- 2017 Juno Award winner for Best Metal Album for their album Coral Throne
- "Only a handful of records each year perfectly embody the strengths and hallmarks of an entire subgenre. And Guelph, Ontario’s Mandroid Echostar have curated one of those records in their debut full-length, Coral Throne." - Alternative Press (January 23, 2016)
- Debut full-length release "Coral Throne" released on January 15, 2016
Mandroid Echostar is a 6 piece progressive metal band from Guelph, Ontario, Canada. They independently released their self titled debut EP in spring 2012 and the follow up EP "Citadels" in winter 2013. Both EPs were recorded at Sundown Studios in their home town, owned and operated by Jordan Valeriote (Dead and Divine, Silverstein, Intervals) who engineered, mixed and co-produced the EPs. The albums where then sent for mastering at Masterdisk in NYC by the legendary Roger Lian (Rush, Muse, Deftones, The Mars Volta). Combining the melody and technicality of progressive rock with the heavy, hard hitting groove of metal, these musicians have forged a fresh sound that todays music scene is hungry for. Mandroid are hard at work on their debut full length, with a tentative release in early 2015.