LINE UP (from left to right):
MASSIMO COCCHETTO – bass
ENRICO LONGHIN – vocals, guitars
ALBERTO BUSINARI – drums
ANDREA LIVIERI – guitars
KEY POINTS TIMELINE:
2009 – FORMING OF THE BAND FROM EX BLEED IN VAIN MEMBERS
2010 – EP “THE MOOR” IS RELEASED
2011 – SIGN WITH LION MUSIC FOR FIRST ALBUM
2012 – “YEAR OF THE HUNGER”, FIRST ALBUM, IS RELEASED WORLDWIDE
2013 – VIDEOCLIP OF THE TITLETRACK IS RELEASED
2013 – UK GIGS
2014 – “THE CASTAWAY” FEAT. BJORN FROM SOILWORK IS OUT WORLDWIDE
2014 – LYRIC VIDEO FOR THE CASTAWAY IS OUT
2017 – NEW ALBUM IS REVEALED
Hailing from from Venice (IT), The Moor were formed in the summer of 2009 by vocalist/guitarist Enrico Longhin and guitarist Davide Carraro (both ex-members of Bleed In Vain). In 2010, after some early line-up changes, Riccardo Freguja (bass) and Max Lombardo (drums) were the right persons for what became The Moor’s self titled debut EP.
Recorded during spring/summer 2010, mixing and mastering sessions took place at Studio Fredman (Sweden) with acclaimed producers Fredrik Nordstrom and Henrik Udd (In Flames, Dream Evil, Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, Bring Me The Horizon). After the EP’s recording sessions Max Lombardo quit the band and was replaced by Alberto Businari. A further line-up change occurred in July 2011 with new bassist Massimo Cocchetto (ex Bleed In Vain) solidifying the line-up.
Since their inception, The Moor has consistently incorporated sounds from prog rock, metal, death metal (for the guitars parts), seventies and alternative influences into their compositions making for a very compelling end product; yet all the time with a metal outlook.
In the run up to the bands full length debut album due later in 2012, Lion Music released the bands self titled 5 track EP ‘The Moor’ on 27th January 2012 on all leading digital platforms (iTunes, Amazon etc).
Lion Music released The Moor first full lenght “Year Of The Hunger” in winter 2012/2013, recordings took place at Flameout Studio (Italy) while the mastering session this time took place at Fascination Street Studio with producer Jens Bogren (James La Brie, Devin Townsend, Opeth, Paradise Lost).
In the year 2014 Bjorn Strid from world acclaimed metal act Soilwork, appears in their single “The Castaway”, and an official lyric video is released.
Now the band is coming back after a sabbatical, with a new line up and a new album to be released in 2018.
The new single “Lead The Difference“, features a stunning videoclip and it is the first track extracted from the upcoming album.
“Jupiter’s Immigrants” will features very special guest and endorsements from artists like Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity) and Niklas Isfeldt (Dream Evil), while the band renewed the collaboration with the producer Fredrik Nordström for the mixing and mastering sessions.
The band is currently working on the promotional campaign for the new album.