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Formed: 2000
From: Vancouver, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Background

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.

Latest 3 Inches Of Blood News

Below is our complete 3 Inches Of Blood news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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3 Inches of Blood w/ Joey Jordison Live Video

A video of 3 Inches of Blood performing with Slipknot's Joey Jordison live has been posted online on YouTube.com. The video was recorded in New York City a few weeks back as they performed "Trial of Champions." For high quality versions of this video, check out Roadrunner's video page. More...

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Chthonic Added To Ozzfest 2007 Second Stage

Taiwan's CHTHONIC, the black metal band that has already broken down musical barriers in its homeland, will spend this summer on Ozzfest 2007 as a part of the second stage's rotating lineup alongside such acclaimed artists as HATEBREED, NILE, THE SHOWDOWN and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, among others.

The Ozzfest billing is now shaping up as follows:

Main Stage:

OZZY OSBOURNE
LAMB OF GOD
[to be announced]
LORDI

Second Stage – Non-Rotating:

HATEBREED
BEHEMOTH
MONDO GENERATOR

Second Stage – Rotating:

NILE
ANKLA
CIRCUS DIABLO
THE SHOWDOWN
3 INCHES OF BLOOD
DAATH
IN THIS MOMENT
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Behemoth Added To Ozzfest 2007 Second Stage

Polish extreme metal titans BEHEMOTH have been added to the Ozzfest 2007 lineup. The band has landed the direct-support, non-rotating slot right before second-stage headliners HATEBREED. This is the first time a Polish act has ever participated in Ozzfest.

The Ozzfest 2007 billing is now shaping up as follows:

Main Stage:

OZZY OSBOURNE
LAMB OF GOD
[to be announced]
LORDI

Second Stage – Non-Rotating:

HATEBREED
BEHEMOTH
MONDO GENERATOR

Second Stage – Rotating:

NILE
ANKLA
CIRCUS DIABLO
THE SHOWDOWN
3 INCHES OF BLOOD
DAATH
IN THIS MOMENT
[to be announced]

Nergal (vocals, guitars) states, "I couldn't be more proud about the fact that BEHEMOTH will be joining this year's Ozzfest! I'm speechless and beyond excited. No doubt it's going to be the brightest point of our career thus far, and I hope that this will help to spread dangerous and extreme music among the masses. It's an honor to team up with our longtime brothers in NILE and to share the stage with LAMB OF GOD and HATEBREED, not to mention the legend himself! With such a bill, you can expect nothing but pure metal carnage! What makes me even more excited is the little fact that we will be releasing our new album during the tour. So expect songs from 'The Apostasy', as well as some older shit. We'll definitely make sure the set is going to be brutal as fuck. You've been warned!" More...

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In This Moment Added to Ozzfest 2007

IN THIS MOMENT will spend this summer on Ozzfest 2007 as a part of the second stage's rotating lineup alongside such acclaimed artists as HATEBREED, NILE, THE SHOWDOWN and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, among others. This will be the group's biggest tour yet, and as guitarist Chris Howorth states, it is an opportunity they meet with open arms. "We are very proud and honored to be a part of this year's Ozzfest," he said. "Not only are we huge Ozzy fans and excited to be playing with him every day, but this year's festival is free, so everyone has a chance to come out and be a part of this amazing experience. It's going to be a great chance to reach out to an entirely new audience. We are also looking forward to playing with and getting to know all the rest of the bands on the tour. It's so surreal because not too long ago we were watching the Ozzfest as fans out in the crowd, and now we are performing. It's an unbelievable feeling — we are so blessed!"

The Ozzfest billing is now shaping up as follows:

Main Stage:

OZZY OSBOURNE
LAMB OF GOD
[to be announced]
LORDI

Second Stage – Non-Rotating:

HATEBREED
[to be announced]
MONDO GENERATOR

Second Stage – Rotating:

NILE
ANKLA
CIRCUS DIABLO
THE SHOWDOWN
3 INCHES OF BLOOD
DAATH
IN THIS MOMENT
[to be announced]

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Daath, 3 Inches Of Blood Confirmed for Ozzfest 07

Roadrunner Records artists DAATH and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have now been added to the Jagermeister sponsored 2nd Stage. Three more 2nd Stage bands are set to be announced, along with one final Main Stage artist.The most up to date list of confirmed bands to be revealed for this years OZZFEST 2007 are as follows:

Main Stage

OZZY OSBOURNE (Main Stage Headliner)
LAMB OF GOD
LORDI

2nd Stage

HATEBREED (2nd Stage Headliner)
MONDO GENERATOR
ANKLA
CIRCUS DIABLO
NILE
THE SHOWDOWN
DAATH (new - 3/22)
3 INCHES OF BLOOD (new - 3/22)

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3 Inches of Blood Joined By CoF For Deadly Sinners

On their swing through New York Paul Allender of Cradle of Filth joined 3 Inches of Blood on stage for a rendition of "Deadly Sinners." You can watch the video on YouTube.com.
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More Bands Confirmed For New England Metal Fest

Polish and Dutch death metal bands BEHEMOTH and GOD DETHRONED have been added to the lineup of the ninth annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, presented by ESP Guitars & Basses and Krank Amps on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28.

Additional confirmations include 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, DESPISED ICON, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, DAATH, LIGEIA, IMPIOUS, 3, and EPICUREAN.

The festival will join forces with Metal Blade this year to celebrate the label’s 25th anniversary. The main and side stages will both exclusively feature Metal Blade bands on Saturday, topped off by a once-in-lifetime performance that will bring together musicians from Metal Blade’s stellar roster of bands.

Bands confirmed for Friday are: More...

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3 Inches of Blood Give Tour Update

3 Inches of Blood had this to say as they wrap up their North American tour and head to Europe:

"The Six week U.S. tour is now complete! Cradle of Filth and The 69 Eyes were excellent to tour with. All the shows were either sold out or very near to it. For us it was a great opportunity play in front of larger crowds and make a lot of new fans. We are most grateful for the experience.

"In the next few days we will begin a three week excursion overseas. We will be heavily assaulting England over that time, but will also make sorties to Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. This will serve as a warm up for the impending release of Fire Up The Blades which will now hit unsuspecting victims on June 26."

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3 Inches Of Blood Rayleigh Show Cancelled

The 3 Inches of Blood show in Rayleigh, Essex has been cancelled. The band states, "Apparently the powers that be in Rayleigh don't want us there. hopefully that date will be filled somewhere else."

3 Inches of Blood will be releasing their forthcoming album, "Fire Up the Blades" (view cover), via Roadrunner Records. The album was produced by Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison.

You can catch 3 Inches of Blood on tour now with Cradle of Filth and the 69 Eyes.

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3 Inches of Blood Miss Denver Show Due To Van

3 Inches of Blood's tour van broke down in Chicago and the band won't be making it to Denver for tonight's show. Cradle of Filth and The 69 Eyes will perform as expected, and 3IOB is expected to rejoin the tour in Edmonton, on Thursday, February 8th.

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3 Inches Of Blood Feel Dirty Around Goths

Chart Attack reports: Vancouver's 3 Inches Of Blood — currently on the road in support of fellow black metal behemoths Cradle Of Filth and Finnish glamsters The 69 Eyes — are clearly the black sheep of the tour.

"We feel like a bunch of dirt bags next to all of these goth people," jokes vocalist Jamie Hooper while navigating the wilds of Vermont in a van with a broken-down heater. "We have to up the quotient of PVC and eyeliner in the band... there are certainly a lot of leather pants on this tour."

Oddballs or not, 3 Inches Of Blood have received rave reviews nightly by pummelling the audience with a raging Judas Priest-meets-Slayer attack entirely unlike 69 Eyes and their H.I.M.-inspired low-key metal. Hooper and crew are still modestly shocked by the praise though.

"People come up to us and say that they just came to see us. It's flattering to hear people say that they spent all of this money on a ticket and then leave before Cradle Of Filth, but it proves we're doing something right."

Utilizing the tour as a means of introducing the world to tertiary effort Fire Up The Blades (Roadrunner), due out on May, 3 Inches are reinvigorated by a new lineup featuring guitarists Shane Clark and Justin Hagberg, bassist Nick Cates and drummer Alexei Rodriguez. Hooper and fellow longtime vocalist Cam Pipes are audibly excited about their input on the 10 songs that encompass Fire Up The Blades.

"We were nervous at first because all the musicians on the records are different from those on [2004's] Advance And Vanquish. We were wondering if we were gonna still sound like 3 Inches Of Blood. It doesn't… it's better. We've picked up the pace on some songs, so it's thrashier, with more double-kick, but also some laid-back rock songs. The fast songs are more pummelling than they used to be. We've been listening to too much black metal over the years, if there is such a thing."

While stepped up in ferocity, Hooper assures fans that the typical 3 Inches Of Blood topics of post-apocalyptic scenarios and beer-drinkin' are still prevalent. The album is completed aside from final artwork, and the band will tend to their own headlining tour once the stint with Cradle Of Filth winds down in late March. For now, though, they'll have to stick to opening slots.

"It doesn't matter as long as we're playing," says Hooper. "It's weird and refreshing to get back out on the road playing every night.

"When you're in the studio not playing shows for a couple of months, you're like, 'What the hell? Wasn't there something I was supposed to be doing tonight?' Not only that, but it seems like everyone in the band has a side project too… stuff like lounge music. After a few weeks of that, you're like, 'Fuck, I've gotta play some metal!'"

Here are remaining 3 Inches Of Blood's Canadian tour dates with Cradle Of Filth and 69 Eyes:

Feb. 8 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
Feb. 9 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
Feb. 10 Kelowna, BC @ The Well
Feb. 11 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

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3 Inches Of Blood Name New Album

Vancouver, Canada's inimitable 3 Inches of Blood have settled on the title of their forthcoming third album, and the winner is...

FIRE UP THE BLADES

The sextet is currently working on said disc with Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison acting as producer, and you can get a taste of their efforts via this DEMO of new track, "Goatrider's Horde."

You can catch 3 Inches of Blood on tour throughout January and February alongside Cradle of Filth and The 69 Eyes.

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3 Inches of Blood Recording New Album

3 Inches of Blood, the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada based metal sextet is back in the studio recording their second Roadrunner album set for a Spring 2007 release. The still untitled album is the follow-up to 3 Inches of Blood’s RR debut, Advance and Vanquish. Famed, Grammy-winning drummer Joey Jordison of Slipknot is producing the new album. "Working with Joey has been awesome so far,” says singer/screamer Jamie Hopper. “He's made a seamless transition onto the 3 Inches of Blood drinking team and is pushing us harder than ever before. We're coming up with some killer stuff, which we can't wait for everyone to hear." Says Jordison, “I've been into 3IOB since Battle Cry Under a Winters Sun. I've wanted to work with them since. Unfortunately, timing didn't work out, but in the spring of 2006, timing was right. The new lineup is lethal, stellar musicians. We honed in on every beat riff and vocal to make this a legendary recording. The musical equivalent to a beheading.”

Darker, tighter and more dangerous than their debut, the new album features songs such as “Night Marauders,” “Goatrider’s Horde,” “Assassins of the Light” and “Black Spire.” With those song titles, the album is sure to be full of vivid imagery, masterful guitar acrobatics and the soaring vocals of Cam Pipes and Jamie Hooper that 3 Inches of Blood is known for. In January, the band will take to the road with Cradle of Filth and unleash the new material to their eagerly awaiting fans.

Since the release of Advance & Vanquish, 3 Inches of Blood have been plundering cities all around the world on tours with Avenged Sevenfold, Trivium, Chimaira, Exodus and others. The band most recently headlined a North American tour with Early Man and Bad Wizard in support. On October 21st, the members of 3 Inches of Blood lived out their dreams by opening up for legendary metal band Iron Maiden at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Los Angeles, CA.

The upcoming CD will be feature two new members – drummer, Alexie Rodriquez and bassist, Nick Cates.

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3 Inches Of Blood Enters Studio

3 Inches Of Blood recently entered the studio to begin recording their next album for Roadrunner Records. The group is currently at Armoury Studios (AC/DC) in Vancouver, BC tracking the effort. Joey Jordison of Slipknot is producing the album while Dan Turner is engineering.

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In This Moment Tour Schedule

Southern California's In This Moment are embarking on a month-long US tour that includes various dates with Sworn Enemy, Diecast and 3 Inches of Blood. Here are the tour dates:

10/22 Concord, CA @ Bourbon Street w/ Three Inches of Blood
10/24 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad w/ Minus Seven
10/27 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
10/28 Austin, TX @ Red Rum
10/29 Vortex - Beaumont, TX
10/30 Lafayette, LA @ Club Sin
10/31 Birmingham, AL @ The Nick w/ Victim of Thought
11/02 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's w/ Crossbreed, Wolfpak
11/03 Reading, PA @ Silo
11/04 Brooklyn, NY @ Trash Bar CMJ Showcase w/ Suicide City
11/05 Montclair, NJ @ Bloomfield Ave w/ 36 Crazyfists
11/06 Stratford, CT @ Oddfellows
11/07 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre Underground w/ 36 Crazyfists
11/09 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights w/ Diecast

Dates w/ Sworn Enemy, Diecast
11/10 Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
11/12 Louisville, KY @ Bulldog Café
11/13 Sauget, IL @ Pop's
11/15 Farmington, NM @ Gator's

11/16 Tempe, AZ @ Big Fish Pub w/ Fireball Ministry, Artimus Pyledriver

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3 Inches Of Blood, A Javelin Reign Canadian Tour

3 Inches Of Blood and A Javelin Reign will tour Canada together starting next week. Here are the latest tour dates:

9/7 Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
9/8 Kelowna, BC @ UBC Okanagan Students Union
9/9 Calgary, ALB @ Stampede Corral w/ Protest The Hero
9/10 Edmonton, ALB @ Shaw Conference Center w/ Protest The Hero
9/11 East Saskatoon, SAS @ Amigo's
9/12 Winnipeg, MAN @ Winnipeg Convention Centre w/ Avenged Sevenfold
9/15 South Thunder Bay, ONT @ Killroy's
9/17 Sudbury, ONT @ Townhouse
9/19 Ottawa, ONT @ Ottawa Civic Centre w/ Avenged Sevenfold, Protest The Hero
9/20 E London, ONT @ John Labatt Centre w/ Avenged Sevenfold, Protest The Hero
9/21 Quebec City, QUE @ Centre du Foire w/ Avenged Sevenfold, Protest The Hero
9/22 West Toronto, ONT @ Lee's Place w/ The Illuminati
9/23 North Hamilton, ONT @ The Underground w/ The Illuminati
9/24 St. Catharines, ONT @ L3 Nightclub w/ The Illuminati
9/27 Moncton, NB @ The Paramount w/ The Illuminati
9/28 Fredericton, NB @ Bugaboo Creek w/ The Illuminati
9/29 Sait John, NB @ Elwood's Bar w/ The Illuminati
9/30 Halifax, NS @ The Attic w/ The Illuminati
10/3 Quebec City, QUE @ Liquor Store Cabaret w/ The Illuminati
10/6 Guelph, ONT @ Club Vinyl w/ The Illuminati
10/7 London, ONT @ Call The Office w/ The Illuminati
10/10 Winnipeg, MAN @ Royal Albert Arms w/ The Illuminati

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Protest The Hero & 3 Inches Of Blood Support A7X

Protest The Hero and 3 Inches Of Blood have been selected to support Avenged Sevenfold on their previously announced and predominantly Canadian September 10th - September 21st run of dates.

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3 Inches of Blood Post New Demo

3 Inches Of Blood have posted a demo of their track "Goatrider's Horde" online here. The song was produced by Slipknot's Joey Jordison, the same man who will also be producing the groups new album when they convene in the studio to begin recording it in November.

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3 Inches of Blood Complete Writing New Album

Vancouver-based metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have now finished writing their new album and plan to head into the studio in November to record the followup to 2004's Advance And Vanquish. Roadrunner will release the album in early 2007. As previously reported, 3 Inches Of Blood will join the Vancouver stop of the Sounds Of The Underground tour on August 10th at The PNE Forum. Complete Sounds Of The Underground details can be found here. In other tour news, Roadrunner UK say that the band may tour overseas soon as well.

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Machine Head To Play Select Dates On SOTU Tour

Machine Head, Converge, Vision of Disorder, Horse the Band and other special guests have been added to select dates on the Sounds of the Underground tour, featuring As I Lay Dying, In Flames, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Gwar, Terror, The Black Dahlia Murder, Behemoth, the Chariot, Through the Eyes of the Dead and Evergreen Terrace.

The tour, which represents some of the best independent-minded music available today, begins appropriately over the Independence Day holiday week, on July 8 in Cleveland and runs through August 12 winding up in Universal City, California.

The new additions are: More...

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