“IRRELIGIOUS is one of those albums that tell a story from beginning to end. It is THE album for me, that combined two of my favorite genres, metal and goth rock, into something groundbreaking and immortal. Irreligious is Moonspell‘s ‘s „Master of Puppets“. To me, they are one of the bravest and most important bands in the world.“ – Mille Petrozza, Kreator
Portugal’s undisputed kings of gothic and dark metal, MOONSPELL, have revealed some brand new details about the upcoming reissue of their pathbreaking, 1996- album Irreligious!
MOONSPELL‘s second album, containing timeless classics such as Opium, Raven Claws, Herr Spiegelmann, Mephisto or the ultimate MOONSPELL anthem, Fullmoon Madness, has not only helped the band to redefine their manifold style, but it will take you back to the late Nineties, when gothic was more dark and beautiful than in any other year or age. Irreligious stands out as the archetype of Gothic Metal, at one time modern and classic, and an album that influenced dark music generations since decades.
“Irreligious is the the crossroad where Metal meets Gothic and lead the way to a different style and fusion between the darkened elegance of Goth and the powerful depths of Heavy Metal.” Frontman Fernando Ribeiro states.
To celebrate 25 years of Irreligious in style, MOONSPELL’s own label imprint, Alma Mater Records, by the courtesy of Century Media, will re-release the band’s groundbreaking record on October 29, 2021! This must- have reissue will be coming out as an ambitious Deluxe Box (a true treasure chest limited to 250 hand numbered, certified copies, only available via the band’s official store), LP Gatefold and a Tape as a token of the great year of 1996 when Irreligious took the world under its very own gothic spell. The reissue formats will be available as follows:
– Deluxe Box Set- LP12” (Beer) – Standard Edition – Cassette (Orange)- Full Moon Madness LP10”, with 2 songs: Full Moon Madness (Original Version) + Full Moon Madness (Live at Porto, 2020)
The pre-sale has just started at THIS LOCATION!
Fernando Ribeiro – Vocals
Ricardo Amorim – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Pedro Paixão – Keys, Guitar
Aires Pereira – Bass
Hugo Ribeiro – Drums
July 30th 2021: Metal Days, The Solace Weekend, Tolmin, SLOAugust 13th 2021: Alcatraz Open Air, Kortjirk, BEAugust 14th 2021: Dark River Festival, Kotka, FINSeptember 11th2021: Mennecy Metal Fest, Mennecy, FRSeptember 30th 2021: North Music Fest, Porto, PT
Feb 11th 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ The Garage*
Feb 12th 2022 – Newcastle, UK @ Riverside*
Feb 13th 2022 – Wolverhampton, UK @ KK’s Steel Mill*
Feb 14th 2022 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms*
Feb 16th 2022 – Manchester, UK @ Club Academy*
Feb 17th 2022 – Bristol, UK @ SWX*
Feb 18th 2022 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom*
* with PARADISE LOST
June 17th – 26th 2022: Hellfest Open Air, FR
Aug 4th – 6th 2022: Wacken Open Air, GER
Stay tuned for many more dates!