The 3rd Key
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The 3rd Key


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Dining With Death (2008) - Five Track Demo
The Deeds Of Death (2010) - Five Track Demo
An Education In Malice (2010) - Full Length



The 3rd Key is a metal band from a small town in Western New York that boasts a larger population of cattle than humans. Starting in the summer of 2005 as a three piece with the oldest member being only 17, they quickly began playing shows and shocking the locals with their musical prowess. Originally influenced heavily by Pantera and Metallica, the band gained notoriety for their youth and ability to cover songs too advanced for even the veteran bands in the area. Around this time The 3rd Key recorded and released their first five track demo Dining With Death.
After more than 30 local shows, the band stretched its influence to the big cities of Rochester and Buffalo. During this time the bands influences started to lean more toward the heavy side of the metal spectrum. Influenced by Buffalo greats Cannibal Corpse and other bands including the likes of Impaled Nazarene, Suicide Silence and Between The Buried And Me. They recorded their second five track demo at Blackdog Studios in Rochester entitled The Deeds of Death.
The 3rd Key began to experiment with a much heavier sound and in the process picked up a lead vocalist and a second guitar player. Due to their increasingly heavy sound and rise in popularity, the band was given opening slots for national acts such as Vital Remains, Blackgaurd, Scar Symmetry and The Agonist. The 3rd Key's first full length entitled An Education In Malice was self recorded and distributed at the end of 2010. It is available now on iTunes and through many other digital distributors.
As members of The 3rd Key, Jamous Christ, Johnny Dahmer, Lexicon, Doombringer and Zacky Chan continue to develop their sound into a maelstrom of heavy, technical and melodic music. They continue to prove that metal can exist in even the most rural settings and flourishes because of it.