MOONSPELL: Pro-Shot Footage Of OPTIMUS ALIVE! 10 Performance Available

Professionally filmed video footage of MOONSPELL's performance at the Optimus Alive! 10 festival — which took place July 8-9, 2010 at Passeio Marítimo de Algés in Oeiras, Portugal — can be viewed at this location (the footage originally aired on the Portuguese cable television channel SIC Radical). A couple of the clips — featuring a special guest appearance by Dutch singer Anneke Van Giersbergen (AGUA DE ANNIQUE, ex-THE GATHERING — are available below.

As previously reported, the Portuguese Postal Service (CTT, Correios de Portugal) will issue a collection of stamps that represent the most significant rock moments and records from Portugal. MOONSPELL's 1995 album "Wolfheart" is included in the collection and will be represented in the form of an official stamp, which will be sold in every post office in Portugal starting on July 19. The stamp will cost one euro and it can be used towards national and international postage.

Commented MOONSPELL vocalist Fernando Ribeiro: "Being that the whole of our career kick-started as penfriends and tapetraders, we could not think of a more perfect and suitable distinction."

In other news, MOONSPELL is working on material for a new studio album, which it expects to release sometime in 2011. According to Fernando, the new songs are "the most exciting, sexiest, darkest, heaviest and catchiest stuff we've written in ages!"

MOONSPELL released a DVD, "Lusitanian Metal", in December 2008 in Europe via Century Media Records. The first disc features one complete live show recorded live in Katowice in 2004, all video clips (from "Opium" to "Everything Invaded"), an in-depth interview with all current band members and a detailed discography. The second disc offers a historical overview of the Portuguese metal group's period as a Century Media recording artist, with no less than 50 live tracks, starting with some very old-school live rehearsal recordings back in 1992 and ending with live footage from the "Spreading The Eclipse Tour".

The band's latest album, "Night Eternal", 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).

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