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Gordy calling Mindsnare quits

Posted by Lachlan

Gordy of MindsnareSome sad news came in over the weekend. It looks like Gordy is going to call Mindsnare quits. Anyone who's followed Mindsnare over the years knows that he is a fucking unbelievable drummer and will be sorely missed.

Whats more is the band are going to re-evaluate their future plans. They are currently undecided whether they are going to break up, keep moving on or forming another band.

Here's the word from Mindsnare's MySpace:

Gordy has decided that after 8 years in Mindsnare that it is time for him to leave the band. He has been playing live and touring the world in bands for over 15 years and with the arrival of his son last year he has taken stock and chosen to put music aside for the time being. Any band that has been around for almost a decade with the same lineup is bound to have someone bow out and we have been lucky to have him in the band all these years. The plan is for him to play the Meatlocker shows in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Bunbury. We may add Sydney and Newcastle if we can get the venues. After this we will be deciding what to do with the band - whether it will be to go on with someone else or, if it's time, call it quits.

Mindsnare liveCrappy news. Hanged, Choked and Wrist Slit and The Death are fucking awesome albums - some of the best hardcore albums on earth in fact. For so many years Mindsnare have effectively led the Aussie hardcore scene with their intense live shows. I've been of the opinion for the last 5 years that they are deservedly one of the greatest hardcore bands in the international scene. If they call it quits there will be a huge void in the Australian hardcore scene.

And no, a new Crafter project cannot fill that void. Please leave.


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