The first in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of “Long Live Heavy Metal”, the fifth studio album from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada traditional metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, can be seen below.
“Long Live Heavy Metal” will be released on March 27 via Century Media Records. According to a press release, “fans can expect a blast of pure metal assured to leave no face unmelted.”
“‘Long Live Heavy Metal’ is the fifth chapter in the book of 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, and we couldn’t be more pleased and proud of our new onslaught of honest heavy metal,” says guitarist Justin Hagberg.
For “Long Live Heavy Metal”, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD reunited with producer and engineer Terry “Sho” Murray (CITY OF FIRE, EXHIBITIONISTS), who worked with the band on their seven-inch single, “Anthems For The Victorious”.
“When a band is releasing a new record, they often speak about it being their most important work or best album to date,” explains vocalist Cam Pipes. “Regardless of how clichéd either statement may sound, I think we would say both apply to this album. All of us have a special feeling about this one. We’re more committed than ever to the cause of real, honest, no-bullshit heavy metal. No trends, no fucking around!”
3 INCHES OF BLOOD teamed up with Kim Thiessen to perfect their artistic vision for the album, which will be released as a digipack and when opened, lays out similar to that of a book.
“Long Live Heavy Metal” track listing:
01. Metal Woman
02. My Sword Will Not Sleep
03. Leather Lord
04. Chief And The Blade
05. Dark Messenger
06. Look Out
07. 4000 Torches
08. Leave It On The Ice
09. Die For Gold (Upon The Boiling Sea IV)
10. Storming Juno
11. Men Of Fortune
12. One For The Ditch
“Leather Lord” audio stream:
Check out photos from the studio on the 3 INCHES OF BLOOD Facebook page (all photos by Aaron Aubrey).
3 INCHES OF BLOOD recently recruited Byron Stroud (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, FEAR FACTORY) as its new bassist.
Stroud and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have been working together on a variety of things, and Stroud is beyond pleased shift his involvement to a creative level.
Beginning March 16, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD will head out on the “Metal Alliance Tour 2012” alongside DEVILDRIVER, THE FACELESS, DYING FETUS, JOB FOR A COWBOY, IMPENDING DOOM and WRETCHED.