Mirrors For Psychic Warfare have announced plans to return to Europe in January 2017, following a jaw-dropping performance at Roadburn Festival earlier in the year. Along with Sanford Parker, who will also be performing his solo experimental electronic set. There are 22 shows in all, including a visit to the UK, starting on January 12th in Hamburg – and you can watch a trailer for these dates below…


Mirrors For Psychic Warfare is the collabora tion between Neurosis’ Scott Kelly and Buried At Sea’s Sanford Parker. The band released their self-titled debut – a sonic manifestation of insomnia, complete with the tossing, turning, and perennial dread that comes with facing a new day – earlier this year via Neurot Recordings. The five songs that comprise Mirrors For Psychic Warfare lurch and pulsate across a sullen, desolate landscape with an almost curious obsessiveness. You can hear in full at their bandcamp.

Anyone who has lowered their ear into the chasm of sound between metal and industrial in the last couple of decades will most likely have come into contact with Parker’s work. Per haps through the bands and projects in which he is or has been involved as a musician: the doom-prophesying powerhouse Buried At Sea, the extreme-sound fraternisation, Corrections House, or perhaps the doom/post-metal shamans Minsk. Or maybe via the sheer volume of the releases to which he skilfully brought his very own toxic sound as a producer or sound technician. In this capacity, the name-dropping begins with Pelican, Eyehategod, Rwake, and Voivod and carries on far beyond YOB, Lair Of The Minotaur, and Wovenhand. In many cases (Minsk, Corrections House, Twilight, YOB, Blood Ceremony), he even combined the two areas of activity in an interdisciplinary radicalisation of sound both through the amps and behind the mixing desk.

In a way, this material is the translation of doom into the methods of electronic music. A concept work of cross-genre, dystopian music that builds on the loops and sequencer programs of industrial, but shuns purely linear song structures in favor of instrumental storytelling, the development of which expands a track into an entire world of sound. In the process, Parker knowingly invokes American and British industrial traditions, but equally, his microscopic detail work – primarily observable in the harmonics – could easily have come from German avant-garde electro institutions such as Raster-Noton or Mille Plateaux. These ideas manifested themselves in his solo album of this year, Lash Back, which imposes itself on the contemporary extreme music scene like the black monolith in Kubrick’s Space Odyssey – unassailable, incomparable, and perfect in form. Listen to the record in full at bandcamp.


12.01 – GER, Hamburg, MS Stubnitz

13.01 – NL, Rotterdam, Worm

14.01 – NL, Ams terdam, OCCII

15.01 – BE, Antwerp, Het Bos

16.01 – FR, Paris, Espace B

17.01 – UK, London, Underworld

19.01 – GER, Oberhausen, Druckluft

20.01 – GER, Berlin, Berghain Kantine

21.01 – PL, Warsaw, Beerokracja

22.01 – PL, cracow, tba

23.01 – CZ, Prague, Klub 007 Strahov

24.01 – HU, Budapest, Dürer Kert

26.01 – CH, Zurich, Ziegel Oh Lac

27.01 – IT, Brescia, Circolo Colony

28.01 – CH, Luzern, Industriestrasse

29.01 – CH, Bern, Dachstock

30.01 – AT, Bregenz, Between

31.01 – AT, Vienna, Arena

01.02 – AT, Linz, Kapu

02.02 – GER, Leipzig, UT Connewitz

03.02 – GER, Dresden, Scheune

04.02 – PL, Poznan, LAS

For interview, album or live review requests, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


„Parker’s ability to invoke foreboding tones and textures enhances the ritualistic features, bringing MPFW closer in line with Jef Whitehead’s defunct project Lurker Of Chalice than Corrections House…the psyche rattling tension they maintain is as unnerving as it gets.“ – METAL HAMMER

„Imagine a broken mirror on the floor, one shard catching your eye, reflecting a warped, spectral veil emanating from those motherships when at rest, like exhaust pipes slowly bellowing, and a mist created by gradually subsiding engine heat.“ – ZERO TOLERANCE

„Kelly and Parker deal in a form of debased, defeated industrial future-folk, a zoned-out space cluttered with crunching metallic debris. Some of the quieter moments skirt the dreaded dark ambient category – but that subgenre always seems to suggest hokey cyberdelic techno-sabbats or the Hellraiser sequel in which chief Cenobite Pinhead sashays around on a spaceship. By contrast Mirrors For Psychic Warfare seed concerns about depleted stocks of tinned food and the likelihood of typhoid.” – WIRE 


„Sanford Parker she dding layers until there’s only his bare heart exposed – heart, as in a dark powerful engine, an inhuman mechanical contraption pumping oil to his moving limbs.“


„As if to ask how much more sonic punishment you can take, Parker saves his most abstract piece for last. The charmingly-titled ‘Sheep Slaughter’ verges on the sadistically nightmarish sounds of noise artists such as Prurient, although it does include quieter, calmer gaps in between the barrages of nastier noises. Thanks to this metal interloper, electronica just got a whole lot heavier.“ – THE PLAYGROUND

„Sanford has found yet another genre that he is able to master and make his own.“ – AVE NOCTUM

„Lash Back is not a welcoming record. There aren’t many comparable acts who are so visceral and angular, but it’s a rewarding listen and another success for Parker, who has found another avenue in which to excel. For anyone following his work this is more than worth your time, and for metal fans who are intrigued by electronic music, this may scratch an itch you didn’t know you had.“ – THE MONOLITH

Scott Kelly with new Project MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE / 7″ vinyl & European tour staring end of this week


Dear friends, we proudly announce that Scott Kelly is coming back to Europe to introduce his new Project Mirrors for Psychic Warfare.  Mirrors for Psychic Warfare is Scott Kelly (founding member of Neurosis, Corrections House, Shrinebuilder, The Road Home, Blood Caldera, River Of Madness, Tribes Of Neurot, and co-owner of Neurot Recordings) and Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried at Sea, Nachtmystium). Sanford Parker is a producer, recording engineer and musician from Chicago, IL. Sanford is known from bands like Minsk, Twilight and Nachtmystium and nowadays is part of Corrections House and Buried at Sea. As an engineer he worked for bands like Eyehategod, Woven Hand and Voivod over the last two years – just to name a few.  Scott Kelly about the new project:   Mirrors for Psychic Warfare is an experiment in noise, silence, restraint and aggression in all shapes and forms. The concept will be first performed to a live audience in late February-early March of 2015 on European soil. There will be a 7″ record „The Oracles Hex“ released by My Proud Mountain to coincide with this tour. I am very much looking forward to the open minds that will allow this in.” Sanford Parker will also support the show with his solo project Two from the Eye: „Two from the Eye is a visceral blend of heavy rhythms, atmospheric drones and dense psychedelic layers. Debuting live in Europe this  spring with an album currently in the works. This music is written with a soul crushing intent.“  My Proud Mountain will release the first 7“ Vinyl & DL “The Oracles Hex” of Mirrors for Psychic Warfare on black & transparent red with black speckles vinyl. You can by them at one of the shows or at our shop. You can listen to the A side of the 7“ here: Scott Kelly – MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE Another great song of Mirrors For Psychic Warfare is streamed on CVLT Nation. A cover version of Joy Division you should check out.

Enough reasons to see you at one of these shows:

27.02.    NL-Haarlem                       Patronaat

28.02.    GER-Leipzig                       UT Connewitz

01.03.    NL-Arnhem                        Willemeen

02.03.    FR-Nantes                          Le Ferrailleur

03.03.    FR-Blois                              Chato’Do

04.03.    FR-Clermont-Ferrand    La Cooperative De Mai

05.03.    ES-Madrid                          Moroder Club

06.03.    ES-Barcelona                     Hangar

07.03.    ES-Azkoitia                         Matadero

08.03.    FR-Toulouse                      House Show

09.03.    CH-Geneva                        La Graviere

10.03.    CH-Martigny                     Sunset Bar


We hope to see you on the road. Ansgar & Joy PS: for the ones of you willing to help promote these shows, we made some flyers/poster etc. you can spread or simply share the tour here.

Cover SK_Oracles Hex