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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