Last updated: 10/14/2006
Joey Eppard - Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars
Billy Riker - Guitars, Strange Effects
Daniel Grimsland - Bass
Chris Gartmann - Drums and Backing Vocals
Joe Stote - Percussion, Keyboards
3 is a band apart: Dark yet uplifting, spiritual without any connection to religion - theirs is a sound that transcends the genre conformity of modern pop culture. Rapid-fire acoustic guitar infused with dynamic percussion, animated drumming and thunderous bass culminate in a listening experience that is at once accessible and unique. Poly-rhythms pulse within a symphony of driving metal guitars and melodic vocal acrobatics. 3 offers musicality without pretension. We double dare any music writer to describe the sound.
The Woodstock, NY-based group came together in the mid -1990's and very quickly developed a strong local following. In the year 2000, 3 landed a recording contract with Planet Noise Records, and released their debut CD, Paint By Number, an exquisite collection of 14 tracks. The CD received international airplay and enthusiastic reviews. It has been a steady seller through in-store and on-line distribution.
In 2003, 3 released their follow up CD, Summer Camp Nightmare, an album that marked an evolutionary leap in the bands already highly developed sound. When fellow NY-based rockers Coheed and Cambria got their hands on this record they insisted that 3 hit the road with them, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Enter 2005, the band singed to Metal Blade Records and prepared the re-release of Wake Pig, which was previously released by Planet Noise Records in 2004, with new art and lyrics which were not in the earlier version, two new songs, a couple of remixes, and Max’s vocals added to the song “Where’s Max”. One can definitely expect to see great things from this band who has already received over 121,000 downloads at PUREVOLUME.com, over 27,000 plays at MYSPACE.com, played the main stage at WOODSTOCK in 1994 and again in 1999, and already toured or played shows with bands like Coheed & Cambria, Underoath, Boys Night Out, Bad Brains, The Bronx, Orange 9mm, Vendetta Red, and Your Enemies Friends, and many more. Already a favorite in the underground and never one to forget their grassroots 3 is on the verge of something big with the re-release of Wake Pig on November 1st 2005. Expect to see the band on the road starting in early 2006 where they are sure to turn the heads of any who cross their path!