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E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like – State of Mind

Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to State of Mind. I discovered this Band while shuffling songs on Spotify and I liked the rock vibes of their music.

As soon as I hit the play button I immediately liked the sound of this band.

A rock sound, classic and powerful. Music inspired by the legendary bands of the 70s.

Interesting melodic and harmonic constructions that entertain the listener from the first to the last second.

The continuous rhythmic changes and twists make their songs flow very well and you never get bored.

The guitar riffs and the voice with its high tonality and its immediately recognizable timbre are very beautiful.

The rhythmic session moves sinuously and with an enviable affinity and sound understanding.

When you listen to this band you feel the passion of making music that unleashes and is transferred into notes.

A nice discovery that I recommend to everyone.

S.O.M is State of Mind’s Single Ep Now!

Fantastic Classic Rock, The Real One!


In 1994, four friends got together and formed State of Mind. We decided we wanted to entertain the world. We decided on the name SOM because that is what music is, a State of Mind. Our influences are old school metal gods such as, Ronnie James Dio, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Queensryche, Iron Maiden, Pantera, led Zepplin…the list goes on. 

Our music is hard hitting and described as New Classic Metal. With the flavor of our influences guiding our way. My lyrics are written to describe ones State of Mind in any given situation, and to give those feelings an outlet other than addiction or suicide. We have lost 2 band members to addiction that resulted in death. RIP Scott and Brett.

A State of Mind is:  Founding members John Ferris/ Vocals,  Robbie Grossheim/ Rhythm-lead guitar, have teamed up with some first class musicians and good friends.   John Cook/ Lead-rhythm guitar,   Robert Culbreath/ Bass guitar,  Robert Arena/ Drums. We are State of Mind.

We put out our first studio recording out in 1995. A 6 song, self titled cassette recorded on the only ADAT machine in our area at that time. Our latest CD was released in 2019 along with a music video released in Dec 2019. We are now composing new music for our 2nd CD which will be titled “Shattered”, and working towards another music video.

Our very first time to play at a club was an audition. The local house band came to our rehearsal and got us the spot. It was a packed house, we had only 8 original songs or so. After we were finished, the owner came and said he liked it, and his customers liked it, and can we play some more. We told him that was all our music. He said play it again and gave us each $100!! With the same 8 songs switched up, we played again. And kept the crowd till close. And then we played just about every month after that for a while.

We are currently playing small clubs in Beaumont, Orange, Port Neches, our area. Leauxs Bayou, Texas Rose, Riverside Tavern. And bigger venues in Houston Texas such as, the Acadia Bar and Grill, and he 19th Hole. Along with some benefits and festivals. And working for all of our fans and trying to spread the magic of music to the world. 

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