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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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.
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.
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...
3 Inches Of Blood recently recorded several new demo tracks in Seattle. The tracks were produced by Slipknot drummer, Joey Jordison. According to Roadrunner Records A&R man Mike Gitter, "Joey is a huge fan of [the band] and actually wanted to produce their Roadrunner debut, Advance and Vanquish. Not only that but he also toured with them when [they] played with Satyricon, for whom Joey was filling in on drums." The demo tracks were tracked by engineer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden) and are the first recordings by 3 Inches Of Blood's touring line-up of bassist Brian Redman, guitarists Shane Clarke and Justin Hagberg, and drummer Alexei Rodriguez. Here are the song titles:
- "Night Marauders"
- "Goatriders' Horde"
- "Assassins of the Light"
- "Black Spire"
Jordison has also signed on to produce the group's next album, slated to be recorded early this fall.
3 Inches of Blood have posted the following update on the band's official website:
"The band are currently residing in the Pacific Northwest area writing new material for their next album. No scheduled release date has been set for the new record, but on March 18 the band will be playing a special one-night only performance at Hell's Kitchen in Tacoma, WA, so get yer asses down there."
HIMSA has revealed the final artwork for the band’s eagerly-anticipated upcoming album Hail Horror, and it can be seen online here. Artwork for the album was handled by Stephen Kasner, most known for his artwork for SUNN and Integrity, while Danish mix-master Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Heaven Shall Burn) handled production duties.
The 10-song effort is set to be released through Prosthetic Records on Feb. 7, 2006, and the band has already completed a video shoot for the album’s second track, “Sleezevil” under the guidance of veteran video director Derek Dale (As I Lay Dying). Dale also manned the helm for HIMSA’s “Rain To The Sound of Panic” video from 2003’s critically-acclaimed Courting Tragedy and Disaster.
Having just completed the “Blackest of the Black Tour” alongside Chimaira, Behemoth, and Danzig, HIMSA is now preparing to head overseas to kick off a 19-day trek through Europe alongside 3 Inches of Blood on December 2.
Himsa Tour dates (with 3 Inches of Blood): More...
HIMSA completed the shooting for “Sleezevil,” the second track from HAIL HORROR (due out Feb. 7, 2006) last weekend with Derek Dale (As I Lay Dying). Dale, also responsible for the “Rain To The Sounds of Panic” video from Courting Tragedy and Disaster, met up with the band and some friends over the Halloween weekend to shoot footage for the track in Los Angeles, the day after the “Blackest of the Black” tour ended. The “Sleazevil” video promises to show fans another side of the band and will surely reflect the members' dark sense of humor.
Himsa will be departing for a European tour with 3 Inches of Blood in December. Here are the tour dates: More...
Crisis are on the road as part of The World AbomiNations Tour. Along with veteran Bay Area thrash legends Exodus as headliners, Crisis is sharing the stage with Canada’s 80’s-fueled metal regime 3 Inches Of Blood and heavyweights Watch Them Die. Tour Dates are shown below.
In other Crisis news, Crisis has announced the departure of Gia Wang, their bass player for the last 12 years. Due to family commitments Gia will be unable to continue to be a part of Crisis. The band wishes Gia well in all his future endeavors. Nick Weitzel, a friend of the band, will be filling in on bass guitar for the Exodus tour. Crisis will hold auditions for a permanent bass player position starting in November.
"We are looking for an aggressive! player who can perform with a live intensity as well as be a creative force in our improvisational style of songwriting. We prefer a player that uses a pick unless you think you are the next Cliff Burton. SERIOUS CANDIDATES ONLY!"
1.) SEND BIO (NAME, CONTACT INFO, BAND EXPERIENCE, TOUR EXPERIENCE, MUSICAL INFLUENCES, ANY MUSIC SCHOOL EXPERIENCE)
2.) You must learn the following 4 Crisis songs on your own and send either an AUDIO or VIDEO with AUDIO RECORDING of you playing "A Graveyard for Bitches", "Waking the Dead", "Politics of Domination" and "Nomad".
Send submissions to:
Crisis Bass Player Auditions
c/o The End Records
331 Rio Grande #58
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 USA
If you are invited to audition you will have to make your own way to California. All candidates must be willing to relocate to Southern California.
The following dates with Exodus, 3 Inches Of Blood, and Watch Them Die. More...
Prosthetic Records will be releasing the eagerly-awaited new HIMSA album, HAIL HORROR, worldwide on Feb. 7, 2006. HAIL HORROR is the follow up to 2003’s critically-acclaimed Courting Tragedy and Disaster. This time around, HIMSA enlisted producer Tue Madsen (The Haunted) to handle mixing and recording, ensuring a tight, intense recording that captures the band’s musical intensity.
The band has already recruited Derek Dale (As I Lay Dying) to shoot the debut video from HAIL HORROR as well. Dale, responsible for the “Rain To The Sounds of Panic” video from HIMSA’s last album, will be meeting up with the band over the Halloween weekend to shoot footage for the track “Sleazevil” in Los Angeles , the day after the “Blackest of the Black” tour ends. The “Sleazevil” video promises to show fans another side of the band and will surely reflect the members' dark sense of humor.
Until then, HIMSA is out on the road, continuing to support Danzig on this year’s “Blackest of the Black” tour. With dates scheduled across the country through the month of October, the band has been previewing a handful of tracks from HAIL HORROR live. Come December, HIMSA will be teaming up with 3 Inches of Blood to tear through Europe.
Here are the upcoming HIMSA tour dates: More...
Despite being totally swamped of late, I could not pass up the Chimaira, Six Feet Under, All That Remains, 3 Inches of Blood tour that came to town on Sunday at Towson's Recher Theatre. Not only is that a great lineup and Chimaira are fast becoming one of my favorite bands, but I'd been wanting to check out the Recher Theatre, which I had heard so much about. More...
The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.
The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...
DIECAST frontman Paul Stoddard has reported from the front lines as the Century Media group prepares to join 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and Ironclad Recordings' IF HOPE DIES later this month for a short stint out on the west coast:
"Hey friends. Thanks to you guys, it was another amazing tour in Europe. We made alot of new friends on this tour as well as saw a lot of old friends. I also want to thank DO OR DIE, END OF DAYS, and most of all Napalm Death and their crew.
When you have three bands on a bus at the same time a lot could happen to make it become a reality show gone wrong. Instead, it was one huge chaotic party on wheels.
A lot of screaming, a lot of drinking, and a lot of DIO!!!
This tour was loaded with good times. I remember the insanity of Trier, Germany. The whole front row was Diecast shirts as well as many through the crowd and everyone was screaming for different songs as well as singing them, there is no better feeling than that!
Then there was the time we played the fortress in Serbia. We played in a huge moat on a giant stage with crazy lights and at least 5000 insane people, Fucking Sick!
Of course how could I forget Darmstadt, Germany. Without a doubt the hottest show we've ever played. It was 150 degrees Fahrenheight (around 65 degrees Celsius) on that stage (NO LIE). The poor drummer, Frank from End Of Days collapsed from heat exhaustion. Everyone stuck it out! The bands and most of all the fans.
I could go on about how great this tour was but it would take another seven weeks. I’m proud to say Europe has really accepted Diecast and taken us under their wing. Thanks so fucking much, and we can't wait to come back and rip it up in Jan./Feb. and headline our first tour in Europe. Thanks alot guys and we’ll see you soon."
Just days away from their U.S. tour with Chimaira et al, 3 Inches Of Blood have announced the departure of drummer Matt Wood. According to the band, "Matt informed us last month that he would be leaving the band once we got home at the end of June. The reasons given were both musical and personal, but there's no animosity between us. We respect Matt's decision, but are moving forward and still playing." For now, the group has enlisted the services of drummer Alexei Rodriguez (ex-Walls Of Jericho, Catharsis).
More dates have been released for the upcoming "World AbomiNations" tour featuring EXODUS, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, and CRISIS:
Roadrunner Records has announced this year's Roadrage DVD tracklisting:
1. Slipknot – Before I Forget
2. Slipknot – Vermilion
3. Killswitch Engage – The End Of Heartache (Band Version)
4. Machine Head – Days Turn Blue To Gray
5. Trivium – Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr
6. 36 Crazyfists – Bloodwork
7. Chimaira – 'Cleansation (Live)'
8. Fear Factory – Archetype
9. Fear Factory – Bite The Hand That Bleeds
10. Cradle Of Filth – Nymphetamine
11. Wednesday 13 – I Walked With A Zombie
12. Devildriver – Hold Back The Day
13. Devildriver – Nothing's Wrong
14. Soulfly – Roots Bloody Roots (Live)
15. Hatebreed – Live For This
16. Caliban – The Beloved & The Hatred
17. Still Remains – The Worst Is Yet To Come
18. The Agony Scene – Prey
19. 3 Inches Of Blood – Deadly Sinners
20. Obituary – Insane
21. Betzefer – Down Low
22. Illdisposed – Still Sane
23. Blood Has Been Shed – She Speaks To Me
24. Zao – The Rising End
25. A Life Once Lost – Vulture
26.Terror – Overcome
27. Open Hand – Tough Girl
28. Walls Of Jericho – There's No I in F**k You
29. Hopesfall – Icarus
30. Throwdown – Burn
31. Madball – Heavenhell
The DVD will be available in September.
Chimaira have filled out the gaps in their upcoming tour with Six Feet Under, All That Remains and 3 Inches Of Blood. Here are the complete tour dates:
Aug. 03 Nashville, TN - Exit / In
Aug. 04 New Orleans, LA - TwiRoPa
Aug. 05 Houston, TX - Engine Room
Aug. 06 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Aug. 08 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre
Aug. 09 Des Moines, IA - Hairy Mary's
Aug. 10 Milwaukee, WA - The Eagles Club
Aug. 12 Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
Aug. 13 Bellefontaine, OH - Zane Shawneed Caverns
Aug. 14 Towson, MD - Recher Theatre
Aug. 15 Charleston, WV - The Sound Factory
Aug. 16 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
Aug. 18 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
Aug. 20 Providence, RI - The Living Room
Aug. 21 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Aug. 22 Portland, ME - The Station
Aug. 24 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
Aug. 27 Jacksonville Beach, FL - Freebird Cafe
Aug. 27 Tampa, FL - Masquerade
Aug. 28 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Chimaira will release their new self-titled album through Roadrunner on August 09th.
Some more date have been confirmed for the upcoming tour featuring CHIMAIRA, SIX FEET UNDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD:
August 3 - Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
August 4 - New Orleans, LA @ TwiRoPa
August 5 - Houston, TX @ Engine Room
August 6 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
August 8 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
August 9 - Des Moines, IA @ Hairy Mary's
August 10 - Milwaukee, WA @ The Eagles Club
August 13 - Charleston, WV @ The Sound Factory
August 18 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
August 20 - Providence, RI @ The Living Room
August 24 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
August 26 - Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Cafe
HELLFEST 2K5 has announced the next 22 bands out of the 188 total bands (with more to come) playing this years festival from August 19th to the 21st in Trenton, NJ at the Sovereign Bank Arena. Among the new announcements, Hellfest has managed a reunion of one of the most legendary rap groups to grace the music scene—Public Enemy.
Here are the new;yu announced bands:
HELLFEST 2K5 BAND LINE UP ROUND THREE:
3 Inches Of Blood
Alove For Enemies
All That Remains
Hit The Lights
Kids Like Us
Nobody Left Behind
One Dead Three Wounded
Ready Set Fail
Six Feet Under
This Is Hell
Walk The Line
HERE’S A RE-CAP OF THE FIRST 98 More...
Chimaira will be filming a video for their track "Nothing Remains" in Chicago, IL this coming week. In other news, the band have announced three more dates for their trek with Six Feet Under, All That Remains and 3 Inches Of Blood, they are as follows:
August 04th New Orleans, LA - TwiRoPa
August 09th Des Moines, IA - Hairy Mary's
August 10th Milwaukee, WA - The Eagles Club
Chimaira will release their new self-titled album through Roadrunner on August 09th
The first tour dates have been confirmed for the forthcoming tour featuring CHIMAIRA, SIX FEET UNDER, ALL THAT REMAINS and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD. They are as follows:
August 3 - Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
August 5 - Houston, TX @ Engine Room
August 6 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
August 8 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre - 800
August 17 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
More dates to be announced soon.
Photos of Killswitch Engage and 3 Inches of Blood at UK's Download Festival this past weekend have been posted: