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3 Inches Of Blood

Posted on February 12, 2008

Roadrunner’s latest signing, ladies and gentlemen, is 3 Inches Of Blood. What do you know about them? Read on: í¢ä‰åñ3 Inches of Blood are rat poison to any kind of trend or fashion. They are born metal warriors unafraid to embrace the mighty riff and the Rob Halford-Udo-Dirkschneider scream of vengeance. Yes, the singer’s real name is Cam Pipes! And yes, this is a mighty band unafraid to swing the blood-axe of pure metal with songs that conjure images last seen on the covers of Conan paperback novels. Heavy metal, the way it NEEDS to be played.í¢ä‰åŒ í¢ä‰åñMadí¢ä‰åŒ Mike Gitter (Roadrunner Records A&R) is raving about his latest signing, Vancouver’s 3 Inches of Blood. Some of you may have seen them as they metallized the nation this fall with Himsa and the Black Dahlia Murder. Some of us UK-based types may have even seen the steely sextet with none other than The Darkness. That’s The Darkness…when no one would have guessed how massive they would become. Same deal with 3 Inches…a metallized fist to the gut. According to Mike: í¢ä‰åñThey’re the kind of band who you listen to once and you’re like ‘what the fuck is this?’ A few listens in, you are a convert to the cause. And truth be told, these six Canucks are damn serious about their heavy metal art. This is no joke, no wink-wink-nudge-nudge, no bunch of collegiate elitists thinking mullets and Iron Maiden logos are cute, trite and funny. This is the real deal. Three Inches are the sort of great band that just doesn’t give a fuck. They worship at the altar of Iron Maiden, Running Wild and Accept — and do so with sheer conviction.í¢ä‰åŒ It was that conviction that won over the Roadrunner A&R team. The first tremors of í¢ä‰åñThe Bloodí¢ä‰åŒ were felt in their native Great White North by none other than Roadrunner’s Canadian A&R man, Jamie Milligan. A listen to their independently-released Battlecry Under a Winter Sun LP and a more recent demo piqued Roadrunner’s interest. Live is where 3 Inches ultimately í¢ä‰åñbrought it.í¢ä‰åŒ í¢ä‰åñFew bands can come out with an audience having no idea of who they are and a few songs in get a crowd pumping fists, banging heads and throwing the horns,í¢ä‰åŒ states Mike. í¢ä‰åñThat’s what happened the first time Monte Conner (RR A&R), Jamie Milligan and myself walked into a club to witness the spectacle of Three Inches of Blood a few months back. We were picking our jaws off the floor!í¢ä‰åŒ Forget the Judas Priest reunion. 3 Inches of Blood has arrived and the metal torch is ablaze once more. That being said, we’d like to welcome 3 Inches of Blood into the Roadrunner family, and invite you to check out a song from the ‘demo’ Mike mentioned about above. Check out the band’s MUSIC section for an MP3 download of “Deadly Sinners.” Do enjoy…

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