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    Dark Moor

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Miracles lyrics
    2The Hanged Man lyrics
    3Magic Land lyrics
    4The Ceremony lyrics
    5The Sphinx lyrics
    6Iulius Cæsar (Interlude) lyrics
    7The Fall Of Melnibone lyrics
    8Don't Look Back lyrics
    9Nevermore lyrics
    10Starsmaker (Elbereth) lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1The Fall Of Melnibone [2001]
    2Hall Of Olden Dreams [2000]
    3Beyond The Sea [2005]
    4Between Light And Darkness [2003]
    5Dark Moor [2003]
    6The Gates Of Oblivion [2002]
    7Shadowland [1999]


    In 1993, at the height of the crisis of the sector, Dark Moor start their
    first musical steps thanks to the union of the ideas of Enrik García
    and Javier Rubio, both guitarrists of the first unstable
    band line-ups. The firsts years of work gave rise to the composition of a
    few songs and the recording, in 1996, of their first demo tape "Tales of
    the Dark Moor", a work that in that moment allowed us to see a good part
    of the essence of the band from Madrid.
    In that demo, already appeared some of the songs which would take part
    three years later of their debut album, and also coincided with the
    joining of some of the most important members in its history, like the
    bassist Anan Kaddouri or the drummer Jorge Sáez. At the begining, "Tales
    of the Dark Moor" was recorded with Enrik García at the vocals, but some
    time after would join the band Iván Urbistondo, who was in charge of
    recording new versions of the songs.

    From this moment, Dark Moor starts to deal with some record labels
    and to create themselves a good name in the heavy scene from
    When they thought they were about to get the desired recording contract,
    Iván Urbistondo leaves the band, and forces it to restructure itself.
    The work in the jamming sessions gave place to an improvement in the
    quality, but in those hard times the band had to face the departure of the
    guitar player Javier Rubio. After the joining of Albert Maroto in his
    place they start the quest for a new singer, and it is when Elisa C.
    Martín joins the band, coming from the band from Madrid "Sabatán".

    With Elisa in the band, Dark Moor decides to try again and they
    record their second demo, "Dreams of Madness", in which it is
    considered a great improvement in instrumental quality. This
    evolution of the band allows a good moment for the joining of a
    sixth member, a keyboard player who enriches the compositive
    work.So, Guillermo joins Dark Moor, who will also record their
    third demo, "Flying". These last two demos are the central axis of
    what will be "Shadowland", their first album.
    But before Arise Records decides to make an offer, Dark Moor would live
    sweet and sour moments. Guillermo leaves the band and Roberto Peña takes
    his place. Moreover,Dark Moor made even bigger their shape in the
    Madrilenian stages after a few important gigs, like the ones they gave
    beside other bands like Ronnie James Dio and Barón Rojo.

    In August 1999, Dark Moor record in Madrid, beside Arise Records,
    their first album "Shadowland". In this cd, the work of the band
    in its lasts years is gathered, a series of songs well known by
    their fans and it is very well welcomed in the wholed Spain. Also,
    Shadowland would be edited in central Europe and Brazil, achieving
    attention in most important classic heavy metal enclaves like
    Japan and Germany. The following tour around Spain, with some gigs
    accompanying Demons & Wizards, achieves to consolidate the band in
    the national market and to sew expectation before their next
    album, "The Hall of the Olden Dreams".

    This second album of the band was registered in the italian
    studios New Sin, under production of Luigi Stefanini, in August
    2000. This album would mean the definitive take off of Dark Moor,
    being edited in Japan, Brazil, Korea, South America, Russia,
    Thailand, Romania and Taiwan, and was distributed all over the
    world, being the first Spanish band achieving a product that
    creates so much expectation in the international market.

    In the following tour the band includes some festivals getting
    great success from public and the critics, like Viña Rock and Mijas
    Rock, and also participates in the tribute album to Helloween, "The
    Walls of Jerico", with the song "halloween", a cover which made the
    band get the respect and gratitude from many other bands.
    In those days, Dark Moor also receives the award from Heavy Rock
    Magazine, as revelation band of the year, and after edits a limited E.P.
    called "The Fall of Melniboné" for Spain, a CD that gathers some Bonus
    Tracks and versions like the one already mentioned from the German band

    The date chosen for the recording of the third album of the band,
    The Gates of Oblivion, was November 2001. Again, under command of
    Luigi Stefanini, Dark Moor record a new successful album with the
    colaboration of the Valcavasian Choir, and the singer Dan Keying
    (Cydonia). The new creation means a step more in the growth of the
    band, editing itself in new countries like EE.UU. and Canada, and
    achieving a contract with the multinational J.V.C for the
    distribution of the album in the Asiatic market.

    The following tour allowed the band to carve an important niche in
    festivals like Rock Machina, Viña Rock, Nit de Reis or Metal
    Christmas, where they never let the audience feeling indifferent
    and started to attract interest for international stages.
    After the first half of the tour, Robert Peña, keyboard player leaves the
    band, taking his place, as guest member, Isabel García. Soon after, in
    august 2000, dark moor get in the studio again to record 4 acoustic songs
    that would be included in the work that will be, afterwards, the farewell
    album of the old line-up. "Between Light and Darkness". This cd, recorded
    in the Cube studios in Madrid, gathers a few bonus tracks too from
    previous albums, songs that only were included in the asiatic editions of
    the cds, and a new orchestral version of one of their most emblematic
    songs, "Dies Irae".

    Shortly before releasing this album the band announces their split. Due
    to musical differences, Elisa C. Martín, Albert Maroto and Jorge Saez
    leave the band, leaving Enrik and Anan to think about a new route for
    Dark Moor with new members and new ideas.And for that, and after a long
    hard selectio, Alfred Romero joins the band, the new voice of Dark Moor.
    After him, arrives Jose Garrido (guitars) and Andy C. (drums).

    This new line-up travel again to Italy to record Dark Moor, the
    fourth long-length album of the band, of the same name,
    concentrates their whishes to start a new phase in which the
    evolution of the sound is as important as the protection of the old
    essence of the band.

    With this new line-up, they travel to Italy again to record "Dark Moor",
    fourth long-lenght record of the band. With a rawer and better sound, and a
    quality-touch more international thanks to the aportation of the new
    members, specially the new voice of Dark Moor, the band confirms its
    positive evolution and its good health despite the changes in the original
    line-up, to which we must add the leaving of José Garrido. With this good
    feeling they jump into an international tour, conquering alongside After
    Forever Spain, Belgium and France. The good critiques and the repercussion
    achieved make feel that the seed sown by the new Dark Moor is growing up
    The moment to confirm this comes along with the recordings during Summer
    2004 of the fifth record of the band, "Beyond The Sea", that will be
    released by early 2005. For this new work, under command of Luigi Stefanini,
    the band counts with new bass-player Daniel Fernández. To listen to his new
    aportation and the meteoric evolution of the new line-up you won't have to
    wait until the new record is released, because by the late 2004 the band
    gets involved in a new and expected Spanish Tour. We'll see you 'round the

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