moonspellPortuguese 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.”.

Moonspell 2010