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|Origin||Dumbarton, Scotland, UK|
|Genres||Metalcore, melodic death metal, power metal|
Nuclear Blast Records
|Associated acts||Anterior |
Madman Is Absolute Digital Flood
|Members||Dave Proctor(Now With Digital Flood) |
In December 2003 Mendeed signed a recording contract with UK Label Rising Records. The band's first release on that label was an EP From Shadows Came Darkness in September 2004. It was produced by Mark Daghorn. Mendeed's music was played on rock radio stations. The band toured, supporting DragonForce twice.
Mendeed released their first album This War Will Last Forever in 2005 on Rising Records. In 2006 the album was released again by Nuclear Blast, at which point Mendeed were nominated for "Best Newcomer" at both the Kerrang and Metal Hammer Awards. The band also contributed to Kerrang's Remastered: Master of Puppets Revisited album, covering Metallica's song "The Thing That Should Not Be". This earned them a Gold Disc at the Kerrang Awards in 2006.
Mendeed toured with such names as Anthrax, Cradle of Filth, Napalm Death, Fear Factory and played dates with Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot, Skindred, Bleeding Through and Trivium. They also headlined their own tour in between dates supporting other bands, and performed on the Gibson/MySpace Stage at Download in 2006.
Their second album The Dead Live By Love was released in February 2007 debuting at no.4 in the British Rock charts. The band split up in 2007. After the split, lead guitarist Steve Nixon joined unknown Welsh metal band Anterior.
- Dave Proctor – vocals (2000–2007)
- Steve Nixon – lead guitar (2000–2007)
- Steph Gildea – rhythm guitar (2000–2007)
- Chris Lavery – bass (2000–2007)
- Kevin Matthews - drums (2000-2007)
|2005||This War Will Last Forever||Rising / Nuclear Blast|
|2007||The Dead Live By Love||Rising / Nuclear Blast|
|2008||Shadows, War, Love: The Best of Mendeed||Rising / Nuclear Blast|
|2002||Killing Something Beautiful||Self-Released|
|2003||As We Rise||Self-Released|
|2004||From Shadows Came Darkness||Rising|
|2006||Positive Metal Attitude||Rising|
|2004||Ignite the Flames||Rising|
|2005||Act of Sorrow||Rising|
|2005||Beneath a Burning Sky||Rising|
- "The Thing That Should Not Be" (Metallica Cover)
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Metallica's Master of Puppets album in August 2006, Kerrang magazine selected Mendeed to contribute to a tribute album. They opted to record "The Thing That Should Not Be". The CD, titled Remastered: Master of Puppets Revisited, was given away free with the magazine. Other artists selected to cover songs on the album were Machine Head, Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, Chimaira, Fightstar, Mastodon and Funeral for a Friend.