"We have lost a friend, family member, lover, musician and all around good person," posted Doyle's Public House co-owner Russ Heaton on his popular Tacoma bar's website.
It is with a sad heart that I report that Brian Redman died Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident in Tacoma. Redman recently returned to Tacoma after living in Southern California for a short stint. Before he left for California, he tended bar at Doyle's and fronted the rock band the Dirty Knockers. Redman also had a two-year run as bassist for metal band 3 Inches Of Blood. Doyle's Public House will be closed today (Sunday 09/27) as the owners and staff mourn the lost of their friend. On behalf of everyone at the Weekly Volcano, I extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Brian Redman."
The world is eagerly awaiting the triumphant return of one of the biggest defenders of traditional heavy metal, 3 Inches Of Blood, and the anticipation continues to build to epic proportions. The stunning new album, "Here Waits Thy Doom", was tracked in Seattle's Sound House Recordings with renowned producer Jack Endino (High On Fire) and is soon to be hailed as the gospel of all things heavy. The album's official track listing is below along with some very interesting covers that span the hard rock spectrum and will be appearing as b-sides and/or bonus tracks for the upcoming release.
"Here Waits Thy Doom" is set for a September 8th release and stay tuned to the bands official MySpace page for all tour dates, videos and current news.
One of the biggest defenders of traditional heavy metal, 3 Inches Of Blood, has crafted a new album that is soon to be hailed as the gospel of all things heavy. Century Media Records is proud to welcome these metal warriors to its worldwide family roster and fans can expect their massively anticipated new full-length release this fall.
Cam Pipes (vocals) further comment: "Ever since our departure from our previous label, Century Media has been in the forefront trying to get us to sign with them. No other label showed as much enthusiasm and belief in our band as they did. Right from the start we all got a great feeling from the whole Century Media team. We feel comfortable with the vision they have for us and are confident they have the necessary tools and motivation to help us in the ways our previous label didn't. We can't wait to unleash this new material upon the masses."
Attention U.S. 3 Inches Of Blood fans. The day you've been waiting for is finally coming. The first album, "Battlecry Under a Wintersun", will be released in the U.S. and re-released in Canada on Tuesday, February 3, 2009. It will be released by Sonic Unyon and distributed by Caroline Distribution in the U.S.
As a special treat for all who have waited to get it, there will be four bonus tracks included on the album that were previously unavailable outside of the UK.
01. Ride, Darkhorse Ride
02. Destroy The Orcs
03. Headwaters Of The River of Blood
04. Heir To The Chaos Throne
05. Skeletal Onslaught
06. Journey To The Promise land
07. Lady Deathwish
08. Curse Of The Lighthouse Keeper
3 Inches Of Blood's classic track "Trial Of Champions", known for raising many mosh-pits and tearing down many rooftops, is now part of its own digital EP that has been released online by Roadrunner Records. This exclusive digital EP called "Trial Of Champions" also includes an unheard b-side.
01. Trial Of Champions
02. In The Time Of Job When Mammon Was A Yippie
03. Key To Oblivion
In related news, 3 Inches Of Blood have made a video for the song, which can be watched at this location.
"The song is pretty much a classic underdog scenario where a downtrodden hero rises to overcome adversity," says 3IOB singer Cam Pipes. "The video shows what the hero must overcome to win his freedom."
3 Inches Of Blood are on the road again! The band has decided to insure that their loyal fans are getting the first opportunity to buy tickets. A pre-sale was held on Febr. 29, at 3pm at ArtistArena.com, this is a first come first serve opportunity so make sure to head over to the site tomorrow using the log-in info below!
4/09/2008 Roadhouse Tavern - Golden, BC Canada
4/10/2008 Starlite Room - Edmonton, ALB Canada
4/11/2008 MacEwan Hall - Calgary, ALB Canada
4/15/2008 Wild Bill's - Banff, ALB Canada
4/16/2008 The Royal Hotel - Fernie, BC Canada
4/17/2008 Okanagan Mission Community Hall - Kelowna, BC Canada
3 Inches Of Blood has dropped off the remainder of their tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Hate Eternal, and Decrepit Birth, and has also cancelled their subsequent Canadian run with Rammer. Here's a statement from the band:
"Unfortunately we've had to drop off the remainder of tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Hate Eternal, and Decrepit Birth. We will also be missing our Canadian dates, Feb 16-23, with Rammer.
It was not an easy decision to make, but due to the rapidly declining weather in the remaining areas of the tour we have decided that it would be unsafe to continue touring in these conditions. We have had a great time with all of the bands on this tour, so it is especially disappointing to have to cancel our remaining appearances. We are committed to rescheduling our appearances in all the cities we will be missing, but when the weather is warmer and the roads less treacherous. Sorry to disappoint anybody, but we would rather stay safe and live to play another day"