The Skinny: MINDSCAR is the extreme metal band from Orlando, Florida formed by Richie Brown (guitar, vocals) and Mike Radford (drums) in 1998. By 2001, MINDSCAR made a powerful impact performing hundreds of successful gigs, performing on television, and receiving international airplay and publicity. Often coined by metal press as “Matt Heafy’s black metal band,” MINDSCAR featured Matt Heafy of Trivium on guitar and backup vocals in 2002. After getting held back from the first major tour in 2002 due to parental guardian issues and the band being legally under age, everything fell to pieces.

In 2012, Richie Brown and Mike Radford reunited in the studio to record “Thornz Ov Ill Lechery” and “Blind Masses”. Soon after, the core of the band made a pact to completely resurrected MINDSCAR. March 2013 marks the live debut of the new line-up, which features Jacob Belkerdid (bass, vocals) and Erich Geuter (guitar), alongside Massacre in Tampa, Florida. With potent new material and the most powerful line-up to date, MINDSCAR intend on releasing the first official full-length album and performing internationally.


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