6Gig was a rock band from the Portland, Maine area. It is classified by reviewers as an aggro or nu metal band, although the band is quite hard to classify because the only trait that the band shared with other nu metal bands is downtuned guitars. They actively played at clubs and different locations throughout New England. They released two CDs and several singles, as well as a video for the song "Hit the Ground" that received airplay on MTV2. Before the release of "Mind Over Mind", the band parted ways with drummer Dave Rankin and replaced him with Jason Stewart. Shortly after this, Rankin was found dead from a mixture of prescription drugs and alcohol.