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Five Of The Eyes Premieres "Mirrors" Single

Ready for some catchy prog to kick off the day? Today we've got the exclusive premiere of new single "Mirrors" from Portland, Maine group Five of the Eyes -- check it out below and let us know what you think!

"Mirrors" comes off the band's soon to be released LP "The Venus Transit," set to drop on September 29th. The album was tracked at Maine's The Halo studio with producer Jonathan Wyman. Five Of The Eyes will subsequently embark on a month long national tour to support the release alongside In The Presence of Wolves.

Lead singer Darrell Foster comments: "'Mirrors' is a passionate moment of self awareness. It’s the realization that only when I'm fighting for what I love do I feel alive. When my life shatters around me, which version of myself will I reconstruct from the broken pieces?”

Drummer Pete Griffith adds: "'Mirrors' is an expression of that fear and loneliness, the things in life that tear us down and drive us apart, and how they make us feel. It is the return to the dried up garden yet to be watered."

Guitarist Ned Rich caps us off by stating: "Like most of our songs, 'Mirrors' started out with the instrumental arrangement, which started with Tim’s guitar line. Tom and I came up with the chords that went underneath it, and that became the main groove of the song. We recorded an instrumental demo which I think was at least 6 minutes long. When Darrell was writing lyrics and the vocal melody, he trimmed that demo down to like 4:15, which I was initially pretty hesitant about. At the time I think it was the softest tune we had done, and I liked the long meandering path of the tune. Over time and after the vocal part had solidified, I grew to love the arrangement and the arc of the song. We decided to start the song with drums, which is cool because we don’t have a lot of moments like that, and also because it shows off the dope drum sound Wyman crafted for us.”

Like what you hear? You can follow the band at Facebook or Instagram and catch these upcoming Five Of The Eyes tour dates alongside In The Presence Of Wolves:

9/30 Portland, ME - House Of Music (Album release show!)
10/14 Philadelphia, PA - Graperoom
10/17 Canton, OH - Buzzbin
10/18 Cincinnati, OH - Rakes End
10/19 Lafayette, IN - House Party “The Doom Room”
10/20 Chicago, MI - Reggie’s Progtoberfest
10/23 Muncie, IN - Be Here Now
10/24 Buffalo, NY - Evening Star
10/26 Burlington, VT - Radio Bean
10/27 Lowell, MA - Uncharted
10/29 Hamden, CT - The Space

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1. Mr. Chicken writes:

Loved that! Hopefully the rest of the album is that solid, it'll be a good (virtual) platter to spin

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2. DeathByBlender writes:

not metal. Unless there is a new category called p***ycore I missed out on. Over produced sounds. 2/5

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3. Chang City writes:

This song rips! Can't wait to hear the rest of it.

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4. You writes:

Great, but definitely not metal in any way

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5. Per Jensen writes:

This music sounds the same as when my huge turd hits the toilet water with mighty force!

Flushes the toilet!

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