Thrice is an American post-hardcore/alternative rock/melodic hardcore/experimental rock band. It was formed by Dustin Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi in 1998, in Irvine, California. Thrice has released nine studio albums by now. The most recent one has been out on May 27, 2016. It is called To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere. The early works of Thrice can be characterised with emphasised heavy riffs. They have toured a lot around the world, and they donate a part of their earnings to different charitable non-profit organisations.
Thrice are Dustin Kensrue (vocals, rhythm guitar, synthesisers, percussion), Teppei Teranishi (guitar, synthesiser, backing vocals, piano, glockenspiel), Eddie Breckenridge (bass, synthesiser, backing vocals) and Riley Breckenridge (drums, programming).
Their debut album - Identity Crisis - was released in 2000. It was followed by a US tour. In 2002, Thrice recorded the second studio album - The Illusion of Safety. The album received positive reviews and Thrice signed the contract with Island Records. The label released Thrice third album, The Artist in the Ambulance, only a year later. It hit #16 on the US Billboard 200.
Experimenting with the Style
In the fourth album Vheissu (2005) we can hear significant music style changes. The subjects changed, too. There are many Bible allusions and spiritual motifs. In 2006, Thrice announced the idea of creating The Alchemy Index album, consisting of the EP 4, symbolising the four nature elements: earth, water, wind, and fire. The first two EPs were released in 2007, and the other two - in 2008. Thrice recorded the six album Beggars a year later. It turned out to be more optimistic and energetic that the previous two. The seventh album Major/Minor was launched in September 2011.