MINDWARS was created in the fall of 2013 by the desire of two individuals who wanted to bring the sound of metal from the 1980s to the current power of today. Mike Alvord (formerly of HOLY TERROR) and Roby Vitari (formerly of HEADCRASHER and JESTER BEAST), met by chance in 1989 when HOLY TERROR was touring Europe in support of their 1988 release Mind Wars. Roby originally from Southern Italy in the region of Calabria discovered that he had similar roots as Mike, being that his grandparents are from the same region. Approximately 25 years later Mike and Roby reconnected through the internet and discussed creating something musically that they both believe has been lost. The result is MINDWARS, a rebirth of speed/thrash metal with metal, punk, and rock influences. MINDWARS have released three full length albums, “THE ENEMY WITHIN” and “SWORN TO SECRECY” through Punishment 18 Records and Do Unto Others through Dissonance Productions. MINDWARS have followed up their studio releases with self-funded tours of the southern US in the fall of 2014, the spring of 2016, winter of 2017 and 2018. MINDWARS also played a series of shows in Europe in fall of 2016. MINDWARS are currently working on their fourth studio release and are determined to take the band to the next level with a modernized sound both vocally and musically, while maintaining the roots of the speed/thrash sound.