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.
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Raised in hell, forged by fire and harder than Krupp Steel, 3 Inches of Blood has been on tour with Death Angel and is now set to release an exclusive 7" vinyl series called "Live at Mushroom."
The band recorded all the songs live and captured the set on video. Today the video for "Look Out (live at Mushroom)" has been premiered online via Metal Injection and can be viewed below.
You can also catch the band live:
11/8/2013 Sunshine Theater Albuquerque NM *
11/9/2013 Club Red Tempe AZ *
11/10/2013 The Observatory Santa Ana CA *
11/11/2013 Jerry's Pizza Bakersfield CA
11/12/2013 The Boardwalk Sacramento CA
11/13/2013 Jub Jubs Reno NV
11/15/2013 Wild Buffalo Bellingham WA
*with Death Angel More...
As was previously announced, Chicago's Diamond Plate will head out on a North American tour supporting Bay Area thrashers Death Angel.
Diamond Plate will join Death Angel, 3 Inches of Blood, Battlecross, and Revocation on October 19th at the world-famous Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood. Diamond Plate guitarist Konrad Kupiec comments:
"This lineup speaks for itself, and we couldn't be more pumped to announce this tour. After months of writing and recording the new album, we've become totally roadsick and can't wait to be back playing live!"
Today, Konrad Kupiec will play the band's new album, "Pulse," in its entirety during an official listening event at Exit Chicago. "Pulse" is due out August 20th in North America via Century Media Records/Earache Records. More...
Battlecross is about to return home from a summer of touring as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, but won't be idle for long. The Michigan-based upstarts will be performing at the GWAR-BQ next weekend, then will head out on a short tour in September-October with Hatebreed.
To cap off 2013, Battlecross has announced the band will be supporting Death Angel this fall. Battlecross will join the tour's other supporting acts 3 Inches of Blood, Revocation, and Diamond Plate for a tour that begins on October 18th in San Francisco and wraps on November 10th in Santa Ana, CA.
As previously reported the 2013 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air Festival in Derbyshire, United Kingdom is streaming now and all weekend long.
To view all the action, head over to the live stream now.
Headliners Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax are scheduled to be part of the action. The festival will also feature appearances from: King Diamond, Accept, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Firewind, Dark Funeral, Ex Deo, Death Angel, Avantasia, Sabaton, Gojira, Katakylsm, Hell, 3 Inches Of Blood, Beholder, Stormbringer, Devildriver, Exodus, Amorphis, Fozzy, Whitechapel and Gama Bomb to name a few. For a schedule of bands, head over to this location. More...
The 2013 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air, scheduled to begin on Thursday August 8th and continue through Sunday, August 11th, will be broadcast live from Derbyshire, U.K. via the live stream at Daily Motion, or by simply bookmarking this page and coming back to watch the entire feed in the player right here:
The schedule for bands to be streamed live has not yet been finalized, however, headliners Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax are scheduled to be part of the action. The festival will also feature appearances from: King Diamond, Accept, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Firewind, Dark Funeral, Ex Deo, Death Angel, Avantasia, Sabaton, Gojira, Katakylsm, Hell, 3 Inches Of Blood, Beholder, Stormbringer, Devildriver, Exodus, Amorphis, Fozzy, Whitechapel and Gama Bomb to name a few. For more information, head over to this location. More...
The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have checked in with the following announcement about confirming more bands for this year's edition:
"Here at Bloodstock HQ we are excited to announce a whole batch of new additions for all three stages. There’s only seven weeks left to the most metal weekend of the year!! Have you got your tickets yet?!
"Opening Friday’s main stage, and fresh off the back of the release of ‘IV’, their first album in ten years, are British post metallers, Earthzone 9. The band are stoked to find their way to Catton Park’s hallowed ground, commenting 'Earthtone 9 have never played Bloodstock, so we could not be more excited! It's one of our only gigs this year, so we are truly going to make the most of it. There may well be some drinking!' You can pick up a free download of their single, ‘Horizon’s End’ at this location.
"On Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage, Sacred Mother Tongue get added. Having received huge plaudits for their second album, ‘Out of the Darkness’, and live shows, the Northampton based band are building quite the name for themselves. Check out the video for ‘A Light Will Shine’, here. More...
Drugmetal.ru has posted a five part video series online featuring interviews from the 2013 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise.
Check out the playlist below, which features members of In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Nile, Doro, 3 Inches Of Blood, Tiamat, and Anaal Nathrakh.
CCE productions, We Party Productions, and Jurassic Ink are proud to announce the return of this year's 2013 Loud As Hell Heavy Metal Festival in Drumheller, Alberta at the Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds.
With three days of face melting metal from August 23rd - 25th in the heart of the Canadian badlands, the show will feature 3 Inches of Blood, Into Eternity, Divinity, and All Else Fails among many more. The lineup is as follows: More...
There’s yet more thrash for Bloodstock with Northern Irish upstarts Gama Bomb landing an opening slot on the Ronnie James Dio mainstage. The band is looking forward to churning up the Catton Park turf, commenting:
“Bloodstock: it’s just like Woodstock, but for heavy metal types, and replacing the love and peace with chips and Carling! And Slayer! Our UK fans have been asking for this for years, and now the dream is real. So pack your tent, back up your arse with bananas and send the word – The G-Bomb are comin’ to Bloodstock!"
The band’s fourth album, "The Terror Tapes," will be released next Monday 22nd April on AFM Records. Check out the new video for "Terrorscope" right here.
British heavy metal standard bearers Beholder also step in to an early mainstage slot on Saturday. Frontman Simon Hall says “For Beholder to actually be asked to do this, without me dropping to my knees and pleading like a bitch is a true acknowledgment of where the band is right now. To be on the best Bloodstock line-up ever is something we’re not going to approach lightly, and on Saturday 10th August, let’s show the rest of the world how true British Metal fans rule all!!”
The currently announced lineup is: More...
The organisers of Britain's, Bloodstock Open Air festival have announced a further ten bands for this year's edition of the event, including Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus and Death Angel, as well as 3 Inches Of Blood, Scar Symmetry, Dying Fetus, Xerath, Bloodbound, Vanderbuyst, Scarab and The Prophecy. The event will take place at Catton Park from August 8 - 11th and will be headlined by Slayer, King Diamond and Lamb of God.
King Diamond (Headliner)
Lamb Of God (Headliner)
3 Inches Of Blood
The annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise posted the final lineup of bands for the upcoming event, which kicks off Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Port of Miami in Florida. On Friday, the final six bands were revealed to be: Nightmare, Threat Signal, Anaal Nathrakh, ETECC, Steel Engraved and Fatal Smile.
The complete lineup is as follows:
3 Inches of Blood
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Flotsam & Jetsam
Metal Church More...
New Orleans, LA natives Goatwhore will be embarking on their first tour of 2013 this April. The co-headline tour begins in on April 11th in Kamloops, BC with one of Canadian export 3 Inches of Blood.
The tour will swing back into the states for shows in the Midwest and on the east coast, including an appearance at New England Metal and Hardcore Fest XV. At the end of April, supporting acts Revocation and Ramming Speed will complete the lineup. The confirmed list of shows can be seen below.
04/10 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre (Goatwhore ONLY)
04/11 Kamloops, BC @ Level Night Club
04/12 Calgary, AB @ Gateway
04/13 Edmonton, AB @ Avenue Theatre
04/14 Regina, SK @ Exchange
04/15 Winnipeg, MB @ The Zoo Cabaret
04/16 Eau Claire, WI @ House Of Rock
04/17 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
04/18 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
04/19 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
04/20 Worcester, MA @ Palladium / New England Metal Fest
04/21 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
04/22 Quebec City, QC @ L'Agitee
04/24 Charlottetown, NB @ Hunter's Ale House
04/25 Fredericton, NB @ Lava Vodka Bar
04/26 Moncton, NB @ OC Nightclubv
04/27 Halifax, NS @ Michael's
w/ Revocation and Ramming Speed
04/28 Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
04/29 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
04/30 Burlington, VT @ Nectar's
05/01 Middletown, NY @ Sounds Asylum
05/02 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
05/03 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
05/04 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class (no Revocation) More...
Century Media Records is currently offering a free download of the "Carnival of Sounds II" compilation, which can be found at this location. The digital sampler includes tracks from:
7 Horns 7 Eyes
3 Inches of Blood
Geoff Tate More...
After runs on Paganfest and with Dragonforce in the U.S. earlier this year, and currently destroying stages across Europe, Huntress will be direct support for 3 Inches of Blood beginning November 30th, 2012 for a 13-city West Coast tour. Dates for the tour can be found below.
Says Jill Janus of this current live offensive, "Huntress is ready to slay the West Coast USA with 3 Inches of Blood! We're currently on tour with Dragonforce in Europe, but there's no rest for the wicked. We'll have one day between Amsterdam and Tacoma, WA to haul ass and join forces with 3 Inches of Blood as direct support on December 1st. Shred 'til yer dead!"
11/30/12 - Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
12/01/12 - Tacoma, WA @ The Loch's
12/02/12 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
12/03/12 - S. Lake Tahoe, CA @ Whisky Dick's
12/04/12 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
12/05/12 - San Diego, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
12/06/12 - Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live
12/07/12 - Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
12/09/12 - Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
12/11/12 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
12/12/12 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
12/13/12 - Reno, NV @ The Alley
12/15/12 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3 Inches of Blood has released a lyric video for the track "Storming Juno," which can be viewed below. Taken from most recent album "Long Live Heavy Metal," vocalist Cam Pipes explains how the song is a tribute anthem:
"Storming Juno is a tribute to the soldiers of the Canadian armed forces that got the first foothold for the allies on D-Day during World War II. Every November 11 we remember all who served, some who made the ultimate sacrifice, in service to their country. Releasing this lyric video is our way of acknowledging those who served our country and how proud we are of the significant contribution Canada had in fighting tyranny all those years ago."
Next month, the heavy metal veterans will embark on a headlining West Coast run. The two-week trek will feature special guest Huntress as main support, and Hookers as the tour opener. A list of confirmed dates can be seen below, with more to be announced shortly. More...
Next month, Vancouver's heavy metal veterans 3 Inches of Blood will head out on a headlining West Coast run. The two-week trek will feature special guest Huntress as main support, and Hookers as the tour opener. A list of confirmed dates can be seen below, with more to be announced shortly.
Vocalist Cam Pipe adds, "We're closing out the year strong with some US headlining shows of our own. The West Coast has long been a 3IOB stronghold, so naturally we're excited to be returning to play a full show to our loyal fans. Long Live West Coast Heavy Metal."
3 Inches of Blood has stayed on the road throughout 2012, continually supporting most recent album, "Long Live Heavy Metal." Check out the video for "Leather Lord" here, or for "Metal Woman" at this location. More...
Vancouver, Canada's 3 Inches of Blood is set to hit the studio later this week to record a Dayglo Abortions cover track that will be included on the upcoming Dayglo Abortions tribute compilation presented by Cruzar Media.
The compilation is due out next year, and the song will be recorded with Reversed Records founder and producer/engineer/manager Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Gene Hoglan, Meldrum, West of Hell).
Earlier this year Cruzar Media, Rob Shallcross, and intergalactic shock rockers, GWAR, teamed up to bring you a tribute to the Dayglo Abortions 1993 anti-censorship anthem 'Isn't This Disgusting'.' The single is available now on iTunes right here.
You can also check out the 3 Inches of Blood music video for "Leather Lord" over at this location.
Canadian metal outfit 3 Inches Of Blood has teamed up with Rock Hard Magazine to launch a brand new video clip for the song "Leather Lord," taken from most recent album, "Long Live Heavy Metal." Check out the video clip right here or in the player available below.
Cam Pipes (vocals) comments about the latest video: "We are very proud to give you our latest music video. The 'Leather Lord' video is done in a way we've never attempted before but we are pleased with how it has turned out. Germany's Rock Hard Magazine have been most enthusiastic about premiering. We would like to give them a most appreciative thanks for supporting us in this creative endeavor. Enjoy banging your head to our new video and Long Live the 'Leather Lord'!" More...
Virginia's speed metal punks Municipal Waste are bringing their space terror back to North America beginning May 27th on a 2-leg headlining run presented by Scion A/V. The first leg features Black Tusk as support and the second leg features 3 Inches Of Blood as direct support with openers Black Tusk.
The band is out spreading the word about new album "The Fatal Feast" available now on Nuclear Blast. Tour dates are:
5/25: Las Vegas, NV @ Country Saloon - (Punk Rock Bowling Fest)
1st Leg - MUNICIPAL WASTE with Black Tusk
5/27: Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
5/28: Atlanta, GA @ 529
5/29: Orlando, FL @ The Social
5/30: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
6/1: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk / Chaos In Tejas Music Fest ***MW ONLY***
6/2: Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
6/3: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
6/5: Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live
2nd Leg - MUNICIPAL WASTE with 3 Inches Of Blood & Black Tusk
6/11: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
6/12: Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
6/13: Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
6/15: Seattle, WA @ Neumo's Crystal Ball Reading Room
6/16: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
6/18: Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
6/19: Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
6/21: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
6/22: Columbus, OH @ Screaming Willies
6/23: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
6/24: Albany, NY @ Bogie's
6/25: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
6/26: New York, NY @ Santo's Party House
In honor of the second anniversary of metal legend Ronnie James Dio's passing (May 16, 2010), Canadian metal band 3 Inches of Blood posted a new lyric video for the track "Look Out." The track appears on the band's latest LP "Long Live Heavy Metal," which was released at the end of March through Century Media Records.
Check out "Look Out" here: