[Cover photo credit to Rui Vasco]

Portuguese Dark Metal maestros Moonspell are currently gearing up for their upcoming “Ultima Ratio Fest” tour, but also will be releasing the new BluRay/DVD/Album titled From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep, this Friday, on September 30th, 2022 via Napalm Records, also including a vinyl package.

With From Down Below – Live 80 Meters Deep, the band presents their latest 2021 studio album, Hermitage, live and recorded 80 meters below the earth, at the heart of one of Portugal‘s seven natural wonders, the Grutas de Mira D’Aire.

The sound and visuals are both unique as Moonspell performs their album in one of the most impressive caves in Europe. Previously, the band have already shared live music videos for “Entitlement” and the album’s title track. Now, the final and third album single has arrived, a clip for “Apophthegmata”.

Fernando Ribeiro says:

Apophthegmata is a Greek word that defines a collection of texts, a book with the most important lessons and revelations of the Desert Fathers, the kings of Hermits. They stood in the darkness to enlighten themselves and often brought their conclusions of peace and wisdom to their restless and suffering communities. This sing stands for exactly that, musically speaking: a game of light and shadow, a bridge between fragility and strength. It quickly became a must on our setlist and a fan favourite of the Hermitage album. Enjoy the light, learn with the darkness, be kind to yourself so you can be kind to others.

“Ultima Ratio Fest” 2022:
( + Insomnium, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Hinayana )
29.09.2022 (DE) Frankfurt, Batschkapp
30.09.2022 (DE) Leipzig, Hellraiser
01.10.2022 (BE) Antwerp, Trix
02.10.2022 (LU) Luxemburg, Den Atelier
03.10.2022 (FR) Paris, Elysee Montmatre
04.10.2022 (FR) Lyon, Transbordeur
05.10.2022 (CH) Pratteln, Z 7
06.10.2022 (DE) Stuttgart, LKA
07.10.2022 (DE) Geiselwind, Music Hall
08.10.2022 (DE) Munich, Backstage Werk
09.10.2022 (CZ) Brno, Sono
10.10.2022 (HU) Budapest, Barba Negra
11.10.2022 (AT) Vienna, Arena
12.10.2022 (PL) Wroclaw, A2
13.10.2022 (DE) Berlin, Kesselhaus
14.10.2022 (DE) Hamburg, Markthalle
15.10.2022(DE) Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
16.10.2022 (NL) Utrecht, Ronda
31.10.2022 (PT) Porto, Coliseu (exclusive 30 years setlist)
01.11.2022 (PT) Lisboa, Coliseu (exclusive 30 years setlist)

“Fullmoon Over The UK And Ireland”
( + esoterica )
29.11.2022 (GB) Colchester, Arts Centre
30.11.2022 (GB) Liverpool, O2 Academy2
01.12.2022 (GB) Belfast, Limelight 2
02.12.2022 (IE) Dublin Button Factory
03.12.2022 (GB) Southampton, Joiners
04.12.2022 (GB) Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms
05.12.2022 (GB) Glasgow, Cathouse
06.12.2022 (GB) Manchester, Academy 3
07.12.2022 (GB) Plymouth, The Junction
08.12.2022 (GB) Bristol, Thekla
09.12.2022 (GB) Sheffield, Corporation
10.12.2022 (GB) Birmingham, The Asylum
11.12.2022 (GB) London, Islington Assembly Hall