Almôra, one of the best representatives of Symphonic Gothic Rock in Turkey, was formed in 2001 by Soner Canozer. The “Cyrano” E.P. and the “Gates of Time” album both released in 2002 excited the audience’s interest and the media as well. The album was placed in the best 10 albums of the year by some newspapers and magazines. Almôra won “The Best New Band of the Year” award by Kemancı Zine music magazine in 2002. “Gates of Time” which had a good press by some magazines abroad and came up with the one of the most popular albums especially in Jordan.