Byron Stroud/ 3 Inches of Blood
Byron Stroud has been around the heavy-metal block a few times: thrash band Caustic Thought in the early ’90s, Fear Factory since 2003, Devin Townsend’s Strapping Young Lad , his own humorous side project, Zimmers Hole and now 3 Inches of Blood.
Byron has been involved in the Vancouver heavy music scene since the 1980s. His first serious band was Caustic Thought, who were formed in 1987. The band also featured Jed Simon and Devin Townsend that led him eventually to enrolled himself in the lineup for Strapping Young Lad.
Byron joined Fear Factory as a full time member in 2004. He made his Fear Factory debut on their 2004 album Archetype. Byron insists his allegiance remains with both bands, as well as with Zimmers Hole, a somewhat comedic band he plays in with fellow Strapping Young Lad musician Jed Simon amongst others.
Byron was also part of Unit:187 along with John Morgan. He is a co-founding member of Zimmers Hole and he also featured on Devin Townsend's punk parody project Punky Brüster, and Tenet along with Jed Simon.