Mindrot

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Mindrot
Origin Westminster, California, United States
Genres Doom metal
Death metal
Years active 1989–1998
Labels Tempest Records, Relapse Records
Associated acts Dystopia, Save Ferris
Website http://www.nepentheim.com/mindrot

Mindrot was a doom metal band formed in 1989 by Adrian Leroux and Matt Fisher in Orange County, California. They disbanded in 1998.

Biography[edit]

The band began in 1989 in Westminster, California. After a year of rehearsal and lineup adjustments, the band held a demo release in a living room in Huntington Beach, California with Glycine Max in June 1990. Shows would follow with other notable bands; Born Against, Rorschach, Neurosis, Bolt Thrower, Grave, Nausea, and Voodoo Glow Skulls.

The band next recorded the Endeavor EP and released it through their own label, Tempest Records, following with a split 7" with a band called Apocalypse (not to be confused with the more notable band also called Apocalypse).

In 1992, the first major line-up change came with the addition of long time friend Evan Kilbourne on drums, with whom they recorded Live in the Studio (produced by Jim Barnes, who also produced Dawning and Soul) .

In late 1992, Faded Dream was recorded, and was used to shop the band to record labels. One record label wanted to release "Faded Dream", but the band wanted to re-record some parts for better sound quality. That record label did not want to spend any money on the recording and thus it was never properly released.

In 1994, another line-up change occuried. Matt Parrillo decided it would be in his best interests to leave the band and pursue his other band Dystopia as well as his graphic arts career. He was replaced by John Flood, another good friend with the band (as well as one of Matt Fisher's former bandmates in Rupture, which went on to become Confrontation).

Forlorn was released in 1995, followed by Dawning.

Relapse Records and Nuclear Blast Records ended their business relationship with each other, ending European distribution for Dawning.

After the release of Soul, in early 1998 Mindrot played its last show, unknown to anyone there or even anyone in the band. It took place at Club Mesa in Costa Mesa, California with Oxbow. No more than 30 people were in attendance included in the audience guitarist and SST mastermind Greg Ginn.

The band obstensibly broke up when Evan Kilbourne decided to pursue other musical interests in Save Ferris.

Members[edit]

1989-1992

1992-1994

1994-1998

Discography[edit]

Demos[edit]

  • Untitled (1990)
  • Live in the Studio (1992)
  • Faded Dream (1992)

Singles[edit]

  • Endeavor 7" (1991)
  • Mindrot/Apocalypse Split 7" (1992)

Albums[edit]

  • Forlorn EP (1995)
  • Dawning (1995)
  • Soul (1998)

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