About M!ndgames

T year is 1997. M!ndgames is born. Bart Schram and Eric (bass, 1997-2006), who had been playing in the same band a year before that, joined each other again to form a new band. The same kind of music that brought them together. Progressive and symphonic rock. Benny Petak (drums) and Tom Truyers (keys) join the band. Benny had been playing Metal for several years. Tom had been playing classical piano for ten years and was very interested in making different styles meet. It became the strength of the band making personal influences meet and blend.

In 1999 the first demo recordings took place (Signs From the Sky, Mental Argue and Dreamin' the Circus). A bit later, in 2000 Rudy Vander Veken joined M!ndgames. His way of playing and his musical ideas were the missing link that M!ndgames was looking for. The chemistry with the other band members is responsible for the colourful symphonic style of M!ndgames. Rudy played acoustic and rhythm guitars on the first three recordings of M!ndgames.

In august 2001 M!ndgames got his own website. In the beginning it was just an informational page where people could register to stay informed. Later that year the recordings of International Daylight were started. In 2002 M!ndgames officialy released International Daylight, the first big fella. M!ndgames did several gigs of this album in Belgium and abroad. In 2003 Musea decided to distribute International Daylight worldwide.

In 2004 M!ndgames performs at the first Flemish Progrock festival, organised by Prog-Nose. Later that year M!ndgames performed at the Prog-résiste Convention and ProgFarm.

In 2006 M!ndgames released Actors In A Play, a conceptalbum recorded at Ace Studio and produced by Frank Van Bogaert. The title lumps together the different characters and personalities described on this album. The album received very postive comments from the international press.

In 2007 M!ndgames and Frank Van Bogaert performed together: Progressive Rock and Electronic Music Join Forces. M!ndgames performes at the ProgMania festival. Due to several external circumstances, recordings for the third album are deferred.

In 2009 Maximilian von Wüllerstorff joins the band on bass. New compositions are finalized. In the summer of that year the album MMX is recorded at Ace Studio and produced by Frank Van Bogaert. M!ndgames releases their third album MMX in 2010.

In 2014 Sandro Starita becomes the new lead guitar player. With Sandro, M!ndgames is back on the right track. 2014 is a year of composing new songs for the 4th album. The new songs for their 4th album are recorded in Jetstudio, Brussels, B. M!ndgames releases Paradox of Choice in autum 2015.

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