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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3 Inches of Blood has checked in from the studio with the following update about recording new material for an upcoming album:
"Cam finished recording his vocals tonight. Justin is close to finishing his vocal stuff. We shall resume after the holidays. Can't wait til everyone hears this record."
The band will also be embarking on the North American "Metal Alliance" tour in March supporting Devildriver. Full details on the tour routing are available here. Other bands on the bill include The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Job For A Cowboy, and Impending Doom.
American modern metal act Devildriver has announced that it will be the featured headliner on the forthcoming 2012 Metal Alliance North American tour. Support on the festival styled tour is set to come from The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Job For A Cowboy, 3 Inches of Blood, and Impending Doom. All the currently announced dates for Metal Alliance 2012 can be viewed below.
3/15 Austin, TX SXSW - Scoot Inn
3/16 New Orleans, LA - The Hangar
3/17 St Petersburg, FL - State Theater
3/18 Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
3/20 Baltimore, MD - Sonar
3/21 New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
3/22 Danvers, MA - Palace Ballroom
3/23 Montreal, QC - Club Soda
3/24 Toronto, ON - Opera House
3/25 Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
3/26 Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
3/27 St Paul, MN - Station-4
3/28 Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
3/29 Regina, SK - Riddell Centre
3/30 Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Centre
3/31 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
4/1 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
4/3 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
4/5 Oakland, CA - The Pound
4/6 Pomona, CA - Fox Theater
4/7 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater
4/9 Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
4/10 Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
4/11 Des Moines, IA - 7 Flags Event Center
4/13 Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theater
4/15 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
4/16 Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
4/19 Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
4/20 Austin, TX - Emo's East
4/21 Houston, TX - House Of Blues
3 Inches of Blood entered Vogville Studios yesterday to begin recording the band's fifth full-length album. The group has now checked in with the following brief recap of the first day's recording:
"DAY ONE in the studio was FUCKING EXCELLENT! Ash truly beat the shit out of his drums, and he's going to do it again tomorrow! This calls for a beer!
"Justin just listened to 'The View' by Lou Reed and Metallica, and now he can't stop singing 'I am the stew, I am the bread bowl.'"
For more of the latest 3 Inches of Blood recording updates and to check out photos uploaded from the studio, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.
3 Inches of Blood has issued the following brief announcement about entering the studio to record a new full-length album:
"We're heading to Vogville Studios today to begin recording our fifth record, and we're very excited for this. It's always time for Heavy Metal!"
Further details on the album, which is being recorded with engineer and producer Terry Sho Murray, will be announced as they are made available. The band also recently posted this update about seeking fan art submission:
"3 INCHES OF BLOOD wants you to make them an (unofficial) ALBUM COVER! You have to the end of November to submit your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The WINNER of the contest will get vinyl copies of ANTHEMS FOR THE VICTORIOUS and the 3IOB / BOB WAYNE split, 3IOB guitar picks, drum sticks, and a signed drum head.
"Be creative, and have fun doing it! We're looking forward to seeing what your BARBARIC MINDS come up with!"
Canadian heavy metal outfit 3 Inches Of Blood has announced that they will be soon entering the studio to begin work on their next studio album, which will be released sometime next year. The album will be recorded at Vogville Studios and Profile Studios in Vancouver with engineer and producer Terry Sho Murray, who also worked on the band's last 7".
Guitarist Shane Clark comments, "We 're in pre-production mode here in east van and we're writing our next blood soaked metal masterpiece!! We are keeping true metal alive, so fuck trends brothers and sisters!! Stay metal!!! You will hear from us very soon!!"
Outlaw country modernist Bob Wayne and heavy metal outfit 3 Inches of Blood have released a split 7". The split, which is available today, includes Bob Wayne's "Everything's Legal In Alabama" and a live version of "Call Of The Hammer" from 3 Inches of Blood featuring Ben Falgoust from Goatwhore.
3 Inches of Blood vocalist Cam Pipes commented on the release, "When asked if we wanted to do a split 7" with Bob Wayne it was a pretty easy decision. We've never done a split 7" before and Bob's already a friend of ours, a good ol' Pacific Northwestern boy. We've also never released a live track before. We had recorded some shows in Vancouver last year, so we picked Call of the Hammer since Ben Falgoust from Goatwhore does guest vocals on it. All around this is a special release for us."
Bob Wayne adds, "I've always had fun hangin with those guys [3 Inches Of Blood]. We've played a few shows together and I always go and see them live if they're within 100 miles of me! I'm a big fan so this is a huge honor."
On Saturday, September 24th the film "Lloyd The Conqueror," staring Mike Smith (Trailer Park Boys) and Brian Posehn, will premiere as part of the Calgary International Film Festival at the Globe Theatre at 7:00 PM.
Century Media's 3 Inches of Blood has a cover of the classic Rush song, "Anthem" featured in the film and directly following the premiere the band will be performing at the official after party. The event begins at 9:00 PM at Dickens Pub. Tickets can be purchased here. The following press release has also been released about the film:
"When perpetual slacker Lloyd (Evan Williams) and his two best friends ask their history professor, Derek (TRAILER PARK BOYS' Mike Smith), for an extra-credit assignment, he challenges them to unseat him as the dread lord of his deteriorating LARPing (Live Action Role Playing) league. But this will be no simple grade-grab. Getting to Derek will mean battling a string of dedicated (and downright deranged) Demons & Dwarves players, including a pack of bloodthirsty Danes and a somewhat misplaced Vulcan.
"Featuring a cast of cult-comic favourites including Brian Posehn, Harland Williams and FUBAR's Andrew Sparacino (who also appears in A LEGEND OF WHITEY), and directed by Calgary's Michael Peterson, LLOYD THE CONQUEROR is a no-holds-barred fantasy romp that casts a 12-sided eye on a much-misunderstood subculture. Whether you're a die-hard D&D fan or a newbie to all things geek, get ready to be won over by Lloyd and his merry band of adventurers."
Further details on "Lloyd the Conqueror" can be found by heading over to this location.
Vancouver, Canada heavy metal act Bison b.c. has announced that Matt Wood (Haggatha, ex-3 Inches of Blood, ex-Pride Tiger) has joined the band as its new drummer. Bison guitarist/vocalist James Farwell commented on the addition by saying;
"A couple months back Brad [Mackinnon, former drummer] told us he had made the difficult decision to leave the band. We lived and breathed music together for almost five years and it was a fucking honor to share the stage and create music with him, not to mention doing all kinds of fucked up shit that was fucking way fun. It was a hard decision for him, and we wish him all the best, and hey, we still go and get wasted together.
"Enter Matt Wood. Masa and Matt used to play in a band called Goatsblood way back in the day, he also totally slays in a couple of local bands – Congress and haggatha – so we invite him to come jam with us, purely out of pity. Turns out he’s pretty good for a drunk just shy of fifty. So, on behalf of Bison bc inc., we would like to welcome to the band, our new drummer, Mr. Matt Wood" More...
Tom MacLeod has posted a teaser trailer online for an upcoming 3 Inches of Blood tour documentary, which can be viewed below. MacLeod also issued the following statement about seeking donations to help fund the release of the documentary:
"Over the month of May I documented The Warriors Of The Great White North Tour with 3 Inches Of Blood and the Cancer Bats, as well as BarnBurner (MTL) and Waster (WPG). The footage is insane and the whole film will be scored by members of 3 Inches. The more money I raise the quicker I can get the film to the fans and trust me, you will not be disappointed. Any support you can give would be greatly appreciated."
Additional details on the DVD and information on donating to fund the project can be found by heading over to this location.
New live footage has made its way online featuring Vancouver metal act 3 Inches of Blood performing its newest song "Lords of Change." The video was filmed during the band's hometown gig in Vancouver, BC , Canada on May 28, 2011. You can check out the clip in the player below.
Vancouver metal act Quartered has announced that it has been nominated in the "Best Metal Band" category at this year's first annual Urban Culture Conference. The new awards event has categories based in music, blogs, arts, sports, food, beer, radio and nightlife (amongst many others) which all spotlight distinct Vancouver talent.
You can find the entire list of "Best Metal Band" nominees below and you can also cast your vote, for every category, at this location.
3 Inches of Blood
Vancouver, Canada heavy metallers 3 Inches Of Blood have posted some new footage from the studio online. The footage was taken during the band's time recording its forthcoming new EP "Anthems For The Victorious" which will see its release on May 12, 2011 through Century Media records.
Vancouver, Canada heavy metallers 3 Inches of Blood have posted its new music video online. The video was shot for the track "12:34" and was made of backstage and live footage taken from the band's recent touring. You can view the video in the player below.
3 Inches of Blood has announced a brand new 7" release entitled "Anthems for the Victorious." Fans are being invited to experience brand new music from the release by hearing the song "Lords of Change." You can check out the track by heading over to the 3 Inches of Blood Facebook page at this location.
The band is also kicking off a co-headlining run of dates with Georgia metal masters Skeletonwitch tonight. The dates are as follows:
4/07 Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter
4/08 Madison, WI @ The Annex
4/09 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
4/10 South Bend, IN @ Elva's Fiesta Club
4/11 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
4/12 Toledo, OH @ Headliners
4/13 Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
4/14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
4/16 Worcester, MA @ New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
4/17 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
4/18 Baltimore, MD @ Otto Bar
4/19 Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
4/21 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
4/22 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room
3 Inches of Blood will team up with Skeletonwitch next month for a two week run through the Midwest and East coast, which will include a stop at New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, MA on April 16th. The band has been off the road recently writing an upcoming new album, the follow-up to 2009's "Breathing the Fire."
The dates with Skeletonwitch are as follows:
Thu/Apr-07 Covington, KY Mad Hatter
Fri/Apr-08 Milwaukee, WI The Annex
Sat/Apr-09 Chicagoi, IL Empty Bottle
Sun/Apr-10 South Bend, IN Elva's Fiesta Club
Mon/Apr-11 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose
Sat/Apr-16 Worcester, MA New England Metal Fest
Sun/Apr-17 NYC, NY Grammercy
Mon/Apr-18 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
Tue/Apr-19 Raliegh, NC Volume 11
Thu/Apr-21 St. Louis, MO Fubar
Fri/Apr-22 Columbus, OH Ravari Room
3 Inches of Blood also recently announced an upcoming Canadian tour alongside Cancer Bats. Details are available at this location.
Vancouver, Canada heavy metallers 3 Inches Of Blood have revealed the dates fortheir upcoming "Warriors Of The Great White North Tour." The tour will also feature co-headliners Cancer Bats as well as support from Barn Burner, Waster, A Sight for Sewn Eyes, and Ancients on select dates. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.
May 4 - Brandon, MB - North Hill Inn
May 6 - Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks
May 7 - Timmins, ON - The Victory Tavern
May 9 - Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
May 10 - Moncton, NB - The Manhattan
May 11 - Charlottetown, PEI - Hunter's Ale House
May 12 - Moncton, NB - The Manhattan
May 13 - Halifax, NS - The Paragon Theatre
May 14 - Halifax, NS - The Pavilion
May 15 - Fredericton, NB - Nicky Zee's Nightclub
May 16 - Trois-Rivieres, QC - Le Dartagnan
May 17 - Ottawa, ON - Ritual Nightclub
May 18 - Kingston, ON - Time To Laugh Comedy Club
May 19 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club Theatre
May 20 - London, ON - Rumrunners
May 21 - Sudbury, ON - Jubilee Hall
May 24 - Regina, SK - The Distrikt
May 25 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
May 26 - Calgary, AB - The Gateway bar - SAIT Campus
May 27 - Kelowna, BC - Flashbacks
May 28 - Vancouver, BC - The Rickshaw Theatre
May 29 - Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
A new video interview has been posted online featuring Cam Pipes, vocalist of Vancouver, Canada's 3 Inches of Blood. You can view the video interview below:
The full list of bands and dates for which they will appear has been announced for the forthcoming New England Metal And Hardcore Festival. The 2011 edition of the event is set to take place between Thursday April 14, Friday April 15, and Saturday April 16 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussets. The festival lineup is as follows:
Thursday, April 14:
OUR LAST NIGHT
STRAY FROM THE PATH
ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS
BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY
ARMOR FOR THE BROKEN
THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE
I THE BREATHER
ACROSS THE SUN
TOO LATE THE HERO
A PLEA FOR PURGING
THE CRIMSON ARMADA
3 Inches of Blood is gearing up for a tour as direct support for Eluveitie, but before that gets started the band will be making a quick pit stop into Shostroud Productions in Vancouver to record new cuts with Sho Murray (City of Fire) and Byron Stroud (Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory). One of the songs will be played live on the upcoming tour and will be making its way online soon. The band comments:
"It's a great time for us to be touring North America again. We haven't slugged it out in the US since Mayhem fest in summer 2010 and we're always happy to play to our loyal Canadian brethren. Everyone in the 3IOB camp have been eagerly anticipating this tour. We've never toured with a band like Eluveitie before. Their fan base is probably more similar to ours than most other bands we've toured with in the past. The Holy Grail guys are always fun to hang out with and we're curious to check out System Divide. We're extra pumped for this tour because it will give us the opportunity to road-test a new song or two. Hope everyone digs the new jams."
The upcoming 3 Inches of Blood tour dates are as follows:
1/26 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
1/28 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
1/29 Columbia, MO @ Mojo's
1/30 Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird Nightclub
1/31 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
w/ Eluveitie, Holy Grail & System Divide
2/1 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
2/2 New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater
2/3 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/4 Quebec City, QC @ De Quebec
2/5 Montreal, QC @ Le National
2/6 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
2/8 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
2/9 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
2/10 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
2/11 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
2/12 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
2/14 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
2/15 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
2/16 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
2/17 San Francisco, CA @ Slims
2/18 Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
2/19 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
2/21 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
2/22 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
2/24 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
2/25 Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
2/26 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2/28 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
3/02 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Cam Pipes from 3 Inches Of Blood shared his thoughts on the band's upcoming tour with Eluveitie:
"This is gonna be an interesting tour for us. We’re used to being on tours with metalcore/screamo bands and we stick out like a sore thumb. This tour, I think we’ll share more musical similarities with the other bands and therefore will be playing to a more like-minded crowd. At the same time, each band brings something unique to the tour. I’m predicting all the bands will get along famously. This should be a treat for our fans too ‘cause they’ll be seeing us with styles of bands that we aren’t mached up with too often!"
Eluveitie also commented:
"Thank you Cam Pipes, and we agree: This is going to be a blast. We’d like to add for anyone thinking the package is a little weird: If you’ve ever seen any of the bands live imagine that energy times four and you know what to expect on this tour and why it fits just right." More...