Trad metal heroes Three Inches Of Blood have long been held in high esteem by the rushonrock staff and we’re delighted that the Canadian crew is playing Download this summer.

So too, it appears, is 3IOB vocalist Cam Pipes after he admitted: “It’s about friggin’ time we made our return to the Download festival!

“It has been five long years since our last appearance there and it was the highlight of that particular tour.

“This band loves playing in the UK and Download is a great place to connect with all our British fans at the same time.  We look forward to more hazy memories and general debauchery at Donnington.  Cheers!”

3IOB play Download on Sunday June 13 and will also play Southampton Joiners two days later with support from Panic Cell and Malefice.