Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
1997 / 1998 / 2002 / 2006 / 2008 / 2011 / 2013 / 2016




A popular crowd favourite, this Portuguese gothic metal band has chalked up seven GMM appearances so far. Their atmospheric dark metal is indebted to iconic goth rock acts such as Fields of the Nephilim and offers a unique mix of pure darkness and melancholy warmth. Their latest album ‘Extinct’ (2015) ventures deeper into gothic territory than some of their earlier offerings. It is primarily a melodic album where the vocals – sometimes whispered and intimate, sometimes harsh, sometimes clean-sung – and the keyboards occupy centre stage. Moonspell has never shied away from experiments and as a result, their catalogue is extremely varied and the live set list is always a surprise. (Text: Niels Desmedt / Translation: Nick Devos)