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#SecretChiefs3 (or SC3) is an #avantgarde group led by guitarist/composer #TreySpruance (formerly of Mr. Bungle and Faith No More). Their studio recordings and tours have featured different line-ups, as the group performs a wide range of musical styles, mostly instrumental, including surf rock, Persian, Arab, Indian, death metal, film music, electronic music, and various others.
The band's name was inspired by the "Secret Chiefs" said to inspire and guide various esoteric and mystical groups, and is a reflection of Spruance's interest in such philosophies.
Spruance formed the band in the mid-1990s with fellow Mr. Bungle members #TrevorDunn on bass and #DannyHeifetz on drums. Some of the many musicians who have since recorded or toured with SC3 include violinist #EyvindKang , percussionist #WilliamWinant , drummer #ChesSmith , bassist #ShahzadIsmaily , former Mr. Bungle member Clinton "Bär" McKinnon, and Estradasphere members Timb Harris, Jason Schimmel, and Tim Smolens.