Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have been confirmed for next year’s edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2012 in Wacken, Germany. The band’s show, dubbed “Sombra”, will feature a complete orchestra and will be in support of MOONSPELL‘s new album, due out in April via an as-yet-undisclosed record label.
MOONSPELL completed the “Sombra” (English translation: Shadow) tour of Portugal in November-December. The band performed acoustic and semi-acoustic versions of its best-known songs while backed by the Crystal Mountain Singers female choir and the Opus Diabolicum quintet composed of four cellists and a percussionist.
MOONSPELL released a DVD, “Lusitanian Metal”, in December 2008 in Europe via Century Media Records.
The band’s latest album, “Night Eternal”, entered the national chart in Portugal at No. 3 and in Germany at No. 62. The follow-up to 2006’s “Memorial” was recorded at Antfarm studios in Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, HALFORD).
MOONSPELL vocalist Fernando Ribeiro recently revealed that the band’s new album’s initials are “A.N.”.