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From: CA, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Moria News

Below is our complete Moria news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Moria Breaking Up, Plans Final Shows

California metal/hardcore outfit Moria is apparently breaking up. Here's a statement from Vocalist Taylor Young:

"Five years ago we started Moria with the intention to make music, hang out with friends and play shows. We had no expectations of touring or even releasing an album. But as time went by our hard work and dedication brought this band far beyond anything we had dreamed. We got to tour the country multiple times, meet tons of awesome people, and leave our mark on the music scene with our full length No Light Ahead.

"However, It's become increasingly harder to maintain Moria at the level it's at, balancing school, work, and touring. We came to the conclusion that we needed to drop everything and start touring full time or stop touring all together. Since Keith and myself are both in college and only have a few years left we elected that no touring would have to be the choice. Along with that, a few of us are happy with our positions at our jobs and are tired of having to quit and find new jobs every few months after we get back from tour. Most of us have had the best times of our lives while on tour, but some times it gets to the point that you need to make a decision to dedicate yourself to one thing or the other. After this decision we also figured it would be best to just end the band. We'd much rather stop while we're some what ahead rather than just fizzle out slowly.

"For some of us, this has been our lives the last five years. We will all miss the good times, road trips and tours. But at the same time we couldn't be happier with this band going far beyond what we had intended. A few of us will be starting a little less serious project while James is going on to play bass in Molotov Solution. Most importantly we want to thank anyone who has ever bought merch, gone to a show, let us stay at their house, booked a show, fed us or supported us in any way. We have a few last shows leading up to our final Show in Salinas on June 28th, if you live anywhere close to these areas please come and hang out one last time, thanks again!"

Here are Moria's final shows planned:

4/19 Whittier, CA @ The Green Turtle w/ Antagonist
4/20 Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome w/ Dragon Lord, Antagonist, Light This City
5/30 Santa Cruz, CA @ The 418 Project w/ The Final Burden
6/28 Salinas, CA @ Jump n' Around w/ AGATG, Antagonist

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Moria Post New Demo Track Online

California-based deathcore act MORIA have posted a new demo track over at their official MySpace page.

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New Mexico's Heshfest Lineup Revealed

Heshfest 2008 will take place at the Launchpad in Albuquerque, NM on January 5, 2008. Tickets are $12 and the following bands are scheduled to perform:

Minus Seven
Belay My Last
Vale Of Miscreation
Last Fifteen
Mechanism Of Eve
Hate Engine
Holding It Down
The Scarlet Ruse

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The_Network, Belay My Last, Moria Tour Dates

The_Network will hit the road with Belay My Last and Moria in January. Here are the tour dates:

1/3 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
1/5 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
1/6 Shawnee, OK @ Fusion Affect
1/7 Leavenworth, KS @ Groundworks
1/8 Tulsa, OK @ The Pinkeye
1/9 Witchita falls, TX @ VFW post 8878
1/10 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
1/11 Corpus Christi, TX @ The Compound
1/12 Abilene, TX @ Trinity Activity Center
1/13 Tucson, AZ @ AZ Underground
1/15 San Bernardino, CA @ Gotham
1/16 Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
1/18 Santa Cruz, CA @ The 418 Project

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Antagonist and Moria Tour Dates

Southern California's Antagonist will be hitting the road in January with Moria. If you can help with any of the dates, please contact antagonistinfo@hotmail.com. Here are the planned tour dates:

1/6 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction w/ Animosity, Winds Of Plague, Force Of Change
1/7 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad - HESHFEST
1/8 Wichita Falls, TX @ TBA
1/9 Houston, TX @ The Java Jazz
1/10 San Antonio, TX @ The Underground
1/11 El Paso, TX @ Chic's Bar & Billiards
1/12 Tucson, AZ @ The Practice Place
1/13 Las Vegas, NV @ Leatherneck's w/Misericordiam
1/14 Brawley, CA @ The Planter's Hotel
1/15 Newport Beach, CA @ Hogue Barmichel's
1/16 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's Pizza
1/17 Fresno, CA @ TBA
1/18 Oakland, CA @ The Padded Cell
1/19 Roseville, CA @ TBA
1/20 Salinas, CA @ TBA (Moria CD Release)

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Moria Seek Lead Guitarist

Salinas, CA death metal/hardcore outfit Moria are looking for a new lead guitarist. The band is looking for someone with experience, solid equipment, a willingness to practice and tour consistently. Serious candidates can find additional information here.

Moria recently finished up a two-week Southwest winter US tour.

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Moria Plan Southwest Winter Tour

Moria will tour the Southwest this winter. Here are the tour dates:

12/31 San Jose CA @ The Cave w/ First Blood, Hoods
1/2 San Francisco CA @ The Pound w/ Scars of Tomorrow, The Final Burden
1/3 Salinas CA @ Elks Lodge w/ Scars of Tomorrow, The Final Burden
1/4 Santa Cruz CA @ 418 project w/ The Taste of Blood, Job For A Cowboy
1/5 LA/Orange County CA @ TBA
1/6 Albuquerque NM @ TBA
1/7 Gainesville TX @ The Boardwalk Skatepark
1/8 Corpus Cristi TX @ tba w/ They Came Burning, TripxWire
1/9 San Antonio TX @ TBA
1/11 Tucson/Phoenix AZ @ TBA
1/12 Las Vegas NV @ Big Dave's House
1/13 Fresno/Visalia CA @ TBA

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