Canadian defenders of traditional heavy metal 3 Inches Of Blood have announced they will be parting ways.
After forming in 1999 and releasing five albums of traditional, power influenced heavy metal, the last being 2012’s aptly titled Long Live Heavy Metal, they’ve decided to put the band to rest this year. Most recently they released the documentary Warriors Of The Great White North and three special EPs, Live At The Mushroom Vols I, II and III, which will (presumably) be their final output.
In a statement the band said: “It is now that we come to announce that 3 Inches of Blood has decided to part ways. Naturally, people will have questions as to why we have collectively made this decision. While our reasons are personal, just know we are all still good friends, but it is just time to move on. All of us will continue to pursue musical projects, so refer to our social media pages to keep up with that.
“We are eternally thankful to our fans, friends and family that have stuck by us through thick and thin and always believed in us. You are the reason this band got anywhere and kept us going. We’d also like to thank our musical peers and former 3 Inches of Blood members for all your love and support over the years.”
The end isn’t completely imminent however, with one last hurrah planned for later in the year.
“We’d like to put one last stamp on the band’s career and end it in grand style. Our final performance will be in our hometown of Vancouver, BC, Canada on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the fabulous Commodore Ballroom. We’re pleased to say that, Fire Up The Blades-era bassist, Nick Cates will be playing the show with us. As well, we intend to deliver other special surprises that will make this a night to remember.”
RIP 3 Inches Of Blood 1999-2015
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