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Origin Dumbarton, Scotland, UK
Genres Melodic death metal, metalcore
Years active 2000–2007
Labels Rising Records
Nuclear Blast Records
Associated acts Anterior
Madman Is Absolute
Members Dave Proctor
Chris Lavery
Steven Nixon
Steph Gildea
Kevin Matthews

Mendeed was a British metalcore band formed in Dumbarton, Scotland in 2000 and disbanded in 2007.



The band's members met at school in Dumbarton. In 2002 they self-released their first EP Killing Something Beautiful . In 2003 the band released their second EP As We Rise .

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.

In December 2004 the video Ignite the Flames was added to the playlists of MTV2 shows Headbangers Ball and 120 Minutes, and the catalogue of Scuzz TV.

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.

Download festival

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.

Band members

Final lineup



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 MendeedRising / Nuclear Blast


2002 MeNdEeDSelf-Released
2002 Killing Something BeautifulSelf-Released
2003 As We RiseSelf-Released
2004 From Shadows Came Darkness Rising
2006 Positive Metal AttitudeRising


2004 Ignite the FlamesRising
2005 Act of Sorrow Rising
2005 Beneath a Burning Sky Rising


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.