MINDSET X Steven Scott - Guitars & Vocals Adam Cote - Drums Jerry Houle - Bass & Vocals
During the first few sessions together Mindset X agreed on one thing – strive to create something unique and create the music that THEY loved with hopes that others would feel the same. The wide ranging influences of each member, from progressive metal to punk, set the course for the music. Months after forming, Mindset X released their first self produced CD titled “Statecraft”. No longer in print, Statecraft was a conceptual piece and a bold move for a young band to make. But they made it anyway.
In the winter of 2006, after touring New England to create a name for them selves, Mindset X released their next CD, "Physics". Physics was a more matured compilation of music and contained, to this day, one of the bands most requested live songs, “Atmosphere”. It was during the touring for Physics that Joe O’Brien, owner of Rat Pak Records, started to take notice of the band, and signed them shortly after.
Mindset X continued to write in 2006 while playing weekly around New England. They soon gained a reputation as one of the premier live bands to see, combining a highly energetic stage show with a noticeable passion for what they loved to do.
A short year later, Mindset X self produced and released "Generation Rx". GRX was an ambitious album, heavier than their previous, and showcased the playing abilities of the band. “Suicide Girl” and more notably, “Ghosts in Boston” became live anthems. GRX received rave reviews from their fans and was a top seller for Rat Pak Records in 2007.
The music just kept on flowing. In the fall of the same year, the band decided to try a different avenue and entered Drumlin Downe studios to record a single for the label. In true Mindset X fashion, they ended up recording 5 new songs, and released "Bipolar" in the fall of 2007. Bipolar showcased the growth of the band and songs such as “Day after Day” and “Shore” were added to their live show. In order to spread the word about MSX, Bipolar was given away for free. But they weren’t done. They wanted to finish the album. Released on April 1st, 2008, "Thread" was the bands 4th full length release since its conception in late 2004. Thread contains 4 re-recorded songs from Bipolar and 7 new songs. “This album is something we are going to be very proud of. It wasn’t rushed and having no set time table gave us the ability to create with no pressure involved.” Steven Scott explains. “I truly believe this is our best work to date.”
Following Thread, and a successful tour of New England, the band was chosen to headline the second stage at KORN's "Get Your Rock On " festival at the U.S. Cellular Meadowbrook Pavillion in Gilford,NH.
Subsequently the band returned to the studio to lay down new tracks, and take it to the next level. They released a 3 song EP, "This EP has No Title", as a promotional tool, and then returned later that year to record the rest of the CD. "As Seen on TV" has been very successful.
As the resulting popularity of the "Snake Oil" video, in conjunction with the rest of the new material, Mindset X was able to obtain a spot on a show with Sevendust, then they won a competition to peform for Capitol Records. They won the headlining spot for the Capitol Records show, and are in talks with them now. They are peforming with Saving Abel, Hinder, and My Darkest Days on 2/5/11 in Manchester, NH.
Dubbed by many as one of the hardest working bands in the area, Mindset X continues to evolve, create, and surpass even their own expectations. And they do it their own way. www.myspace.com/mindsetx www.mindsetx.com email@example.com booking: firstname.lastname@example.org