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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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:
3 INCHES OF BLOOD have lined up the following tour dates this month:
June 16 - Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
June 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under
June 19 - Davenport, IA @ Quad City Live
June 21 - Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
June 22 - Kansas City, MO @ El Torreon
June 23 - Denver, CO @ Rock Island
June 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
June 26 - Tacoma, WA @ Hells Kitchen
More dates to be announced soon.
The June 9th Trivium, Still Remains and 3 Inches of Blood performance at Melkweg, Amsterdam will be webcasted live at Fabchannel.com. Afterwards the concerts will be included in our online archive. Both the live and on demand the webcast will be free for everybody to watch. The webcast starts at 20.00 CET.
TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy has checked in from the road in the UK where the band is touring on the European edition of the "Roadrunner Roadrage" tour with fellow label mates 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and STILL REMAINS. Here's what he had to say:
Quick update from the lovely UK - Well, my lip is busted, my eye cut, and I've never felt better! Only the first 3 shows in of this Euro tour and holy fuck is it amazing. It's like everyone over here knows all the words, knows when to mosh, and is totally insane!
We are having the time of our lives on our sweet tour bus, playing on the huge Euro stages, and rockin out with some of the craziest mother fuckers out there.
Here are all of the remaining dates for the European "Roadrunner Roadrage" tour featuring 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, TRIVIUM and STILL REMAINS:
May 7 - Nijmegen, The Netherlands @ Dynamo Festival
May 8 - Brussles, Belgium @ AB Club
May 10 - Leeds, United Kingdom @ Cockpit
May 11 - Nottingham, United Kingdom @ Rock City
May 12 - Stoke, United Kingdom @ Sugarmill
May 13 - Oxford, United Kingdom @ Zodiac
May 14 - Brighton, United Kingdom @ Concorde 2
May 15 - Colchester, United Kingdom @ Arts Centre
May 17 - Portsmouth, United Kingdom @ Wedgewood Rooms
May 18 - London, United Kingdom @ Garage / Mean Fiddler
May 19 - Paris, France @ La Boule Noir
May 21 - Bochum, Germany @ Riff
May 22 - Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
May 23 - Berlin, Germany @ Kato
May 24 - Warsaw, Poland @ Proxima
May 25 - Dresden, Germany @ Star Club
May 26 - Austria @ Aerodome Festival
May 28 - Milan, Italy @ Transalvania
May 29 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Abart Music Club
May 30 - Barcelona, Spain @ Razzamatazz 3
May 31 - Madrid, Spain @ Moby Dick
June 2 - Lyon, France @ Transbordeur
June 3 - Nürnburgring, Germany @ Rock Am Ring
June 4 - Nürnberg, Germany @ Rock Im Park
June 6 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
June 7 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben
June 9 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Melkweg
June 10 - Nancy, France @ Azimuth 854
The 7th Annual New England Metal And Hardcore Festival is set to take place April 22-24 in Worcester, MA. As previously announced, this year's festival features stellar headlining acts such as KING DIAMOND, HATEBREED, DANZIG, OBITUARY, NILE, HYPOCRISY, DARK TRANQUILLITY and BEHEMOTH among others.
The following set times have been posted ( subject to change):
Main Stage Friday, April 22:
3:00 - 3:20- Winter Solstice
3:30 - 3:50- Kylesa
4:00 - 4:20- The Esoteric
4:30 - 4:50- Nora
5:00 - 5:20- Since the flood
5:30 - 5:50- Haste The Day
6:00 - 6:20- Premonitions Of War
6:30 - 7:00- All That Remains
7:15 - 7:45- Throwdown
8:00 - 8:30- As I lay dying
9:00 - 10:00- Obituary
10:30 - 11:30- Unearth
12:00 - 1:00- Hatebreed
Second Stage, Friday:
3:10 - 3:30- Ion Disonanance
3:40 - 4:00- Catastrophic
4:10 - 4:30- Scurvy
4:40 - 5:00- T.B.A.
5:10 - 5:30- The Minor Times
5:40 - 6:10- With Honor More...
On March 10th I had the chance to attend the RoadRage Tour when it made its stop in Philadelphia. I was able to take a bunch of photo’s which are now up in the gallery section and was able to also do a round-table interview. To all that don’t know, that’s an interview with one member of every band on the tour. That will be up in the next coming days. More...
I had the chance to attend the Road Rage Tour 2005 when it made a blistering halt in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The show took place at the Trocadero Theater's Balcony Bar, which holds about two, maybe three-hundred people at best. The show was insane, although no moshing was allowed due to the size of the place, it was still an amazing show. The pictures are now up in the gallery section of this page, click here to view them.
On another note, I have a show report which will be posted for this same show tomorrow. I also conducted an interview with all four bands (Trivium, 3 Inches of Blood, The Agony Scene and Still Remains) so check back in the very near future for that as well!
Raise your gauntlet and get ready to watch the debut 3 Inches Of Blood video, for "Deadly Sinners." Check it out here.
3 Inches Of Blood "Advance And Vanquish" in stores now.
3 Inches of Blood have been confirmed to open on the Canadian dates of the upcoming Motorhead tour with Corrosion of Conformity and Zeke. Tour dates are as follows:
Apr. 14 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Apr. 15 Prince George, BC Prince George Multiplex
Apr. 17 Calgary, AB The Whiskey
Apr. 18 Edmonton, AB Red's
Apr. 19 Banff, AB Wild Bills
Apr. 21 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
Apr. 22 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre
3 Inches of Blood will embark on the European Road Rage tour this spring with Trivium and Still Remains. Confirmed dates: More...