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Band members

  • Current Line-up
    • Beltsy (guitar)
    • Gordy Forman (drums)
    • Matt Maunder (vocals)
    • Nigel Melder (bass)
  • Former members
    • Adam Nanscawan (drums) (1993 - 2001)




Melbourne, VIC, 1993

Band information

Mindsnare is a Melbourne band that has been playing since 1993. While they are most usually considered one of Australia's leading hardcore bands, stylistically their music is something like a cross between Slayer and Minor Threat and therefore closer to thrash metal than a lot of other "crossover" bands like Parkway Drive and even moreso than a lot of metalcore bands. Recordings have been rare as true to their ethic Mindsnare's priority has always been on live shows but everything they have released is excellent. Ever since The Death brought them national attention Mindsnare has won a growing fanbase amongst metal audiences and they played at Metal for the Brain in 2004 and 2006. Beltsy has also been a member of Blood Duster since 2003 and Forman is also with Frenzal Rhomb. The band announced that Forman was leaving for personal reasons after a run of shows in late May 2009. The band ceased all activity after that point, only to return to live performances in mid-2011 on a tour with Ringworm which took in the Melbourne leg of Bastardfest. In 2013 they did a brief run of shows to celebrate twenty years as a band.



2001 Hanged Choked Wrists Slit Blue Murder
2004 The Death Trial and Error
2007 Disturb the Hive Resist

Compilation tracks:

Year Track Title Album Title Label
2002 "The Fall Back" Full Metal Racket 2 ABC/EMI
2005 "The Blood" Metal for the Brain 2005 Faultline
2006 "The Death" Short Fast Loud ABC/EMI