South Korea might be a rather blank spot on the metal map but of the longer running acts are DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY. Check them out. ©2015 Anders Ekdahl
As you might not be that known to most people a short introduction might be in order.
=We are seven members symphonic black metal, gothic metal band, formed in Seoul in 2003.
Is the only remaining member of the original state and M.pneuma and Gash. Chapter 3 studio album and was released a split album Chapter 1 Chapter 1 EP album, The latest full-length album was released in the wormhole Death of Italy.
How does this new album compare to the previous ones?
=Took advantage of an active orchestration. And was able to play an ever more Classical melody to join the regular Violinst. The album was a lot of effort for the representation of the colorful and magnificent music.
Was it hard for you to come up with a sound you all could agree on?
=Currently I am doing a lot of studying. still a lot of work, but I do not want to implement a 100% sound. Should be studied more in the future.
How important are the lyrics to you? What kind of topics do you deal with?
=The lyrics are an important factor for us apart from other metal group. Our main contents of the lyrics. Relates to the “tragedy of today’s modern man.” We believe that human existence is tragic.
How important is the cover art work for you? How much do you decide in choosing art work?
= My another job is designer. Artwork is just as important to me is the music work.
because the songs of the album visually representing work. Artwork is direct and does not assign to external designers.
Where outside of Korea have you had success with your previous albums?
=Do not think the band succeeded yet. Forward to more music like to share to you. I hope to meet many more in stage
Why is it that we do not see Korean metal bands making it big internationally?
=Many bands in Korea have entry into the international market, but is not an easy task. DMOT contact with a lot of labels, but its to hard things Wormhole Death among which was a lot of traffic and we are doing things perfectly. The album did well to release
What is the Korean metal scene like? What status does DARK MIRROR OV TRAGEDY have in the Korean metal scene?
=South Korea has not to many metal bands. And not many of favorite people even metal.
Metal music in Korea is treated as a very minor genre.We had a chance to appear on a program on national television that EBS What extreme metal bands appearing on broadcast first thing in the history of Korea. Our position is that the extent of the metal band from South Korea don’t know exactly. However, it is not very well known enough accurate.
What is the general populations opinion on metal? Is being a metal musician a respectable choice?
-It is noT a popular metal genre in Korea. But the most popular genre is METAL CORE. It is no metal musicians respected man in South Korea I do not know whether this person be respected.
What does the future hold for you?
-I am able to express a more musical detail and a number of studies. And I am always work for new songs and sketches. Waiting for me to meet with the new songs on the world stage. One day we will meet.