Three Years Hollow is the modern rock band hailing from the Quad Cities (IL, IA).
“There’s a brand of rock for every taste, but if I had to pick my poison, I’ve always gravitated towards a heavy, driving, edgy rock song more than any other. If it’s loud with a dash of frantic or angry pace to it, then sign me up, I’m interested. The guys from 3 Years Hollow subscribe to the same rock preference, and they successfully modeled their sound to fall in line accordingly. – Chris Brack, Rocksposure.com
Three Years Hollow’s debut album ‘Ascension’ has been well received by fans and critics alike. It’s an album that is aggressive on tempos, heavy on guitar riffs, yet well-defined and melodic on vocals. ‘Ascension’ contains fan favorite tracks ‘Wasted’ and ‘The End of Demise’ among others. One can’t help but notice the edge the album has from a lyric perspective. “The motivation for me on Ascension was that I was ticked off at girls. I was ticked off at everything!” says 3YH front man Jose Urquiza.
'Remember', the long awaited follow up to 'Ascension' was released on March 10, 2012 to a sold out crowd. The recording process for this EP took them to Groovemaster Studios in Chicago, IL to work with Tadpole (Disturbed, Staind, Adelitas Way, Seether) on production and mixing, then on to Brad Blackwood of Euphonic Masters (Adelitas Way, Evanescense, Sick Puppies, Skillet) for mastering. “In the years since Ascension, so much has happened for us personally. Life has happened for us. The subject of Remember has a positive message. It’s hard to write dark, angry songs when you’re so happy about everything” says Jose. With all of these positives, it’s no wonder why the band has been anxious to give the fans a taste of what they’ve been working on. That taste is the first single, ‘Chemical Ride’.
The video release for Chemical Ride occurred on New Year's Eve 2011 and received 6000 views in the first week alone. The reaction from the fanbase has been overwhelming and humbling. The band couldn't be more excited.
But don’t think that this album will have one single and a bunch of fluff to accompany it. As Jose states, “The song I’m most excited for people to hear is ‘We Belong’. It is so different from everything else that we do. It has so much harmony work in it. The whole message of the song is where ever I need to be, that’s where I want to be. Take me where we all belong.”
In June of 2012, 3YH collaborated with Clint Lowery (Sevendust, Call Me No One, Hello Demons Meet Skeletons) to compose the next generation of 3YH music. Release dates for those songs are still pending.
Three Years Hollow isn’t just a great studio band. They take a tremendous amount of pride in their live show as well. “We are commonly told that we sound even better live than we do on our album. That is something we take a lot of pride in.” says guitarist Tony Reeves. That pride in the live show has been noticed by promoters and has afforded them the privilege to compile an impressive resume of stage mates. That resume includes the likes of Chevelle, Buckcherry, Puddle of Mudd, Papa Roach, Pop Evil, Taproot, Black Stone Cherry, Evans Blue, In This Moment, Tesla, The Veer Union, Janus, Filter, Saliva, Eye Empire, Soil, P.O.D., The Used, Candlebox, Anew Revolution, Kyng, Straight Line Stitch and Texas Hippie Coalition, among others.
From here, the sky is the limit for Three Years Hollow. 2012 brings a new album and a new level of excitement. They intend to get the music out to as many people as possible through distribution, promotion, and touring. The goal is to attract the right support to help 3 Years Hollow take their musical career to the next level and every level beyond. That level is definitely somewhere the band believes, to quote the song, “Where we all belong.”