Official press release:
Mindshift is a Swedish melodic metal band which was founded in 2006 by guitarist Johan Lund. Over the years, the band went through various lineups (as most bands in their early stages do), and finally released their debut album No Regrets in early 2012. For Johan however, the original lineup never reached its full potential. That all changed in the fall of that year when singer Marcus Mao Uggla (who played bass in Blowsight at the time) joined the band on vocals. It was the moment when Mindshift took things to a new level. They quickly began writing new material, and a new era of Mindshift began.
By April of 2013, Mindshift entered Soundfraction Studios, and recorded the four song EP Evilution, which would define the band’s direction and musical vision well into the future. A few months after releasing the EP, Mao and Johan recruited drummer Fabien Fabbe Perreau (also from Blowsight), and the band recorded their five song EP In Time, which was released in January of 2014. Later that year, in the Fall of 2014, Mindshift began recording songs for their second full-length album, Horizon and finally in the Fall of 2015 after finishing the album and performing dozens of shows, the band caught the attention of Eclipse Records, which signed Mindshift to a worldwide multi-album deal.
On the signing, vocalist Mao says:
“I’m proud to be a part of the Eclipse Records family. Having worked with them before, I know that they always give one hundred percent to their artists, and that’s so hard to find in a label these days”.
Guitarist Johan continues:
“We’re all looking forward to working with a label that’s actually as passionate about the music as we are.”
Eclipse label head Chris Poland says:
“I’ve become a huge fan of Mindshift over the past six months, and I really think this band offers a fresh perspective on melodic metal, and they have huge potential to be the next big thing outta Sweden. All of us here at Eclipse are thrilled to be working with the band!”
Whether they’re weaving a soundscape of technically-progressive metal, or layers of sonic textures to mesmerize the listener, Mindshift are always pushing the boundaries of modern music to the next level. The voice of their souls translates into the honesty of their music, and after all… isn’t that what we all want to hear?
Marcus ‘Mao’ Uggla – vocals
Johan Lund – guitar
Fabian ‘Fabz’ Perreau – drums