Inspired by Mainstream Rock, Metal and Blues, the bands purpose for forming nearly 5 years ago was to create good sounding music for people to feel both emotionally and physically. In an interview by Ashley Bethard of Funcoast Magazine in June 2009, “Getting to Know…3SO”; the band has a “… a solid hard rock over metal sound that many bands tend to lack”.
Their high-energy performances combined with their 2007 EP release “Apparition of Disorder”, established the bands foundation of loyal fans that enabled them to grow from their area of Cleveland, Ohio and spread into the surrounding states and beyond. Thanks to this loyal following of fans, 3SO, most recently earned a spot on Crue Fest 2 and has had the esteemed pleasure of performing with other mainstream artists such as Buckcherry, Candlebox, Puddle of Mudd, Rev Theory, Saving Abel, Tyler Read as well as renowned Metal artists Dope and Kittie. In November 2008, their CD Single “Beat You Down”, received rotation in public radio stations across Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee as well as earned a rotational spot on Clear-Channel’s Discovered & Uncovered block on Cleveland’s WMMS 100.7FM and Washington D.C.’s 101.9FM.
They also have a passion for giving back to the local and national community. Within the last 4 years, the band has donated and given their time to help those in need by volunteering and/or performing for charitable organizations such as Breast Cancer Awareness, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospitals, The USO and several others.
In June 2009, the band went to Ante-Up Studios (Ozzy Osbourne, The Dave Matthews Band, and Stabbing Westward) to begin recording their first full length album “Road Map to The Soul”. The band spent the entire summer working with Jimmy Frysinger (Nicholas Megalis) to put together an 11-track album that would solidify the bands presence in the Upper Mid-West portion of the country. The album also contains the bands rendition of the Mid-90’s hit song “Zombie” originally performed by The Cranberries. Their album was released on September 18, 2009 and is currently available on Amazon.com and will be digitally distributed on I-tunes, Shockhound and many more by the end of the month. Preparations are currently in effect to physically distribute the album by spring 2010.
In November, the band will be completing its mini-tour that began in August 2009 and begin preparing its spring tour to support their new album and implement their plans to physically distribute their new release.