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Dark Moor

Formed: 1994
From: Madrid , Spain
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Dark Moor News

Below is our complete Dark Moor 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Dark Moor Issues "The Existence" Lyric Video

Spain's Dark Moor issued a new lyric video for the track "The Existence," which can be heard in the player below. The song appears on the band's latest album "Project X," which is out now via Scarlet Records.

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Dark Moor Gives A Glimpse Into "Imperial Earth"

Spanish power metal act Dark Moor released a new music video for the track "Imperial Earth." The track is lifted from the band's new album "Project X," a sci-fi themed conceptual release. The album was issued last week via Scarlet Records.

The video is the second for the new release. Check out "Gabriel" at this location.

The track listing for "Project X" is:

1. November 3023
2. Abduction
3. Beyond The Stars
4. Conspiracy Revealed
5. I Want To Believe
6. Bon Voyage!
7. The Existence
8. Imperial Earth
9. Gabriel
10. There's Something In The Skies

Bonus Tracks (Double Digipack Edition Bonus CD):

1. In The Heart Of Stone (2015 Re-Recording)
2. Maid Of Orleans (2015 Re-Recording)
3. Nevermore (2015 Re-Recording)
4. A New World (2015 Re-Recording)
5. Somewhere In Dreams (2015 Re-Recording) More...

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Dark Moor Releases "Gabriel" Music Video

Spain's melodic power metal act Dark Moor released a music video for the new track "Gabriel." The song is taken from the sci-fi themed new release "Project X," which is set for release on November 6th via Scarlet Records.

"Project X" will come as both a standard CD and a double digipack edition, with the latter including 5 bonus tracks consisting of re-recordings of tracks taken from the band’s earlier albums.

The track listing for the album is:

1. November 3023
2. Abduction
3. Beyond The Stars
4. Conspiracy Revealed
5. I Want To Believe
6. Bon Voyage!
7. The Existence
8. Imperial Earth
9. Gabriel
10. There's Something In The Skies

Bonus Tracks (Double Digipack Edition Bonus CD):

1. In The Heart Of Stone
2. Maid Of Orleans
3. Nevermore
4. A New World
5. Somewhere In Dreams

Check out "Gabriel" here: More...

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Dark Moor Details 10th Studio Album "Project X"

Spainish power/progressive metal act Dark Moor announced the impending release of the upcoming 10th full length studio effort entitled "Project X." The album will be released worldwide on November 6th, 2015 via Scarlet Records.

The release will be available in a standard and double digipack edition, with the latter including 5 bonus tracks consisting of re-recordings of tracks taken from the band’s earlier albums.

"Project X" was produced by Luigi Stefanini (Rhapsody Of Fire, Labyrinth, Vision Divine) and Enrik Garcia. The artwork - shown below - was created by Gyula Havancsák (Stratovarius, Grave Digger, Destruction, Annihilator). Three music videos are currently in the works and will be released soon.

The track list is as follows:

1. November 3023
2. Abduction
3. Beyond The Stars
4. Conspiracy Revealed
5. I Want To Believe
6. Bon Voyage!
7. The Existence
8. Imperial Earth
9. Gabriel
10. There's Something In The Skies

Bonus Tracks (Double Digipack Edition Bonus CD):

1. In The Heart Of Stone
2. Maid Of Orleans
3. Nevermore
4. A New World
5. Somewhere In Dreams More...

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Dark Moor Announces New Bassist

Spain's Dark Moor announced that bassist Ricardo Moreno has joined the band, replacing outgoing member Mario García González (ex-Silver Fist).

The announcement on the band's Facebook page reads: "We are happy to introduce to you our new bass-player Ricardo Moreno. Ricardo is a skilled musician with a large, bright musical career of 15 years. His latest project Vodevil Vargas -in which Enrik collaborated with the orchestral arrangements- has been nominated twice -2013 and 2014- to the Rock category of the Hollywood Music in Media Awards held in Hollywood, California (USA).To date he is the only Spanish musician achieving this.

"He was founder, guitarist and songwriter of the legendary late 90's Madrid based band Knell Odyssey.

"Ricardo also has a wide experence as live performer, accompanying different bands -both playing bass and guitar- on tours that have taken him across UK, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Belgium, etc.

"From Dark Moor we welcome him. We are very happy to have such an important musician with us and we are sure he will provide the best of his talents to our upcoming works!" More...

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Dark Moor Releases "The Road Again" Music Video

Spanish power metal act Dark Moor released the first video for the new LP "Ars Musica," entitled "The Road Again." The band's long awaited follow up to 2010's "Ancestral Romance" will be issued on June 18, 2013 via Scarlet Records.

The track listing for "Ars Musica" is:

1. Ars Musica (Intro)
2. First Lance of Spain
3. It is My Way
4. The Road Again
5. Together as Ever
6. The City of Peace
7. Gara and Jonay
8. Living in a Nightmare
9. El Último Rey
10. St. James Way
11. Spanish Suite (Asturias)
12. The Road Again (Acoustic Version)
13. Living in a Nightmare (Orchestral Version)

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Dark Moor Streams New Song "The Road Again"

Spanish power metal act Dark Moor is streaming the new song "The Road Again." The song appears on the upcoming new LP "Ars Musica," the band's long awaited follow up to 2010's "Ancestral Romance." The album will be issued on June 18, 2013 via Scarlet Records.

The track listing for "Ars Musica" is:

1. Ars Musica (Intro)
2. First Lance of Spain
3. It is My Way
4. The Road Again
5. Together as Ever
6. The City of Peace
7. Gara and Jonay
8. Living in a Nightmare
9. El Último Rey
10. St. James Way
11. Spanish Suite (Asturias)
12. The Road Again (Acoustic Version)
13. Living in a Nightmare (Orchestral Version)

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Dark Moor Announces Album Title; Reveals Artwork

Spanish power metal act Dark Moor have revealed the album artwork and title for the long awaited follow up to the 2010 release "Ancestral Romance." The new album will be entitled "Ars Musica," and will be issued on June 18, 2013 via Scarlet Records. The artwork for the release can be viewed below.

The band's announcement reads: "Symphonic Power Metal masters Dark Moor are glad to announce the release of their new album 'Ars Musica', following the success of their previous, critically acclaimed effort 'Ancestral Romance'. Dark Moor have taken another step forward in their career, forging a more identifiable sound and expanding their songwriting in multiple directions. They still pay homage to the Spanish cultural heritage in songs such as 'First Lance Of Spain', ‘Gara & Jonay’ and ‘El Último Rey’, but elsewhere they go more personal, still giving high priority to their trademark melodies and elaborate harmonies. Talented singer Alfred Romero offers his best performance to date, whilst orchestrations are less classical and more grandiose and epic. 'Ars Musica' was once again produced by Luigi Stefanini (Rhapsody Of Fire, Labyrinth, Vision Divine) and will hit the stores on June 18th, 2013. Follow www.dark-moor.com for the latest news."

The band previously announced that soprano vocalist Berenice Musa (Tears of Martyr) will once again be the guest vocalist for the album. More...

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Dark Moor Enters Studio, Confirms Guest Vocalist

Spanish power metal act Dark Moor have entered the studio to begin recording the follow up to the 2010 LP "Ancestral Romance." The band is at New Sin Studio in Italy with long time producer and master musician Luigi Stefanini (Arthemis/Thunderstorm).

The first studio report from the band reads: "Here is a little update from the studio. Drums and Bass have been recorded as well as all rhythm guitars, and now we'll go on with the clean guitars and solo's. Alfred [Romero, vocals] has arrived this morning to the studio and start recording immediately. We'll keep you updated! So far everything sounds great!!!"

The band also confirmed that soprano vocalist Berenice Musa (Tears of Martyr) will once again be the guest vocalist. In the last week, she recorded her vocals.

More news on album title, track listing and release date is expected soon. More...

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Dark Moor To Enter Studio In January

Spanish metal act Dark Moor, who has been silent of late, announced that the band will enter the studio in January to record the follow up to the 2010 album "Ancestral Romance." The album is tentatively slated for a Spring 2013 release. The following was posted on the band's Official Facebook Page:

"A new album will be out in 2013 Hi folks! Dark Moor will enter in New Sin Studios in January next year, the band is currently working on a new album which will be released in Spring of 2013. About the progress of the new album, we will keep you updated on our official website and facebook. A big hug from the whole band for everyone!"

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Dark Moor Comments On Japanese Disaster

Dark Moor has issued the following statement regarding the recent disaster in Japan:

"Dark Moor wants to express its deep and truly condolences to all Japanese people, those directly involved or affected by this global catastrophe which has filled our hearts with pain and suffering.

"The whole world is greatly impressed with the Japanese culture on how they are dealing with such a huge disaster. Our thoughts, now, go out to Japanese people from all over the world to encourage them to overcome this calamity.

"We would like to manifest our sincere love and affection to the entire Japanese Dark Moor community who, enthusiastically, has supported us so zealous throughout the years."

Metalunderground.com contributor Joe Henley was also in Japan performing live shows with his band when the earthquake occurred. You can check out Joe's report on the events at this location.

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Dark Moor Performance Footage Posted Online

Footage has been posted online of Spanish metal act Dark Moor performing the song "Alaric De Marnac," which is off the band's latest album "Ancestral Romance." You can check out the video clip below.

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Dark Moor Posts Song From New Album

Spain's Dark Moor has issued the following brief update about streaming a new song online from "Ancestral Romance," the band's upcoming full-length album: "The Gadir full length track is now available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. Please spread the word! Our new album comes out on 24.11.2010."

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Dark Moor Posts "Love From The Stone" Video

Dark Moor has posted a music video online for the track "Love from the Stone," which will be featured on the band's upcoming album "Ancestral Romance." The video clip can be viewed below, and "Ancestral Romance" is due out November 24th, 2010.

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Dark Moor Posts Video Shoot Pictures

Dark Moor has checked in with the following update about posting photos online from a music video shoot:

"Photos From 'Love from the Stone' video available. Here you can see some pictures of the next video clip of Dark Moor for the song 'Love from the Stone,' drawn from their new album 'Ancestral Romance.'

"The video was recorded October 16 in Teruel, Spain with producer 'El Ojo Mecánico.' Experience, locations, costumes and actors from 'Bodas de Isabel de Segura Foundation' took part in this production."

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Dark Moor Posts New Song Samples To Myspace

Madrid, Spain power metal act Dark Moor has posted three new song samples from its forthcoming studio album, titled "Ancestral Romance." "Ancestral Romance" was recorded at New Sin Studios in Italy with producer Luigi Stefanini. The songs "Gadir," "Love From The Stone" and "Alaric De Marnac" have been made available for streaming, in extended samples, through the band's official Myspace page. You can check the song samples out at this location.

The tracklisting for "Ancestral Romance" is as follows:
1. Gadir
2. Love From The Stone
3. Alarid De Marnac
4. Mio Cid
5. Just Rock
6. Tilt At Windmills
7. Cancion Del Pirata
8. Ritual Fire Dance
9. AH! Wretched Me
10. A Music in My Soul

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Dark Moor Comments On "Ancestral Romance"

Madrid, Spain power metal act Dark Moor has commented on the its forthcoming studio album, titled "Ancestral Romance." "Ancestral Romance" was recorded at New Sin Studios in Italy with producer Luigi Stefanini. The band commented by saying:

"We are very pleased with the outcome of our new album, 'Ancestral Romance'. We have been working for months on this new work and recording with our usual producer, Luigi Stefanini, has been the culmination of all that effort.

"This new album is explores deeper and gets further in our own style, which became more consolidated in our last releases. In this way, the whole orchestra and choir work has been developed and is in perfect symbiosis with rock instruments. As a result the album has passages of great drama and all the expressiveness we wanted to start the work with.

"The theme of 'Ancestral Romance' revolves around Spain's culture and history, as is well established in pieces like 'Oh, Wretched Me!', based on the 'Life Is A Dream' by Calderon de la Barca , 'Tilt At Windmills' based on Don Quixote, 'Mio Cid' inspired by the legend of the Spanish hero El Cid, 'Alaric de Marnac', an adaptation of Paul Naschy's latest book of the same title, 'Love From Stone' which tells of the legend of the lovers of Teruel, 'Gadir' inspired by the first city founded in Europe: Cádiz, or 'Ritual Fire Dance', adaptation of 'Danza del Fuego' by Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer.

"All lyrics have been written by the Spanish poet Francisco José García, our usual collaborator. Thanks to his great work, Alfred was able to connect very well with the spirit of each song and do a great job of interpretation, emphasizing and increasing his natural baritone timbre. This album also features Dark Moor's first song in Spanish, 'La Canción del Pirata', where the band has put music to the famous poem by Espronceda."

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Dark Moor Reveals New Album Details

The new Dark Moor album will be titled "Ancestral Romance," and it is currently set for release in November 2010.The cover artwork, which can be viewed here, was created by artist Samuel Araya (Cradle of filth, Elvenking etc).

The track list for "Ancestral Romance" is as follows:

1. Gadir
2. Love From The Stone
3. Alarid De Marnac
4. Mio Cid
5. Just Rock
6. Tilt At Windmills
7. Cancion Del Pirata
8. Ritual Fire Dance
9. AH! Wretched Me
10. A Music in My Soul

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Dark Moor Checks In With Recording Update

Vocalist Alfred Romero of Spanish power metal band Dark Moor has issued the following brief update about the recording process for an upcoming album:

"Hi folks! I am back in Spain and really satisfied that all went great.The vocals sound amazing and choirs are simply spectacular as the overall sound. Enrik is still in Italy because he and Luigi are already with the mixing, mastering soon and back to Madrid with the finished album under his arm. Short way to go!"

You can also check out the band's music via the Dark Moor MySpace page.

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Dark Moor Issues Album Update

Vocalist Alfred Romero of Spanish power metal act Dark Moor has checked in with the following update about recording the band's new album:

"Hey dudes, what's up! We are so involved on the recordings and I am soon leaving to Italy to start with the vocals. Drums, rhythm guitars and bass are ready I believe and I've heard they are just awesome! I'm really looking forward to arrive and getting involved in that and of course, getting a real Italian pizza! We'll keep you updated. Peace!"

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