Amidst the tumultuous 70-year war, in a land ravaged by strife and chaos, there lived a skilled blacksmith named Azul. His name resonated like a clarion call across the war-torn land as the master of forging the finest imperial steel. His reputation was not just renowned; it was legendary, and it had armies clamoring for his services.

Soldiers marveled at the quality of his killing steel, and his craftsmanship became the stuff of legends. His creations turned the tide of battles, swaying the course of the seemingly endless war. Azul’s hammers and furnaces, fueled by his unparalleled skill and dedication, were the weapons of hope for an empire yearning for victory.

Yet, as the war raged on, Azul’s unmatched prowess in the forge drew the unwanted attention and jealousy beyond the mortal realm—of the gods themselves. Consumed by jealousy over the mortals’ growing power and resilience, the gods hatched a sinister plan to thwart the empire’s relentless conquest. He decided to curse Azul’s steel, rendering it a weapon of sorrow rather than strength.

To carry out his nefarious scheme, the gods sent an avatar in the guise of a bewitching woman, a vision of enchanting beauty. She weaved her way into Azul’s life, capturing his heart in secret. As their love blossomed, she surreptitiously cursed his hammer and furnace, binding them to a terrible fate. She vowed that everything Azul touched with his once-mighty creations would bring nothing but misery and sorrow.

With time, Azul’s fame grew, and he ascended to a position of great power, leading the empire against the endless legions. For 20 long and grueling years, the war raged on, each day weighed down by the curse that festered within Azul’s steel.

In his darkest hour, Azul sought counsel from a deamon who kept the secret to an ancient and terrible magic. They offered him dominion over the empire and peace in exchange for his sanity and soul, a desperate pact forged in the crucible of despair. Azul, driven by an unquenchable thirst for victory, accepted their terms without hesitation.

As the deamon bestowed upon him the power he so desperately craved, Azul’s mind began to unravel. The world twisted and contorted through his fractured perception, all things appearing as misery, despite the joy of their true reality. With power over the empire, Azul’s descent into madness was complete, and he ruled a realm where darkness and chaos held sway, all because of a love, a curse, and a choice made in desperation.

Tormented beyond measure by the ceaseless agony that had gripped his soul, Azul found himself at the precipice of despair. Every waking moment was a relentless onslaught of sorrow, and he yearned for a way to free himself from the shackles of his own misery.

Driven to the brink, Azul embarked on a desperate quest for salvation, determined to break free from the malevolent curse that bound him to suffering. In his search, he ventured to the darkest corners of the world, seeking the counsel of ancient sages, wise hermits, and mystical artifacts. Yet, despite his unwavering determination, the elusive salvation he sought remained just out of reach.

As Azul’s despair deepened, the deamon whom held his soul, seized the opportunity to exact further despair. The malevolent entity, cloaked in darkness and fury, descended upon Azul like a tempest. With a sinister laugh that echoed through the abyss, the deamon ensnared Azul’s very being, dragging him down into the fiery chasms of damnation.

Within the searing inferno of damnation, Azul was condemned to an eternity of torment, an unending cycle of suffering that mirrored the anguish he had endured in life. The deamons malevolent joy was absolute, and Azul was left to grapple with his own wretched fate, a tragic figure forever ensnared in the depths of darkness and despair.

The world above continued to wage its brutal war, unaware of the tragic tale of Azul, the blacksmith whose unmatched skill had been both a beacon of hope and the catalyst of his own doom. His name, once synonymous with greatness, now whispered in hushed tones as a cautionary tale of the perils of power and the high cost of ambition.



Once in a time of endless war,
Lived Azul, blacksmith, famed and more.
His steel was strong, his skill renowned,
In battles, his creations did astound.

But envy stirred in the god’s heart,
He cursed Azul’s steel, a wicked art.
Disguised as a maiden, so fair and bright,
They wrought a curse, a dreadful blight.

Azul fell in love, his heart did soar,
Unaware of the curse his creations bore.
For years he fought, with cursed might,
Each strike brought sorrow, not the light.

Desperation led him to a deamons’ door,
A pact he made, power to the core.
His mind did shatter, darkness took its place,
He ruled a realm, a shadowy space.

Tormented by misery, his soul did cry,
He sought salvation, reaching for the sky.
Through ancient lands, he searched in vain,
The curse, unbroken, caused endless pain.

The deamon, relentless, took his chance,
Dragged Azul to a fiery dance.
Damnation’s abyss, his eternal plight,
A tragic end to his cursed fight.

So remember, children, the tale we share,
Of Azul’s curse, a burden so unfair.
Beware the envy that darkness brings,
And cherish the joy that true love sings.



The Quick Introduction

Mirrors Of Madness are rock alchemists, a band you can’t really pigeon hole into one genre and not known for any particular style – instead they craft songs that contain aspects of multiple rock genres with a mix of influences – each song has a very unique sound – from pop punk all the way to metal, the band love to mix it up so that every song is interesting and different from the last. The band formed in early 2018 as ‘Two-Tonne Vice’ from the ashes of some popular Southern UK bands – Atombuzz, Vertigagte and Soulscream.

Who are we?

Lee (Ex Vertigate)- Words of War
Les (Ex Eternal Torment/Battleblood) – 6 Strings
Jim (Ex Soulscream/Wall Of Denial) – 5 strings
Natt ( Ex Atombuzz/Vertigate)- Sticks and skins

In the beginning...

In early 2018, Natt and Alex, from local punk heroes Atombuzz, decided that they wanted to break away and do something different. Atombuzz had reached the end of its long life and the boys were hungry for change. Armed with a few songs they got back into rehearsals but needed a bassist and a singer to complete the lineup. By chance Alex had been in contact with an old friend and former work colleague Jim who offered to come down to a rehearsal and give it a go. Jim had been the former bass player in the hardcore band Wall Of Denial as well as the guitarist in SoulScream previously. Right from the start the band gelled and Jim was offered the position after the first practice. From there on the new songs started to flow with all three contributing with varied styles.

The impossible search for a singer

The hunt was then on for a vocalist. The band put out several ads and spoke to contacts but had no luck (apart from a couple of James Hetfield wannabies). The band were looking for a male or Female vocalist as the style had not been defined. At the end of 2018 they had some interest in the position from a Facebook ad they posted, Shona came down for an audition and the sound came together beautifully. The lineup was complete and the band had well over 10 songs ready to rock. The band became ‘Two-Tonne Vice’

More Guitars

Roll on to late 2019 – Les, a long time friend of Natt’s (and seasoned multi-instrumentalist) moved to the area and expressed an interest in the band. Les auditioned on second guitar and was so good that he was made a member of the team the very next day. Almost overnight the band had become a five piece and the sound was enhanced even further than they could have hoped.

Two departures and a singer...

In early 2020 the band parted ways with Shona and recruited Lee K – a former bandmate of Les & Natt. The sound really took a new shape. Everything was great until the start of COVID-19 and the band had to start isolation like the rest of the world. During the first UK lockdown the band sadly parted ways with Alex which left the band with just one guitarist. Work continued on new tracks and recording of the first single started. The band changed name from Two-Tonne Vice to ‘Mirrors Of Madness’ so that they could have a fresh start with the new lineup changes.


Influences in Mirrors Of Madness are what makes the band so varied – each member has different tastes but also appreciate the others so that reflects in the bands sound. Influences such as: Meat Loaf, Queen, The Who, Killing Joke, Alice Cooper, The Melvins, Paradise Lost, Lacuna Coil, Devin Townsend, Dimmu Borgir, Brian Eno, Janis Joplin, Seether and The Cure. A real mix that just works.