3 Inches Of Blood At The Warehouse - Calgary, Alberta, Canada (16.09.09)

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Written by: Doc Godin
Published: 18.09.2009

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3 Inches Of Blood At The Warehouse - 16.09.09 (Calgary, Canada) by Doc Godin (12)
After a 4 month hiatus from concerts, I have returned to Calgary's quaint, little sleazy piss-hole known as "The Warehouse" to find fresh faces and a rejuvenated sense of excitement towards concerts again, and discovered I made an extremely wise choice for my return.

Baikal
As per most shows at The Warehouse club, the opening act for the night was local. It was to be the experimental/progressive/ambient/instrumental Baikal (not to be confused with Baïkal - from France). The set was performed really well, detailed intricate guitar work played with astonishing accuracy without lacking in ambiance or more expressive appeal. Admittedly I did look at my non-existent watch a number of times throughout the set though, judging by the crowd I wasn't the only one. Perhaps it was the energy (or lack thereof) from younger demographic in the audience that just didn't understand this music or the band was out of place warming up the stage for 3 Inches Of Blood, but something just wasn't clicking. My theory is simply that when preparing yourself for a straight-forward heavy metal attack, the more experimental stuff can get a little tedious. The music certainly wasn't bad, and I definitely would check this band out again, but only under different circumstances. The crowd was polite and receptive, but nothing more.




3 Inches Of Blood
Before the stage crew even managed to finish setting things up, feet were already pounding and the chants already starting "We want blood! We want blood!". The house lights went down and those unforgettable few seconds from Mussorgsky's "A Night On Bald Mountain" came on to build up some tension before the band rushed out immediately jumping into the brand-new "Battles And Brotherhood". It was astonishing how many new tracks were thrown into the setlist - exactly half of the regular set (not including encores) were from the brand new album. What was even more surprising is how well they went over without a disappointed person in the house - which is saying a lot considering 80% of the club was ass-to-gut. Without surprise they seemed to avoid the first album entirely and chose an interesting assortment of tracks from Fire Up The Blades and Advance And Vanquish (including a personal favourite "Assassins Of the Light"). After breezing through a short 12 song set the band said goodnight, only to come back on for 3 encores - a Blue Oyster Cult cover of "Cities On Flame", followed by their 2 biggest hits - "Deadly Sinners" and "Trial Of Champions" to end the night off with a bang. Despite the fact that this will stick in my memory as the best performance I've seen from them to date, the whole show seemed a little contained. The band played what felt like a short set, played on a stage that seemed a little too small for them, and finished the show at the un-metal, parent-pleasing hour of 10:45 and it was done. It was a solid show, but nothing terribly mind-blowing.



Setlist:
Battles And Brotherhood
Silent Killer
Night Marauders
Sword Master
At The Foot Of The Great Glacier
All Of Them Witches
Assassins Of The Light
Demon's Blade
Wykydtron
Call Of The Hammer
Fierce Defender
The Goatriders Horde

Encores
Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll
Deadly Sinners
Trial Of Champions

*Photos courtesy of Danica Breanne O'Naughten


 



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Valentin B - 20.09.2009 at 21:20  
It must have been one really Crazy Night(though 10:45 is quite the early hour lol) - many songs that aren't that well-known and no Destroy The Orcs or Crazy Nights but i'm guessing they were playing in Calgary for like the 10th time already so they thought it was a bit overkill to play those too..

and if you think that's a small stage for them check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyLjLlM6VKU, granted, the video is from about 3-4 years ago, still, playing so tight and having such a great quality even for 15-20 people in the middle of nowhere does show what a great live band and how professional they are.
Doc Godin - 20.09.2009 at 23:50  
Written by Valentin B on 20.09.2009 at 21:20

It must have been one really Crazy Night(though 10:45 is quite the early hour lol) - many songs that aren't that well-known and no Destroy The Orcs or Crazy Nights but i'm guessing they were playing in Calgary for like the 10th time already so they thought it was a bit overkill to play those too..

and if you think that's a small stage for them check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyLjLlM6VKU, granted, the video is from about 3-4 years ago, still, playing so tight and having such a great quality even for 15-20 people in the middle of nowhere does show what a great live band and how professional they are.

That stage looks bigger than the one they had here...
Valentin B - 21.09.2009 at 11:23  
Written by Doc Godin on 20.09.2009 at 23:50

Written by Valentin B on 20.09.2009 at 21:20

It must have been one really Crazy Night(though 10:45 is quite the early hour lol) - many songs that aren't that well-known and no Destroy The Orcs or Crazy Nights but i'm guessing they were playing in Calgary for like the 10th time already so they thought it was a bit overkill to play those too..

and if you think that's a small stage for them check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyLjLlM6VKU, granted, the video is from about 3-4 years ago, still, playing so tight and having such a great quality even for 15-20 people in the middle of nowhere does show what a great live band and how professional they are.

That stage looks bigger than the one they had here...

to me from the pics it looks like the same size(slightly smaller), only they also had Hooper then

on a side note though, is that a Gibson Flying V on one of the guitar players? lol they made the transition between copy-brands(LTD) to the real thing (Gibson)
Doc Godin - 21.09.2009 at 11:24  
Written by Valentin B on 21.09.2009 at 11:23

Written by Doc Godin on 20.09.2009 at 23:50

Written by Valentin B on 20.09.2009 at 21:20

It must have been one really Crazy Night(though 10:45 is quite the early hour lol) - many songs that aren't that well-known and no Destroy The Orcs or Crazy Nights but i'm guessing they were playing in Calgary for like the 10th time already so they thought it was a bit overkill to play those too..

and if you think that's a small stage for them check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyLjLlM6VKU, granted, the video is from about 3-4 years ago, still, playing so tight and having such a great quality even for 15-20 people in the middle of nowhere does show what a great live band and how professional they are.

That stage looks bigger than the one they had here...

to me from the pics it looks like the same size(slightly smaller), only they also had Hooper then

Yeah, that stage is higher though. And yes, one more guy kind of crowds it up a bit more.
Doc Godin - 22.09.2009 at 09:18  
Written by Valentin B on 21.09.2009 at 11:23

on a side note though, is that a Gibson Flying V on one of the guitar players? lol they made the transition between copy-brands(LTD) to the real thing (Gibson)

Just looked at some of my reject photos from that night - yes, it is in fact a gibson.
Valentin B - 22.09.2009 at 09:26  
Written by Doc Godin on 22.09.2009 at 09:18

Written by Valentin B on 21.09.2009 at 11:23

on a side note though, is that a Gibson Flying V on one of the guitar players? lol they made the transition between copy-brands(LTD) to the real thing (Gibson)

Just looked at some of my reject photos from that night - yes, it is in fact a gibson.

yeah also just noticed the other guy(the guy with the huge beard) has a Gibson(i presume it's not Epiphone) SG too, where he used to play a LTD copy of the SG. i think that means they are making good cash with their music huh?
Doc Godin - 22.09.2009 at 09:33  
Written by Valentin B on 22.09.2009 at 09:26

Written by Doc Godin on 22.09.2009 at 09:18

Written by Valentin B on 21.09.2009 at 11:23

on a side note though, is that a Gibson Flying V on one of the guitar players? lol they made the transition between copy-brands(LTD) to the real thing (Gibson)

Just looked at some of my reject photos from that night - yes, it is in fact a gibson.

yeah also just noticed the other guy(the guy with the huge beard) has a Gibson(i presume it's not Epiphone) SG too, where he used to play a LTD copy of the SG. i think that means they are making good cash with their music huh?

Yeah, Shane plays a Gibson as well. They're probably not making insane amounts of money. But think about it, you have some extra cash, and you're a pretty popular musician, where would you put that extra cash?
Valentin B - 22.09.2009 at 09:37  
Written by Doc Godin on 22.09.2009 at 09:33

Yeah, Shane plays a Gibson as well. They're probably not making insane amounts of money. But think about it, you have some extra cash, and you're a pretty popular musician, where would you put that extra cash?

i didn't imply they made tons of cash(though those are probably 1000$ or something), i'd get some good gear too with that money(as with most money that comes my way lol)
Marcel Hubregtse - 22.09.2009 at 10:41  
Written by Valentin B on 22.09.2009 at 09:37

Written by Doc Godin on 22.09.2009 at 09:33

Yeah, Shane plays a Gibson as well. They're probably not making insane amounts of money. But think about it, you have some extra cash, and you're a pretty popular musician, where would you put that extra cash?

i didn't imply they made tons of cash(though those are probably 1000$ or something), i'd get some good gear too with that money(as with most money that comes my way lol)


They probably don't even pay for their instruments. Bands such as 3INches Of Blood usually have endorsement deals.
Thrashard - 24.09.2009 at 22:36  
I'm in the eleventh pic beside the black guy! Fucking A.

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