MOONSPELL – Release “Extinct” Live Video

It was a special day for every MOONSPELL fan, when the band invited their “aficionados” to Campo Pequeno arena in their hometown Lisboa on February 4th, 2017. Only 4.000 of them could take part in the unique and solemn spell, when the Gothic Metal legends entered the stage. Once again Fernando Ribeiro and his bandmates proved that they are one of the best live acts around.

Playing three sets in one day and being as energetic as MOONSPELL was on that day is just impressive. The intimate bond between fans and band never broke in all these hours of ultimate alchemist magic. You can see and feel that in every second of “Lisboa Under The Spell”.

The setlist itself is breathtaking: Starting with their first full length album ever, Wolfheart, from 1995, followed up by the second album, Irreligious, from 1995, they took a long step by jumping to the year 2015 in their last set, presenting Extinct to the frenetic masses in front of the stage.



Today the band releases a third new live clip from “Lisboa Under The Spell”. It’s the title track of the 2015 album “Extinct”.

Fernando Ribeiro on the video: “Now that the DVD is out, I guess a lot of our fans already made up their minds about it and I guess rather were as surprised about its final epic form as we were surprised by the, no-bullshit, honest and very solid reactions to our new LIVE release, praise, great reviews, chart entries at all. As far as I am concerned LIVE releases don’t make the cut sometimes. That’s why the Lisboa Under the Spell you might or might not have already in your hands was so carefully thought out and packaged, reminding us of the very few LIVE releases that make us sit in the couch and watch or listen the hell out of. Records like Life After Death (MAIDEN), Earth Inferno (FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM) and a few others. Those, with all due respect, were the ones who inspired us to do better. The addition of the album Extinct makes perfect sense to us, as this is the musical thread we are going to follow with the next opus and also because that was the last date of our very dear Road To Extinction tour that started off in 2015 and ended in our hometown, Lisbon on February 2017 e.v. We hope you enjoy this new clip from the title song “Extinct,” featuring the lovely and dangerous Portuguese actress Carolina Torres, brandishing the sword and watching her pack rocking out. Before the lights go out.” It was definitely about time, since MOONSPELL aficionados have been thirsting for a new live release ever since Lusitanian Metal (2008)! Thus, Lisboa Under The Spell is not simply a visual testimony to the success of Portugal`s biggest metal band – it is a celebration of the unbound creativity and pure magic that is MOONSPELL.”

Track listing:

I ROCKUMENTARY- band documentary by Victor Castro

II WOLFHEART SHOW – full album played live
Wolfshade (A Werewolf Masquerade)
Love Crimes
Of Dream And Drama
Lua D’inverno
An Erotic Alchemy
Alma Mater

III IRRELIGIOUS SHOW – full album played live
Perverse Almost Religious
For A Taste Of Eternity
Ruin & Misery
A Poisoned Gift
Raven Claws (Feat. Mariangela Demurtas)
Herr Spiegelmann
Fullmoon Madness

IV EXTINCT SHOW – full album played live
All Gone From The Wild (Intro)
Breathe (Until We Are No More)
Extinct (Feat. Carolina Torres)
The Last Of Us
Funeral Bloom
A Dying Breed
The Future Is Dark

V MAKING OF- show day

VI GALLERY- live and backstage pics

07.09.18 US – New York, NY / Gramercy Theater
08.09.18 CA – Montreal / Cafe Campus
09.09.18 CA – Quebec City / Imperial de Quebec
10.09.18 CA – Toronto / Opera House
11.09.18 US – Ft Wayne, IN / Pierre’s
12.09.18 US – Detroit, MI / Harpo’s
13.09.18 US – Joliet, Il / The Forge
14.09.18 US – Minneapolis, MN / The Cabooze
15.09.18 CA – Winnipeg / Park Theatre
17.09.18 CA – Edmonton / The Starlite Room
18.09.18 CA – Calgary / Dickens
19.09.18 CA – Vancouver / Rickshaw Theater
20.09.18 US – Seattle, WA / El Corazon
22.09.18 US – Berkeley, CA / The UC Theatre
23.09.18 US – Anaheim, CA / City National Grove
24.09.18 US – West Hollywood, CA / Whiskey a Go Go
25.09.18 US – San Diego, CA / Brick By Brick
26.09.18 US – Tempe, AZ / Marquee Theatre
27.09.18 US – Las Vegas, NV / House of Blues
28.09.18 US – Salt Lake City, UT / Liquid joe’s
29.09.18 US – Denver, CO / Herman’s Hideaway
01.10.18 US – Dallas, TX / Trees
02.10.18 US – San Antonio, TX / Rock Box
03.10.18 US – Houston, TX / Scout Bar
05.10.18 US – Tampa, FL / Orpheum
06.10.18 US – West Palm Beach, FL / Kelsey Theater
07.10.18 US – Atlanta, GA / The Masquerade
09.10.18 US – Louisville, KY / Diamond Pub and Billiards
10.10.18 US – Durham, NC / Motorco
11.10.18 US – Baltimore, MD / Soundstage
12.10.18 US – Philadelphia, PA / The Trocadero
14.10.18 US – Clifton Park, NY / Upstate Concert Hall


Moonspell; Photo by Paulo Mendes

Fernando Ribeiro – Vocals
Ricardo Amorim – Guitar
Pedro Paixão – Guitar – Keyboard
Aires Pereira – Drums
Mike Gaspar – Bass


DARK AWAKE with new 7″ EP

Corvus Records anounced the new release – this time it is 7″ EP of DARK AWAKEDark Ambient/Experimental project from Greece. The release is titled “The Spine Of The World Serpent”.

Dark Awake - The Spine Of The World Serpent

Dark Awake – The Spine Of The World Serpent

The first track “The Spine Of The World Serpent” has guest vocals by Lord Kaiaphas (ex-ANCIENT, THOKKIAN VORTEX).

Chaotic, haunting, almost alien vocals like angry curses fill in the Dark Ambient/ Industrial/Noise music that can raise the shadow/beast self in you!

The second track “Fall Apart” is an exceptional DEATH IN JUNE’s cover song by DARK AWAKE with female vocals.

Acclaim Records released the first demo of MOOR

Acclaim Records released “Impending Death”, the first demo of MOORBlack Metal band from Novi Pazar, Bulgaria. The CD is limited to 66 hand numbered copies and is available from  the label’s website, digital release is available too.

Moor - Impending Death

Moor – Impending Death

The track list is:
1. Intro
2. Impending Death
3. Sell Your Soul
4. Winds Of Black Horizon
5. Possession
6. Bestia Sine Nomine (bonus track)

VALKYRIA reveal first single, cover, tracklisting for new album

Spanish Heavy Metal band VALKYRIA have revealed the first advance single, cover art, and tracklisting for their second album, “Tierra Hostil” (“Hostile Land”), which will be released on October 10th through Fighter Records.

Valkyria - Tierra Hostil

Valkyria – Tierra Hostil

“Tierra Hostil” was recorded, mixed, and mastered under the production of Pedro J. Monje (Vhäldemar) at his own Chromacity Studios where VALKYRIA recorded their debut album “Principio y Fin” (“Beginning & End”) in 2016. This new work shows a natural development and a more mature sound in their own style of melodic, catchy, and powerful Heavy Metal that blends both modern and classic influences with a charming voice that creates killer vocal lines.



VALKYRIA‘s “Tierra Hostil” will be released on CD format on October 19th via Fighter Records. Hear “Abatido” that is the first advance single.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Código de Honor
2. Abatido
3. Tierra Hostil
4. Rencor
5. Selenelion
6. Identidad Perdida
7. Vida Eterna
8. Ecos del Mañana
9. Dunas de Sal
10. Tuareg

OLDENWOOD with debut full-lenght album

Bulgarian Heavy/Doom/Alternative Metal band OLDENWOOD presents the final and official LP version of their debut album, named “The Path Of Wisdom”. It’s available on band’s Bandcamp profile since July 1, 2018. Most of the songs were released in October 31, 2017 as a demo and also in 2006 as a roar demo under the old name of the band – “Soul Hospital”. The song “Lost Memories” was originally released with a Vladislav Ivanov personal Metal project INNERHELL with it’s LP “Enemy Of The World” in 2006.

Vladislav Ivanov – guitars, synths, bass, vocals;
Viktor Vasilev – drums;
Maryan Elezov – bass guitar;
Ventsy Nikolovsky – lead vocals.



A limited amount of single-day tickets for Varna Mega Rock will be available only from June 1st to June 11th

Due to the numerous inquiries and interest in single-day tickets for Varna Mega Rock, the organizers will give all fans who want to see and hear their favorite bands the opportunity to get single-day tickets only from June 1st to June 11th 2018. Single-day tickets number is limited to 3000 and their price will be BGN 60 (approx. EUR 31). Tickets available worldwide at eTicketsMall.

Varna Mega Rock 2018

The festival will be held on 18 and 19 August at Port of Varna. The stage will be raised right next to the sea and the view will be stunning! The bands that we will see at the festival are:

August 18: Glenn Hughes with B.T.R., KAMELOT, KIKIMORA and KROSSFIRE

Tickets for both festival days are available at the special price of BGN 90 (approx. EUR 46) until July 17th and a month before the festival their price will be BGN 120 (approx. EUR 61).

Free entrance for kids under 12 years of age.

Fans from 14 countries have already booked their summer vacations and will join is at Varna Mega Rock Festival! Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Malta, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom will be represented. Who else is coming?

Buy ticket for Nightwish on Varna Mega Rock 2018

Meet & Greet at Vienna Metal Meeting 2018

district 19 is inviting you to meet the bands and get your CDs, vinyls etc signed and take a picture with members of TIAMAT, MARDUK, GAMA BOMB, OBSCURA, ENTRAILS, RAGNAROK or GUTALAX!

Here are the times for upcoming Saturday 12th May at Arena, Vienna and the Running Order:

Vienna Metal Meeting 2018 siging session

Arena Stage:
15:00 – 15:30 DARKFALL
16:00 – 16:40 GUTALAX
17:10 – 17:55 DESASTER
18:20 – 19:10 OBSCURA
19:40 – 20:30 NIFELHEIM
21:00 – 22:00 TIAMAT
22:30 – 23:30 ABBATH
00:00 – 01:00 MARDUK

District-19 Stage:
14:30 – 15:00 THEOTOXIN
15:30 – 16:00 DISTILLATOR
16:40 – 17:25 DEMONICAL
17:55 – 18:40 RAGNAROK
20:30 – 21:20 ENTRAILS
22:00 – 23:00 DOOL
23:30 – 00:20 GAMA BOMB

Vienna Metal Meeting 2018

But before we head to this over 10 hours headbang marathon on 12th, we are invited for another special Metal evening at Viper Room Vienna (Landstraßer Hauptstrasse 38, 1030 Vienna, Austria) for the Vienna Metal Meeting Warm-Up show! It has a headline: “Celebrating 30 years of Smut and a new Pungent Stench Album” and it marks the anniversary of the greatest Viennese band EVER PUNGENT STENCH and the release of their loooooong awaited indeed new album “Smut Kingdom”!

The bands taking part in the pre-party are: SCHIRENC PLAYS PUNGENT STENCH, SPASM, EPSILON, DHARK – where SPASM are replacing TOTENMOND who are not able to make it due to illness as announced earlier.

Tickets for the warm up: Öticket / Jugendinfo /

Tickets for the festival here: / Jugendinfo / Öticket / Sentinel Records (PayPal) and

We’ve already got ours long ago! How about you? Hurry up, don’t be the fool hanging outside Arena when metal madness takes over us inside the venue…

Submitted by Albena Tsolova-Beta

Summer Dying Loud Festival in Poland celebrates 10 years anniversary in September

Let’s try a new festival destination this summer: Cool metal festival Summer Dying Loud in Poland celebrates 10 years anniversary with great line-up!

The small festival Summer Dying Loud seems to take the next level up with it’s 10th edition in 2018. It was going on for 9 years now as a festival in the beautiful city of Aleksandrów Łódzki in Poland. It gives stage to a lot of local bands along with the big international headliners. It takes place next to MOSiR stadium and visitors get to enjoy green grass, the shades of trees and paved front of stage. The event is going on for two days – 7th and 8th September and hosts Death Metal, Doom, Prog etc. bands from different countries.

Summer Dying Loud

The capacity of the place is 500 people and the tickets for the event are almost sold out. Get yours at till they last and try a new festival destination this summer.

Here is the line-up for 2018:

The event is organized by Tomasz Barszcs and supported by the government mayor of the city Jacek Lipiński. Let’s go to the festival and buy them both a beer in September!

Submitted by Albena Tsolova-Beta


DARK TRANQUILLITY, MIRACLE FLAIR and 5RAND in Sofia, Bulgaria,  April 20, 2018, clun Mixtape 5.

Photographer: Kiril Gruev ©

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