Hey, thank you for having me!
The Pledge is available for free on Bandcamp http://miroist.bandcamp.com/. The idea behind the EP was to try and combine my joint love of post-rock and progressive metal and create something dark, heavy and murky. I wanted to get away from the highly processed, digital style of djent and do something with a more organic feel. There is an overall concept, and lots of effort went into creating a theme and the artwork and the whole package, but at its heart it's just about making decent music, otherwise its all bullshit.
Writing and recording took place over about 5 months. I basically learned how to mix from the ground up over that time, and I've still plenty to learn. I've been in bands before (none anyone has heard of), and dabbled in recording, but this time it was just me, and I could be responsible for the whole writing and the recording process. It took a lot of work, but I really enjoyed it and am really pleased with the final result. The best part of it was working with my good friend Chris Lees on the artwork, I think his designs are incredible and fit the EP perfectly.
Do you feel like the Pledge has been received well by fans?
What pulled you into the Progressive Metal/"djent" scene? , How did Miroist start?
What Bands do you take influence from?
Where did the name Miroist come from?
What do you think of the "djent" scene at this moment in time , do you think there is more to come from it , or is it slowly turning stagnant?
Any plans for Miroist becoming a live band , or will it simply stay a "studio project"?
Whats in store for the rest of 2012? Any big plans?
HUGE thanks to everyone who's downloaded, purchased or listened to the EP so far, and thanks to DWTV for the continued support!
We'd like to thank Miroist for taking the time to answer some of our questions , we wish him luck with his album recording!!!!