show us the modernity of the wolves in 2021, while other tracks embrace the MOONSPELL tradition of writing a dark, gothic metal record like no other band can. The ethereal and melodic sounds of MOONSPELL, while not straying away from their metal roots – influenced by underground metal bands such as Bathory – make Hermitage most likely one of the deepest, surprising and most epic albums MOONSPELL has ever written. It’s a testament to what the band always loved the most: Honest, emotional metal that binds us even in the darkest times.
Catch MOONSPELL live, with many more shows to be revealed soon, on their 2022- “Obsidian Moon” UK run with dark metal titans PARADISE LOST at the following dates: