Three Cities – An Introduction
When Gene Simmons declared rock dead, we decided we were NOT gonna have it! Sure, good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll has been losing ground for a while, not only to other genres, but also to the self-loathing, chuggy chuggy, repetitive alt-metal that has taken over modern radio and called itself rock. We refuse to believe that rock ‘n’ roll is actually dead, but if it has snuggled into its own death bed, the only reason is that it’s forgotten how to have a good time.
We’re changing that by making it our mission to spread Serious Metal Illness to every single person we meet.
What is Serious Metal Illness?
Serious Metal Illness is that feeling you get when you’re speeding down the highway in an ’85 Camaro blasting your favorite riff. It’s that first sip out of an ice cold can o’ Budweiser on a hot summer day at the track. It’s when you take Animal House, Wayne’s World, and Roadhouse and blend them into a delicious $5 milkshake with a splash or 10 of Maker’s Mark.
Serious Metal Illness is about rockin’, being rad, and enjoying life. In times like these, I think we could all stand to catch a little bit of the illness!
Three Cities Is…
Terel Lynn – Vocals
Anthony Decker – Drums, Garage Owner
TV’s David L. Herring – Synth Scientist
Barry Lee Legal – Guitars
Todd – Patron Saint of Partying, Literally a Skull
We reside in the three Indiana cities of Fort Wayne, Marion, and West Lafayette.
Three Cities draws heavily from the 60s, 70s & 80s golden age of hard rock. We worship bands like Led Zeppelin, Queen, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Rush, Yes, Genesis, The Who, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd, The Doors, and even our archrival Gene Simmons’ band KISS. We’ve drawn influence from all of these diverse sounds – and more – when crafting our originals. We like big hooks, shred solos, soulful vocals, loud drums, cheesy synths, vocal harmonies, groovy riffs, distortion, energy, and all of the other things that made that era’s music great.
In a sense, we’re just picking up the rock ‘n’ roll torch where the 90s tried to extinguish it.
We released our debut studio album For the Price of One in January 2016, and our first live album Live from Lafayette in September 2017. We began recording our second studio album Serious Metal Illness in December 2017, and plan to release it in Spring / Summer 2018.