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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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...
3 Inches Of Blood will be doing an in-store signing at Axis Records and Comics in the Bay Area on March 30th. Details as follows:
Wednesday, March 30th (4-6pm)
Axis Records and Comics
2877 Chapman Street
Oakland, CA 94601
Check the event flyer here.
According to RockReview.co.uk, the third installment of Roadrunner Records' European Road Rage tour is to take place this May/June. The bands included in the trek will be TRIVIUM, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and STILL REMAINS. The only confirmed U.K. dates so far are as follows:
May 11 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
May 14 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
The tour will hit Germany May 21-25 and will take in the Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park festivals. A Download Festival appearance from some of these bands also looks increasingly likely.
A portion of the schedule for the upcoming "Roadrunner Road Rage" tour (which is to feature 3 Inches Of Blood, Still Remains, The Agony Scene and Trivium) has been unearthed, here is how the trek is looking so far:
March 03rd Montreal, Quebec El Salon
March 05th Detroit, Michigan Harpo's
March 07th West Dundee, Illinois Clearwater Theatre
March 09th New York City, New York CBGB's
March 10th Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Trocadero Balcony Bar
March 11th Cambridge, Massachusetts Cambridge Elks Lounge
March 12th West Springfield, Virginia Jaxx
March 14th Nashville, Tennessee Exit / In
March 15th Little Rock, Arkansas Vino's
March 17th Houston, Texas Engine Room
March 19th Dallas, Texas The Door
March 20th Lubbock, Texas Jakes Sport Cafe
March 23rd Denver, Colorado The Bluebird Theater
March 30th San Francisco, California The Pound
April 01st Seattle, Washington El Corazon
The remainder of the stops are expected to be announced shortly.
Canada's very own Kataklysm are among the nominees in the category for "Favorite Metal Artist/Group" at the Canadian Independent Music Awards ("The Indies"), which will be held at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, ON on Wednesday, March 2 at 9 PM. "The Indies" will serve as the official Canadian Music Week 2005 Opening Night party, kicking off the festivities for the CMW Music Festival, running from March 2-5.
The nominees are chosen by committees of industry professionals from all areas of the music scene, and the winners will be chosen by fans through online voting. Nominated in the same category as Kataklysm are The End, Malefaction, The Reason and 3 Inches of Blood.
This year's awards ceremony will also include the presentation of the Galaxie Rising Stars Award of the CBC, which helps new artists make a name for themselves in the Canadian music industry.
Online voting at CMW.net begins at 9 AM ET on Tuesday, February 1 and closes at 12 Midnight on Tuesday, February 15.
Kataklysm will be kicking off a U.S. tour with Danzig next month. Here are the confirmed dates: More...
Trivium and 3 Inches of Blood will soon have new music videos out. Both videos will be directed by acclaimed director Dale Resteghini (Fear Factory, Hatebreed).
3 Inches of Blood recently filmed the video for "Deadly Sinners" and that should be seeing the light of day soon.
Trivium are set to film their second video, for their new single "Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr" next week. We'll keep you posted on release dates.
3 Inches of Blood's "Advance and Vanquish" is in stores now, and Trivium's "Ascendency" will be released on 3/15/05
According to recent Internet rumors, the forthcoming Spring installment of the Roadrunner Records RoadRage tour is said to feature 3 Inches Of Blood, Still Remains, Trivium and The Agony Scene. Dates and venues are yet to be announced for the March/April trek.
More answers are in from 3 Inches Of Blood frontman Cam Pipes on the latest installment of answers from Ask the Artist. The latest questions answered are as follows:
Question: how in the name of all that is holy do you manage to hit those high notes, and do you have any special tricks for beginning vocalists?
Cam: I'm no expert in the matter because I've never taken vocal lessons. I just sing along to my favorite albums and attempt to do what they're doing. Gargling with cold water before a show helps me warm up.
Question: As a musician, starting out, what advice can you give about writing your own music and getting it heard?
Cam: Play shows in your home town fairly often for a while to build up your chops as a live band. Eventually you should aim for playing most of your shows out of town because ultimately it's the fans in other cities that will appreciate you more than your home town will.
For all of Cam's answers, click here.
3 Inches Of Blood's "Advance And Vanquish" in stores now - check out the Ecard to hear music and to win your own painted 3IOB jean jacket.
Killswitch Engage is the latest band for Ask the Artist. Submit your questions to Mike D here.
Guitarists for Norwegian black metal band Satyricon have been arrested in Toronto, Canada for allegedly drugging and raping a woman following a show at Fun Haus in Toronto earlier this week. The Toronto woman claims that she was with Satyricon's A.O. Gronbech and Steinar Gundersen (also of Spiral Architect) in their tourbus, but eventually woke up somewhere else and had been sexually assaulted. The guitarists are currently being detained and DNA samples have been taken. The Norwegian embassy was told of the arrest and has been working with Canadian officials on behalf of those charged. If convicted, the two could each face up to ten years in prison. Needless to say, the group's remaining tour dates with 3 Inches Of Blood were subsequently cancelled. If you're fluent in Norwegian, you can view more details here.
3 Inches of Blood had their set cut short last night in Hollywood, CA at the Whiskey A Go Go as they were in support of Satyricon. Here's a message from the band:
"What the hell happened? To all who came to the show at the Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood last night, we're all very upset at having the plug pulled right in the middle of our set. We're still not sure the real reason why we were cut off, but we appreciate everyone who came to support us and apologize for the sudden end to the metal feast."
INFERNAL MAJESTY's label Galy Records has confirmed that the legendary Canadian thrashers are officially OFF SATYRICON's Return Of The Antichrist US tour, leaving 3 INCHES OF BLOOD with the co-headlining slot.
A local area band will now be opening each upcoming show, with Battle For Ozzfest contenders SICKS DEEP confirmed for the December 16th, 18th and 21st shows.
John Tardy, frontman of the legendary death metal band Obituary is featured in Roadrunner Record's Ask the Artist this month. He answered your questions, including how Obituary formed, vocal influences, and his thoughts on the current death metal scene. Read all the answers in the Ask the Artist section.
Next month's artist is Cam from 3 Inches of Blood. Click here to submit a question to him.
Kenny from Infernal Majesty checked in with the following update:
Infernal Majesty are pleased to announce that they have been added to the Satyricon USA Tour. Also on the tour will be Vancouver's 3Inches of Blood. All confirmed Cities/Venues can be found on our web site.
Infernal Majesty will be playing their last show in Vancouver on November 27th, 2004 at the Brickyard, also on the bill - Divinity, Omega Crom, Widowmaker.
Infernal Majesty have also confirmed their European Tour. Tour will begin February, 2005, Hirax will be co-headling with Infernal Majesty.
Lots of new tour photos and reviews are now posted. Check it all out at www.infernalmajesty.com.
Until next time.
The 3 Inches of Blood Ecard is now available. The ecard features 5 tracks off 3IOB's Roadrunner debut, "Advance and Vanquish": "Destroy the Orcs," "Fear on the Bridge," "Premonition of Pain," "Revenge is a Vulture" and "Deadly Sinners."
Also, US residents can now enter for your chance to win a 3IOB painted denim jacket here.