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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 Announces Guest Vocalist

Spanish power metal act Dark Moor has issued the following update about a guest vocalist appearing on the band's upcoming album:

"Dark Moor will have a special guest for the next album, the talented soprano singer Berenice Musa. Berenice Musa began to study classical singing at the Superior Conservatory of Music of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. After completing the Intermediate Level in the Conservatory moved to Holland where she finds the higher education in Codarts Conservatory of Rotterdam.

"Along with an extensive career as a Soprano soloist who has been singing Opera and concert halls for various Spanish and European cities, get to combine the passion for metal as the singer of the band Tears of Martyr. She is special singer with a unique voice, We are really happy about this collaboration."

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Dark Moor Writing New Album

Vocalist Alfred Romero of Spanish power metal act Dark Moor has issued the following update about the band writing a new album:

"Hi dudes! It is a pleasure to inform you good news. We are currently working on the songwriting of what will be our eighth studio album, which we get to burn in the summer. In August we will depart for Italy to carry it out with the help of our long time friend and producer Luigi Stefanini from New Sin Studios, and we hope the new work sees the light at the end of this year.

"Just tell you that there will be some surprises that we are sure you will like. We are very excited about how things are going out and we believe that is a very important step on our career. Stay tunned, soon we will forward some other things. A big hug from the whole band for everyone!"

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Dark Moor Announces French Tour Dates

Spanish metal band Dark Moor has announced three upcoming tour dates in France. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

3/12 - Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, France - Le Lyon´s Hall
3/13 - Eloyes, Lorraine, France - Espace Culturel
3/14 - Chambery, France - La Brasserie du Mont Blanc

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Darkmoor Posts New Video Online

Spanish metal act Darkmoor has posted a new video online of the track "On The Hill Of Dreams" from their album "Autumnal." The video can be viewed below. More...

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Dark Moor Replace Bassist Dani Fernandez

Spainish metallers, Dark Moor, have parted ways with bassist Dani Fernandez. Dark Moor have replaced him with bassist Mario García.

Dani Fernandez has issued the following personal statement about his departure:

"I will try to go straigh to the point in this statement. After thinking about this a lot, I took this tough decision that my time in Dark Moor ends here. In the last few months my head was not with Dark Moor and this situation could have been damaging for the band and for my personal relation with Alfred, Enrik and Roberto in a near future, therefore after some conversations with the guys I have made this decision, which I think is the right thing to do." More...

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Dark Moor's 'Tarot' To Receive U.S. Release

Madrid, Spain-based power metallers DARK MOOR will release their new album, "Tarot", in the U.S. on May 22 via Caroline distribution. The CD, which was issued in Europe in February via Italy's Scarlet Records, is said to be "an intriguing" conceptual effort about the major arcanes of the tarot, covering in depth the meaning of each arcane and the esoteric halo that surrounds it. Production duties were once again handled by renowed producer Luigi Stefanini (RHAPSODY, LABIRYNTH, VISION DIVINE). The impressive artwork was created by Derek Gores (EDGUY, KAMELOT).

DARK MOOR recently completed work on the video for the song "The Chariot" with producer Dividi2. Check out pictures from the shoot at this location.

DARK MOOR recently parted ways with drummer Andy C. due to "scheduling conflicts" with his other musical projects. His replacement, Roberto Cappa, is "an experienced live and studio performer" who previously played in the Spanish metal band ANIMA SOLA.

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Dark Moor Enter Studio In September

Spanish metallers DARK MOOR will enter New Sin Studios in Venice, Italy in September with producer Luigi Stefanini to begin recording their new album, tentatively due in early 2007 via an as-yet-undisclosed label. Prior to tracking at New Sin, DARK MOOR will record the choir parts for the upcoming CD at a Madrid studio beginning mid-August. For the occasion, DARK MOOR will utilize a professional choir composed for two tenors, two sopranos, two altos and two bassos. The as-yet-untitled album will also include a guest appearance by the Dutch singer Manda Ophuis of the band NEMESEA.

DARK MOOR's latest album, "Beyond the Sea", was issued in early 2005 via Arise Records. The band has since split with the label.

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Dark Moor Writing New Material, Seeking Label

Dark Moor has begun writing new material for their next album, wich is planned to be recorded by the second half of this year 2006. The band is currently looking for a new label through its management agency Metallian, after the ending of their contract with Arise Records. You can check out some video clips and mp3 samples on the band's official website.

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Dark Moor Reveal "Beyond The Sea" Tracklisting

Dark Moor will release their new album entitled "Beyond The Sea" in March 2005. The album was recorded at M20 (drums and backing vocals) and New Sin Studios. The cover artwork has been painted by Derek Gores (Kamelot).

The first edition of the album will be limited to 5000 copies and contains an exclusive bonus track. In this new amazing album the band shows less baroque elements, heavier guitars and a more powerful sound than on their previous recordings. Probably, the tracks are more direct than in the past...this time the band wanted to be more focussed in their search for the right melodies than in an overloaded production.

1. Before the Duel
2. Miracles
3. Houdini's The Great Escapade
4. Through the Gates of the Silver Key (Interlude)
5. The Silver Key
6. Green Eyes
7. Going On
8. Beyond the Sea
9. Iulius Caesar (Interlude)
10.Alea Jacta
11.Vivaldi´s Winter (Bonus Track)

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Dark Moor Announce Album Title

Dark Moor is recording an album that will be called "Beyond The Sea," and has also recorded the song "Mr. Crowley," which will be featured in an Ozzy Osbourne tribute album.

In the choirs of the album will be partipating Kiko (ex-Bethoven R, members of Arwen, Metropolis VI and also some friends of the band. Currently the band is in the New Sin Estudios(Italy), the recording will take place by the end of september and the album will be out at february 2005.

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Dark Moor To Enter Studio, November Tour Dates

DARK MOOR will record their fifth album in August/September, the band will work the main part of the production once again at New Sin Studios. Dark Moor will play some gigs in november, two of them with the swedish band Skyfire.

Dark Moor 5.11.2004 Valencia Sala República
Dark Moor 6.11.2004 Murcia Sala Gamma
Dark Moor 12.11.2004 Barcelona Sala Mephisto
Dark Moor + Skyfire 26.11.2004 Madrid Sala Arena
Dark Moor + Skyfire 27 .11.2004 Bilbao Sala Azkena

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Ex-Dark Moor Members Release Debut Album

DREAMAKER is the name of the band formed by the ex-members of the Spanish Power metal act DARK MOOR. The lineup features: Elisa C. Martín (vocals), Albert Maroto (guitar) and Jorge Sáez (drums). They will release their debut album "Human Device" in March 2004. "Human Device" should not be described as a Power Metal album. The unique style of Elisa¹s voice is the bridge between Dark Moor and Dreamaker but Dreamaker prefers to offer a more direct music based on a powerful guitar sound and ambient keyboards, but persevering the good melodies in the vocal lines. "Human Device" could be called as a new step in the metal genre.

Some samples available at:

"Killing" - http://www.arisemetal.com/dreamkilling.mp3

"Without Angels" - http://www.arisemetal.com/dreamwith.mp3

"Human Device" tracklist:


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