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3rd Day Rising

Heavy Metal
Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom

3rd Day Rising was a hard rock and heavy metal band that originated out of Newport, South Wales in the United Kingdom. The band formed around 1990 and released two studio albums before disbanding in 2004.

3rd Day Rising formed around 1990, going through a lot of lineup changes and name changes before finally landing on their current name and a consistent lineup of Vocalist Chris Edwards, Guitarist Mike Spear, and Drummer Karl Albert. With the three of them and the addition of Bassist Adrian Curtis, the band recorded and released a demo titled Time.

In 1993, Curtis was replaced by Dougie Douglas on Bass, who had previously performed Vocals in Third World Cafe. In 1995, the band recorded and released their debut album, Paper Chains, which was released independently.

In 1997, the band began to write and record their second album, however, halfway through, Douglas departed from the band. in December 1997, Andy Long would then take the Bassist position; he had also been apart of Third World Cafe. In 1999, the band released their sophomore album, which was released through Nepesh LTD, titled Spiral. However, following the release of the album, Spear and Albert departed from the band and formed Kosher. The band replaced Albert and Spear with Mark Ruebery and Garth Smith respectively. Around this time, the band began to slow down, with life commitments taking over. In 2004, the band played their final show at Long's 40th birthday party. Years later, Long would release three tracks that had been previously unreleased.


199? Album Sampler
1994 Time
1995 Paper Chain
1999 Spiral
2000 Post Spiral Recordings

Album Sampler

199? Independent

  1. Through the Night
  2. Never Alone


1994 Independent

Paper Chain

1995 Independent


1999 Independent

Chris Edwards - Vocals
Mike Spear - Guitars
Andy Long - Bass
Karl Albert - Drums

Lee Dunning - Other bass

  1. Pain (5:09)
  2. House of Cards (3:34)
  3. Tears Fall Down (4:35)
  4. Violence (4:25)
  5. Shake Me (4:14)
  6. Sleeping Giant (5:29)
  7. The Price of Love (5:08)
  8. Paradise Found (4:50)
  9. Spaceways Reunion (3:00)
  10. One Step (3:49)
  11. Man Dies! (4:44)
  12. Foolin' (4:00)
  13. Spiral Down (4:03)

Post Spiral Recordings

2000 Independent

Chris Edwards - Vocals
Mark Rubery - Guitar
Andy Long - Bass
Gareth Dylan-Smith - Drums

  1. Through The Night (4:17)
  2. Never Alone (3:09)
  3. Hymn (4:39)