Mindblow Arcade is a Melodic Hardcore/Punk band formed in Secunda, South Africa, by Willem Lombard and Jason Elliott in March 2011. After rehearsing together for a few months, Jason and Willem began searching for new members to complete the line-up. Ruan Graaff then joined the band as second guitarist. Theo Scheepers was recruited as Bass Guitarist/Producer, having known Jason through other bands, and Werner Cornelissen joined the band as Front man, being friends with Willem in High-school. The line-up now complete, Mindblow Arcade began writing songs and preparing for their first show. In July 2011, Ruan left Mindblow Arcade to focus on his studies and pursue other musical endeavours. The band then approached Ęsir Av Koden (From Melodic Death/Folk Metal outfit - Riddare Av Koden), to help them out for their first show as Lead Guitarist. He gladly accepted the offer and was welcomed into the band as a permanent member. Mindblow Arcade's music can only be described as a new brand of Melodic Hardcore and Punk. The band draws its influences from artists such as A Wilhelm Scream, Heartsounds, Propagandhi, Strung Out, No Trigger, Polar Bear Club and many more. The band is currently working on its Debut album, which is planned for a 2012 release. Taking a fresh approach to the whole genre and redefining pre-conceptions, the band plans to break into the scene with their debut album. All Mindblow Arcade's Recorded material is Self-Produced by Willem Lombard. Welcome, to the Mindblow Arcade.