M.I.N.D is a London based progressive metal band, formed in July 2009 by the lead guitarist Andreia Gomez. Earlier in the year she finished recording a homemade demo of original compositions, featuring a session rhythm section and the already definitive vocalist Daniel Gomez and keyboard player Erim Ahmet. With influences from 70’s prog, world music, film scores, fusion and metal, the result was an aggressive yet melodic sound. Exploring rhythmic and melodic concepts and using advanced instrumental techniques whilst keeping an element of simplicity is characteristic of M.I.N.D’s music.
In their first 6 months the band played Ermal Metal Festival alongside bands such as Sepultura, Blind Guardian, Angra and Textures and was voted Best New & Unsigned Band 2009 by Total Rock Radio. After gigging in and around London for over a year the band had a break which lead to a change in line up. In September of 2011 the band reformed with Joe Chauncy on bass and Douglas Hamer on drums. Shortly after, M.I.N.D was offered a distribution deal with Glasstone Records for the recording of an EP, to be released in early 2012.
The concept of the band is the human mind and the nature of human experience. In the near future this will be expressed not only by the music and lyrics, but themed artwork and video productions incorporated into their live shows.
Formed in 2013 of the name «Enquire Within» after two Sixthform friends wrote and recorded their first song «Shrek». oh what a glorious song it was.
They recruited the drummers brother to become the singer and one of their mutual friends to be their Rhythm. After many changes they decided to bring the current bassist onto the scene who brings the meaty bass riff, the rest is what we can only strive to do in the future to bring metal back to Kent and to get our name out there!!!
“Every element of him is imaginative” says Music Connection Magazine about Toggo Ultrarock, whose unique mix of EDM and rock creates a niche all its own.
Born and raised in Norway, Toggo paid his musical dues in Los Angeles in a variety of rock bands, before turning the local Hollywood scene upside down with his band Scared Of Girls. Their outlandish P.R. Stunts and high energy concerts set a whole new standard for bands in Hollywood.
From the music press to their armada of fans, there seemed to be no doubt; Toggo's band was going to be the next big thing. But fate had other plans. At the brink of a national breakthrough, Toggo went missing from the world – gone, without a trace.
8 months later he reappeared, and the bizarre experience he had undergone while missing caused him to lose just about everything he held dear — his band, house, car, money, bank accounts, and a name he had made for himself in Hollywood from years of hard work.
The only thing left when the smoke cleared was a large case of incurable optimism. The book “Rock n Roll Virus, which chronicles Toggo’s surreal 8 month experience, is currently being penned.
As a result of his experience, Toggo resurfaced in Minnesota, where he was forced to trade in his Hollywood Rock Star status with single dad status in suburbia, USA.
More determined than ever, Toggo revamped his sound, which caught Norwegian production company Deepfrost’s attention. Deep Frost has more than 20 international Top 10 Dance Hits to their credit, and signed Toggo to a production deal, the result of which will be released as Toggo's upcoming EP “Ultrarock”.
From his gotta-sing-along hooks and choruses to his hang-on-to-your- seat stage persona and colorful looks, Toggo Ultrarock delivers a refreshing punch to one’s musical senses that is rare to find today. And he is crystal clear about his goal: To leave the world irrecoverably inspired by his music and persona.
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