Canadian metal throwbacks 3 Inches of Blood -- whose riff-roaring, siren vocal metal reminds us of one of our favorite periods within the genre's history -- will begin 2011 by doing what they do best: touring, touring and more touring.

The band will warm up for a February tour alongside Eluveitie, Holy Grail and System Divide by embarking on a smattering of headlining dates that begin in late January in tertiary markets in Idaho, Nebraska and Indiana.

3IOB really know how to put miles on the tour vehicle and they will meet up with folk metallers Eluveitie, modern thrashers Holy Grail and the epic, female-fronted System Divide in February. It's quite an eclectic lineup of bands for the 3 Inches of Blood tour dates, so warm up a bitter winter evening by heading out to this show when it hits your town.

3 Inches of Blood's latest, 'Here Waits Thy Doom,' is out now.