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It was in the late 90s (1998?) 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 Front 242.

It is by combining dark melodies, electronics and emotional vocals that Per Holmström polished and developed the trademark MIND:STATE sound.

After having released a bunch of demos, 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 then teamed up with Belgian producer Len Lemeire (ANNE CLARK, IMPLANT, UNTER NULL, etc.) and is currently in the 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 be able to resist the shimmering darkness of MIND:STATE's songs. For the sake of comparison, they are akin to Assemblage 23, VNV Nation, Angels & Agony, etc.

Looking at their website, the last entry was from 2009 and so the project now seems to be defunct.

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