Post-hardcore outfit Thrice hails from Orange County, California, one of the epicenters of America’s punk scene. Thrice’s 2000 debut, IDENTITY CRISIS, mixed elements of punk, screamo, and pop with progressive tendencies. Subsequent albums, such as 2002’s THE ILLUSION OF SAFETY and 2005’s VHEISSU, found the group moving toward a more progressive, musically complex style. Thrice supported these albums with extensive touring, hitting the road with such acts as Samiam, Further Seems Forever, and Coheed & Cambria. In ’07 and ’08, Thrice released two albums of live material, and a four-part conceptual project entitled THE ALCHEMY INDEX.