Taking a more traditional metal route, we’ve got Mirror taking on our infamous BotD questions!
Hails. We are from the island of Cyprus
How did you meet?
Most of us have been long-time friends and band mates in other projects and one thing lead to another and here we are.
How long have you been playing as a band?
Mirror was formed in 2015 by our bass player Taz Danazoglou ( ex Electric Wizard ) but this current line-up was formed in 2018, after the departure of some members. Nikolas ‘Sprits’ and Constantinos joined first and after a while our drummer Danny Conway also joined Mirror.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
The name Mirror was inspired from a story by Brian Lumley, the mirror of Nitocris.
What are your influences?
Our influences are mainly deriving from NWOBHM, Merciful Fate, of course early Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Uriah Heep and so on.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
Our music is a mixture of NWOBHM with occult themes full of mysticism.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
As I have mentioned our lyrical themes are mainly occult and dark themes.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
Our live show is bombastic, full of energy that’s being delivered to the audience, grabbing you from the neck and holding you down until it’s all over. We haven’t played too many shows yet, we played 8-10 times in Cyprus with great bands like Rotting Christ, Omen, and Riot V (twice), Sacred Steel a.o and in Greece at Into Battle Festival with Angel Witch, Sortilege and Chevalier. A couple of shows unfortunately were postponed due to Covid-19 but eventually they will happen. One will occur in Cyprus of course and the other one is at Muskelrock Festival in Sweden planned again for 2021 where we were planning to hold a tour in Europe but never happened.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
We just give booze to the audience.
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
Taz uses a Fender Jazz Bass.
Sprits uses an Ibanez Jem, with a Diezel VH4-2 preamp.
Constantinos uses Gibson Les Paul custom and ESP Eclipse custom.
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
Currently we are promoting our second album Pyramid of Terror which goes very well! We got awesome reviews and was nominated as one of the best albums of 2019! Check it out!
What are your plans for the next 6 months or so?
The plans for the next 6 months are first of all, all of us and our families to be safe and healthy, a couple of shows and we are currently working on some new material for our forthcoming album and also a split that we are working on with another band.
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!
Iron Maiden or Judas Priest of course. We have a lot of mates in other bands so the second question is difficult!