Mindset came together in 1994 and quickly made an impact on the local music scene. Within a few months, the band was in the studio recording the first of three, four song demos. The band then secured management and within a year or so, caught the interest of the Noise Records label based in Germany and Los Angeles. A deal was signed and the band recorded the self titled CD “Mindset” at OZ Studios in Baltimore and it was released in 1997. Mindset then toured to support the CD traveling throughout the US and even one show in London, England.

The band returned to OZ Studios again to record “A Bullet for Cinderella” which was released in 1999. The band then toured again to support the CD. At this point there were some disagreements with the labels support of the band and distribution of the CD and the band asked to be released from the contract.