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Mirror Of Deception

Formed: 1990
From: Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Mirror Of Deception News

Below is our complete Mirror Of Deception 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Malta Doom Metal Festival Lineup Announced

Germany's Mirror of Deception has issued the following update about appearing at the upcoming Malta Doom Metal festival:

"We have been invited to Malta Doom Metal Festival on November 4th & 5th 2011.

"So far confirmed are: Pagan Altar, Forsaken, Officium Triste, Nomad Son, Mirror of Deception, Arkham Witch, Griffen Device, Victims of Creation, Mountain Throne, Age of Taurus and Void Moon. More bands and the venue will be announced."

You can find more information on the Malta Doom Metal festival at this location.

Dawn of Winter also recently checked in with the following update about canceling the band's appearance at the festival:

"We are very sorry but we can’t play Malta this year due to a scheduling conflict. We would love to play the festival and hope to see and meet all the Maltese doomheads and DoW fans at the 2012 edition! Slow is the suffering!"

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Mirror Of Deception Announces Anniversary Show

Germany's Mirror of Deception has issued the following announcement about performing an anniversary show on December 4th, 2010:

"Only a few days left until our anniversary show at Manufaktur in Schorndorf (near Stuttgart/ Germany). The date is Saturday, the 4th of December 2010 and we look forward to celebrate with you, our former band members, our brothers Dreaming and our secret special guest!"

You can also check out sample Mirror of Deception tracks via the band's MySpace profile.

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Mirror Of Deception Announces New Album Details

German doom metallers Mirror Of Deception have announced the tracklisting for their upcoming studio album titled "A Smouldering Fire." "A Smouldering Fire" is planned for release sometime in the fall through Cyclone Empire Records and will be the band's fourth studio effort.

"A Smouldering Fire" tracklisting:
1. Isle Of Horror
2. The Riven Tree
3. Heroes Of The Atom Age
4. Bellwethers In Mist
5. Unforeseen
6. December
7. Lauernder Schmerz
8. Walking Through The Clouds
9. Leguano
10. Sojourner
11. The Flood And The Horses
12. Voyage Obscure

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Mirror Of Deception Completes New Album

Swabian doom metal band MIRROR OF DECEPTION has finished the recordings for their new album, "A Smouldering Fire," (at the vault of END OF GREENs Michelle Darkness). The band has also re-recorded some older material. Currently the band is busy mixing the album at Soundman Studios, to be released in the fall.

Upcoming Mirror of Deception shows are as follows:

23.10.2010 GER - Würzburg - Posthalle - Hammer Of Doom IV (w/ SOLITUDE AETURNUS, GRIFTEGARD, SORCERER)
06.11.2010 AUT - Wien - Escape - Doom Over Vienna V (w/ Isole, MaeL Mórdha, Vortigan)
04.12.2010 GER - Schorndorf - Manufaktur - 20 Years Mirror of Deception (w/ DREAMING + 1 Special Guest)

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Mirror of Deception Enters The Studio

German doom metal band Mirror of Deception has announced that they will enter Soundmann Studio in Stuttgart, Germany on April 1st 2010 to start recording their fourth album, entitled "A Smouldering Fire." For more information about the band check out their MySpace page.

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Mirror Of Deception Working On New Material

Germany's Mirror of Deception have announced that they are currently rehearsing songs for their upcoming fourth album, which will be recorded in Spring 2010 and released via Cyclone Empire. Mirror of Deception also have the following two upcoming tour dates:

11/7 GER - Stuttgart - Club Zentral
12/26 GER - Tübingen - Bierkeller

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Mirror of Deception To Release Split LP

Germany's "doom metal kings" MIRROR OF DECEPTION have issued the following update:

"We've just finished recording three new songs (including a BATHORY cover song) with Mr. Michelle Darkness (END OF GREEN) at the mixing board for yet another split release. This time it will be split LP with Finnish doomsters GARDEN OF WORM and it will be released on The Church Within Records in the not-too-distant future."

MIRROR OF DECEPTION's third album, "Shards", was released in October 2006 via Cyclone Empire.

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Gates Of Slumber To Headline Doom Shall Rise Fest

Doom Shall Rise Festival will take place at the Chapel (a former U.S. Army church) in Göppingen, Germany on April 27th - 28th.

The latest acts confirmed for the festival include FORSAKEN (headlining Friday) and GATES OF SLUMBER (headlining Saturday).

The running order for the festival is as follows: More...

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Confirmations For Doom Shall Rise Fest Announced

The third installment of Doom Shall Rise, the world's biggest doom metal festival, will take place on April 15 and 16, 2005 at the Chapel in Göppingen, Germany. The list of bands currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows:

Burning Saviours (Sweden)
Isole (Sweden, formerly Forlorn)
Mirror of Deception (Germany)
Pale Divine (USA)
Rising Dust (France)
Thunderstorm (Italy)
The Gates of Slumber (USA)
The River (UK)
Well of Souls (Germany)
Warning (UK)

More bands will be announced soon.

Tickets for the festival will be available at the Doom Shall Rise website beginning on January 1, 2005.

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Mourning Beloveth Update

After the successful tour with While Heaven Wept and the fantastic live gig at this year’s Doom Shall Rise festival, the Irish Doom-Death band MOURNING BELOVETH signed to Grau Records, a subsidiary of Prophecy Productions. The deal is for four albums the first of which is to be recorded in October in the famous Studio E in Germany.

On related news, Mourning Beloveth will be playing with MIRROR OF DECEPTION and MANUS MORTIS on November 6th in a German town called Murrhardt (about 50 kms outside Ludwigsburg Stuttgart). The venue is the local youth center called Juze.

Available now from Sentinel Ireland is Mourning Beloveth's Split7" picture cd with Lunar Gate, which includes an exclusive track entitled 'Part 1'.

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Summary/Misc

New Releases By Final Chapter Records

Belgian metal label Final Chapter Records has announced three more releases, including a new album by MIRROR OF DECEPTION, the debut album of GATES OF SLUMBER, as well as a compilation with underground doom bands!

For more information and samples, visit their website.

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Mirror Of Deception To Release New Album

German doomsters Mirror of Deception will be releasing their album 'Foregone' on September 2 through the Belgian labels Final Chapter and COTD Records as CD and on vinyl. All 300 LPs will include an additional bonus 7". The artwork was designed by Hannover based photo artist Jörg Morti Uhlig.

Songs on the album will among others be 'Bleak' and 'The Ship of Fools', both songs can be downloaded on the official Mirror of Deception site together with samples from 'Inscrutable' and 'Metamorphosis'.

The album will also feature a surprise guest appearance by a so far undisclosed person.

Check out some samples here.

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Final Chapter Records Releases Neuthrone

The newly founded Belgian label Final Chapter Records has just released their first LP, which is none less than the 10-year-old unreleased recordings from NEUTHRONE (pre-Thee Plague Of Gentlemen). The LP which has been completely remastered, is available on a limited pressing of 300. This Belgian 'cult' sludge doom band were the predecessors of the genre in Europe. Influenced by old Celtic Frost, Dream Death, Penance, Prong, Voivod, Melvins and Amebix...

In September the label will also be releasing the new album from Germany's Doompride MIRROR OF DECEPTION, more news on that soon.

Final Chapter Records are also currently looking for distributors for this release, as well as doing trades and/or buyers of the items at wholesale prices. More info and contact can be found on www.finalchapter.net

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