Mindrot was a doom metal band formed in 1989 by Adrian Leroux and Matt Fisher in Orange County, California. They disbanded in 1998.
The band began in 1989 in Westminster, California. After a year of rehearsal and lineup adjustments, the band held a demo release in a living room in Huntington Beach, California with Glycine Max in June 1990. Shows would follow with other notable bands; Born Against, Rorschach, Neurosis, Bolt Thrower, Grave, Nausea, and Voodoo Glow Skulls.The band next recorded the Endeavor EP and released it through their own label, Tempest Records, following with a split 7" with a band called Apocalypse (not to be confused with the more notable band also called Apocalypse).In 1992, the first major line-up change came with the addition of long time friend Evan Kilbourne on drums, with whom they recorded Live in the Studio (produced by Jim Barnes, who also produced Dawning and Soul) .In late 1992, Faded Dream was recorded, then released by record label Relapse