“What an amazing album, from the nicest guys we’ve ever toured with! I fu**ing love this album, absolutely. Classic MOONSPELL with a slight new flavor to it, it’s perfect.”
DANI FILTH, CRADLE OF FILTH
“We’re very honored that a cool band like MOONSPELL covered one of our songs. “Darkness in Paradise” is an unexpected choice, a bit of a forgotten gem, so it’s a nice surprise to hear this. They did a fine job with it, too!”
LEIF EDLING, CANDLEMASS
“MOONSPELL’s best record to date!”
NEW NOISE MAGAZINE, US
“The quintet have been flirting with the progressive dynamics of light and shade and harmony and dissonance for many years, but Hermitage ramps up the Capitol-P-Prog, nailing it with Aplomp!”
METAL HAMMER, UK
“A masterclass in songwriting and composition. Hermitage is an open invitation to find beauty in simplicity, while taking the listeners on a journey through humanity’s heart of darkness.”
TUONELA MAGAZINE, FIN
“A pure marvel of finesse and atmosphere!”
“Hermitage sounds like how MOONSPELL wants to sound after almost 30 years of their career. Passionated and gloomy, full of strong and epic dark metal songs!”
METAL HAMMER, GER
This Friday, February 26 will see Portuguese dark metal godfathers MOONSPELL unleash their highly acclaimed 13th studio album, Hermitage, via Napalm Records.
With Hermitage, MOONSPELL is not only approaching their 30th band anniversary more ambitiously and stronger than ever, but they take us on an entertaining and emotional ride through the darkest days of human existence. MOONSPELL’s forthcoming record is a wonderfully intuitive, yet epic masterpiece, and a testament to what the band has always loved the most: Honest metal that binds us even in these dark times.
Building upon its dark, revolutionary and sensitive facets, MOONSPELL’s new album is also epic as hell! Inspired by their metal roots and underground metal bands like Bathory, the final single to surface before Hermitage drops, “The Hermit Saints”, takes us on an epic trip to the heights of the world and the lows of the abysses. Accented by melodic groove and bombastic choruses, this track is sure to become a fan favorite!
Watch the new video for “The Hermit Saints” HERE