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|Origin||Dumbarton, Scotland, UK|
|Genres||Melodic death metal, metalcore|
|Labels|| Rising Records |
Nuclear Blast Records
|Associated acts|| Anterior |
Madman Is Absolute
|Members|| Dave Proctor|
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.
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.
|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|
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.