It is with….

It is with our sincerest apologies that we must inform our friends and fans out in the STL region, that due to several circumstances beyond our control we will not be performing Tuesday Night at the Fubar. We had high hopes for the show and it is a disappointment for us all that we will not be able to open for Arsis.  Anyone who had already bought tickets to the show from the band will be offered a full refund.  This is new territory for us as a band, I have said in the past that I would never allow a show to be cancelled. That I would Climb on stage with only an acoustic guitar and my off-key vocals if needed.  I am an entertainer at heart and believe in the show must go on. When someone told me a long time ago that sometimes, a canceled show just happens and there isn’t anyway around it. I never believed them, well until now that is.  We give our Sincerest apologies one more time.

I will take a moment and give a Mirrorscape update while I am writing as we are long over due.  We have another concert at Just Bills Saturday Nov 27th. I promise no cancellations on our part. 😛 After that show, we are going to be taking a break from live performances as our Vocalist Jarrod is having his first Girl in Dec!!!  The band will be focusing heavily on writing the material that will become our first full length album. We will be using a kickstart fundraiser to help get the albums and it’s release made a reality and will have a lot of neat rewards for those that help us. More info on the program later.  We are really excited to get this made a reality!

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Love to everyone in the world,

Ryan

Update from the Maddness

Well world, this is our new Blog. Hopefully it will work better than the standard blog on Reverbnation.  I will keep this fairly short today. Well Mirrorscape is doing well, our first time back on stage Oct 2nd, was not with out it’s hiccups but overall I think everything went well. We hope for a quick recovery for our vocalist, bassist, guitarist and drummer. Who have all come down sick over the past two weeks. One thing that made us happy is how well our new drummer Danny Meyer is working out!!!  In other Mirrorscape news, M.Stinehart and R. Smithee will begin releasing video blogs and have began working on new material exploring the new direction we are wishing to take our sound.  We have two upcoming shows. Tuesday November 1st at the Fubar opening for Arsis.   Buy a ticket now. The 2nd show is at Just Bills Thanksgiving Festival, Nov 26th. $5.00 at the door.

We are hoping to hit the studio in November as well.

Other Projects Mirrorscape is involved with, we are in the process of building our own little studio, so we can share musical idea’s with the online community more quickly and develop a stronger Youtube presence with video’s.  We are also currently looking for film editors too help put together a little video for our song Northern Lights, focusing on the Occupy Movements happening globally. We are also looking for a flash animator to put together a music video for our song Among the Stars. Hit us up at mirrorscape.the.band@gmail.com if you want to help with this.

We are currently help raise funds for the Occupy Movement with our song Northern Lights. Every Digital Download, half of our profits will be donated towards the movement. Purchase Now

Well that is all for now.

 

Remember Lets, Ride the Wings of Pestilence Together.

Ryan

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Occupy The World.

This was originally posted on our Reverbnation Blog, but I felt we needed a wordpress blog.

It was during the RNC protests of 2008 that I wrote the lyrics for Northern Lights. Blending visions of the protests being aggressively put down by what seemed at the time a police state action with the imagery of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Material Saga. I used the images of his work to convey an idea. I was listening to our 2009 Demo this morning and was thinking to my self, how relevant is this song to the world today. After pondering the question, the answer is, it is more relevant today than ever before.
Here is some lyrics and I will let you decide on the relevance of it.

“I see us gathered in the masses, they will lose all control. Division among the classes, they will all be over thrown.I finally found the solution, the answers are so near.A sacrifice I’ll make, and the authorities will come to fear.”
-To me this is the statement we are the 99%, we are the those that must stand up and take our future before there is no future to take.
The Authority is still claiming their “Divine Right” to rule the masses in perpetuated slavery. Most will think we are not slaves with a saddening look on their faces. How many of us own our own homes? How many of us live with out debt? We work to continue existing. Most are unable to reach for dreams or goals, being forced to chose between Goals and  mere Survival.

Lets look at some more lyrics, here is the Chorus.

Infinite worlds are linked parallel. A starry dust exists, unseen just within the northern lights.
Awareness found by man in fervor. Hysteria unveiled in the halls of those who claim Divine Right.

Very direct imagery  for anyone who has read the books, and I can express many complex layers for my choice in the lyrics. “Infinite Worlds linked parallel”, that is a representation of all the possible futures that we can create today. What kind of world do we wish to live in? What kind of future do we wish to create for our children? Do we want them to grow up in the perpetual slavery of the current economic system?
“Awareness found by man in fervor. Hysteria unveiled in the halls of those who claim Divine Right” This is extremely straight forward. In times of crisis Mankind strives for change and self improvement. Mankind is also more open to see the world as it really is, and that time is now. Those who hold the cards will have to see the truth, that we will not be playing their game anymore. It ends Now. This song I hope can become an anthem for this movement. I am not deluded enough to think, that it will, but I hope it can help inspire others to take a stand and join in the movement. I am officially dedicating this song for the cause. I am hoping by the end of the day, I will have the song for sale online and I will donate half of all proceeds straight towards the cause. I will update this page when I can. Please remember the song is a demo, and we do plan on re-recording it in the next few months. If this takes off, I will re-record it in the next week or so. I also urge all our fans to donate to the cause. http://nycga.cc/donate/
Finally here is Northern Lights.