In December 2003 Mendeed signed a recording contract with UK Label Rising Records. The band's first recording for the label was the EP From Shadows Came Darkness which was released in September 2004 with Mark Daghorn being the producer. Since its release Mendeed have well received popularity with their music being played in rock radio stations. They have since toured quite extensively, supporting the band DragonForce on two separate tours.
Mendeed released their first album This War Will Last Forever in 2005 by Rising Records and in 2006 the album was released by Nuclear Blast, which seen them being nominated for "Best Newcomer" at both Kerrang and Metal Hammer Awards. The band also contributed to Kerrang's Master of Puppets Remastered album by covering Metallica's song "The Thing That Should Not Be", this got them a Gold Disk at the Kerrang Awards in 2006.
Mendeed has 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 the dates of supporting other bands. Mendeed also performed on the Gibson/MySpace Stage at Download Festival in 2006.
Their second album The Dead Live By Love was released in February 2007, which reached number 4 in British Rock Charts.
The band did not make any significant actions after their second album release and did not make a sensible presence. The band split up on 04-09-2007. Steve Nixon announced on MySpace :
|2005||This War Will Last Forever||Rising / Nuclear Blast|
|2007||The Dead Live By Love||Rising / Nuclear Blast|
|2002||Killing Something Beautiful||Self-Released|
|2003||As We Rise||Self-Released|
|2004||From Shadows Came Darkness||Rising|
|2004||Ignite the Flames||Rising|
|2005||Act of Sorrow||Rising|
|2005||Beneath a Burning Sky||Rising|
In 2006 to celebrate the 20th anniversery of Metallica's Master of Puppets album, Kerrang magazine selected Mendeed to cover a song from the album, they decided to do "The Thing That Should Not Be". It was available on a free CD given away with the magazine, the CD titled "Master of Puppets: Remastered". Other artists who were also selected to cover the songs on the album were Machine Head, Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, Chimaira, Fightstar, Mastodon and Funeral for a Friend.
Mailmusic: GIGS; Scots Songwriter Geoff Martyn Delivered an Intimate Set of Irresistible Tracks, While Rising Star Stephen Fretwell's Melancholy Offerings Showed Why He Is Tipped for the Top. Plus, There Was Metal from Mendeed, Blues by Uncle John & Whitelock and Green Man Bluegrass Band's Hillbilly Rock
Jan 15, 2006; Byline: Edited by MICKEY McMONAGLE GEOFF MARTYN BREL, GLASGOW, JANUARY 10 After releasing his Bring Me Down EP under the guise...