In a recent post on Last Day Deaf, it was mentioned the desire of the vocalist Fernando Ribeiro to create with Moonspell an EP about the great earthquake which took place in Lisbon in the 18th century and changed the history of the city. The initial thought was to be a four-song bonus in the DVD of their monumental appearance in Lisbon on February 4th, which will be released in 2018. But later it evolved to be a full-length album called ‘1755‘, the year when the earthquake shook Lisbon, and will be released within 2017. It will be exclusively in Portuguese and as Ribeiro explains: We fell in love with the concept and made perfect sense to sing it in our national language, Portuguese. I guess we were just waiting for the right opportunity to work on such an album. Musically it will be heavier than Extinct. It will be earthshaking but also very detailed with orchestrations and percussion as we want people to relive the Lisbon of the 18th century. Singing it in Portuguese, allowed me to find a different expression as a vocalist and my job is to be the survivor of the Earthquake, roaming the ruins and telling you all about it.

Mary Kalaitzidou