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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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:
Canada's metal lords 3 Inches of Blood have teamed up with Loudwire.com to premiere the music video for their powerful song, "Metal Woman," taken from their new album, "Long Live Heavy Metal."
As Loudwire.com states, "'Metal Woman' isn't only a shriekingly awesome track by 3 Inches of Blood, but a lyrical tribute to the women who make every metalhead stick out their chest and put on their best 'tough guy face.'"
The music video for "Metal Woman" can be seen here or in the player below.
Starting in June, 3 Inches of Blood will hit the road with Municipal Waste and Black Tusk for a U.S. tour, and then head back to Canada for a headlining run. A full list of dates can be seen below. More...
Wretched has announced a U.S. headlining Summer 2012 tour with King Conquer starting June 14th and will continue on to Canada on July 4th, 2012 to support 3 Inches of Blood. The Charlotte, NC based Wretched released "Son Of Perdition" on March 26th, 2012 and recently completed a run on this year’s Metal Alliance tour with DevilDriver, The Faceless, and Impending Doom.
Wretched vocalist Adam Cody said, “I'm pumped to visit our Canadian fans again. Even more so because the trek will include the metal powerhouse 3 Inches of Blood. They are fun to watch live and are a genuinely nice group of dudes!”
Tour dates are as follows: More...
3 Inches of Blood has posted a 4th and final studio webisode online, which was filmed while the band was in the studio recording the new album, "Long Live Heavy Metal." Check out the new clip below, or find the last video at this location.
In support of the release, 3 Inches of Blood is currently on the "Metal Alliance Tour 2012" with Devildriver, The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Job For A Cowboy, Impending Doom, and Wretched. Following the "Metal Alliance Tour 2012," the band will make its return to Europe in May, and then will hit the road again in June for a U.S. tour with Municipal Waste and Black Tusk. A full list of dates can be seen below. More...
Keeping traditional metal alive, Canadian act 3 Inches of Blood's new album "Long Live Heavy Metal" is available today. 3 Inches of Blood has also revealed a 3rd webisode online. Taken while in the studio recording "Long Live Heavy Metal," this video focuses on the vocal work of the album. The studio update can be seen below.
The "Long Live Heavy Metal" track listing is as follows:
01. Metal Woman
02. My Sword Will Not Sleep
03. Leather Lord
04. Chief and the Blade
05. Dark Messenger
06. Look Out
07. 4000 Torches
08. Leave it on the Ice
09. Die for Gold (Upon the Boiling Sea IV)
10. Storming Juno
11. Men of Fortune
12. One for the Ditch More...
Canada's Exclaim! Magazine is now premiering 3 Inches of Blood's new album "Long Live Heavy Metal," due out in less than a week on March 26th. "Long Live Heavy Metal" can be heard here.
In support of the release, 3 Inches of Blood is currently touring on the "Metal Alliance Tour 2012" with Devildriver, The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Job For A Cowboy, Impending Doom, and Wretched. Following the "Metal Alliance Tour 2012," the band will make its return to Europe on the "Long Live Heavy Metal" tour with label-mates Angelus Apatrida, as well as Goatwhore and Havok.
"Metal Alliance Tour 2012"
3/23/2012 - Montreal, QC, Canada @ Le National
3/24/2012 - Toronto, ON, Canada @ Opera House
3/25/2012 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
3/26/2012 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
3/27/2012 - St. Paul, MN @ Station-4
3/28/2012 - Winnipeg, MB, Canada @ Garrick Centre
3/29/2012 - Regina, SK, Canada @ Riddell Centre
3/30/2012 - Edmonton, AB, Canada @ Edmonton Events Centre
3/31/2012 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Rickshaw Theater
4/1/2012 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/2/2012 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/5/2012 - Oakland, CA @ The Pound
4/6/2012 - Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
4/7/2012 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
4/8/2012 - Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
4/9/2012 - Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
4/10/2012 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
4/11/2012 - Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
4/13/2012 - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater
4/15/2012 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/16/2012 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
4/19/2012 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
4/20/2012 - Austin, TX @ Emo's East
4/21/2012 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Traditional metal lords 3 Inches of Blood have posted a new track titled "Metal Woman" on their official Facebook page. "Metal Woman" is the third new track to be revealed off the upcoming album, "Long Live Heavy Metal," due out in less than a week on March 26th.
3 Inches of Blood also has the following upcoming shows on the "Metal Alliance" tour: More...