MOONSPELL: 'Night Eternal' First-Week U.S. Sales Revealed

MOONSPELL's new album, "Night Eternal", sold around 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

As previously reported, the CD 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).

Two editions of the record were made available: A limited double digipack with different artwork, one bonus track ("Age of Mothers"), a different version of the song "Scorpion Flower", the full album as well as a bonus DVD containing all video clips from "Memorial" plus "Finisterra" "making-of" footage and three live clips from last year's performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany; plus the jewel case edition.

MOONSPELL's video for the track "Scorpion Flower" is one of two (along with "Night Eternal") off the group's new album, "Night Eternal", which were shot by Ivan Colic (TYPE O NEGATIVE, SYMPHONY X, HAMMERFALL) in Belgrade, Serbia. Colic previously worked with the group on the "Memorial" video for "Finisterra".

"Saga - pera Extravagante", a Portuguese opera featuring MOONSPELL frontman Fernando Ribeiro, will have its premiere today (Thursday, June 19) at Museu de Marinha in Lisbon. Fernando says, "If you happen to be in the area of Portugal and want to quick jump to Lisbon you are invited for this quite special show."

Professionally filmed footage of MOONSPELL's June 5, 2008 peformance at the Rock in Rio festival in Lisbon, Portugal can be viewed below.

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