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The Rise of the Band 311 (1995)

In the mid- to late-90’s, one of the hottest alt rock bands was called 311 (Three Eleven). Long before Linkin Park mastered the art of radio-friendly rap-rock, 311 fused elements of funk, reggae, and hip-hop to deliver a truly unique sound that signaled a new era of alternative music, which was still trying to solidify its identity following the passing of Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain.

311 is a pretty curious number to choose. Some people have theorized that 3-11 is a gematria riddle – since K is the 11th letter, some people thought they were paying homage to the K.K.K. This seems pretty foolish, and there’s no evidence anywhere that this holds any truth. However, there is indeed a numerical riddle to be unpacked with this band.

311 was formed in 1988, spending their first few years playing gigs and recording EP’s. Their work eventually caught the attention of Capricorn records, the label they began releasing albums under in 1993. Their first two full-length releases, Music and Grassroots, didn’t garner much fanfare upon release. However, in 1995, they finally struck it big with a self-titled record called 311, also known as the Blue Album, which sold over three million copies.


The lead singer of the group is Nick Hexum, born in Wisconsin, the 30th state. The 30th Prime number is 113, which is the inverse of 311. The album 311, which launched them into the Mainstream, came out on a date with 113 numerology:(7) + (11) + (95) = 113

"Mainstream" = 113 (Ordinal)

The numbers 3 and 11 are the factors of 33. With capital letters, the number Thirty-three sums to 311.

"Thirty three" = 311 (Capitals Mixed)

The live version of the album 311 was released on the 3rd of November, or 3/11. It was recorded at a concert the previous year on a date with numerology of 33:9 + 1+7 + 9+7 = 33

Nick Hexum moved to Omaha, NE as a child, where he would meet his future bandmates.

"Omaha NE" = 33 (Reverse Reduction)

311’s first album for Capricorn was released 303 days after his birthday:

The word Rockstar sums to 33.

"Rockstar" = 33 (Reduction)

Rockstar Nick Hexum was born on a date with a Life Lesson number of 33:(4) + (12) + 1+9+7+0 = 33

Nick Hexum was a span of exactly 303 months old when the Blue Album was released:

311’s self-titled Blue album was released exactly 33 weeks after the anniversary of The Beatles’ self-titled White Album and 3 years, 333 days after Metallica’s self-titled Black Album:

This is a number associated with the Crucifixion of Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who many believe died at the age of 33 in the year 33 A.D.

Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and Lord and Savior Jesus Christ both = 303 Ordinal

While the guys in 311 were no strangers to traveling, this album caused them to blow up all over the country, which allowed them to schedule a huge 39-city tour that began in Minneapolis, Minnesota. See this post which explains how Minneapolis, Minnesota is connected to the crucifixion code, sitting on the 93rd meridian.

"Minneapolis Minnesota" = 303 (Reverse)

Their 1996 tour lasted 137 days:

137 is the 33rd Prime number

Notice how the tour began on May 15th, the date written 5/15.

Thirty three and Jesus both = 515


The number Thirty-three has Latin gematria of 895, matching the Trigonal value of lead singer Nick Hexum.

Thirty three = 895 Latin, Nick Hexum = 895 Trigonal

Hexum’s full name sums to 99 and 90, very similar to the 66 and 60 Reduction values of Thirty-three.

Thirty three = 66 and 60, Nicholas Lofton Hexum = 99 and 90

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