It’s in the late 90’s that the MIND:STATE project was initiated by a talented young student from Uppsala - Sweden. Finding his deepest inspiration in the euphoric dark melodies and lyrical depth of metal bands like TIAMAT and DARKSEED, Per Holmström was actually raised on the electro/industrial music from bands like KMFDM and other FRONT 242.
It is by combining dark melodies, danceable electronics and emotional vocals that our Swedish artist polished and developed the MIND:STATE trademark sound.
After having released a bunch of demo’s, this Scandinavian one-man project took his first live steps on Swedish stages and lined-up several promising compilation appearances which on many occasions brought him the eloquent description of being the “Swedish counterpart of ASSEMBLAGE 23”…
MIND:STATE now teamed up with Belgian producer Len Lemeire (ANNE CLARK, IMPLANT, UNTER NULL, etc.) and is currently in studio meticulously recording his debut album entitled “Decayed, Rebuilt” due to be released on Alfa Matrix in the spring of 2006.
Fans of soulful melodic electronics will not resist to the shimmering darkness of MIND:STATE’s songs. For the sake of comparisons, they are akin to ASSEMBLAGE 23, VNV NATION, ANGELS & AGONY, etc.