09 September, 2012

3 Inches Of Blood: Leather Lord – new video



Most refined Canadian gentlemen, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, have just put forth yet another fine video; ‘Leather Lord’ follows their previously released clip ‘Metal Woman’ which, according to some reports, “connected with metalheads in a universal way” and can be seen below. The two most superior tunes come from 3 INCHES OF BLOOD back in March 2012 released album ‘Long Live Heavy Metal’. Listen to two additional new songs ‘Dark Messenger’ and ‘4000 Torches’ below, and buy the group's fifth “offering to the gods of metal”, produced by Terry “Sho” Murray, here (Century Media Europe) and here (Century Media USA) or via iTunes. Furthermore, Century Media Records released a special, strictly limited 7” split EP featuring 3 INCHES OF BLOOD and ANGELUS APATRIDA you can buy here (CM Distro):

3 INCHES OF BLOOD: Dark Messenger – courtesy of Century Media Records

3 INCHES OF BLOOD: 4000 Torches – courtesy of Century Media Records

“Paying homage to the driving aggression of bands like IRON MAIDEN and JUDAS PRIEST, the Canadian metal monsters pay tribute to the classic metal acts of yesteryear with such loving precision and craftsmanship that it's easy to forget that you’re not actually listening to an album from the '70s. A lot of the credit for this is owed to singer Cam Pipes, whose soaring wail instantly helps to transport listeners to an era when sleeveless shirts and studded leather bracelets roamed the Earth without even a shred of irony,” [wrote Gregory Heaney, AllMusic – read the rest of the review here:]

3 INCHES OF BLOOD formed in 1999 in Victoria, British Columbia. “A throwback to heavy metal's youthful 1980s heyday”, as they are described by certain Eduardo Rivadavia (of AllMusic fame) whom I seem to quote way too much, “the band's music consists of IRON MAIDEN-like galloping riffs and solos speeded up to thrash metal tempos, topped with “Dungeons & Dragons”-styled lyrics and titles such as ‘Destroy The Orcs’ and ‘Ride Darkhorse, Ride’”. Vocalists Cam Pipes and Jamie Hooper, guitarists Sunny Dhak and Bobby Froese, along with bassist Rich Trawick and drummer Geoff Trawick, relocated to Vancouver shortly after the band's inception. They self-released a demo ‘Sect Of The White Worm’ in 2001 and their debut full-length, ‘Battlecry Under A Winter Sun’, followed in 2002 on Megarock Records, which earned them a support slot on tour with multi-Platinum rock stars, THE DARKNESS. The buzz surrounding the group led to a new record contract with Roadrunner Records. 3 INCHES OF BLOOD lost their old rhythm section and recruited bassist Brian Redman and drummer Matt Wood to their cause before recording their second full-length, 2004's ‘Advance And Vanquish’. Guitarists Sunny Dhak and Bob Froese left the band shortly after recording the album and were replaced with Justin Hagberg and Shane Clark. Drummer Alexei Rodriguez was brought in before the band had settled down to record their “darker, tighter and heavily influenced by low quality beer, bong rips and listening to black metal in the dark” album ‘Fire Up The Blades’. Released in 2007, the album was produced by no other than SLIPKNOT/MURDERDOLLS' Joey Jordison. That same year 3 INCHES OF BLOOD's drummer Rodriguez apparently “behaved badly” and was replaced with Ash Pearson, in 2008 their co-lead vocalist Jamie Hooper left due to medical reasons and in 2009, the group signed with Century Media. “Obviously, 3IOB are rolling with the changes and trying to evolve their sound, but the truth is that most all of their familiar sonic hallmarks are still delivered here with poise and power,” commented Eduardo Rivadavia their 2009's album ‘Here Waits Thy Doom’ (read the rest here). “That same year,” reads the press release, “they became the first heavy metal band ever to collaborate with Nike 6.0. The result, the “Blood Oncore High”, was the most extreme pair of sneakers the world has ever known.”

3 INCHES OF BLOOD features: Cam Pipes - lead vocals, Justin Hagberg – guitar and vocals, Shane Clark – guitar, Ash Pearson – drums and Byron Stroud – bass

3 INCHES OF BLOOD – courtesy of Century Media Records




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