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Secret Chiefs 3 Announce Winter 2014 Tour Dates

January 17th, 2014
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Trey Spruance’s multifaceted and constantly changing group, Secret Chiefs 3, have announced live dates for this February that will take them down the West coast. Apologies to those not within range of the Pacific, you will miss out. Greatly.
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By Caleb DelVillar-Fox Posted in News ,

A Look Back: Watch Mr. Bungle Cover “Existential Blues/Pencil Neck Geek” Live in LA in 1991

February 26th, 2013

A full concert video has emerged on YouTube of a bootleg of an early career set from Mr. Bungle, live at Club Lingerie January 10th, 1991. For those unfamiliar, Mr. Bungle was the incredible and impossible to categorize genre collision fronted by three artists we’ve covered in detail here at mxdwn. On vocals is none other than Mike Patton (from Faith No More, Tomahawk, Fantomas, Peeping Tom), on guitar Trey Spruance who is the diabolical mastermind behind the brilliant Secret Chiefs 3 project and on bass is Trevor Dunn who has recently joined Tomahawk and The Melvins Lite after years in Fantomas following Mr. Bungle’s demise. Most notably in this massive set is a gem right at the end that was routinely the end of their set list in those days. Almost ten minutes in length, it is a dual cover/medley of “Existential Blues” and “Pencil Neck Geek.”

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By Raymond Flotat Posted in News , , ,

Faith No More Perform with Trey Spruance at Maquinaria 2011

September 17th, 2012

Did you miss last year’s performance of Faith No More with Trey Spruance at Maquinaria 2011? If so, here’s your chance to watch the video below!

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By Antoinette Ochoa Posted in News ,

Secret Chiefs 3 – Xaphan: Book of Angels Vol. 9

August 26th, 2008


The Fire of a Fallen Angel

It feels like forever since the last full-length Secret Chiefs 3 album. In fact, it’s been just shy of four years since Trey Spruance’s ever-evolving band released Book of Horizons, a jaw-dropping dissection of their many stylistic approaches to music that began a promised trilogy called Book of Truth. In spite of a detailed and articulate battle plan to address each of these musical methods, no release date has been announced for part two, Book of Souls. Without warning though, the band has released a new album as part of the massive John Zorn compositional series Masada Songbook Two, Xaphan: Book of Angels Vol. 9.
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By Raymond Flotat Posted in Reviews ,

Secret Chiefs 3 – Book of Horizons

August 1st, 2004


Hold Your Breath, We’re Going In

One of the most inspiring things about being a music fan is finding a certain artist that never stops trying to evolve. For most artists you can be more than content knowing they will nicely fill out the cracks and crevices of their particular style or genre with little aberration. It’s reassuring to have no surprises about what a new AC/DC record will sound like. Trey Spruance, on the other hand, has flowered masterfully into the role of that rare ever-evolving artist, and his side project turned full time band Secret Chiefs 3’s new album Book of Horizons is shockingly good. Read more…

By Raymond Flotat Posted in Reviews , ,