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Here Waits Thy Doom
9/8/2009

Fire Up The Blades
6/26/2007

Advance And Vanquish
10/19/2004
 
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3 Inches Of Blood Comment On Rockstar Mayhem
January 29, 2010
The biggest defenders of traditional heavy metal, 3 Inches Of Blood, are set make their triumphant return to North America as part of this summer's much anticipated Rockstar Mayhem Tour performing on the Mayhem Festival Stage alongside Atreyu, Norma Jean and In This Moment. This trek also marks the group's first outdoor festival tour since Ozzfest 2007, so expect them to pull out all the stops for this event. Head over now to www.myspace.com/3iob to stream new tracks from their highly acclaimed album, Here Waits Thy Doom, and to view their complete touring itinerary.

Cam Pipes
further comments: "I anticipate the Rockstar Mayhem tour to be quite an insane ordeal. The last time we did a festival tour in the U.S. was Ozzfest '07 and we all had a blast. We played to thousands of people everyday, made lots of new fans and made friends with lots of people in the other bands on the tour. We're expecting much of the same great times and since it is a different festival we're sure we'll have many new amazing experiences this time as well. You can also definitely count on many nights of heavy drinking, but what else would you expect. See you all soon."

3 Inches Of Blood also formed a killer partnership with the #1 source for all horror, Bloodydisgusting.com, to present the worldwide exclusive debut of the band's much anticipated new video for "Battles and Brotherhood." It was produced and directed by the acclaimed Rick Podd, who has worked on such movies as The Watcher & Hellraiser. The clip features the band set in the middle of a raging, medieval battle. Check it out now at this location.
 
 
 
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3IOB team up With BloodyDisgusting To Debut New Video
November 12, 2009
The biggest defenders of traditional heavy metal, 3 Inches Of Blood, are excited to team up with the #1 source for all horror, www.Bloodydisgusting.com, to present the worldwide exclusive debut of the band’s much anticipated new video for “Battles and Brotherhood.” The track hails from the group’s amazing new album 'Here Waits Thy Doom', which is available now. It was produced and directed by the acclaimed Rick Podd, who has worked on such movies as The Watcher & Hellraiser. The clip features the band set in the middle of a medieval battle, so let the battle begin. Check it out now.
http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/music/223

3 Inches Of Blood are currently preparing for their massive, BloodyDisgusting.com sponsored headlining North American fall trek with Saviours and Holy Grail in the support slots. This kicks off on Nov. 13th and will be the last U.S. run until the spring of 2010, so you won’t want to miss out on this. Head over now to www.myspace.com/3iob to view their complete touring itinerary.

Canada’s Xtremely-Media and Way Too Loud recently spoke with Cam Pipes (vocals) and Shane Clark (guitars) in two separate cities. The results of these lengthy conversations resulted in an intriguing and introspective feature that is a must read for any fan of the band. Head over to this location to check it out.

3 Inches of Blood on Tour w/ Saviours and Holy Grail:
11/13 - Spokane, WA @ Blvd
11/14 - Missoula, MT @ The Palace Lounge
11/15 - Murray, UT @ Murray Theater
11/16 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11/18 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Nutty's North
11/19 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
11/20 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
11/21 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
11/22 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
11/24 - Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
11/25 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
11/27 - Farmington, NM @ Gator's
11/28 - Tuscon, AZ @ The Rock
11/29 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Farm
12/01 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
12/02 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Vet's Hall
12/04 - Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall
12/05 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
 
 
 
 
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3IOB Partner With Revolver Mag To Launch New Video Content
November 9, 2009
3 Inches Of Blood, are currently preparing for their massive, www.BloodyDisgusting.com sponsored headlining North American fall trek with Saviours and Holy Grail in the support slots. This kicks off on Nov. 13th and will be the last U.S. run until the spring of 2010, so you won’t want to miss out on this. Head over now to www.myspace.com/3iob to view their complete touring itinerary.

'Here Waits Thy Doom'
has received worldwide critical acclaim (see below) and be sure to visit the band’s newly revamped Myspace page to stream new tracks, view their tour itinerary and stay on top of current news happenings. Cam Pipes (vocals) and Shane Clark (guitars) recently sat down to chat about the meanings behind each track on the new album. You can check out these videos, along with an hilarious Tattoo Magazine photo shoot clip, now exclusively at the following locations:

3 Inches Of Blood Go Track By Track Part 1

3 Inches Of Blood Go Track By Track Part 2

3 Inches Of Blood
Tattoo Magazine Shoot

3 Inches Of Blood
recently completed a lengthy, highly successful North American tour alongside In Flames, Between The Buried & Me and The Faceless. They also 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 & Hellraiser. The clip features the band set in the middle of a medieval battle and also showcases their acting abilities.

This video is definitely going to stand out from the pack with its big-budget look and old school settings. Stay tuned to www.BloodyDisgusting.com over the next week for the full-length exclusive, worldwide debut, but for now be sure to check out the teaser below to give you a little taste as to what’s to come.
 
 
 
 
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3 Inches Of Blood Post New Video Teaser Online
October 27, 2009
The biggest defenders of traditional heavy metal, 3 Inches Of Blood, are currently preparing for their massive, BloodyDisgusting.com sponsored headlining North American fall trek with Saviours and Holy Grail in the support slots. This kicks off on Nov. 13th and will be the last U.S. run until the spring of 2010, so you won’t want to miss out on this. Head over now to www.myspace.com/3iob to view their complete touring itinerary.

3 Inches of Blood
are back with a vengeance on their amazing new album, 'Here Waits Thy Doom', and with a massive worldwide touring schedule. The group recently completed a lengthy, highly successful North American tour alongside In Flames, Between The Buried & Me and The Faceless. They also 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 & Hellraiser. The clip features the band set in the middle of a medieval battle and also showcases their acting abilities.

This video is definitely going to stand out from the pack with its big-budget look and old school settings. Stay tuned to BloodyDisgusting.com over the next week for the full-length exclusive, worldwide debut, but for now be sure to check out the teaser below to give you a little taste as to what’s to come.
 
 
 
 
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3 Inches Of Blood Team Up With Bloodydisgusting.com
October 6, 2009
The biggest defenders of traditional heavy metal, 3 Inches Of Blood, are back with a vengeance on their amazing 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 & 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
take about two weeks off before hitting the road once again assuming the headlining role on the massive www.BloodyDisgusting.com sponsored trek with Saviours and Holy Grail in the support slots. This kicks off on Nov. 13th and will be the last U.S. run until the spring of 2010, so you won’t want to miss out on this.
This is the band’s first headlining nationwide tour in almost two years, so it is definitely not to be missed. Fans can expect to hear a slew of new, never before played material from their critically acclaimed new effort, as well as all of the classic hits. Either see below or head over now to www.myspace.com/3iob to view their complete touring itinerary.

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 & Hellraiser. The clip basically features the band set in the middle of a medieval battle and also showcases their acting abilities. This video is definitely going to stand out from the pack with its big-budget look and old school settings. Stay tuned to www.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.”

Born out of a love for pure metal, weaned on a diet of fantasy and mythology, 3 Inches Of Blood have been slaying the infidel for nearly a decade. In that time, they've released three albums and splattered the ground with crimson streaks while on tour with such acclaimed acts as Satyricon, Black Dahlia Murder, Motorhead and Cradle of Filth, just to name a few. These are mighty accomplishments for dedicated warriors from Vancouver, British Columbia, a region that's not exactly the Camelot of heavy metal. With their last album, 'Fire Up the Blades', they have surpassed even their own manly exploits, crafting a number of undeniable anthems that crash, rip and roar like a Medieval skirmish.

Headlining w/ Children and Mantic Ritual:
10/07 - Volume 11 Tavern – Raleigh, NC
10/08 - The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
10/09 - The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
10/10 - White River Amphitheare – Seattle, WA (supporting Slipknot)
10/11 - Northern Lights – Clifton Park, NY
10/12 - Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA

Headlining Canada:
10/13 - Paragon Theatre – Halifax, NS
10/15 - Manhattan – Moncton, NB
10/16 - Studio JPR – Montreal, QC
10/17 - Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON
10/18 - Time to Laugh Comedy Club – Kingston, ON
10/19 - Casbah – Hamilton, ON
10/20 - call The Office – London, ON
10/21 - Mikado – St. Catharine’s, ON
10/22 - Mod Club – Toronto, ON
10/24 - Black Pirate Pub – Thunder Bay, ON
10/25 - Royal Albert Arms – Winnipeg, MB
10/27 - The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
10/29 - The Regenet Inn – Revelstoke, BC

w/ Saviours and Holy Grail:
11/13 - The Boulevard – Spokane, WA
11/14 - The Palace Lounge – Missoula, MT
11/15 - The Murray Theater – Murray, UT
11/16 - Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
11/18 - Nutty’s North – Sioux Falls, SD
11/20 - Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
11/21 - Beat kitchen – Chicago, IL
11/27 - Gator’s – Farmington, NM
12/02 - Vet’s Hall – Santa Cruz, CA

More dates TBA
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 2000
HOME TOWN: Victoria, BC
MEMBERS:
Cam Pipes (vocals)
Jaime Hooper (vocals)
Sunny Dhak (guitar)
Bobby Froese (guitar)
Brian Redman (bass)
Matt Wood (drums)

You've heard them ad nauseum: "Nu-metal", "Hair-metal", "Emo", "Screamo", "Post-hardcore", "Metal-core", and on, and on. 3 Inches Of Blood has arrived to tread on the bleached bones of those exhausted genres. A band to unite the tribes of mall rats, skaters, punks and bikers under one banner. Because, after years of a steady de-evolution of the founding tenets of heavy music, to today's ears, 3 Inches Of Blood's ADVANCE AND VANQUISH could not be more fresh. Make that banner the skull and crossbones, because the Vancouver-based metal band 3 Inches of Blood write about pirates. And swords. And, for good measure, warring cyborgs from the future. But most importantly, the band write about heavy metal. The best way to describe 3 Inches of Blood is "reverential" - essentially, take everything great about heavy music before 1985, and go from there. Which means the shrieking vocal assault of Rob Halford, the epic guitars and storytelling of Iron Maiden, the pirate theme of Running Wild, and, most importantly, the lasting influence of the British New Wave of Heavy Metal. 3 Inches of Blood is a band that knows their Diamond Head from their Motorhead. "That's definitely our biggest influence, the late 70's British stuff," says one of 3 Inches' two singers, Jamie Hooper. "And also bands that were influenced by those U.K. bands, like early Slayer, and Ride the Lightning-era Metallica." On the other hand, singer Cam Pipes asserts, "3 Inches of Blood are influenced by barley, hops, yeast, and water� and heavy metal!"When 3 Inches originally formed in 2000 in Vancouver, British Columbia, they had no idea they would someday sign to the world's biggest metal label (Roadrunner) and tour with a platinum hard rock band (The Darkness - more on that in a minute). Jamie Hooper, Sunny Dhak and Bob Froese originally got together to do a one-off reunion gig for an old group of their's - 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 (and yes, Cam Pipes is his real name), was impressed with 3 Inches' old school sound. "I was asked to lay down some backup vocals on the demo EP and they liked it. Afterwards I was asked to join as a permanent member and naturally, I said 'fuck yeah!'" exclaims the aptly-named Pipes.It worked. What could have been just a simple experiment ended up changing 3 Inches of Blood forever. "We liked him so much on the demo, we asked him to be in the band," says Hooper. Over the next two years the group became a popular local concert draw, and recorded one well-received album, BATTLECRY UNDER A WINTER SUN, in 2002. That record, full of Dungeons and Dragons fantasy imagery and lightning-quick guitar riffs, set the tone for the group. First rule of 3 Inches: metal. Second rule of 3 Inches: metal. Third rule: no angst. "My first bedtime story was Lord of the Rings, which was read to me when I was three," says Hooper. "So that influenced me a lot, and my lyrics. We just want to be a story-based, imaginative band that plays 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 pairing, as it turned out, could not have been more natural: both bands forsake modern, formulated music in favor of the undeniable giants of rock's past. The tour was a smash success. The Darkness fans loved 3 Inches, and Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins soon became a huge fan. So much so that on one of the tour's final nights, Hawkins asked to go on stage with 3 Inches and scream backup on their speed-metal blitzkrieg "Deadly Sinners." Unfortunately, Justin's appreciation of the track, and his own experience in upper-register anthems, where not sufficient to get him through unscathed. "By the next night, he had crazy laryngitis," says Pipes, laughing. "So we kind of feel responsible."Since inception, this purity of vision has earned the band critical acclaim in metal and alternative circles alike. Due to this bubbling under at the press level, Roadrunner Records took notice of the group's demo, and signed the band in 2004. "We're kind of in a weird position, considering the more modern leaning line-up of that label," says Hooper. "We're nu-metal's greatest enemies, so it's a weird juxtaposition for us. But let's just say that we fit in very well with their back catalogue - Annihilator, Pestilence, King Diamond, Suffocation. We're very pleased to be a part of that."3 Inches began work on ADVANCE AND VANQUISH early this year, determined to make it a "classic" metal album in every sense. That meant hiring a classic metal producer (Neil Kernon, of Judas Priest and Queensryche fame), an engineer best known for his work with Cannibal Corpse and Napalm Death (Colin Richardson), and a cover artist with an old-school metal past. Like that warring barbarian on the cover? That comes courtesy of Ed Repka, the man behind all those cool Vic Rattlehead images on the early Megadeth albums. Musically, the band has expanded on their classic metal roots, developing into one of the tightest hard rock bands of modern times. Hooper's screams, coupled with the epic guitar lines on "Lord of the Storm," bring to mind classic Cradle of Filth, while "Deadly Sinners" features an almost hardcore-style vocal chant. But for all their modern touches, the band still lives in a world where Priest and Maiden rule the airwaves. After all, they do have a three-part pirate-theme metal epic on the record (subtitled "Upon the Boiling Sea"). And then there's "Wykydtron," which may be the closest thing to a 3 Inches singalong. "An unnamed band that opened for us wasn't very good," explains Hooper. "Somebody ripped their name of a poster and wrote in 'Wykydtron.' I don't know what it means, but it sounded cool and futuristic. So we developed it into a space-themed tale of cyborg warfare."Before the recording, the band went through some line-up changes, bringing in former Trial bassist Brian Redman and Goatsblood drummer Matt Wood. To fully incorporate them into the group, the band delayed recording for a month. The end results speak for themselves. "Our band has been reborn and intensified," says Hooper. 3 Inches of Blood will hit the road this August with Machine Head and Chimaira for the "Road Rage" tour, and then have tentatively planned to continue on in the fall on the annual (MTV2) Headbangers Ball jaunt. The group will use this time to convert fans to their old-is-new style - just like Slayer did back in the day, winning over fans one at a time. "Once people see us live, everything changes," says Pipes. "They all come to me and are like, 'we thought maybe you were a joke. But we just saw you play, and you're pretty fucking serious!'"All hail the arrival of 3 Inches Of Blood. If there's a sub-genre label to apply to them, let it relate to how they draw from a hard rock scene that pre-dates concert riders, rented jets, remixes, and trysts with pop divas. We propose you call it this: "Pre-Suck."