3 Inches of Blood reveals tracklisting for new album
3 INCHES OF BLOOD Announce Here Waits Thy Doom Official Track Listing; Comment On Cover Track Selections
The world is eagerly awaiting the triumphant return of one of the biggest defenders of traditional heavy metal, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, and the anticipation continues to build to epic proportions. The stunning new album, Here Waits Thy Doom, was tracked in Seattle's Sound House Recordings with renowned producer Jack Endino (High On Fire) and is soon to be hailed as the gospel of all things heavy. The album's official track listing is below along with some very interesting covers that span the hard rock spectrum and will be appearing as b-sides and/or bonus tracks for the upcoming release.
Here Waits Thy Doom is set for a Sept. 8th release and stay tuned to www.myspace.com/3iob for all tour dates, videos and current news.
Here Waits Thy Doom
Battles and Brotherhood
Rock In Hell
Call of the Hammer
At the Foot of the Great Glacier
All of them Witches
Not Fragile (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
Cities on Flame (Blue Oyster Cult)
Cam Pipes (vocals) further explains the band's decision process when picking out what songs to pay homage to: "We decided to cover 'Not Fragile' by Bachman-Turner Overdrive because they're a Canadian band and we wanted to represent our Canadian musical roots. BTO had many hits, but we wanted to do a deeper cut from their catalog plus 'Not Fragile'
has a heavy driving riff at the core of the song which we felt translated well with our style.
"Blue Oyster Cult's 'Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll' is a song that our guitarist Justin had played the main riff to at soundcheck for a few years now and I guess it just got stuck in our heads, so we decided to learn it and record it. We've also been friends with Zeke for many years and 'Daytona' has always been a favorite Zeke song of ours. It's another one we've loosely jammed out in the rehearsal space and soundchecks before. It's a rare, slow Zeke song, which is good because we'd probably butcher one of their fast songs."
Shane Clark (guitars) states: "Our new album is finished and we've named it Here Waits Thy Doom. Much like our last record it is a step beyond the album that precedes it. We've again taken what we do a step further and not made Fire up the Blades part 2, we've stuck to our formula- no formula. We are true metal fans and we've made an unapologetic metal record. I think this our most focused record to date, from writing all the way to mixing there was no unnecessary drama or too many cooks in the kitchen. This is 3 INCHES OF BLOOD at its most punishing, epic and mighty."
Born out of a love for pure metal, weaned on a diet of fantasy and mythology, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have been slaying the infidel for nearly a decade. In that time, they've released three albums and splattered the ground with crimson streaks while on tour with such acclaimed acts as Satyricon, Black Dahlia Murder, Motorhead and Cradle of Filth, just to name a few. These are mighty accomplishments for dedicated warriors from Vancouver, British Columbia, a region that's not exactly the Camelot of heavy metal. With their last album, Fire Up the Blades, they have surpassed even their own manly exploits, crafting a number of undeniable anthems that crash, rip and roar like a Medieval skirmish.
3 INCHES OF BLOOD demonstrate that the best way to stay ahead of the heavy metal curve is to write music that comes from the heart and sounds nothing like the horde of bands tapping into the latest trends. To that end, they draw fuel from their favorite artists, including Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate, UFO, Rainbow and Enslaved and compile it all into their own lethal potion.
In 2009, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD raises the chalice another notch leaving their definitive mark on the metal genre.