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 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 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 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 (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.

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