June 2, 2015

Sixteen years after their formation, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have announced their plans to disband. The group's final show will take place on November 7 at the Commodore Ballroom in their hometown.

Explains 3 INCHES OF BLOOD in a statement: "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 here."

Formed in 1999, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD has released five studio albums — 2002's "Battlecry Under A Wintersun", 2004's "Advance And Vanquish", 2007's "Fire Up The Blades", 2009's "Here Waits Thy Doom" and 2012's "Long Live Heavy Metal". They also issued three EPs — 2001's "Sect Of The White Worm", 2007's "Trial Of Champions" and 2011's "Anthems For The Victorious".

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