At long last, BC-based metal juggernauts 3 Inches of Blood are returning with the follow-up to 2009's Here Waits Thy Doom with the defiantly titled Long Live Heavy Metal. The new LP arrives March 26 via Century Media, but you can give it a listen right now here at Exclaim.ca.
The new record is the fifth for the hard-rocking group and was produced by Terry "Sho" Murray. In a statement about Long Live Heavy Metal, vocalist Cam Pipes said, "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!"
According to a recent press release, the 12 tracks on the album will deliver "an explosion of sound, setting new standards for classic heavy metal." Find out what the new stuff sounds like for yourself by streaming Long Live Heavy Metal below.
As previously reported, 3 Inches of Blood are in the midst of a North American tour. You can see all the dates here. And if you like what you hear below, pre-order Long Live Heavy Metal here.
UPDATE: This stream was available for one week only and is no longer available.