Heart of Steel: Interviews



Vocalist Fernando Ribeiro

Interviewed in late December 2003 by EvilG

Thanks to Nick for the transcription
All live photos taken by Metal-Rules.com's Lord of the Wasteland

Moonspell are one of those special bands whose each and every album I like even though they each are different and range in style from more black metal to the more goth rock of albums like SIN. With the new Moonspell album, THE ANTIDOTE, the band has returned to familiar sounds from the IRRELIGIOUS album but have, as always, introduced new elements. While Fernando was on tour in the USA he took some time out of his schedule to speak with me about the new album, the band, his writing endeavors, and his preference for the faceless monsters of Lovecraft over the dwarves of Tolkien...among other things!


Can you explain a little bit about what the relationship is between the album "The Antidote" and the novel?

Well, basically Moonspell as a band has always calculated, in a way, arbitrary intentions and ambitions of music, so having a battle plan has been very, very important to my lyrics and therefore to the visual part of the music. So this time around we were blessed enough to be able to collaborate with a Portuguese writer, named José Luís Peixoto. Heīs like a shooting star in Portugal and also in Europe and is building himself an international career. But on top of everything, heīs a metal fan. Itīs not really common to find writers that are so open to use metal as an influence and Moonspell in particular. So basically the relationship was that we had a couple of songs already in the bag in the completion period for "The Antidote" and he just listened to them and felt a kind of energy, felt a kind of concept and it belonged to both stories so basically the book is like an interpretation of the sounds and the words of Moonspell. But also we have a completely different narrative of both, so for Moonspell itīs great that people can listen to "The Antidote" and feel "The Antidote" but also read the novel inspired by it.

 

Did he actually help with any of the lyrics or was that all your doing?

That was all me. I mean, we didnīt want to limit this project just to the words really, but it would be more obvious since he wrote something about or around my lyrics. But there is everything in the book, there are parts like repetitions and everything that are made that way to mirror guitar parts, loops, vocal effects and other effects so itīs a quite completely musical book in a way.

 

 

In a nutshell, if possible, can you tell me what "The Antidote" is about?

Well, the album was recorded a while ago and it was prepared very cautionally by Moonspell and everyone working in the making of "The Antidote" so we had a lot of time to be together with our music and understand more about it and I held the conclusion that if it was possible to remove all the poetic charge of all the music I think the common element definitely is the condition of fear, in a way. And then almost transferring it to a musical connection with the album, because I think this album is the most powerful and the most spiritual album we ever made. If you want to find a human feeling or a human psyche or a human condition which is so important for the Moonspell music I think fear would be the element. Even on the vocals there are different expressions ranging from panicking with screams to someone breathing cold just behind your neck. So I think fear would be the word youīre looking for.

 

 

Musically, the album presents a clear arc that begins on a heavier note and ends more atmospheric and moody sounding. Was this an intentional flow for the music that you wanted for the album?

"The Antidote" is definitely a very intentional album. It was an album that we wanted to make even more physical in a way, so thatīs why we decided that, even though we were not like shifting around, because when we left the studio we didnīt have the final trackslist. We just wanted to take the albumīs songs and blend them into each other so we wanted to do this but it just appeared by accident. The tracklist ended up that way to do the best tracklist we could do because it starts with very physical parts, very powerful, but it ended up with an intense and dark atmosphere and Moonspell… actually, our humble opinion about music is that we can find heaviness in melody and we can find heaviness in melancholy and I think heaviness doesnīt necessarily have to do with the intensity of your drums or the intensity of your guitar riffs but it has definitely to do with the intensity of your feelings. And thereīs where our gothic influence starts to be more important for Moonspell combined with our more metal roots. I think that songs like "In and above men" and "From lowering skies" are definitely heavy songs. "From lowering skies" is actually a very good example of how weīre heavy on the choruses but vocally spiritual and intense as well on the verses. But on, say, songs as "As we eternally sleep on it", which is a slow, mellowing song that ends the album it also makes you, you know, FEEL something heavy. That is all the profession of music.

 

 

In your bio from Century Media, it mentions how Moonspell has the potential to reach a new crowd, due to (I guess?) mainstream success of some bands that people are calling gothic. While Moonspell, I donīt think is JUST a gothic band…

Hopefully not!

… do you think that youīll cross into mainstream flavor because you do have some of those elements? Or is that even something youīre interested in and hoping for?

I think what Moonspell is about is that we need to express ourselves. I think weīd be really, letīs say, LESS of a person if we couldnīt have this physical flow of emotion. I believe that and I suppose I have a romantic view about music as a truly romantic way of expressing yourself. And along the way you may be blessed enough to find people that need the same kind of soothing that we need through music. So basically even though you canīt overlook the numbers because it allows you to have the condition to record better albums and play better tours and to get better treatment and have more peaceful state of mind when you are composing the music, I think all this speculation about us going mainstream and us being popular and sell less and sell more has never really interested me. I think we are pretty much an underground band and fortunately there are a lot of people that need to listen to Moonspell and thatīs great, cause we need to be Moonspell. And thatīs basically the way I see it.

 

 

How did you arrange to have the bassist from Amorphis, Niclas, to guest on "The Antidote"? I assume he was a friend of yours from before you recorded.

Yes, he is a big friend of ours. I mean, heīs in Amorphis and as European bands we have met along the years and we teamed up for our second North American tour. We were supporting Amorphis at the time and we were sharing the bus and we just got to be really, really good friends, and personal friends. We visited those guys in Helsinki and they visited us in Lisbon. So basically we knew Niclas from before and we also knew his musicianship and we also knew that he was very very professional and very into the music we were sending him. Because Amorphis nowadays play a more progressive kind of metal combining different atmospheres and while Moonspell did an album that was very intense, in some parts almost death metal-ish, Niclas was very interested in recording such an album. So he was quite great to have in there, he did a great job and he'd add his own characteristics on the album because we were looking for something that would be less melodic, less groovy but would have more attitude and he was just the perfect guy to bring this into Moonspell.

 

 

So who is your touring bassist right now and is he just a touring bassist or has he become a member of the band?

When we were back from Finland we had shows, especially in Portugal, right after the recording where we had to audition for a bass player. And a lot of people appeared to show us their skills and dedication into metal and all that. So at the end of the first audition we picked up a guy. His name is Aired (sic) and he was just playing in a lot of other bands. He played in a death metal band, I think he still does, in Portugal, called Malevolance. He was a guy who had the right conditions and mind frame really to be with Moonspell as a guest musician, because the core of the band is still the four of us. We are together with this line-up since the "Wolfheart" times and from the tour, so it will be strange for us and for Aired to become just a full member of the band so weīre taking it step by step. Heīs a touring musician and he has a lot of enthusiasm. Heīs into Slayer, he likes Celtic Frost and Mercyful Fate, so basically heīs at home with us.

 

 

Can you tell a little bit about the video you shot for "Everything invaded"? Its has a very distinct look to it with the colour filters and things that went on. It definitely doesnīt look like a typical video in some ways. I wondered how much control the band into the look and feel of that video or did you just let the director put forth his own ideas?

The look of the video has very much to do with the fact that we recorded it mostly during daylight. I think the original plan from the director was to change it then, in the post-production. But the Portuguese sun and the Portuguese light is so special sometimes that it just stayed as the biggest visual component and the most immediate visual component for the video. Iago, our director, he worked with us in darkness and with all of us being there and we had a very good experience with him because even though we are totally control freaks and we go from, you know, from the first years with the logo and go up to where we are looking at the photos, we found that the proportions they had were very special feeling and it worked with our music, so when he did the nocturnal video for "Darkness and hope" we were so happy that his ideas were so much better than ours and that the result was so good that this time we just arranged to meet and he did all the plot himself, did all the story himself. He started off with a very simple thing, which was the name of the song, "Everything invaded". He said it would be a great name for a horror movie and just created around it so the video clip is almost like a trailer for a non-existent longer feature movie. And basically itīs a very classical story about a group of youngsters that go out in the woods and just start touching the wrong things and reciting the wrong words and all that. And it just unleashes the evil which is this kind of you know, vampire. It was great to record the video because it has a lot of references to the horror genre that Iīm very into but also itīs original in a way. Itīs quite fresh even though itīs so classic, it has a fresh look to it basically because of the Portuguese light.

 

It definitely looks very cool. I really like the fact that a lot of your albums are distinct yet are very identifiable as Moonspell of course. Do you think "The Antidote" is similar to any particular of your past albums or if not, what elements do you think changed the most on the new album?

We always wanted to embrace a style which is important to us because itīs our reference, this is our influences since we were very young listening to metal and dark wave and gothic music. But then again we also wanted to have our own personal kind of style and not to be just any other band. I know it sounds a bit pretentious, but I think true bands have to have this, whatever, pretentious spirit because if men were not pretentious probably we would still be living in trees throwing fruit to each other, so I think it can be applied to life itself. So basically I think "The Antidote" is a very balanced conversion between our past and our present and it launches a lot of bridges into the future as well, which is great for the band if Moonspell never has to end an album not with one point but with three points, like the story goes on. So basically I feel a lot of "Darkness and hope" in "The Antidote" but I feel a lot of the more primordial power of "Wolfheart" and of the songs of "Irreligious". I think these are the three albums that are more important to understand, and in a way to listen to "The Antidote" because "Sin" and "Butterfly Effect", which are albums I love very much, were albums that belonged to a more of a blue period of Moonspell. Something that we wanted to try, something that we wanted to do, further and further experimenting and I think of that style, the albums are very good albums but I think these albums are more classic in a way, which is a word I used for the video. It still has something that is brand new and distinctive.

 

 

Besides your new album, do you have a favorite Moonspell album or do you kinda treat them all separately or not compare them against one another?

Itīs always weird to answer such a question because the albums are all documents from your life. They are all meaningful and they are all important, but I think that "Irreligious" was definitely a very important album. I would love to re-record "Irreligious" with a better musicianship than what we had at the time and also with a better sound. I think the songs are really remarkable and we were so young that I still get chills when I read the "Mephisto" lyrics and when I listen to that song because I think it was really ahead of its time. So I think thatīs a very important album only to be matched really by "The Antidote", cause I think itīs an album that is remarkable immediately in so many ways.

"Irreligious" is the first Moonspell album that I got into your band with.

For a lot of people, it was our so-called breakthrough. Actually, in Europe it definitely helped the band to reach a much wider audience.

I think the first song I heard was "Opium" of course…

Itīs alright!

…which was on a Century sampler CD which did very well for you obviously.

It did, yeah. That was an accidental single in a way. Itīs a song that, you know, itīs just a good song! Itīs short, itīs very catchy, also very dark. Itīs a song that we still play live and people are still all over it. Basically itīs always strange when youīre doing songs in Portugal, in small cramped areas, that they can become undergrounds classics and that people can relate to it. It feels very strange and Moonspell has always been a band driven by the songs. I think itīs so important that we have songs, if you know what I mean, that we are recognized for.

 

 

Do you have a particular couple of songs that are stand-out or that are very memorable for one reason or another that are your favorites I guess you could say, maybe?

Yeah, I do. I do have a lot of songs from each album really. I think "Mephisto" that I like most with Moonspell. If I were to listen to Moonspell as a listener and not as someone behind Moonspell I think "Mephisto" would definitely appeal very much to me. Then we have another song from "Butterfly Effect", "Angelizer", which I like very much. Itīs a kind of modern version of "Mephisto" really. And… I donīt know, "Wolfshade" from "Wolfheart", "Erotic alchemy" from "Wolfheart" as well, "Canīt be" from "Butterfly Effect", "Handmade God" from "Sin", "From lowering skies", "Southern deathstyle" "In and above men", "Capricorn at her feet" from "The Antidote"… Itīs like I say, we have a lot of songs that we ourselves can relate to and thatīs very very important.

 

 

What kind of thoughts do you have if you ever listen back to a thing like "Under the Moonspell"?

Well, "Under the Moonspell" was exactly like a summing up of our spirits at the time. Weīve always been very impressed by bands like Celtic Frost and one of my friends back in the day, 1994, made the best compliment that I ever had for "Under the Moonspell" which was: our own "Into the pandemonium". That is exactly what I think, even though itīs an album that probably didnīt have the impact that "Into the pandemonium" had. It was an album that had a lot in common with that, like bad sound. We were young and restless and wanted to put into 21 minutes of music everything that our hearts were, you know, going through. It was all our experimentations and all our poetry and all our philosophy. Obviously I think itīs an overcharged mini-album. But it has itīs charm and it was quite a break for a lot of people from the more dominant Norwegian black metal that they had something from the South that a lot of people related to with that album.

 

 

A quick question about a sort of a side project if you can call it that. Itīs called Daemonarch…

Yeah.

I just wondered if thereīs any plans for you to maybe do another album with that?

I see Daemonarch much more as an energy that goes around my brain that sometimes needs to be released, so I donīt even consider Daemonarch as an existing band or project really. I really liked that the album I did "Hermeticum" because I think I learned a lot about myself as well, maybe about my wounded side or dark side on that album. And it helped me also to write more and to sing better - or to scream better - than I did for Moonspell. So Moonspell completes me very much nowadays and… you never know. It might happen a new Daemonarch album or a live show or it might not. I wouldnīt mind doing a new one but I think I donīt have the right contacts or the right time or the right energy or motivation to do one like I did in -97-98 when I recorded and released Daemonarch. So basically itīs something that might happen and hopefully catch people by surprise.

 

 

Obviously, with an ever expanding catalogue of Moonspell material that you can choose from, it must be getting harder to please fans and maybe please yourselves when youīre restricted to a certain timeframe for playing live. So Iīm wondering if you can tell me a little bit about how you decide what songs you want to fit into a set or how hard it may be to drop songs that you have had in the set in the past.

Itīs never easy. Like on this tour when we were together with Type O Negative and Cradle of Filth, we had half an hour. And half an hour for a band with six albums, one mini album and years of existence is something that you really have to crack your head about. So basically we tried to have a feeling within the concert and for this concert we would like to have "The Antidoteīs" feeling so basically half of our set was songs from "The Antidote", three songs. And then we had "Vampiria", "Opium" and "Full Moon Madness" from "Wolfheart" and "Irreligious" respectively. So basically we play longer sets in Europe and at the end of the day they always make sense, but itīs always hard to leave something behind. There are songs we havenīt played for years that weīd love to play and there are songs that we play every day and I would like to rest from. So itīs never easy, but all of a sudden it makes sense for us and for fans who watch us. They really like the intensity and weīll do songs that go together because we do try to have the same spirit approaching an album as we have approaching a live show. It has to make sense and it has to flow very naturally and basically is like that, half an hour set or an hour and a half set. We just played a headliner show in Brooklyn, New York, and we had a very very cool set. People were really into it and there were songs from "Wolfheart", "Sin", "Butterfly effect", everything.

 

 

Do you have songs that you interchange in your sets so you donīt have to play the same set every night?

Itīs important for a band, a lot of people think itīs quite boring, but itīs good for a band to have a set that they can play actually every night. Although with Moonspell we always leave a little space for throwing in one or another song that youīre not expecting, and that weīre not playing so often. But we focus on a set because itīs important that we play life in a way that is powerful and convincing. Thatīs why, like many other bands, we stick to a gathering of songs and play them every night.

 

 

From "The Antidote", what new songs have you been playing on this recent tour?

We played… I mean it has to change, but basically from "The Antidote" we have been playing "In and above men" and then "From lowering skies" just like on the album. We are playing "The Southern deathstyle" as well, which is a song that is collecting such fantastic reactions like "Opium" or "Vampiria" or "Full Moon Madness". And here and there we have been able to play also "Everything Invaded", the album version or the radio edit that was just for the video. A seven minute song. It feels really great and I think "The Antidote" songs were written to be on a stage and they have a fantastic feeling live. They are very involving and have a lot of headbanging moments on them as well.

 

 

What is the latest news is with regards to the long-awaited DVD from Moonspell?

Itīs a project that we want to make real as well but we have to wait for the right timing. And I think the right timing will be next year. We will tour a lot for "The Antidote", I think we are booked until the end of March, so basically we can collect a lot of documents and experiences for a DVD. So basically it will take us a long time to produce all this, all this information, for a DVD. But I think between 2004 and 2005 - early 2005 - people can definitely expect a Moonspell DVD. And then they can, you know, LOOK at music on a DVD that is light years beyond the first efforts on DVD, so I think itīs a good combination. They are more experienced and we have a lot of material to put on a DVD. The problem will be to choose it.

 

 

To switch topics for a second, I know youīve written at least one book and are probably working on another from what I recall…

Almost finished, yeah.

… I guess my first question is, and a lot of people have asked this, I know itīs only available in Portuguese…

It is.

… is there any plans for an English version sometime?

Iīd love to, but books and literature are very slow when compared to music. Itīs also very difficult market to be in. I always wrote since an early age and always kept everything, mostly for myself, I think, except for the Moonspell lyrics that were communicated into an audience. But then again I felt the need for communicating my poems. Thatīs why I printed my first book, it was a small effort of Portuguese poetry but it went great and a lot of people, mostly Moonspell fans, were very much into it, to see another side of someone they respect as a lyricist, someone who writes lyrics. So basically what I would like to do, now that I have better connections, is to look into publishing in Portuguese and I think I can make like two books in one, because itīs poetry so it doesnīt have a narrative and have them translated into English, then Iīll do that. Richard Dennis, who is an American author, heīs translating "The Antidote", the novel, which is originally written in Portuguese, into English, and itīs powerful, itīs beautiful, itīs really great. I mean, I cannot congratulate him enough for such an amazing translation since I speak both languages. So, letīs see if I can do it. I would love to. Itīs not easy, but Iīd love to. If I donīt get, like, a publishing deal for an English version I can always print a limited series and just put it as downloads because whatīs important is for people to read it. Obviously I know as a reader, a compulsive reader, myself that itīs so good to have the book in your hands. So letīs see what happens with that one.

 

Wasnīt your books one of the top selling books in Portugal for a while?

For a little while, yes. Not for a long while but basically we had this book that is very famous in Europe and Portugal called "Black" (note: not sure of exact spelling) and basically my books was out there and many times it was sold out. So it did great, but for me, if it sold 25 copies, I would be happy just to have a book. Itīs so great when youīre a writer and you have a book with your name on the shelf, thatīs a great feeling.

 

So you are working on a new book. Is it similar to your first, the same type of thing?

Itīs better! Itīs still poetry but itīs much better, much more personal as well. All poems are brand new while the other book had poems I had written when I was younger so they were generally a bit more innocent in a way. But itīs still poetry, itīs still about death, still about losing, because in a way probably Iīm a limited person. I think Iīm always writing about his and Iīll never find an answer to it so I can write millions of lyrics and poems and there will always be enough to put to words.

 

 

Is there a different approach to writing lyrics for Moonspell as opposed to writing poetry or something like that?

Definitely, definitely, I mean, I write lyrics for music, so I have to pay special attention to the rhymes and to the metrics and all of that. But also, Iīm very adaptive so I think I can work on a song for six months and I can work on the lyrics for six months or one year - on one word, which is basically why my spend my time doing that. But you can go to other places, really. Obviously the poems donīt have the power of music, but itīs great when you can think of something other than music because you can do something else, itīs a completely different kind of attitude. Then again, when I write poems I can - especially because theyīre in Portuguese I can go like back and worth and without touching any special thing while for Moonspell I want to write for certain entities, for certain personalities for certain songs. Itīs not limited, but definitely itīs a different thing.

 

 

People often say, and itīs an old saying, that itīs difficult to be a prophet in your own homeland. That said, has Moonspell become a more mainstream accepted band in your home country now?

We do very well in Portugal, definitely. But that we should be afraid of saying. But then again itīs hard in Portugal as well, because we have everything to thank to our audience because, you know, the mainstream press never paid attention to the phenomenon that Moonspell is, definitely, in Portugal. So it took us a while, it took a while, because the Portuguese have not accepted us like the world and everybody would think because there was a long process before people started actually paying attention to our music and actually listen to it and actually feeling it. But once that clicked and once that happened we could be a musical project that dreamed up the Portuguese culture a lot in our music. But we also have in Portugal a national identification with our music since we are one of the very few bands that can come out of and, you know, overlook the Portuguese theme in our music and be there with all the other names of the Scandinavian scenes and the European scenes and the American or English scenes. And I think people in Portugal listen to us for both reasons. So basically we are not the only, we are not the first, hopefully we are not the last metal band to come out of Portugal, actually a country that has a lot of talented bands like older bands like Tarantula. There is a lot of bands over there, Heavenwolf for instance and I hope that we can help them to see that the fact of being from a country doesnīt really matter, you just have to believe in yourself. Thatīs what Moonspell does and all the other Portuguese bands do not and I think the difference can definitely be noticed.

 

So obviously Moonspell, for some bands in Portugal, has been a bit of an inspiration to see that youīve been able to become an internationally recognized band. Maybe then, some of them can do it too, right?

I think, I won't get a big head, but I think itīs really a fact that there is a Portuguese metal scene before and after Moonspell. I feel a lot of that and you know, Portuguese people will have sometimes problems with that influence. Iīve been in a lot of bands and I think that being in music in being influenced. Youīre in music because you listen to music and I donīt believe that anyone can say the opposite really. So it was really fun to watch all these bands dressing like us in a way and trying to mix our influences and trying to quote the same poets that we quoted when we released "Under the Moonspell" and that was really flattering in a way. And I think it helped out the Portuguese scene to understand more about itself and people are more proud of the bands and the local following is much better in my opinion. Bands are more professional and more focused. The question of self-belief is a big issue but I hope that when we get back home from all these tours that weīll find out that we gave a lot of clout to the Portuguese scene. I think we can still grow as a band and that it will come to the point of us bringing in our own support bands and they will be from the Portuguese scene.

 

 

The last question I have prepared is related to a Portuguese horror movie "Iīll see you in my dreams". Tell me a little about that and how you became involved. 

Well, first I was very happy about having for the first time a Portuguese-spoken zombie movie. So itīs a short movie, itīs 22 minutes I believe, and the guy behind the movie called Felix he was such a passionate merchant for the horror movie, especially for the zombie movies. He told to a common friend that he would love to have Moonspell doing a cover of a jazz song called "Iīll see you in my dreams", that has a beautiful lyric, a beautiful text, to it and that inspired him so much as to write the movie in the first place. Obviously with horror movies weīre all freaks, but definitely I liked the style very much for horror movies so I said yes without thinking very much so basically we ended up doing a song that is called "Iīll see you in my dreams" and itīs a jazz song originally even though our version has not much or nothing at all to do with jazz music. Then before we came here to the States we were going to do shows for "The Antidote" and also we were playing a couple of events and of those was the premiere of the movie for guests and press and all that. I was really really proud of the movie because he has an underground story, classic zombie story, but he has a very good direction with a mainstream approach and I hope that they can get international distribution. There are so many people into horror movies in Portugal that itīs, you know, very real to think that by 2003 we have an international production so itīs great that weīre involved in a small part of it.

 

 

Are you a fan of horror movies from America or Hollywood horror movies or are you mainly into classic horror movies only?

Several films yeah. Several films that have great stories like "The others" or "The ring", even though "The ring" is originally Japanese. But I think the old movies and especially the old actors like Bela Lugosi, vampire actors like Max Schreck, they didnīt have a lot of means but the had a lot of attitude definitely. But I like a lot of American directors like Carpenter, Raimi, Clive Barker, the "Phantasm" series, I love it. So a lot of the horror movies are actually mostly from America, from the US, like George Romero and all that.

And how about today being the release day for the final movie of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy? Are you at all interested in that type of movie?

No Iīm not… You know… Actually, always make a funny face when I do this but Iīm not much into this kind of fantasy fiction really. I prefer to read much more like H P Lovecraft to Tolkien definitely, because I never ever really approve of it so I must say I never read anything of "The Lord of the Rings" and I never saw any of the movies. So Iīm not a big Tolkien fan even though I understand that itīs very complete. But it has its inspirations as well, like Kalevala, the Finnish book, you can find in it a lot.

Yeah, if it wasnīt for that he wouldnīt have had the same story.

Yeah, itīs a large part of the fact he created in his world. But Iīm more into the faceless monsters of Lovecraft than into the dwarves of Tolkien definitely.

I just figured Iīd mention it since to day is the release day and you canīt escape it. Itīs on every TV channel etc…

On tour, you live your own life in a parallel dimension really…

So when youīre on tour, does it feel like you're off in a different world or in a bubble of something?

Itīs a different world, definitely. There are laws and structures that you try to keep to, but basically your life is somewhere else really. Your mind is set to survival and to play and to impress. Thatīs the whole lot, really.

 

Your tour is just about finished with Cradle of Filth, right?

It is, yeah.

How many more dates are left, is it just a few days or something?

Yeah, itīs a few more days. I mean, today is the last US show and weīre travelling to Canada to do Montreal and Toronto and then we fly back for Portugal for a few days and then we are co-headlining a European tour with Lacuna Coil and then doing some more one-off shows throughout Europe. And I believe, though itīs not fully confirmed yet, that weīll be back in the States pretty soon with Opeth. Thatīs why I say we are booked up to the end of March, we get back to Europe, to Portugal, to Spain, to festivals. So I think this album has attracted a lot of attention from the promoters, which is great. We ARE busy!

 

Well that's all for now. Thanks for your time.

No problem, my pleasure. Thank you very much.


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