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.
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.
METAL CHURCH is touring now in support of the new album 'The Weight Of The World' through SPV Records, supported by Roadrunner metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD...
10/28/2004 Tailspin , Las Vegas, NV
10/29/2004 Burt's Tiki Lounge , Salt Lake City, UT
10/30/2004 The Starlight , Ft. Collins, CO
10/31/2004 Whiskey Bill's , Lakewood, CO
11/01/2004 Union Station , Colorado Springs, CO
11/03/2004 Hurricane, The , Kansas City,
11/04/2004 The Green Door , Oklahoma City, OK
11/05/2004 Hairy Mary's , Des Moines, IA
11/06/2004 Vnuk's Lounge 5036 , Cudahy, WI
11/07/2004 Station , St. Paul, MN
11/10/2004 Mirage , Indianapolis, IN 46203
11/11/2004 Viele's Planet , Springfield, IL
11/12/2004 Rockwell , Springfield, MO
11/13/2004 I-Rock Nightclub , Detroit, MI
11/14/2004 Token Lounge , Westland, MI
11/15/2004 House of Blues - Chicago , IL
11/16/2004 Sudsy Malone's , Cincinnati, OH
11/17/2004 Peabody's Downunder , Cleveland, OH 44115
11/19/2004 Jaxx , Springfield, VA 22152
11/20/2004 Thunderdome , Baltimore, MD
11/21/2004 Crazy Donkey , Farmingdale, NY
11/22/2004 Dingbatz , Clifton, NJ
11/23/2004 Chance , Poughkeepsie, NY
11/24/2004 The Icon , Buffalo, NY
11/26/2004 Cabbot Street , Chicopee, MA
11/27/2004 The Continental , New York, NY
11/28/2004 Fuel , Lowell, MA
From the official 3 Inches of Blood website:
This past Friday, Shane and Justin played their first show as members of 3 Inches of Blood. They've only been with us for a very short time, but did a spectacular job learning the set. We're all happy with how the gig in Victoria went and are glad to have made that first step towards going out and playing a bunch of live shows in the coming months.
The track listing for Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (out Tuesday October 5, if you're into that sort of thing) has quite a number of metal bands on it.
Frank Sinatra - "That's Life"
The Doors - "Break On Through (To The Other Side)"
Johnny Cash - "Ring of Fire"
Ramones - "Rock â€˜N Roll High School"
Sugarhill Gang - "Rappers Delight"
Metallica - "Whiplash"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "The Power of Equality"
The Stooges - "1970"
X - "Los Angeles"
Violent Femmes - "Add It Up"
The D.O.C. - "Whirlwind Pyramid"
Jimmy Eat World - "Pain"
Rancid - "Fall Back Down"
The Explosion - "Here I Am"
Melvins - "Sweet Willy Rollbar"
Distillers - "Beat Your Heart Out"
Less Than Jake - "That's Why They Call It A Union"
Faith No More - "Mid Life Crisis"
Ween - "It's Gonna Be A Long Night"
Joy Division - "Warsaw"
Dead Boys - "Sonic Reducer"
Brand Nubian - "Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down"
Cut Chemist - "Drums of Fire"
The Germs - "Lexicon Devil"
Disturbed - "Liberate"
The Living End - "End of the World"
Fear - "I Love Livin In The City"
Audio Two - "Top Billin"
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - "Soul Brother #1"
Das Oath - "Awesome R***"
Libretto - "Volume"
Handsome Boy Modeling School - "Holy Calamity"
Zeke - "Long Train Running"
Lamb of God - "Black Label"
3 Inches of Blood - "Deadly Sinners"
The Hiss - "Back On The Radio"
25 Ta Life - "Over the Years"
Nebula - "So It Goes"
Aesop Rock - "No Jumper Cables"
Living Legends - "Night Prowler"
Atmosphere - "Trying To Find A Balance"
Suicide Machines - "High Anxiety"
The Casualties - "Unknown Soldier"
Diverse - "Certified"
Ultramagnetic MC's - "Ego Trippin"
Camaros - "Cheesecake"
Steele Pulse - "Born Fe Rebel"
Ministry - "No W"
Grand Puba - "I Like It"
Operatic - "Interested In Madness"
Mike V & the Rats - "Never Give Up"
Dead End Road - "Sin City"
Melbeatz feat. Kool Savas - "Grind On"
Posted on the official 3 Inches of Blood website:
To confirm, (guitarists) Bobby Froese and Sunny Dhak are no longer part of the band. The two of them decided they could no longer commit to touring and needed to deal with some personal matters. Naturally, we were all quite shocked and disappointed by their decision, but after much discussion we understand why they needed to do this and we wish them the best.
We decided afterwards that we didn't want to call it a day, so we've recruited the guitar talents of Justin Hagberg from war-metallers Allfather, and Shane Clark who plays in Ten Miles Wide and The Almighty Punchdrunk.
We're also pleased to announce that we'll be doing a tour of the U.S.A. as main support for Metal Church.
Confirmed dates for the Metal Church tour are as follows: More...
Roadrunner Records is releasing the long-awaited MTV2 Headbangers Ball Volume 2 Compilation this Tuesday. 40 tracks from 40 of the hottest acts in mainstream heavy metal and in the underground, for one low price. Who needs the radio, when you have this awesome play list to pop in the CD player. MTV has put up a full preview of the album, which you can access by clicking here
Cradle Of Filth bassist Dave Pybus has posted the following studio update on the band's official web site:
"The new album is finished and the promo tour has started which saw me and [vocalist] Dani [Filth] travel through Cologne - Germany, Stockholm - Sweden, Amsterdam - Holland, Milan - Italy and New York - USA. There is a 6-track CD featuring unmixed and unmastered songs gone out to the press which rumour has it can be downloaded on the net. I wanna personally thank whoever did this for us as it's helped the promotion of 'Nymphetamine' a thousand fold and we now hope to go on and sell a million copies due to people downloading our songs before we put them on the website. Cheers for that. I'll buy you a beer if we ever meet. You can officially download the title track for us when it appears on the 'Resident Evil' soundtrack later this month. Thanks.
"One thing not many people have heard so far is our Bathory 'Bestial Lust' cover, which is set to appear on Japanese release of 'Nymphetamine' as an extra track. We did this before Bathory mainman Quorthon died but we'd still like to think of it as a tribute to them. Maybe this track will appear on our special edition early next year, so rest of the world... don't worry.
"The video shoot for 'Nymphetamine' takes place this week in London at a secret location and [former Theatre Of Tragedy and current Leaves's Eyes singer] Liv Kristine WILL be featured in the video. Dani tells us: 'It's sort of a murder ballad. The vibe of it is going to be like you are watching theatre. It's going to be very Shakespearian, but the lead characters are actually both females, so there is going to be a slight lesbian kink to it.' Nice... I spent some of today choosing the models for the video.
"Preparation for our South American tour has now begun and we are working on the set list in rehearsals, which is leaning more towards older tracks for the fans down there. 'Nymphetamine' will be released while we are actually in Colombia (on the 28th September), so plenty of reason for us to celebrate! As for touring plans in the rest of the world... bands tipped to be playing with us range from Mudvayne, Lacuna Coil, 3 Inches Of Blood in the USA and Type O Negative in Europe before Christmas. All this can change so please don't quote me on it. I'd just rather people hear it from the band instead of unreliable sources."
The Road Rage 2004 tour featuring co-headliners Chimaira and Machine Head with Trivium opening, has commenced. As hinted by various sources, 3 Inches Of Blood is not opening with Trivium. You can check out a Road Rage ecard here with music and info on the tour.
Metal Underground .com will be covering the 10th Anniversary of 'Burn My Eyes' show in Philly in which Machine Head will play 'Burn My Eyes' in its entirety, as well as the DC show the following night. Stay tuned for some interviews, reports and hopefully photos from the shows right here next week.