Mirror of Deception is German doom metal band, formed in 1990.
Along with Dawn of Winter, Mirror of Deception is Germany's longest running traditional doom act. The band was formed by guitarist Jochen Fopp (also founder and owner of the Doom Shall Rise festival) and guitarist/vocalist Michael Siffermann.
Mirror of Deception were unsigned during the 90s (except when releasing the EP titled Veil of Lead), they achieved cult underground status in their homeland. Demo's recorded during this time were later released on the Past & Present compilation.
Their debut album Mirrorsoil was released 2001. After its release and tour, Mirror of Deception parted ways with original singer Markus Baumhauer, being replaced by guitarist Michael Siffermann. The band soon got signed to Richard Walker's (ex- Sore Throat, Solstice) label The Miskatonic Foundation and in 2003 released the EP Conversion.
Mirror of Deception - A Smouldering Fire
01. Isle of Horror
02. The Riven Tree
03. Heroes of the Atom Age
04. Bellwethers in Mist
07. Lauernder Schmerz
08. Walking Through the Clouds
11. The Flood and the Horses
12. Voyage Obsure Bonus CD “The First 2 Decades”:
01. Der Student von Ulm
02. The Falls (Hick Hubin’s Loudness Remix)
03. Ode (Bathory Cover)
06. One Mind (Saint Vitus Cover)
08. Mirrorsoil 2010 (New Version)
09. Chapter MMX (New Version)
10. (We Are) Mirror Of Deception (New Version)
Tracks 1 - 3: Split 12” w/ Garden Of Worm (2009)
Tracks 4 - 6 & 8: Unreleased Demo (2000)
Track 7: Split 7” w/ Tefra (2008)
Track 9: Words Unspoken Demo (1994)
Track 10: First MoD Song (1990) / MoD Demo (1993)
Jochen Fopp - Guitars
Michael Siffermann - Guitars, Vocals
Andreas Taller - Bass, Guitars on Tracks 1 & 4
Jochen Müller - Drums, Vocals