A Stāte øf Mīnd is a Texas based metal band heavily influenced by all the greats. Black Sabbath, Ozzy, Queensryche, Iron Maiden, DIO, Judas Priest, Megadeth. In 1994, four friends got together and decided they wanted to entertain the world. They decided to name their band 'State Of Mind' ( SOM ) because that is what music is to them, a ""State of Mind"" . Their influences are old school metal gods such as, Ronnie James Dio , Judas Priest , Black Sabbath , Queensryche , Iron Maiden , Pantera , Led Zeppelin etc. The music is hard hitting and described as New Classic Metal. With the flavor of their influences guiding their way.