3 INCHES OF BLOOD Announces European Headlining Tour

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada traditional metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD will embark on a European headlining tour in May. Support on the trek will come from ANGELUS APATRIDA, GOATWHORE and HAVOK.

Commented 3 INCHES OF BLOOD vocalist Cam Pipes: “We are extremely excited and proud to announce our first full headlining European tour. It has been far too long since our last time over there, so we feel it is our duty to bring a mighty strong package with us to help bring heavy metal power to the fans across the continent. This will be a tour not to be missed. Long live heavy metal in Europe.”

The dates are as follows:

May 05 – Essen, Germany – Turock
May 06 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Baroeg
May 07 – Nottingham, UK – The Rescue Rooms
May 08 – Aberdeen, UK – The Tunnels
May 09 – Manchester, UK – Moho
May 10 – Belfast, Ireland – Limelight
May 11 – Dublin, Ireland – The Pint
May 12 – Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit
May 13 – London, UK – Underworld
May 14 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
May 15 – Stuttgart, Germany – 1210
May 16 – Winterthur, Switzerland – Gaswerk
May 17 – Munich, Germany – Feierwerk
May 18 – Massa, Italy – Swamp Club
May 19 – Misano Adriatico (RN), Italy – Boulevard Club
May 20 – Vienna, Austria – Viper Room
May 21 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Gala Hala
May 22 – Prague, Czech Republic – Hoodoo Club
May 23 – Dresden, Germany – Chemiefabrik
May 24 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
May 25 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset

3 INCHES OF BLOOD will release its fifth studio album, “Long Live Heavy Metal”, on March 27 via Century Media Records. According to a press release, “fans can expect a blast of pure metal assured to leave no face unmelted.”

‘Long Live Heavy Metal’ is the fifth chapter in the book of 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, and we couldn’t be more pleased and proud of our new onslaught of honest heavy metal,” says guitarist Justin Hagberg.

For “Long Live Heavy Metal”, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD reunited with producer and engineer Terry “Sho” Murray (CITY OF FIRE, EXHIBITIONISTS), who worked with the band on their seven-inch single, “Anthems For The Victorious”.

“When a band is releasing a new record, they often speak about it being their most important work or best album to date,” explains vocalist Cam Pipes. “Regardless of how clichéd either statement may sound, I think we would say both apply to this album. All of us have a special feeling about this one. We’re more committed than ever to the cause of real, honest, no-bullshit heavy metal. No trends, no fucking around!”

3 INCHES OF BLOOD teamed up with Kim Thiessen to perfect their artistic vision for the album, which will be released as a digipack and when opened, lays out similar to that of a book.

“Long Live Heavy Metal” track listing:

01. Metal Woman
02. My Sword Will Not Sleep
03. Leather Lord
04. Chief And The Blade
05. Dark Messenger
06. Look Out
07. 4000 Torches
08. Leave It On The Ice
09. Die For Gold (Upon The Boiling Sea IV)
10. Storming Juno
11. Men Of Fortune
12. One For The Ditch

“Leather Lord” audio stream:


Check out photos from the studio on the 3 INCHES OF BLOOD Facebook page (all photos by Aaron Aubrey).

3 INCHES OF BLOOD recently recruited Byron Stroud (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, FEAR FACTORY) as its new bassist.

Stroud and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have been working together on a variety of things, and Stroud is beyond pleased shift his involvement to a creative level.

Beginning March 16, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD will head out on the “Metal Alliance Tour 2012” alongside DEVILDRIVER, THE FACELESS, DYING FETUS, JOB FOR A COWBOY, IMPENDING DOOM and WRETCHED.