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Video Premiere: MIRAGE “Erasure”

Deathhammer’s Cato Stormoen is also the mastermind behind MIRAGE, and for those used to the utterly evil and destructive sounds of this Norwegian thrash metal horde, the post-punk sounds of Mirage might be a surprise. It’s a fucking great surprise, since I love post-punk and this is a solid piece of eerie audio. Today we’re very happy to be able to share the video for “Erasure,” one song off the two-song 7″ about to come out July 30th via Svart Records. It’s as dark and weird as a post-punk video can be, and the song is fucking fire. If you agree with me, I suggest you head over to Svart to pre-order the 7″ here – there are only 300 copies available worldwide.


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Mirage began as a solo project of mine sometime during 2013. I started playing these cold riffs out of nowhere and they quickly became full songs. I recorded some instrumental demos during that year and tried to find a proper singer but it never came to fruition and I didn’t think much about the songs for a while. Come fall 2015, I knew my friend Jan was going to Norway with Occvlta to play a couple of shows up here and these songs popped up in my head again because we always shared a similar interest in the realm of dark rock music, post-punk, 80s synth, experimental stuff and whatever. I hastily recorded the songs right before he arrived in Oslo to do the vocals and we recorded everything very fast. He wrote the lyrics on his trip over here I believe and I don`t think he even listened to the songs for some years prior to the recordings so I think the result is very good. As for the music, the riffs just came forth as I said and I had absolutely no intent of starting a band like this but I’m glad it happened because I think the songs are good. I listen to an extreme amount of very diverse music all the time but when I listen to these songs “Erasure” reminds me a bit of Sisters of Mercy (first era-style) and “Oslo” I guess reminds me of old Christian Death. Unjoy!



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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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