Thu 04 Apr 2013
At 08:00 PM
The album ‘UNDIVIDED’ in 2010.. hailed as a modern day masterpiece, with one review claiming it was the “Finest UK AOR album of the last 20 years”. The album helped to reignite the Moritz name once more, and the band started to consider not only to write the follow up album, but also to play live again for the first time in 25 years..
That day is looming... the new as yet un-named album which is “going to blow the roof off the world of AOR” , according to one Rob Evans, scheduled for early 2013 will see the band perform their first dates in a quarter of a century! With sublime vocals, immense dual lead guitar work, the richest keyboard majesty and a batch of the finest crafted melodic rock tunes you will have heard in years, we can proudly announce once more....
‘Moritz’ was formed in London back in 1986 amidst the ‘over flowing well’ of UK bands jumping on the ‘AOR bandwagon’....Many tried and failed to encapsulate what the American bands were doing so well. But as we all now know, Moritz stood head and shoulders above the majority of the UK acts and were often quoted alongside the ‘AOR giants’ of the UK scene at that time, those being ‘FM’, ‘Strangeways’ & ‘Shy’. Despite one critically acclaimed single release in 1987, the now legendary ‘Shadows of a Dream’ EP, the band fell victims of the grunge movement looming in from overseas like so many and split in late 1988. Founder members Greg Hart & Ian Edwards went on to write and play with Jackie Bodimead in soft rockers ‘If Only’, who were produced by Asia’s Geoff Downes’. Vocalist Pete Scallan briefly joined ‘Samson’ before relocating overseas.
Many years passed, and with major thanks to the internet, and the millions of rock fans globally, ‘Moritz’s legacy’ grew, and grew. So much in fact, by 2008, they were seen to be regarded as one of the finest bands ever to emerge from the UK movement of AOR, and one of very few bands who embraced and successfully created the ‘AOR sound’ from overseas. ‘Youtube’ started to feature the bands musical output via the many fans worldwide, and many websites featured them in such high regard with outstanding reviews of their body of work.