V Shape Mind

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V Shape Mind
Origin Decatur, Illinois, United States
Genres Alternative rock, alternative metal, nu metal
Years active 1999–2004, 2018-present
Labels Republic Records/Universal Records
Associated acts Mudvayne
Past members Brad Hursh
Jeff McElyea
Vic Zientara
Scott Parjani (deceased)

V Shape Mind was an American alternative rock band. They released one major label album in 2003 before disbanding the following year.


V Shape Mind was formed in 1999 and toured the local Illinois metal scene, during which they self-released an EP titled Metric in 2000. The band was discovered by renowned producer David Bottrill, who got them signed to Universal Records.

The band released their debut album, Cul-De-Sac, on September 9, 2003. The single "Monsters" features vocals from Mudvayne's Chad Gray and received considerable radio play. Despite touring with such acts as Mudvayne and Powerman 5000, V Shape Mind struggled to gather any mainstream attention. Consequently, they have since broken up, pointing to difficulties with Universal Records as the key factor. They played their final show together on Thursday, May 6, 2004 at Lincoln Square Theater in their hometown of Decatur, Illinois.

According to his Myspace page, Brad Hursh has a solo career.




Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums
Title Album details
  • Released: September 9, 2003
  • Label: Republic
  • Formats: CD

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title EP details
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Diet Black
  • Formats: CD


List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
Main. Rock

(featuring Chad Gray)
2003 40 Cul-De-Sac

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "V Shape Mind - Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 7, 2013.