Black Moor

Black Moor

 Halifax, Nova Scotia, CAN
BandRockMetal

Just what Canada needed, a melody driven metal band with the riffage to back it up. Catchy vocal lines, an intense live show and a focus on good songs over pure technicality make Black Moor one of the most important up and coming bands in the Atlantic Canadian metal scene.

Biography

Black Moor plays pure, unapologetic heavy metal. Think bullet belts, air guitar solos, denim and leather and you're on the right track. Heavily inspired by many greats of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal as well as 80's thrash and some progressive rock, Black Moor's approach to making music has always been simply to play metal the way they've always loved to hear it. Never taking themselves too seriously, the boys bring a sense of fun and an explosive live show to the stage which has made them one of the premiere metal acts on the Canadian East Coast.

A near-fatal car accident in June of 2008 nearly cut the bandÂ’s career short, and the subsequent turmoil caused disruptions through the end of 2008 and into the early parts of 2009. Emerging stronger than ever from this difficult time, Black Moor released their debut album, The Conquering, in August of 2009 on Halifax based indie label Diminished Fifth Records. The album was well received, earning the boys an award for "Loud Recording of the Year" at Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2010 as well as nominations in 2 other categories, and a nomination in the Loud category at the East Coast Music Awards. The Conquering is currently available in stores across Canada, on iTunes and through various other online sources.

As of July 2012, the band has finished final mixing of their new album, Lethal Waters, to be released on Diminished Fifth Records in August, 2012.

Black Moor is pleased to have shared the stage with artists such as Joey Belladonna of Anthrax, 3 Inches of Blood, Morbid Angel, Cryptopsy, Goat Whore, Priestess, Protest the Hero, Cancer Bats, Baptized in Blood and many others.

Discography

"The Conquering" - August 2009 on Diminished Fifth Records
"Tundrastruck" Split EP - July 2011
Coming soon - "Lethal Waters" - August 2012 on Diminished Fifth Records

Set List

We play a high energy set of almost exclusively original music, though we occasionally throw in a cover. Sets typically run roughly 45 minutes, though we adjust the length based on the requirements of the gig; anywhere from 15 minutes to 90 minutes.

A typical set list (all original except for 1 cover, roughly 45 minutes) might be:

Thunderhead
Acid Biker
Hook in Mouth (Megadeth cover)
Hellraiser
Lethal Waters
Warshark
The Blood Moor
Lost in the Shadows
Awaken the Dead