Origin: New Jersey, USA  
Genres: Progressive Metal
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Last update/review: February 20, 2010

Mastermind

Really more of a progressive rock band than a progressive metal band, Mastermind (at least in their early days) sounded a bit like ELP mixed with Rush with some classical influences thrown in as well.

Current Members

Tracy McShane

vocals

Bill Berends

vocals/guitars/bass

Jens Johansson

keyboards (Cain's Offering, ex-Dio, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Silver Mountain, Stratovarius)

Rich Berends

drums

Former Members/Guests

Lisa Bouchelle

vocals

Phil Antolino

bass

Bob Eckman

bass

Laura Johnson

bass

Mickey Simmonds

keyboards



Discography



Volume One  
1990 ZNR
  1. Child of Technology
  2. On the Wings of Mercury
  3. The Enemy Within
  4. Tiding of Battle
  5. A Call to Arms
  6. Long Distance Love Affair
  7. Eye of the Storm
  8. Fanfare
  9. Reach for the Sky
  10. One by One
  11. War Machine
  • Bill Berends
  • Phil Antolino
  • Rich Berends



Volume Two "Brainstorm"  
1991 ZNR
  1. Brainstorm
  2. Firefly
  3. Nowhere In Sight
  4. Ride Of the Valkyrie
  5. MEDLEY: Prelude/ Triumph Of The Will
  6. I. Aspirations
  7. II. Hammer Of Fate
  8. III. Tormented Heart
  9. IV. Resurrection
  10. William Tell Overture
  11. Wake Up America
  12. Code Of Honor
  • Bill Berends
  • Phil Antolino
  • Rich Berends



III - Tragic Symphony  
1995 Prozone
  1. Tiger! Tiger!
  2. The Power & The Passion
  3. All The King's Horses
  4. Tragic Symphony - Part I: Sea Of Tears
  5. Tragic Symphony - Part II: Nothing Left To Say
  6. Tragic Symphony - Part III: Into The Void
  • Bill Berends
  • Phil Antolino
  • Rich Berends



IV - Until Eternity  
1996
  1. Under The Wheels
  2. Inferno
  3. Dreaming
  4. The Tempest
  5. As It Is In Heaven
  6. Jubilee
  7. Too Much To Ask For
  8. Until Eternity
  • Bill Berends
  • Rich Berends



Live In Tokyo  LIVE
1997 self-financed
  • Bill Berends
  • Phil Antolino
  • Rich Berends



Excelsior  
1999
  1. On The Road By Noon
  2. The Approaching Storm
  3. Tokyo Rain
  4. The Red Hour
  5. Deicide For Yourself
  6. Sudden Impulse
  7. Sky Dancer
  8. When The Walls Fell
  • Bill Berends
  • Jens Johansson
  • Rich Berends



Angels Of The Apocalypse  
2000 Inside Out
  1. The End of the World
  2. Perchance To Dream
  3. 2000 Years
  4. This Lover's Heart
  5. The Queen of Sheba
  6. With Dignity and Grace
  7. A Million Miles Away
  8. The Beast of Babylon
  9. The Endless Enigma
  • Lisa Bouchelle
  • Bill Berends
  • Jens Johansson
  • Rich Berends



Prog, Fusion, Metal, Leather, & Sweat  
2001
  1. On the Road by Noon
  2. The Approaching Storm
  3. Tokyo Rain
  4. The End of the World
  5. Sudden Impluse
  6. Decide For Yourself
  7. A Million Miles Away
  8. Sky Dancer
  9. When the Walls Fell
  10. Jubilee
  • Lisa Bouchelle
  • Bill Berends
  • Bob Eckman
  • Mickey Simmonds
  • Rich Berends



Broken  
2005
  1. Broken
  2. Break Me Down
  3. Weak & Powerless
  4. The Queen of Sheba
  5. William Tell Overture
  6. A Million Miles Away
  7. I'm So Glad
  8. Broken (extended mix)
  • Tracy McShane
  • Bill Berends
  • Laura Johnson
  • Jens Johansson
  • Rich Berends



Insomnia  
2010 Lion
  1. Desire
  2. Break Me Down
  3. One More Night
  4. Meltdown
  5. Piggy World
  6. No Answer
  7. Broken
  8. Night Flier
  9. Nietzsche
  10. Last Cigarette
  • Tracy McShane
  • Bill Berends
  • Jens Johansson
  • Rich Berends




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