LUNA AMARA (“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 AMARA brings an unique fusion between trumpet solos and heavy guitar riffs. Since it started, in 2000, the band played more than 700 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.
LUNA AMARA 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 AMARA music is the intersection where all the souls of rock meet.