We have all the way since the beginning in 1992 tried to capture a unique sound. The idea behind the band was that it t was not to have any musikal bounderies what so ever, in a process of creating songs and different soundscapes. In the beginning every person involved had their own musikal expression and found inspiration in many different kinds of music across genres. As the band proceed we found inspiration, and took impulses from other people and instrumentations in order to get our expression further. It was important for us to develop both the bands sound, and the individual scills from album to album.Trond Engum / The Third and the Mortal interview, Thy Doom, 2004
THE 3RD AND THE MORTAL released their second album on this day in 1996.
It is the first album featuring vocalist Ann-Mari Edvardsen.
I met a friend of the guys from The 3rd and the Mortal at my school and he told me about them and that they were looking to find a new vocalist. I never heard about the band before, so I went to a record store to listen to their music and found it very interesting. I went with this friend to their rehearsal room and I didn't know that he hadn't forewarned them about me coming, they had not gone out officially to find a new singer yet, so I came as a surprise. I remember singing two or three of their songs and after that we improvised on the theme that later became piece named 'Neurosis' on our Nightswan EP. We really enjoyed this jam session and during the rehearsal it was decided that I was the new vocalist.Ann-Mari Alexis interview, Lyrical Spell Magazine