MUSIC: 3 INCHES OF BLOOD announce new bass player and U.S./Canada Tour

If you had not guessed it by now, I am a complete metal and grindcore fanatic! So when news came to us from Century Media that 3 Inches of Blood were announcing a new bass player, we had to bring it to you find fiends. Dig all the info below and also the bands tour schedule.


With every album released and live show played, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD give their all, keeping traditionalist metal alive.  The band is pleased to announce that Bryon Stroud of Fear Factory and formerly of Strapping Young Lad, has officially joined the group taking over bass duties. 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.  “I am super stoked to let everyone know that I have joined my brothers in 3IOB,” exclaims Stroud.  “We are busy rehearsing for touring of the new record Long Live Heavy Metal .   The band asked me to come on board as manager last year. We rehearse in my bike shop, I’ve toured with them in the past and being involved in many aspects of the new record has been extremely gratifying for me. I’m looking forward and see a great future for this band. I’ll see you all on tour this year.”On March 27th, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD will release their highly anticipated 5th studio album, Long Live Heavy Metal.  In support of the release, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD will be heading out on the “Metal Alliance Tour 2012” with DEVILDRIVER, THE FACELESS, DYING FETUS, JOB FOR A COWBOY, IMPENDING DOOM and WRETCHED.  A full list of dates can be seen below.

“Metal Alliance Tour 2012”
3/15/2012 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
3/16/2012 – New Orleans, LA @ The Hangar
3/17/2012 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
3/18/2012 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos
3/20/2012 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
3/21/2012 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
3/22/2012 – Danvers, MA @ Palace Ballroom
3/23/2012 – Montreal, QC, Canada @ Le National
3/24/2012 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Opera House
3/25/2012 – Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
3/26/2012 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
3/27/2012 – St. Paul, MN @ Station-4
3/28/2012 – Winnipeg, MB, Canada @ Garrick Centre
3/29/2012 – Regina, SK, Canada @ Riddell Centre
3/30/2012 – Edmonton, AB, Canada @ Edmonton Events Centre
3/31/2012 – Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Rickshaw Theater
4/1/2012 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/2/2012 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/5/2012 – Oakland, CA @ The Pound
4/6/2012 – Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
4/7/2012 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
4/8/2012 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
4/9/2012 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
4/10/2012 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
4/11/2012 – Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
4/13/2012 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theater
4/15/2012 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
4/16/2012 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
4/19/2012 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
4/20/2012 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
4/21/2012 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

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We plan on attending the Los Angeles, House of Blues show so expect a Event Report from us after the show.





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