Fernando Ribeiro (born on August 26th 1974 in Brandoa, Lisbon) is mainly known to be the vocalist of the band Moonspell but that isn’t only what Fernando does.
Fernando Ribeiro is considered one of Portugal‘s modern “Superstars“.
Unfortunately Fernando was never part of Star Academy Portugal but he is the vocalist of the biggest metal band in his country and one the most influential “Dark” bands in the world.
He writes the lyrics of Moonspell under the nickname Langsuyar. Fernando states that Moonspell is greatly influenced by Celtic Frost and Iron Maiden.
Langsuyar is a myth with the following story:
In one version, the Langsuir was a woman of exquisite beauty and charm who, upon hearing the news of her child’s stillbirth, died of shock and became a demon. Upon hearing the news, the woman claps her hands and flies off to a tree where she perches. The Langsuir wears a beautiful robe of green and possesses long, tapering nails and flowing black hair- which conceals a “feeding hole” in the back of her neck, which she uses to suck the blood of young children.
Fernando Ribeiro formed a band called Morbid God in 1989 and changed its name to Moonspell in 1992.
He studied philosophy in Lisbon university.
He formed a side project called Daemonarch in 1998, along with other members of Moonspell and produced one album “Hermeticum“.
The lyrics of Hermeticum derive from poetry written by Ribeiro between the ages 14 and 16. Most of Fernando’s inspirations come from the dark sagas (Dark Myths).
Fernando cooperated with Euthemia for a limited to 666 copies LP, the Apocalypse Canceled, as a memorial to Anton Szandor La Vey in 2008.
“Anton Szandor La Vey was the American founder and High Priest of the Church of Satan as well as a writer, occultist, and musician. He was the author of The Satanic Bible and the founder of LaVeyan Satanism, a synthesized system of his understanding of human nature and the insights of philosophers who advocated materialism and individualism.” (Wikipedia)
He is involved in a project called Amália Hoje ( Amalia Today), formed in 2009 to honor the famous Portuguese fado singer Amália Rodrigues.
He participates in the song “Anjo Exilado” of the album “Álbum Negro” for the band Bizarra Locomotiva.
Fernando have written three poetry books in Portuguese.
Como Escavar um Abismo (2001)
As Feridas Essenciais (2004)
Diálogo de Vultos (2007)
He translated in Portuguese of the biography of BD Lovecraft.
He holds a monthly column in the metal magazine LOUD!, entitled “the eternal spectator” although a track name in the album Butterfly effect.