Biography

Luna Amară (“Bitter Moon”) is one of the most successful alternative rock Romanian bands. Actually, it is more than a band, as its members are trying to create not only music, but to be a constant reminder of the social and political issues present in the day-by-day Romanian society.

Together with influences from Tool, Deftones, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and others, Luna Amară brings an unique fusion between trumpet solos and guitar’s hard riffs. Since it started, in 2000, the band played more than 500 shows, not only in Romania – where it has been on every major festival stage, but also in Hungary (at Sziget Festival 2005 and 2007), Bulgaria, Turkey, Germany, Holland and France (East West Fest 2006, Lille). Luna Amară performed as an opening act for Paradise Lost, Clawfinger, Apocalyptica, Toy Dolls, HIM, The Exploited, Amorphis and Faith No More. All these bands represent different styles, so the ability to play with all of them proves that Luna Amară music is the intersection where all the souls of rock meet.

In 2009, Luna Amară toured Romania, promoting its 3rd album, “Don’t Let Your Dreams Fall Asleep”. This tour included 16 different cities. In 2010, Luna Amară opened the last day at Sonisphere Festival Romania, playing on the same stage with Anathema, Stone Sour, Alice In Chains and Rammstein. Currently, the band is composing for its 4th studio album.

On the 2nd of October, Luna Amară will perform as the opening act for the Ozzy Osbourne show in Bucharest.