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.