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Thrice is an American rock band, originally from Irvine, California in 1998. The band is formed by guitarist and singer Dustin Kensrue, and guitarist Teppei Teranishi, during their high school studies.

At its very beginning, the group is known for its music based on heavily distorted guitar pieces, including>. This style is presented in their album entitled, The Illusion of Safety , published in 2002, and their third album The Artist in the Ambulance , released in 2003. Their fourth album, Vheissu (2005) presents a different style composed of drum machines, keyboards, and nuanced and experimental interpretation >>> . Their fifth album is a double album entitled The Alchemy Index published in 2007 and 2008. Most of the recipes for each album composed by Thrice are paid to charities >>>.

Dustin Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi meet in high school and play in a band called Chapter 11. Teppei recruits Eddie Breckenridge, his friend in the skate park, to play bass, which in turn recruits his brother Riley, to make the drummer>. In 1998, before their first performance, they realize they need a group name. Without enough time to pass, they decide to borrow the name 'Thrice', without much inspiration. Thrice is a joke made between the group members, and initially want to use it as a temporary group name. However, they are rapidly gaining popularity, as the public now associates their name with the music they play, and are then forced to keep it.

In 1999, the band self-produced an EP entitled First Impressions , result of two days of recordings at A-Room Studios alongside Brian Tochilin >. Only a thousand copies are produced, and the members of the group manage to sell them all>. In the company of Paul Miner of Death by Stereo, the quartet composes 12 songs, and in April 2000, released the album

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