Interview with Ricky Bonazza, the bassplayer of the Swiss Heavy metal band Invisible Mirror.
Hello Ricky, how are you?
Hey there, I’m great thanks how are you?
What can you tell me about the band, when this was formed?
The band started out as a one man project, I think back in 2009/10 I was writing and recording all instruments on my own for the first album. During the recording session I felt like this has to be more then just a project, I felt that these songs, the power and energy, should be performed live on stage, so I started to look out for people to share that vision.
The band’s album entitled as the band name, how the recordings were going?
I was heavy. Since I’ve recorded pretty much all instruments by myself it was really challenging to keep the overview on the whole thing. But at the end of the day it turned out better than I have expected. Sometimes when you just go for it, without thinking too much: how am I gonna play this? What am I gonna play there? Just going out of your heart and soul, the way you feel it in that moment, things turn out better then when everything is planed and arranged. So yeah basically this album was just out of my heart and soul, no plans,no pre-production, no rehearsals just get in the studio and start recording.
When was it released?
It was released in 2011, worldwide over the label Farewell Music.
Are you preparing for a new album too?
Yes indeed. We signed a worldwide deal with the Italian label Worm Holed Death and Aural Music last year and are currently recording a new album called “On The Edge Of Tomorrow” which we hope is going to be released this year.On this record we worked with Helloween drummer Dani Löble and Connie Andreska from Mystic Prophecy.I think this album is really more ‘in you face’ and a lot heavier compared to the first one. The songs are more to the point and we also tried to combine different rock and metal elements together. In fact it’s a really versatile record.
What are your influences?
Musically? Too many haha. It starts with The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath up to Iron Maiden, Metallica, Iced Earth etc…
Are there any shows confirmed for this year?
Not yet, since we are in the studio most of the time and are really focusing on getting the record done.
Do you have a message for your fans?
I want to thank every single one of them, for all the support over the past year and their patience. I really can’t wait for you guys to hear the new stuff.
Thank you Ricky, all the best!
Thank you Carla, really appreciate it.
(c) Carla Morton