Metal and all its sub-genres are highly influenced by historical, religious and mythological motifs. Mythological references can be found in every single Metal style – from Black Metal, Death Metal, Thrash Metal or Grindcore to Heavy Metal, Pagan/Folk Metal or Power Metal. They are integrated in artworks, songs, lyrics and appearances of bands, scenes and labels all over the world.
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Moonspell is a Portuguese Black/Gothic Metal band formed in 1992. They have released nine albums to this day with the recently released Alpha Noir/Omega White being the latest one. Moonspell’s original logo highlights the band’s Black Metal heritage with an integrated pentagram and a thorn like illustration. Very interesting in the old logo is the use of double Metal Descenders in both “L”s and the “M”. But it still isn’t a raw and brutal Black Metal logo by being rather ornamental and filigree. Their current logo is simpler, better readable and less explicit of the band’s musical direction. It fits to the development of the band as the old Black Metal logo wouldn’t represent Moonspell’s musical output today.