Hailing from Israel, artist and singer - songwriter Moran Magal has established her own band under her name in Berlin and presents a unique musical style that combines dark rock, epic rock and folk metal with some progressive influences.
Despite this mixture, Moran Magal’s songs are consistently catchy and can easily attract fans of all genres, and not only metal-heads.
Moran's talent did not go unnoticed in the scene either, which has led her recording and composing for well-known acts such as Warrel Dane (Nevermore), Orphaned Land and Tanzwut.
As Moran's hands glide over the piano as an extension of her body, Moran’s unique vocal depth blends light with dark, pain with humor, and honesty from the intimacy of her soul with stirring melodies.
Moran Magal & band will be releasing Moran’s fifth studio album which is written, composed and produced by Moran herself and the co-producer and orchestrator Matthias Alexander Preÿsinger.
Benjamin Schwenen, (Tanzwut, Elli Berlin) had mixed and mastering - after successfully doing it as well on Moran’s previous album - Under Your Bed.
Moran Magal is both an incredibly gifted pianist and a versatile songwriter with a captivating signature voice that's easy to recognise.
After releasing three albums as a solo artist and gaining recognition in the rock and metal scene, Moran moved to Berlin from Israel and put together a band under her name.
Marcos Feminella - Drums
Ishay Sommer - Bass
Shir-Ran Yinon / Skye Kinlaw - violin
Thomas Kock – guitar
The band has been active for four years and released their album UNDER YOUR BED in August 2019 on the German label SAOL and FBP Publishing.
The latest album from Moran Magal - UNDER YOUR BED has received praises from international webzines, bloggers and metal magazines such as Metallian, Rock It!, Orkus, Fireworks Magazine and Metal Temple. The album was also played by radio stations across Europe such as Loop Side World of L, Radio Dark Fire, Campus Radios and more.
This is what the press says:
'All in all, MORAN MAGAL's voyage of discovery in the direction of Dark Metal was very worthwhile. The fusion of the sounds gives MORAN MAGAL a wide variety of sound and mood dimensions to choose from. "Under Your Bed" is bursting with expressiveness, character and ingenuity. There is an incredible amount to discover in the songs and there is never a dull moment. In addition, the songs are rousing and have a very high recognition value. "Under Your Bed" is simply an experience that every fan of handmade, honest music should listen to - not just Metalheads'. – metalogy.de (GER)
'As some snow fell on the streets of Helsinki, we witnessed a dark assemblage of emotions captured in Moran Magal's songs. There is a theatrical feeling about it, which will be fun for many listeners'. – Tempelores.com (FI)
'MORAN MAGAL from Israel is something of a symphonic rock singer-songwriter. An enchantingly fragile and at the same time energetically strong voice meets rocky to metallic sounds, piano and violin and becomes something unique through excellent songwriting. Jazzy playfulness and a certain heaviness compete and merge as something completely new in a classic dress. In this perfectly coordinated mess, folk also plays a strong role. "Under Your Bed" is an impressive piece of art, which at least I will go through many more rounds. I already have catchy tunes from “Win Me Over” and “Go Dark”. Incredibly strong!' – stormbringer.at
Superb what MORAN MAGAL presents here with "Under Your Bed". Between dark romantic, gothic and progressive sound friends there is a lot for long-lasting enjoyment! – Metal Underground (AT)
'I really loved this record; maybe my sophistry here and there complainng about the lack of dynamics in the drumming, but from a playing and compositional point of view it's so memorable that I give it a full 10'.- Metal Temple
Composing /Recordings / Collaborations
Moran Magal recorded piano and released a video together with the German band Tanzwut in 2021 for the acoustic version of 'Bis zum Meer.
Composed and recorded piano for different artists, among them, Israeli world known Metal Band Orphaned Land's album 'All Is One' and composed the music for 'Left Behind' from Orphaned Land's new album ‘Unsung profits
and dead messiahs’.
Moran recorded piano part for the new upcoming album of the guitarist Tom Fountainhead Geldschläger.
Moran Composed for the singer Nina Jiers former lead singer of Neopera (Ear Music) the theme song of her debut EP 'Precious Time' (lyrics and music) and wrote the song 'Charity' and 'Mirror Mirror' for the Berlin Gothic Choir 'Stimmgewalt' who also recorded choir tracks for 'Under Your bed' and collaborates with Moran Magal often on stage.
In 2020, Moran joined as a keyboardist and vocalist to the symphonic metal band - Dying Phoenix - founded by Pat ST James. Composer and producer of the debut-album is Oliver Palotai of Kamelot.
Under Your Bed (2019) is the latest original album by Moran Magal.
It’s Dark, Melodic, Romantic and Powerful, and can be classified between Dark Folk Rock to Melodic Metal.
UYB is about childhood demons, loss of a loved one, fighting depression and hope. It's also dedicated to the sound engineer Rafael Immelmann who sadly passed away during the recordings of the album.
Moran Magal wrote, composed and produced the album herself, and was supported by her fans through a crowdfunding campaign, on march 2019. UYB was released by the label SAOL and FBP publishing.
Shades Of Metal Private Collection (2015) Moran Magal's "Shades of Metal" is her private collection of Heavy Metal cherished classics, transformed into beautiful
piano and vocal arrangements. These new signature renditions get a fragile yet rebellious edge that adds a unique personal tone and accessible femininity to the Heavy Metal of Metallica, System of a Down, Marilyn Manson, Dream Theatre, Alice Cooper, Orphaned Land and others. Moran's performance of the song " Poison" by Alice Cooper
(also from the album ) was crowned as "the perfect audition" at the Israeli TV version of the "THE VOICE (Season 3 ).
Collaborated and recorded duets with Moran Magal on this album are the renowned Metal musicians: Warrel Dane- Lead singer of Nevermore & Sanctuary, Kobi Farhi - lead singer of Orphaned Land and Yossi Sassi ( Orphaned Land). 'Shades Of Metal' was arranged and produced by Moran Magal.
Co producer and recording engineer: Barak Olier. Released by the German label USM.
'Regishut Yeter' / 'Over Sensitivity' (2013) is Moran's Hebrew album. The album was written and composed by Moran Magal and includes 11 songs from different periods of her life. The album ranges from folk ballads to heavy rock, all piano based, pure emotion and storytelling, All songs written and composed by Moran Magal.Produced by Gal Padeh.
'Piece of Advice'(2010) Piece of Advice is Moran's Debut EP and musical celebration, pictures from the artist's life and a showcase of Moran's wide musical range. The album is Dark, humanistic, virtuoso, and full of emotion. It ranges from Rock to Metal ballad (Feel Again Piece of Advice), dark cabaret and beautiful intimate piano ballads. All tracks were written and composed by Moran.
Moran Magal can already look back at some successful performances on world acclaimed stages, among them Trolls & Legends festival (Belgium) for 2019, Darkstream Festival ,2020, Altlansberg Metal Festival 2022 (Headliners) Finland SOM Acoustic Tour 2018, FemMe 2016 (NL ), Carte Blanche festival 2018 BE, WGT festival Leipzig (outdoor performances, Budapest Art days (2019)
Piano Festival IL 2017, Opening act for Daniel Cavanagh (Anathema) Orphaned Land and Maiden United, Jacob's Ladder Festival IL, The Jewish Summer Festival Budapest, Abu Gush Vocal Festival IL, KlubRadio concert Budapest with Peter Gerendas Band, ‘The Voice’ of Israel.