Band Photo: 3 Inches Of Blood (?)
From: Vancouver, Canada
Last Known Status: Active
Jamie Hooper, Sunny Dhak and Bob Froese originally got together to do a one-off reunion gig for an old group of theirs - however, things went so well they decided to continue under a new moniker. A five-track demo of the new band, now dubbed 3 Inches of Blood after a particularly gruesome dream of Froese's, found its way over to the house of Hot Hot Heat keyboardist Steve Bays. Bays' friend, death metal vocalist Cam Pipes, was impressed with 3 Inches' old school sound, which sounds like the shrieking vocal assault of Rob Halford, the epic guitars and storytelling of Iron Maiden, the pirate theme of Running Wild, and the lasting influence of the British New Wave of Heavy Metal.
Although the group had little distribution for the record, they did share the same U.K. label as The Darkness, who at the time were on their way to becoming the UK's latest rock sensation. When 3 Inches went overseas, they hooked up with The Darkness for a UK tour. The tour was a smash success. Due to this bubbling under at the press level, Roadrunner Records took notice of the group's demo, and signed the band in 2004.
3 Inches began work on "Advance and Vanquish," determined to make it a "classic" metal album. Musically, the band has expanded on their classic metal roots, developing into one of the tightest hard rock bands of modern times.
3 Inches Of Blood Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with 3 Inches Of Blood.
For over a decade, Vancouver's 3 Inches Of Blood have been walking a precarious, thinly stretched tightrope. On one side lie their rich influences in the fabled New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, which they've hailed loudly enough to be heard on the other side - where testosterone and aggression rule, and the most brutally current band wins. An unlikely success with metal fans young and old, 3 Inches Of Blood's signature formula has reached perfection on their fifth album, the self-explanatory "Long Live Heavy Metal." On the Montreal stop of this year's Metal Alliance tour (led by DevilDriver), inimitable vocalist Cam Pipes took some time to discuss his band's latest and greatest work. More...
3 Inches of Blood got my attention when I listened to Cam Pipes' Falsettos when my friend played “Deadly Sinners” in his car. Reminiscent of King Diamond, I could not help but fall in love with the fantasy motivated lyrics, the vocals, and the instruments. I got a chance to interview the guitarist, Shane Clark at Mayhem Festival. 3 Inches of Blood will continue to tour this year and is due to record another album earlier next year. They have a new deluxe edition out of “Here Waits Thy Doom” with a DVD and bonus tracks. I strongly encourage readers to check it out. More...
3 Inches of Blood have unleashed an ungodly new album titled "Here Waits Thy Doom" that they will be touring for for the next few months to tell the world just wait awaits them. For years the traditional metallers have been relentlessly touring and spewing forth incredible albums. If you haven't yet heard of them, you must be living in a cave on some obscure island. But beware, this band will even find you and bring you to your knees. Vocalist Cam Pipes recently discussed with me his latest album and just what metal means to him. More...
Sounds of the Underground Tour came through Vancouver on August 10th and on the bill was Vancouver's very own 3 Inches of Blood. I took the opportunity to chat with Cam Pipes, the man behind the Rob Halford-esque vocals. Here's how it went down: More...
I recently attended the Road Rage Tour 2005 and had the chance to do my first ever round-table interview and also at the same time too Zach from Still Remain was doing his first actual interview ever. This is how the interview transpired: More...