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Secret Chiefs 3 were founded by guitar and saz player Trey Spruance and are based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Their music styles vary throughout their albums with their performance of surf rock, Persian, death metal, and other various styles - the only thing unifying the diverse range of styles they play is how precisely and accurately they play them.

Some of the members were also key members of Mr. Bungle. Trey Spruance is responsible for much of the compositional work for Mr Bungle and SC3, and also appeared on Faith No More album “King For A Day”. While there is an obvious connection between the two bands in terms of personnel it should be noted that the formation of SC3 preceded the demise of Mr Bungle and that SC3’s music and philosophy diverges substantially from Trey’s Mr Bungle output. It would be a long list that included every release associated with the members of SC3. The Spruance/Dunn/Heifetz universe is non-linear and Mr Bungle a mere blip in the sea of ever deepening noise to which they contribute.

The seven sub-bands are:
-The Electromagnetic Azoth
-Holy Vehm
-NT Fan


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  • Kyonil


    11 Jul 3:14pm Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    Book of Souls: Folio B soon

    1 Jul 9:45pm Reply
  • SteveCube

    I can't wait for July in NYC :D

    3 Jun 1:35pm Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    The best live band around. [2] Once you see them live, you'll never forget.

    17 May 3:56pm Reply
  • Hleb-13

    Come To Argentina!

    10 Mar 10:42pm Reply
  • GeorgesDanton

    the best discovery of the year so far

    15 Feb 11:40am Reply
  • sglangdon

    Perichoresis sounded really weird to me at first. Half the tracks on it are some of my favourite SC3 tunes and I was so used to hearing the live versions of those songs that the studio versions just sound kinda weird (especially with the tabla). They've definitely grown on me, but I still don't quite enjoy them as much as the simpler live arrangements, which seem to have a lot more energy and punch... That said, the Chiefs are one of the best live bands around.

    5 Feb 5:11pm Reply
  • everydayrobots

    I'm actually obsessed with their music.

    23 Jan 7:42am Reply
  • hurricane_mario

    well now, what have we here?

    6 Jan 2:20pm Reply
  • MisterJunior

    One of the best bands in the world. Or several of the best bands in the world, depending on your perspective.

    25 Nov 2014 Reply
  • meta-l

    Digging Base Phive. The only track on the album that really strikes me as experimental. The rest strikes me as world music, more or less.

    22 Nov 2014 Reply
  • damnruckus

    :O oh my god

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Parthamaspates

    Base Phive Futur-Cossacks is unbelievable

    23 Oct 2014 Reply
  • sykeshaunak mind blowing.

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Xhi

    "perichoresis" sounds great, almost as good as the traditionalists album. "the 7" seems like a more complex "medieval": amazing!

    17 Oct 2014 Reply
  • mexagonal


    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • mikenike925

    to hate this band is to hate life

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
  • faithlessss

    21 Sep 2014 Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    Fans of SC3 should take a listen at Syzygys

    24 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Steely_Rain

    God, I only discovered them and already addicted to their music, I think they should do more FORMS songs

    13 Jul 2014 Reply
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