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!
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
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.
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
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?
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
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
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.
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
which was on a Century sampler CD which did very well for you
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
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"
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"
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
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
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.
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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,
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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