Mindscar have parted ways with drummer Robbie Young and have now added second guitarist Alyssa Day(Visioner) and new drummer Tom Beheler(Path To Prevail). The new line-up is currently working on pre-production for their upcoming release, which will be titled Nine Knives.
Band founder Richie Brown commented “I’m really excited to have Alyssa and Tom in the band.They both bring so much to the table musically. It has already been so much fun working with them both on the new material and I can’t wait for people to experience this live!”
Listen to Mindscar’s current release What’s Beyond The Light, here: https://mindscar.bandcamp.
Mindscar is a heavy metal band from Orlando, Florida originally formed by Richie Brown (vocals/guitar) and Mike Radford (drums) in 1998. In 2001, the band made a powerful impact throughout the Central Florida region performing numerous gigs, self-released demos/EPs, a television performance, international airplay and publicity. In 2002, Matt Heafy (Trivium) joined the band on guitar and backup vocals. After internal issues due to the age of its band members, Mindscar was unable to tour and the band disbanded for an entire decade.
In 2012, Richie Brown and Mike Radford reunited in the studio to record ‘Thornz Ov Ill Lechery’ and ‘Blind Masses’. The two tracks led to performing and touring opportunities. Richie decided to resurrect the band in March 2013 and the first live performance in over a decade took place alongside Massacre in Tampa, Florida at the legendary Brass Mug. Soon after Mindscar embarked on their first tour supporting Vader and Vital Remains on the Back To The Black US Tour 2013.
In 2014, Mindscar began tracking their debut full-length album titled “Kill The King”. After completing the Southern Scorcher US Tour 2014 with Infinite Earths, Richie asked Terran Fernandez(Infinite Earths bassist) to join Mindscar. Terran has since become an essential part of the band. Matt Heafy contributed clean vocals for a few songs and a guitar solo for a song called “Asmodeus” that was premiered on Metal Injection in September of 2014.
Mindscar independently released “Kill The King” on January 8th, 2015 followed by a sold out hometown show with Andrew W.K., a headline show in Puerto Rico and a US tour with Ulcer. After returning home from this tour, Mike Radford left the band for personal reasons and passed the torch to long time friend and drum extraordinaire Robbie Young (Nailshitter/Double Veteran). Shortly after Robbie joined the band, Mindscar completed the Golden Gods of Death US Tour 2015.
In February 2016, Mindscar recorded their sophomore full-length album titled “What’s Beyond The Light” with Rob Caldwell (Six Feet Under/Cannabis Corpse/Iron Reagan). The album features a guest speech from U.S. Senate candidate Augustus Invictus. The cover artwork is a large painting made entirely of vocalist/guitarist Richie Brown’s blood and semen. “What’s Beyond The Light” was released in August 2016.
In January 2017 Mindscar completed the Lords Of The Swamp Minitour with Sapraemia. Mindscar toured the US extensively in support of What’s Beyond The Light from March through May. In June the band returned to Puerto Rico with Vader.
July 2017 – Mindscar announces the addition of second guitarist Alyssa Day(Visioner) and new drummer Tom Beheler(Path To Prevail). The band is currently working on pre-production for the newest release titled “Nine Knives”.
*photo by FXO photography