3rd Day Rising
3rd Day Rising

Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom, Europe


Hard rock, Heavy metal

Years active:


  • Nepesh Ltd
Associated Acts:

Third World Cafe, Kosher

Former members:

Chris Edwards
Mike Spear
Karl Albert
Adrian Curtis
Dougie Douglas
Andy Long
Mark Ruebery
Gareth Dylan Smith

3rd Day Rising was a hard rock and heavy metal band that originated out of Newport, South Wales in the United Kingdom. The band formed around 1990 and released two studio albums before disbanding in 2004.

History Edit

3rd Day Rising formed around 1990, going through a lot of lineup changes and name changes before finally landing on their current name and a consistent lineup of Vocalist Chris Edwards, Guitarist Mike Spear, and Drummer Karl Albert. With the three of them and the addition of Bassist Adrian Curtis, the band recorded and released a demo titled Time.[1]

In 1993, Curtis was replaced by Dougie Douglas on Bass, who had previously performed Vocals in Third World Cafe.[1] In 1995, the band recorded and released their debut album, Paper Chains, which was released independently.[1]

In 1997, the band began to write and record their second album, however, halfway through, Douglas departed from the band. in December 1997, Andy Long would then take the Bassist position; he had also been apart of Third World Cafe.[1][2] In 1999, the band released their sophomore album, which was released through Nepesh LTD, titled Spiral.[3] However, following the release of the album, Spear and Albert departed from the band and formed Kosher.[1] The band replaced Albert and Spear with Mark Ruebery and Garth Smith respectively.[1] Around this time, the band began to slow down, with life commitments taking over. In 2004, the band played their final show at Long's 40th birthday party.[1] Years later, Long would release three tracks that had been previously unreleased.[4]

Members Edit

Last Known Lineup

  • Chris Edwards - Vocals (1990-2004)
  • Mark Ruebery - Guitars (2000-2004)
  • Andy Long - Bass (1997-2004)
  • Garth Dylan Smith - Drums (2000-2004)


  • Mike Spear - Guitars (1990-1999)
  • Adrian Curtis - Bass (1990-1993)
  • Dougie Douglas - Bass (1993-1997)
  • Karl Albert - Drums (1990-1999)

Discography Edit

Studio albums

  • Paper Chain (1995)
  • Spiral (1999)


  • Time (1994)
  • Post Spiral Recordings (2012)

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "3rd Day Rising". Retrieved on March 24, 2020.
  2. "Rising Again: 3rd Day Rising gains new bassist and begins CD two". Cross Rhythms. December 1, 1997. Retrieved on March 24, 2020.
  3. "3rd Day Rising". Discogs. Retrieved on March 24, 2020.
  4. Long, Andy (October 25, 2012). "3rd Day Rising". WordPress. Retrieved on March 24, 2020.
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