Introducing Capetonian Alternative Rock Band BLACK MOSCOW and Their Performance Video Dire Face

Black Moscow Group

Black Moscow  are a Heavy Alternative Rock band based in Cape Town, South Africa. The band was formed as a creative outlet for its band members Clem van der Merwe on Vocals, Luke Otto on the Bass, Marc Rontsch on the Guitar and Rob Ruhrmund on the Drums. Black Moscow’s music is full of expression, self reflection and significance contrasting grinding rhythms and colourful soundscapes.

Black Moscow Polaroid

There sound comes with an ambient feeling heightened by the guitar work, that makes you feel like you’re floating in space. They released an EP titled ‘Shades’ in 2014. It was produced by Andy Lund and Black Moscow, recorded by Matt James at Sound and Motion Studios, mixed and mastered by Simon “Fuzzy” Ratcliffe at Sound and Motion Studios. The first song on this EP lays in the vast sections of ambiance, adding the vibe that the EP is meant to represent the sensation of soaring through space. The atmosphere of this EP rises along with the swelling guitar and drums, leading up to a thoroughly exceptional composition with every song. It can be said, that Black Moscow has shown the huge amount of talent they have as a band and we all can expect more to come from them.

EP Art Cover

EP Art Cover

To know more about Black Moscow check their bandcamp page HERE and their facebook page HERE

The band just release a video performance of one of their latest songs ‘Dire Face’. The video can viewed below, enjoy


Their EP, ‘Shades’ can be purchased HERE

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Seyi Obe

Seyi Obe is a Project Engineer working with an Engineering firm in Lagos, Nigeria. He received a B. Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. He loves rock music, and as a critic, he listens to all the sub-genres. His favourite sub-genre is Metalcore. He is head-honcho-in-charge of reviews on When he is not managing any engineering project at the engineering firm where he works, he is here writing reviews for different categories of things, ranging from singles, EPs, albums, concerts and shows. He also writes articles on Rock Music and its development in Africa. He loves taking photographs, and is mostly responsible for supplying the quality high definition pictures that you see around the website.

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