3rd Machine is a Dutch band consisting of five musicians with loads of experience in the Dutch metal scene. Starting out in a time when styles like metalcore and djent still had to be invented, the band gradually developed their style to what it is today: Metal with a capital M, which naturally interchanges heavy riffs with melodical interludes.
With the EP 'The Egotiator', 3rd Machine has evolved and made a big step forward. 3rd Machine's massive wall of sound produced by the drums and guitars is interspersed with atmospheric parts that include virtuoso guitar solos that will appeal to any guitar enthusiast. On top of all of this, brutal screams alternate with fragile and melodic vocals to complete the band’s own distinctive sound.
3rd Machine’s previous EP received many enthusiastic reviews, which resulted in gigs with acclaimed bands like Epica, After Forever, Revamp and Dagoba. With 'The Egotiator', 3rd Machine shows it has matured even further and is ready to
compete with national and international acts.
John Ruiter - vocals / synths / samples
Finus Tromp - bass
Gertjan Vis - guitar / solo guitar
Ronald Kools - guitar
Kristian Barford - drums
Total playing time: 18:32 min
Release date: 1-11-2012
Recorded at Studio Marten Haak and The Flying Fish Studio Complex
Mixed by Gertjan Vis
Mastered by Pieter Bas Borger
Artwork by Ronald Kools