Diminished Fifth Records has announced the signing of Nova Scotian thrashers BLACK MOOR. The band's debut album, "The Conquering", is scheduled for release on Tuesday, August 25.
The long-overdue CD almost didn't see the light of day after the band was in a near-fatal automobile accident in June 2008. Now fully recovered, BLACK MOOR has been continuing to impress audiences with its stunning live performances, which most recently led the band to be crowned the winner of the Molson Canadian Rocks Battle of the Bands in Nova Scotia and a finalist in the regional contest to open for rock legends KISS.
"We're very excited to be working with Diminished Fifth for this release," said bassist Rob Nickerson. "It's really a pleasure to work with a label that has the same passion for heavy music that we do."
Josh Hogan, who runs the East Coast-based label, commented, "We welcome BLACK MOOR with open arms to the Diminished Fifth Records family. Their live performances are nothing short of amazing and they are one of the few 'buzz bands' that actually deserve the hype."
Formed in 2005, BLACK MOOR is quickly becoming one of the fastest up-and-coming names in the Canadian underground metal scene, having shared the stage with such titans as ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna, MARTYR, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, RAMMER, GOAT HORN, CAULDRON and PRIESTESS. Drawing inspiration from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, 80’s thrash and some progressive rock, BLACK MOOR plays melody driven metal with a combination of wailing twin lead guitars and neck snapping riffage.
"The Conquering" track listing:
01. Beyond Hell
02. The Conquering
04. The Human Disease
05. Death to the False Emperor
07. The Blood Moor
08. Red Blood, Cold Steel
09. Acid Biker
10. Breath of the Dying
BLACK MOOR is:
Eric Hanlin - Guitar, Lead Vocals
Nick Jones - Lead Guitar
Sylvain Coderre - Drums
Rob Nickerson - Bass
For more information, visit www.black-moor.com.