International space metallers 'Space Mirrors' are back with their "Cosmic Horror III: Stella Polaris" album which concludes the H.P. Lovecraft inspired trilogy! For the first time Space Mirrors features the same line-up as on previous album and it allows the band to show even more cohesive and solid musicianship and songwriting - Alisa Coral, Martyr Lucifer (Hortus Animae), Claudio Tirincanti (Blaze Bayley), Sparky Simmons (Acid FM), Gabriel Monticello (Spaceseed). Nik Turner (Hawkwind co-founder, Space Ritual, ICU) is again an honourable guest playing on 5 songs. Get ready for mind blowing cosmic horror songs with catchy choruses and interesting instrumental arrangements!
Record label: Atomic Age Records, Cat. # AAR15-03
"We're going on a strange trip to outer space. We will visit regions unexplored and times long forgotten... In short I guess it's save to say that the music on 'Stella Polaris' can be compared to a blend of Tiamat, Jethro Tull, Ozric Tentacles, Hawkwind and (old) Iron Maiden. I know that sounds like a bizarre combination but bear with me, it really works. This is dark, psychedelic old school hard rock, influenced by the works H.P. Lovecraft. Horror-rock might be another decent description... there you have it, quite a long review for a surprising album, filled with different influences. If you're into dark rock, you really should check this out. It might need some time to grow, for me it did, but in the end this is an excellent album that will probably find my media-machine a lot of times in the near future." (Merchants of Air)
released August 1, 2015
Alisa Coral - analog & digital synthesizers, mellotron, theremin
Martyr Lucifer - all lead and backing vocals
Sparky Simmons - lead & rhythm electric guitars, acoustic 6 & 12 string guitars
Gabriel Monticello - bass, upright bass, Ashbory bass
Claudio Tirincanti - drums, percussion
Nik Turner - saxophone (4, 8), flute (1, 3, 4), voice (11)
Kevin M Sommers - graphics, visuals, lyrical assistance
Space Mirrors is an International Sci-Fi Space Rock / Prog Metal collective founded by Alisa Coral in 2002 and featuring
many talented musicians from all around the world. Current line-up: Alisa Coral (synth), Martyr Lucifer (vox), Gabriel Monticello (bass), Claudio Tirincanti (drums), Nik Turner (sax), Kevin Sommers (art) + special guests....more
Incredible Ear Candy. This is a journey of epic proportion. I HIGHLY recommend for those who like their music to propel them into uncharted territory. Make sure you remember to phone home when you land. Abnormal Listening Habits
What a band, worth every penny and minutes of your time to listen, they vary form track to track, yet keep the underlying feel of a hippy 60/70's sound, at least that's how I hear it, from the funky plucks to the expansive guitars, they weave a lush filled sound, an experience to be sure.