EPK

(Electronic Press Kit)

The quick introduction...

Mirrors Of Madness are an alt metal band from deepest, darkest Sussex. The band is comprised of four veteran musicians from the local heavy music scene, each with a rich history of involvement in various bands over the years. Their primary objective was to break free from the limitations of genre labels, and to establish a band with freedom of creativity at its core. This approach sets Mirrors Of Madness apart from its contemporaries, allowing creative influences to feed in from a variety of diverse sources.

With each member bringing different musical tastes to the table, this combination of influences allows them to craft the music they truly want to create, resulting in a sound that defies easy classification. Each composition possesses a distinct and captivating sound, ranging from the infectious energy of pop punk to the thundering intensity of metal, taking the listener on a unique sonic journey.

Their commitment to keeping things fresh and engaging ensures that every Mirrors Of Madness track offers a new experience, distinct from its predecessors. With each member having equal input into the writing process, the band is free to express themselves through music in a truly collaborative way.

Who are we?

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

The band history

In early 2018, Natt and Alex, members of the local punk sensation Atombuzz, decided it was time for a change. Atombuzz had reached the end of its storied journey, and the duo was eager to embark on a new musical adventure. With a handful of songs in their repertoire, they returned to the rehearsal space but were in need of a bassist and a vocalist to complete their lineup. Fortunately, fate intervened when Alex reconnected with an old friend and former colleague, Jim, who was willing to try out as their bassist. Jim, a seasoned musician who had previously played bass in the hardcore band Wall Of Denial and guitar in SoulScream, fit right in from the very first practice. The trio’s synergy was undeniable, and Jim officially became a part of the band after that initial session. With all three members contributing diverse styles, they began crafting a repertoire of new songs.

Next on their agenda was finding the perfect vocalist. Despite posting ads and reaching out to contacts, they struggled to find the right fit (except for a few James Hetfield soundalikes). The band remained open to either a male or female vocalist since their musical direction had not been set in stone. By the end of 2018, a ray of hope emerged through a Facebook ad they had posted. Shona auditioned for the role, and the chemistry was instantaneous. With Shona on board, the lineup was complete, and the band had over 10 songs ready to rock. They officially adopted the name ‘Two-Tonne Vice.’

Fast forward to late 2019, and Les, a close friend of Natt’s and a seasoned multi-instrumentalist, moved to their area, expressing interest in joining the band. After auditioning for the second guitar position, Les’s exceptional skills earned him a spot in the group the very next day. Suddenly, the band had transformed into a five-piece, taking their sound to new heights beyond their wildest expectations.

Early in 2020, the band faced a change as Shona departed, and they welcomed Lee K, a former bandmate of Les and Natt, to the fold. This transition led to a fresh evolution of their sound. However, just as things were shaping up, the onset of COVID-19 forced the band, like the rest of the world, into isolation. During the initial UK lockdown, the band unfortunately had to bid farewell to Alex, leaving them with just one guitarist. Despite these challenges, they continued to work on new tracks and commenced recording their first single. It was during this period that they decided to rebrand, transitioning from Two-Tonne Vice to ‘Mirrors Of Madness,’ signifying a new chapter in their journey with the updated lineup.

Since their formation, Mirrors Of Madness have released a series of successful singles and an EP, all of which have received enthusiastic acclaim from their growing fanbase. Their social media presence has steadily expanded month by month as more and more people discover and connect with the band. Mirrors Of Madness have also produced several music videos to accompany many of their releases, all of which have received enthusiastic acclaim.

What sets Mirrors Of Madness apart is that each member brings slightly different musical tastes to the table, and it’s the combination of these diverse influences that allows them to craft the music they truly want to create. This fusion of varied preferences somehow just works, resulting in a sound that defies easy classification. They embark on a sonic journey, crafting songs that seamlessly blend elements from a wide spectrum of rock genres, drawing from a diverse array of influences. Each composition they create possesses a distinct and captivating sound, ranging from the infectious energy of pop punk to the thundering intensity of metal. Their commitment to keeping things fresh and engaging ensures that every Mirrors Of Madness track offers a unique experience, distinct from its predecessors.

What are the influences?

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.

Where is the band located?

Mirrors Of Madness are located in Sussex, UK

Shows

Here, you’ll find all the latest updates, tour dates, and everything you need to know about our upcoming shows. We hope to bring the thunder to a venue near you.

We currently do not have any shows to announce at this time. Nevertheless, we are actively working on securing dates for 2024. If you happen to be a promoter and would like to include us in your event, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Contact

Welcome to our contact form, the gateway to connecting with the band. Whether you’re a promoter looking to book us for a show or a fan with burning questions and general enquiries, you’re in the right place.