MOONSPELL Chronicles A Nightmarish Natural Disaster With "Todos Os Santos"
Moonspell's new album 1755 chronicles the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, which occurred on November 1, 1755, All Saints' Day. Alongside fires and a tsunami, the earthquake nearly destroyed Lisbon and left between 10,000 and 100,000 dead. So when Moonspell makes this sound like the apocalypse, it pretty much was.
You can get a sense of that apocalyptic nightmare below with our premiere of the band's new song "Todos Os Santos," which vocalist Fernando Ribeiro ties into modern times.
“Even tough this all happened in 1755, there are still a lot of world and country leaders that think themselves as saints, with a sacred mission, chosen by any God. What really happens is that they save no one but themselves and this video showcases the message of the song: as in 2017 or 1755 all saints will not be enough to save us.”
Seriously though, close your eyes on the second spin of this track and really put yourself into that situation best you can. Moonspell does one hell of a job really capturing that vibe, right? 1755 is out November 3, and you can pre-order that here.