Minds & Machines Has Music That Rocks!


Forming in Late 2012, Minds & Machines is a brand new 5 piece metalcore band coming straight out of the live music capital of the world, Austin, Texas. With influences coming from a wide variety of genres, Minds & Machines captures elements of many musical styles and incorporate them into their own unique sound. With hard-hitting breakdowns, anthem-like choruses, and heartfelt lyrics, Minds & Machines is definitely a band to look out for in the near future.


1. What type of band are you guys?

We're a metalcore band. We're a dedicated, hard working group of guys with different backgrounds but the same dream.

 2. Where is the band from?

We're located out of Austin Texas.

3. How did the band get it's name?

Our drummer Ian Seth came up with the name. It came from the deep thoughts of his mind.

 4. Do you write your own songs, what are your songs about?

Yes we write our own songs. And there about the everyday things that go on in peoples lives and our lives. Things that everyone can relate too.

 5. Who are some of your musical influences?

We all like different things but similar things too. Our vocalist Jesse is more into bands like Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce The Veil and A Skylit Drive. Drummer Ian Seth enjoys those bands as well but also likes old school and classic rock and roll bands like Aerosmith, Skid Row, Guns n Roses and Bon Jovi. Guitarist Zenn likes hardcore, post hardcore and thrash metal. But hes's also a fan of old school rock. Our other guitarist Steven likes bands with hard hitting choruses and heavy sounds like Secrets, The Plot In You and Issues. Bassist Geraldo likes alot of what Steven likes. But one thing we all like are artist like Ke$ha and Katy Perry!

6. So what can you tell me about this new EP?

Its gonna be kick ass to say the least. We are 100% happy of what we've made and put together. This EP will show everyone the kind of band we are.

7. What title did you decide to go with it and is there a meaning behind it?

We titled this EP "The Gears That Turn Us" this title goes back to what I said about how the songs are about everyday things and life situations and events. It basically means the things that make the world and our lives go round.

8. Is this album going to be a concept release? 

Yes.

9. Where are you in the recording process of the new EP?

We have 5 out of the 6 songs recorded and finished. And we're going to a different producer to record our last song.

 10. Who is producing the EP? How has the producer aided the recording process?

Our producer is Cory Brunnemann of Through Arteries. He records right out of San Antonio Texas. We're also working with another producer to help with our last song named Christ Mora of Darkness Divided.

11. Where are you recording the EP?

 In San Antonio Texas.

12. Did the band have any definitive goals they were shooting for before the recording process began for this EP?

 Everyone wanted to make each song sound great. Even better than the last. And we all are pretty satisfied with the way this EP turned out so far. So we feel like we've reached our goal with this EP.

 13. Are you using any new instrumentation you've never used in the recording process before?

 We're using some piano, orchestra drums, and synth.

14. When did you start writing for this album?

We started writing everything during the summer of 2012.

15. Did you feel any pressure to do this release?

No, not at all. We're all excited and pumped for everyone to hear actually!

 16. Can you go into one or two tracks on the new EP? If so, can you give us the track title and brief description of how the track sounds and how it came about?

Track 2 is titled "Underestimated" this song is a pick me up song. If you have ever been told you're not good enough or if you've ever been look down upon then this song is something to listen to. Track 5 is titled "Reflections as Memories" this song is mainly about the person you love turning into something you never wanted them to be. There are also references to regret, pain, anger and love.

 17. How is the vibe in the studio going?
 
So far everything's great!

 18. When can we expect the new EP to be released?

 We are not 100% sure but we're thinking later this summer.

 19. What can the fans expect to see from you in the future?

 Progression and passion. We all wanna grow as a band musically and make our music and lyrics stand out.

20. Is that your final answer?

Yes.

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