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Below is our complete Space Mirrors news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Space Mirrors Issues Album Update

Lovecraft-themed space rock outfit Space Mirrors is nearing the end of recording for new album "Stella Polaris," which will feature Marytr Lucifer (Hortus Animae) on vocals. The band today checks in with the following update:

"Martyr Lucifer's 2nd and last vocals session for Space Mirrors' new album 'Cosmic Horror III: Stella Polaris' took place today, again at Domination Studio and again with Simone Mularoni at the console. Soon Alisa Coral will proceed with mixing and mastering the new songs." More...

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Space Mirrors Recording New Album

Space Mirrors has checked in with this announcement about beginning the recording process for a new album:

"International space rock / prog metal collective Space Mirrors started recording new album 'Stella Polaris,' the final part of our Cosmic Horror trilogy inspired by H.P. Lovecraft.

"Claudio Tirincanti (also Blaze Bayley) has just finished drum recordings at Domination Studio (Italy). He plays for Space Mirrors for the second album in the row and the rest of the main line up remains the same with Alisa Coral, Martyr Lucifer (Hortus Animae), Sparky Simmons (Acid FM) and Gabriel Monticello (Spaceseed).

"Info about special guests will be announced later! Video from the drum recordings with C. Tirincanti is available below." More...

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Space Mirrors Posts "Strange High House" Video

After posting videos for "She-Devil" and "The Nameless City," Space Mirrors has a new clip out now for "Strange High House."

The latest video from the space rock/prog metal collective comes off new album "The Other Gods," which was recently released on Transubstans records. The song features Nik Turner (ex-Hawkwind) on sax and flute. Check it out below.

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Space Mirrors Posts "The Nameless City" Clip

Space rock/prog metal collective Space Mirrors has just released a new video for "The Nameless City," from the upcoming album "The Other Gods." The album willl be out via Transubstans Records on August 7th. The previously posted clip for "She-Devil" is also available at this location.

"The Other Gods" is the second in the "Cosmic Horror" series (and 5th in the band's discography) inspired by the stories of H.P. Lovecraft. The band comments on the album:

"The Other Gods shows a further development in terms of sound and musicians' line-up with the recruitment of Claudio Tirincanti (Blaze Bayley, Tim "Ripper" Owens, etc.) to play all drums and Gabriel Monticello (Spaceseed, Albany Symphony Orchestra, etc.) to play bass on all songs.

"Sparky Simmons (Acid FM) recorded most of the guitars and Fabio Bartolini (Hate Profile) played guitars on one song. Martyr Lucifer delivered his best vocals’ performance to date. Bless (Hortus Animae) recorded some wonderful piano. Cyndee Lee Rule provided a violin string section and Dr. James Hodkinson (Shadowlight, Pre-Med) played mellotron and moog. The legendary Nik Turner (Hawkwind’s co-founder, Space Ritual, etc.) once more recorded sax and flute.

"Everything was done under the coordination of keyboardist Alisa Coral, the creator of Space Mirrors. Artwork and 12-page booklet were again created by Kevin Sommers. Space Mirrors again confirmed its international status by having in its ranks musicians from Italy, USA, UK and Russia!" More...

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Space Mirrors Posts "She-Devil" Video

Space Mirrors has released a new music video for "She-Devil," taken from the upcoming album "The Other Gods," to be released via Transubstans Records this coming August 7th, 2013. Check out the video clip below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Stranger in the Mirror
2. The Nameless City
3. She-Devil
4. Frozen City of Cubes and Cones
5. (The Case Of) Red Hook
6. Strange High House
7. Times Unknown
8. The Other Gods
9. Doom of Sarnath More...

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Space Mirrors Comments On New Album

Space Mirrors has checked in with the following statement about the band's upcoming "The Other Gods" album:

"The new Space Mirrors album 'The Other Gods' is the second in the 'Cosmic Horror' series inspired by the stories of H.P. Lovecraft. It is a wonderful blend of dynamic space rock, prog metal and classic hard rockwith influences not only from Hawkwind but also Blue Öyster Cult, Eloy and Black Sabbath! 'The Other Gods' shows a further development in terms of sound and musicians' line-up with the recruitment of Claudio Tirincanti (Blaze Bayley, Tim 'Ripper' Owens, etc.) to play all drums and Gabriel Monticello (Spaceseed, Albany Symphony Orchestra, etc.) to play bass on all songs.

"Sparky Simmons (Acid FM) recorded most of the guitars and Fabio Bartolini (Hate Profile) played guitars on one song. Martyr Lucifer delivered his best vocals’ performance to date. Bless (Hortus Animae) recorded some wonderful piano. Cyndee Lee Rule provided a violin string section and Dr. James Hodkinson (Shadowlight, Pre-Med) played mellotron and moog. The legendary Nik Turner (Hawkwind’s co-founder, Space Ritual, etc.) once more recorded sax and flute.

"Everything was done under the coordination of keyboardist Alisa Coral, the creator of Space Mirrors. Artwork and 12-page booklet were again created by Kevin Sommers. Space Mirrors again confirmed its international status by having in its ranks musicians from Italy, USA, UK and Russia!" More...

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Space Mirrors Posts Studio Update Video

The new Space Mirrors album "The Other Gods," which is the second in the "Cosmic Horror" series, is being recorded and being mixed now at KZI Studio. A video update from the studio is now available below. The album is due out later this year via Transubstans Records.

The current main recording line-up is: Alisa Coral (keyboards, mixing), Martyr Lucifer (Hortus Animae) on vocals, Claudio Tirincanti (Blaze Bayley) on drums, Gabriel Monticello (Spaceseed, Gainesville Chamber Orchestra) on bass, and Sparky Simmons (Acid FM) on guitars plus other notable guest musicians including Bless (Hortus Animae), Cyndee Lee Rule (Spaceseed), Dr. James Hodkinson (Shadowlight, Pre-Med), and Amon 418 (Hate Profile). It will be released later this year via Transubstans Records.

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Space Mirrors Reveals New Album Track Listing

Space Mirrors, which was covered in the Lovecraftian edition of our "Unearthing The Metal Underground" column, has now revealed the band's new album will be titled "The Other Gods." The track listing is as follows:

1. Stranger in the Mirror
2. The Nameless City
3. She-Devil
4. Frozen City of Cubes and Cones
5. (The Case of) Red Hook
6. Strange High House
7. Times Unknown
8. The Other Gods
9. Doom of Sarnath More...

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Unearthing The Lovecraftian Metal Underground

The metal underground is a truly vast and unexplored place, and every week we try to bring a few bands to light that metal fanatcis may not otherwise have a chance to discover. Today we’ll unearth the Lovecraftian underground – three bands that primarily (or even solely!) draw their lyrical and musical style directly from the works of the master of cosmic horror and weird fiction: H.P. Lovecraft.

This style should perhaps more accurately be described as the “Cthulhu Mythos” underground, as many bands don’t stick strictly to Lovecraft’s works alone, but rather pull from the greater mythos created around his work and expanded upon by many novels, games, and movies through the last several decades. Outside of music, the Lovecraft phenomena is an interesting topic deserving of several books, as it has developed amazingly far to become a mythos within a mythos. There are entire religious practices now based around the fake books described in Lovecraft’s stories, along with ceremonial magical traditions using the names and titles of Lovecraftian entities. There is even a graphic novel that postulates Howard Phillips himself really had contact with alien things, but wrote stories about them to make humanity think it’s all fake and keep us off the trail of the horrible truth.

Mind shattering horror and unknowable, malicious entities beyond humanity’s ken are material ripe for heavy metal, which has pulled from this mythos liberally during the past 25 or so years. From Metallica’s “The Call of Ktulu” to the Septicflesh track “Lovecraft’s Death,” bands large and small have paid homage to the seafood hating man who warned his fellow Earthlings to stay out of the oceans and away from the stars.

Space Mirrors

We’ll start off with something a little off the beaten path this week – a gloomy rock opera style group featuring members of bands such as Hortus Animae and Hawkwind. The international act Space Mirrors is definitely a different trip than many metal fans might be used to, but if you ever enjoyed Tiamat or anything that’s along the lines of gothic rock you should be right at home here. Use the silver key and take a journey through the dreamlands through the clips available below.

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Space Mirrors Posts "Silver Key" Clip

Space Mirrors, the international space rock/metal project led by Russian multi-instrumentalist and producer Alisa Coral and vocalist Martyr Lucifer (Hortus Animae, Martyr Lucifer), has published a second video from “In Darkness They Whisper.“ The new album is set to be released by Transubstans Records on August 1st, 2012.

Check out the new video clip for "Silver Key" in the player available below. The song is also available for streaming at Transubstans’ Soundcloud profile here. The previously posted video clip for "Through the Dream Lands" can still be found online at this location.

Space Mirrors commented on the "Silver Key" clip:

"It is inspired by the 'Silver Key' short story of HP Lovecraft and it reflects the sad and dreamy mood of the main character who grows up and loses the touch with a dream world of his childhood. Imagination is replaced by the harsh reality and prosiness of life. But what is reality? How can he revive the childhood memories and enjoy the stargazing again? " More...

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Space Mirrors Posts New Song Online

Space Mirrors, the international space rock/metal project that involves Martyr Lucifer (Hortus Animae, Martyr Lucifer) on vocals, Alan Davey (ex-Hawkwind, Gunslinger) on bass, and Nik Turner (Hawkwind co-founder, Space Ritual) on sax/flute, has posted a first video clip from the “In Darkness They Whisper" album.

Check out the radio edit of "Through The Dream Lands" in the player below. The new album "In Darkness They Whisper" is set to be released by the Swedish label Transubstans Records on August 1st, 2012.

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