MORIAH

Country USA

Style Hard Rock

MORIAH- Formed in 1986 the band soon became very popular in the upstate NY region during the late 80’s-early 90’s.  In 1991 the band released a self-titled 5 song EP, including the power ballad ‘Sun Always Shines’ which soon became a staple for local airplay in Rochester, NY, and wound up on the stations top 50 most requested songs of that year.But Moriah main sound was the US Melodic Hard Rock style so popular in the era, influenced by Night Ranger, XYZ, Warrant, Lynch Mob and alike.

The rest of the tracks from the EP are in this style, like the punchy ‘Hit And Run’, ‘Bleeding Heart’ with subtle AOR touches, the solid midtempo ‘Billy Raise Your Guns’, and the the also midtempo but plenty of energy ‘I Need Your Love’ including lovely keyboards.In 1993 Moriah released the full length CD “Mirror Man”, again with a couple of singles hitting the radio and with the band gaining even more fans and touring all over the US East coast.With more mature songwriting & arrangements, “Mirror Man” is a bit harder than its predecessor, but still melodic and catchy with great songs like ‘Money Talks’, ‘Lies’, the highly melodic ‘All Night & Day’, and another very good power ballad in ‘Dreamin’ About You’.

As many bands of this ilk, Moriah split with the change of musical climate in the US. But the band delivered these two stupendous albums which despite its indie origin were really well recorded with a high production standard. For years out of print and with rare copies sold for over $100, now both Moriah albums are available in this remastered 2-CD set thanks to ex- band members which decided the re-release due to fans demand.

In the summer of 2004 the band reunited for one special show and released its third CD “Unreleased & Unplugged” The disc contains 4 unreleased studio tracks, 4 unreleased unplugged tracks from the ep & Mirror Man as well as radio spots, an interview and a 1996 reunion jam.

– Moriah [1990]
– Mirror Man [1992]
– Unreleased And Unplugged [2004]

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