3 INCHES OF BLOOD check in with the following news:
"As we start the OZZFest tour, we are unfortunately one member short.
Jamie Hooper has been experiencing problems with his voice and thus his ability to sing. Under the recommendation of doctors, Jamie has been advised not to perform until his voice has healed.
As a result, Jamie will not be appearing with us on OZZFesst. (Guitarist) Justin Hagberg will be pulling double duty, playing guitar and singing most of Jamie's parts. We hope Jamie's recovery is as painless as possible and is back in the fold by the fall."
3 Inches Of Blood made it's Billboard debut this week with the new album Fire Up The Blades (Roadrunner) landing at #147 on the Top 200. The album landed at #78 on the Canadian Top 200 Soundscan chart and at #11 on the Hard Music chart.