Moonspell are a Portuguese Gothic Metal
band from Brandoa, Lisbon. Formed in 1992, the group released their first EP Under the Moonspell in 1994, a year before the release of their first album Wolfheart. The band quickly gained status and became one of the most recognizable metal bands from Portugal.
Current band members:
- Fernando Ribeiro (Langsuyar) – vocals (1989–present)
- Miguel Gaspar (Mike/Nisroth) – drums (1992–present)
- Ricardo Amorim (Morning Blade) – guitar (1995–present)
- Pedro Paixão (Passionis/Neophytus) – keyboard/guitar (1994–present)
- Aires Pereira (Ahriman) – bass (2007–present)
Former band members:
- João Pedro – bass (1989–1997)
- Sérgio Crestana – bass (1997–2003)
- Niclas Etelävuori – bass (2003–2006)
- Waldemar Sorychta – bass (2006–2007)
- Under the Moonspell (EP) - 1994
- Wolfheart (LP) - 1995
- Irreligious (LP) - 1996
- 2econd Skin (EP) - 1997
- Sin/Pecado (LP) - 1998
- The Butterfly Effect (LP) - 1999
- Darkness and Hope (LP) - 2001
- The Antidote (LP) - 2003
- Memorial (LP) - 2006
- Under Satanae (LP) - 2007
- Night Eternal (LP) - 2008
- Alpha Noir (LP) - 2012
- Omega White (LP) - 2012
- Badass Baritone: Fernando possesses one of the deepest melodic singing voices in the metal scene.
- Black Metal The debut EP Under the Moonspel, debut album Wolfheart, and Under Satanae qualify.
- Folk Metal The debut EP Under the Moonspell, debut album Wolfheart, and Under Satanae qualify.
- Gothic Metal Their discography overall is defined by this genre.
- Melodic Death Metal Everything ever since The Antidote (except for Omega White) is a mix of Gothic Metal and Melodic Death Metal.