Hardcore / Nu Metal
San Diego, California, USA
3rd Root formed in 1996. Over the years, the band had some lineup changes, but ultimately settled on vocalist Chili Fields, bassist Chris Bumgardener, guitarist Andres Torres, and drummer Daniel Barragan. The band got signed to Solid State Records, a subsidiary of Tooth & Nail Records. The band played shows with bands such as Dogwood, Living Sacrifice, Noise Ratchet, and Coal Chamber. The band released the EP Spirit of Life in 2000, at the beginning at the year. The band released an album a few months later via Solid State, titled A Sign of Things to Come.
|2000||Spirit of Life EP||Solid State Records / Tooth & Nail Records|
|2000||A Sign of Things to Come||Solid State Records / Tooth & Nail Records|
“3rd Root has been together for over four years, and is following up their premier release on Solid State Records with this street-storming full-length. 'We're usually described by our audiences as a cross between Rage Against the Machine meets Tool, or Korn mixed with the Deftones,' guitarist Andres Torres says. They cite their hometown friends in P.O.D. as influences, as well. Solid State Records knows from the band's fervent regional fan following that 3rd Root will be an excellent addition to their roster of new hard music bands.”