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 organisers of Belgiums premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of eleven more bands to this years bill. Among the latest acts are American supergroup Hellyeah, Australian rockers Airbourne and British heavy metal veterans Raven. The other confirmed bands are Katatonia, Evergrey, The Devil's Blood, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Dark Funeral, 3 Inches Of Blood and Sylosis. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
CANCER BATS have posted a brand new track on their MySpace page entitled "Scared To Death." The track is taken from the forthcoming album Bears, Mayors, Scraps and Bones which will be released in the United States and Canada on April 13th.
CANCER BATS also just announced that they will be releasing a digital EP ahead of their album release. The EP will contain the tracks ‘Scared To Death’ and their take on the Beastie Boys’ classic, ‘Sabotage’. It will be available from iTunes as of March 1st. Be sure to check out the April issues of Kerrang, Rock Sound, Metal Hammer, and Big Cheese for more on the CANCER BATS. More...
The organizers of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival have announced another blockbuster lineup for the third edition of the travelling hard rock and metal event, including co-headlining performances from shock rock rocker Rob Zombie and nu-metal pioneers Korn. Also on the bill will be Lamb Of God, Hatebreed, Five Finger Death Punch, Chimaira, Winds Of Plague, Shadows Fall, Atreyu, Norma Jean, In This Moment and 3 Inches Of Blood.
The latest tour dates are as follows:
Sat Jul 10 San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA
Sun Jul 11 Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
Tue Jul 13 White River Amphitheater – Southeast Auburn, WA
Fri Jul 16 Cricket Wireless Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
Sat Jul 17 Journal Pavilion – Albuquerque, NM
Sun Jul 18 Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre – Englewood, CO
Tue Jul 20 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO
Wed Jul 21 Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
Fri Jul 23 Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
Sat Jul 24 The Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
Sun Jul 25 Parc Jean Drapeau – Montreal, QC
Tue Jul 27 Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Wed Jul 28 P.N.C. Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
Fri Jul 30 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
Sat Jul 31 Verizon Wireless Music Center – Noblesville, IN
Sun Aug 01 Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
Wed Aug 04 Virginia Beach Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
Fri Aug 06 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
Sat Aug 07 Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake – Pittsburgh, PA
Sun Aug 08 Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge – Bristow, VA
Tue Aug 10 Ford Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
Wed Aug 11 Cruzan Amphitheater – West Palm Beach, FL
Fri Aug 13 Superpages.com Center – Dallas, TX
Sat Aug 14 Zoo Amphitheatre – Oklahoma City, OK
3 Inches of Blood has posted two video clips online of their performance on Fuel TV's The Daily Habit show. The video clip for the song "Call of The Hammer" can be viewed below and the clip of "Silent Killer" can be found after the jump.
3 Inches of Blood has issued the following statement about vocalist Cam Pipes having a bag stolen in Santa Cruz:
"Attn: Santa Cruz Area: Cam’s bag was stolen from the dressing room last night at The Veterans Hall in Santa Cruz. Cam wants his shit back! and we know who did it.. his name is 'Ariel (DeHaviland)' Here is the description of the guy: tall, blue eyes, shaved head, stalky, star tattoo in the middle of chest and hand and tattoo's on knuckles, wrist & shoulder. Anyways if you know this guy, or can get our stuff back, consider yourself set for life with us! Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any information."
German technical death metallers Obscura have announced they will be touring Europe alongside 3 Inches of Blood, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Necrophobic. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:
1/8 Wiesbaden , Germany Schlachthof
1/9 Oberhausen , Germany Turbinenhalle
1/10 Hamburg , Germany Markthalle
1/11 Malmo , Sweden KB
1/12 Aarhus , Denmark Voxhall
1/13 Berlin , Germany Columbia Club
1/14 Prague , Czech Rep. Abaton
1/15 Nurnburg , Germany Hirsch
1/16 Dresden , Germany Reithalle
1/17 Wien , Austria Arena
1/18 Budapest , Hungary Diesel
1/19 Ljubljana , Slovenia Kino Siska
1/20 Munchen , Germany Backstage Werk
1/21 Bologna , Italy Estragon
1/22 Milan , Italy Musicdrome
1/23 Erstfeld , Switzerland Transilvania Live Club
1/24 Esch-Alzette , Luxembourg Kulturfabrik
1/26 Barcelona , Spain Salamandra 1
1/27 Madrid , Spain Joy Eslava
1/28 Porto , Portugal Cine Teatro Julio Diniz
1/29 Durango , Spain Plateruena
1/30 Paris , France Trabendo
1/31 Antwerp , Belgium Muziekodroom
2/1 Bristol , UK Academy
2/2 Leeds , UK Rios
2/3 Glasgow , UK Garage
2/4 Birmingham , UK Academy
2/5 London , UK ULU
2/6 Utrecht , Holland Tivoli
California death metallers A Band of Orcs have issued the following update about playing a live show alongside 3 Inches of Blood:
"We return to the field to battle human warriors 3 Inches of Blood, as they make another raid on the Vortex! We had a great showdown with 'em in January and look forward to clashing arms with them again. Tickets on sale at this location. This will be A Band of Orcs' last show of the year, so don't miss this epic rematch!!! Until the Domination, oRc on!!!"
The details are as follows:
12/2 2009 Santa Cruz Vet’s Hall Santa Cruz, California
Front man Jamey Paul Luna of Los Angeles metallers Holy Grail has issued the following statement from the road:
"The tour has been ripping so far, only 3 shows in and the crowds are getting better and better. 3IOB and Saviours are slaying it down and total bros, can't wait to see what kind of insanity strikes upon us next!"
Holy Grail is currently on tour alongside 3 Inches of Blood and Saviors. They still have the following tour dates remaining:
11/21 Beat Kitchen w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Chicago, Illinois
11/22 Cactus Club w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Milwaukee, Wisconsin
11/24 The Marquee w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Tulsa, Oklahoma
11/25 Rubber Gloves w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Denton, Texas
11/27 Gator’s w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Farmington, New Mexico
11/28 The Rock w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Tucson, Arizona
11/29 The Farm w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Las Vegas, Nevada
12/1 Chain Reaction w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Anaheim, California
12/2 Vet’s Hall w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Santa Cruz, California
12/4 WOW Hall w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Eugene, Oregon
12/5 Hawthorne Theatre w/ 3 Inches of Blood & Saviours Portland, Oregon
12/11 Whisky A Go Go Hollywood, California
Vocalist Cam Pipes and guitarist Shane Clark of 3 Inches of Blood recently appeared for an interview on G4. The video clip of the interview can be viewed below.
Cam Pipes (vocals) and Shane Clark (guitars) from 3 INCHES OF BLOOD rock G4’s X-Play this Monday, November 16th at 6:30PM EST/PST, not long from now. The Canadian metal band discusses their unique brand of metal and reveals how being included on the soundtracks to blockbuster videogames, including the recent Brutal Legend has helped earn them a legion of new fans. Click here to find G4 in your area and for more information, log on to g4tv.com/xplay.
3 INCHES OF BLOOD is currently on their massive headlining North American fall trek with Saviours and Holy Grail in the support slots. This will be the last U.S. run for 3 INCHES OF BLOOD until the spring of 2010.
3 Inches of Blood have posted a new music video online through Bloody Disgusting. The video for "Battles and Brotherhood," which is off their latest album "Here Waits Thy Doom," can be viewed at this location.
3 Inches of Blood release their latest album "Here Waits Thy Doom" on August 31st through Century Media. Revolver TV has now posted a series of video clips online of vocalist Cam Pipes and guitarist Shane Clark explaining each track on the album. The first two entries in the series can be found here and here.
3 Inches of Blood has scheduled a special headlining show in memory of their fallen friend and ex-bass player Brian Redman. This event is set for Saturday November 7 at Hell's Kitchen in Tacoma, WA with openers Jet City Fix and Glimpse.
3 Inches of Blood comments: “We are happy to be paying tribute to our lost friend and former bandmate, Brian Redman. This show is about honoring Brian's memory and celebrating his life. We want everyone to enjoy this show, have fun and remember the good we all had with Brian because he always knew how to have a good time and we're confident that he would have wanted it that way."
Vancouver's Bison b.c. has checked in with a fairly extensive blog recapping the tour with Kylesa, Tombs, Saviours and Red Fang this fall. Here's an exerpt from the blog:
"Sep 11 '09 (Vancouver BC @ Commodore):
I always love kicking off a tour with a show in Vancouver. It's great to have one last chance to get completely loser pissed with our friends before we hit the road for however long. This time we were fortunate enough to finally share the stage with local good 'ol boys The Golers and old pals 3 Inches of Blood. The Golers have been around forever and everyone should fucking hear them. They're basically Vancouver's Venomous Concept: relentless, break-neck speed pummeling. Is grind-punk a genre?
"Show was fucking fun as all hell. It was 3 Inches record release show for 'Here Waits Thy Doom' (which may or may not feature all of us doing back ups on the song 'Preacher's Daughter') and the place was packed! The cap of the Commodore is somewhere between 950 and 1000 and apparently it was like 15 tickets away from being sold out. Jesse from local grinders Zuckuss pointed out how fucking crazy it is that three local bands brought that many metal heads out of the woodwork. The night was bitter sweet though because not only was our good friend Ian unable to be there because of surgery but that night would also be my last chance to ever set foot in local punk/metal institution the Cobalt. I can't even describe how awesome that bar and the staff are. The thought that it's getting shut down by the fucking slum lords that own the building so they can cash in on Olympic fever makes me wanna tear someone's head off. I'm consoled by the fact that i know bar legend/honcho Wendy 13 will soon enough have a new venue i can crawl out of at 5am reeking of jager bombs. COBALT FOREVER!"
Read the rest of it on Bison b.c.'s MySpace blog.
3 INCHES OF BLOOD is back with their new album, "Here Waits Thy Doom," and a massive worldwide touring schedule. The group just completed a lengthy, highly successful North American tour alongside In Flames, Between The Buried and Me, and The Faceless. The group immediately followed this up with a few headlining shows, which kick off on Oct. 7th and run through Oct. 29th.
3 INCHES OF BLOOD will take about two weeks off before hitting the road once again assuming the headlining role on a BloodyDisgusting.com sponsored trek with Saviours and Holy Grail in the support slots. This kicks off on November 13th and will be the last U.S. run until the spring of 2010.
In other band news, the group recently shot a video for the album’s vicious lead-off cut, "Battles and Brotherhood," that was produced and directed by the acclaimed Rick Podd, who has worked on such movies as "The Watcher" and "Hellraiser." The clip basically features the band set in the middle of a medieval battle and also showcases their acting abilities. Stay tuned to BloodyDisgusting.com over the next week for an exclusive video teaser to give you a little taste as to what’s to come with the full-length clip.
Cam Pipes (vocals) states: “We're off to a pretty good start in support of Here Waits Thy Doom. Our hometown show in Vancouver sold out beyond capacity and was amazing in every way. We had very supportive crowds at the few Western Canada shows we did afterwards. Currently, we are nearing the end of the U.S. tour with In Flames, Between the Buried and Me and The Faceless and as we had hoped, it has been a great tour. We usually get along with all the bands we tour with and this is no different. The shows have been hugely attended and fans have been quite enthusiastic to say the least.
“We have a week of headlining shows on the east coast with Children and Mantic Ritual before we go to Canada and tour our way back home across our home country. Saviours will be meeting up with us in southern Ontario to do the last week of Canadian dates. After a bit of time off we embark on the BloodyDisgusting.com (our favorite website) sponsored headlining North American tour. Again, Saviours will be joining us as well as Holy Grail. It's a busy fall season for us, but we wouldn't have it any other way.”
Here are the latest 3 Inches of Blood tour dates: More...
Spew Active News and Entertainment has issued the following statement about former 3 Inches of Blood bassist Brian Redman passing away:
"It is with a sad heart that I report that Brian Redman died last night in a motor vehicle accident in Tacoma. Redman recently returned to Tacoma after living in Southern California for a short stint.
"Before he left for California, he tended bar at Doyle’s and fronted the rock band the Dirty Knockers. Redman also had a two-year run as bassist for metal band 3 Inches of Blood. Doyle’s Public House will be closed today as the owners and staff mourn the lost of their friend. On behalf of everyone at the Weekly Volcano, I extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Brian Redman.
"May you rest in peace Brian."
3 Inches of Blood has posted a series of photos online from their video shoot for the song "Battles and Brotherhood." The photos can be found at this location.
The Black Dahlia murder has announced that they will be headlining the European Bonecrusher Festival tour in 2010. Supporting acts will include 3 Inches of Blood, Necrophobic, Obscura, The Faceless, Carnifex, and Ingested.
The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad has this to say: "We are very excited to be the drunken hosts of the Bonecrusher tour. In cooperation with the wonderful Avocado, we have assembled quite a brutal line up for all tastes of the extreme. We are to be joined in this merciless campaign by our bearded brethren in 3 Inches Of Blood, personal favorites Necrophobic, Carnifex, Obscura, The Faceless and one of the UK's finest, Ingested. You'd be a fool to miss such a killer line up! Come out to the show and leave in an urn... bones crushed!!!"
The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...
Canadian heavy metal outfit 3 Inches Of Blood has posted a new song online entitled, "Battles and Brotherhood." You can check the song out by heading to the bands official Myspace. They will also be shooting a new music video for the song shortly. The song will be appearing on the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Here Waits Thy Doom."
Los Angeles, CA's ABYSMAL DAWN has announced a number of regional tour dates for this fall in support of their new album "Programmed To Consume." These shows will see ABYSMAL DAWN supporting 3 INCHES OF BLOOD in Hollywood, and VEHEMENCE in Tempe and Hollywood.
Audio samples taken from "Programmed To Consume" can be heard online now via the band's MySpace. The first video from "Programmed To Consume," for the title track, is also online now at this location. More...