After a handful of solid albums and a near-obsession with the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Canadian band 3 Inches of Blood have announced that they’re breaking up. The band’s last album, Long Live Heavy Metal, was released in 2012. The band will play one final show in their hometown of Vancouver on November 7. It should be noted that by the time their fourth album, Here Waits Thy Doom, was released, there weren’t any original members left in the band. It seems like it will be an amicable departure, though . Here’s the Facebook announcement:
Unfortunately this is not the sort of news you were wanting to hear but here goes.
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.
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. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 5 and you will be able to get them herehttp://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/11004EBD8E6467B9
Given the cyclical nature of things, there will probably be a reunion in the future. Here’s hoping, as they had a pretty solid fanbase.