Published Jan 11, 2012Last November, we learned that long-running B.C. headbangers 3 Inches of Blood had headed into the recording studio to track their fifth full-length album, and it looks like the boys wrapped things up quickly and are pretty damn proud of what they've done. The triumphantly titled Long Live Heavy Metal arrives March 27 through Century Media.
As previously reported, the group recorded the set with producer and engineer Terry "Sho" Murray (City of Fire, Exhibitionists), who had previously teamed up with the act on for their Anthems for the Victorious seven-inch.
As can be expected from the crew, the album is said to deliver a healthy dose of honest, traditionalist metal, and the outfit believes it might be their best set yet.
"When a band is releasing a new record, they often speak about it being their most important work or best album to date. Regardless of how clichéd either statement may sound, I think we would say both apply to this album," vocalist Cam Pipes said in a statement. "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!"
A tracklisting has yet to be unveiled, but the group have delivered a bunch of tour dates. This spring, 3 Inches of Blood, along with Devildriver, The Faceless, Dying Fetus, Job for a Cowboy, Impending Doom and Wretched, take off on this year's Metal Alliance Tour, and they'll be making a number of Canadian stops, from Montreal out to Vancouver, on the trip. You can check the tour schedule below.
3/15 Austin, TX - Scoot Inn
3/16 New Orleans, LA - The Hangar
3/17 St. Petersburg, FL - State Theater
3/18 Charlotte, NC - Amos
3/20 Baltimore, MD - Sonar
3/21 New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
3/22 Danvers, MA - Palace Ballroom
3/23 Montreal, QC - Le National
3/24 Toronto, ON - Opera House
3/25 Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
3/26 Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
3/27 St. Paul, MN - Station4
3/28 Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Centre
3/29 Regina, SK - Riddell Centre
3/30 Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Centre
3/31 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
4/1 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
4/2 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
4/5 Oakland, CA - The Pound
4/6 Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
4/7 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater
4/8 Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theater
4/9 Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
4/10 Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
4/11 Des Moines, IA - 7 Flags Event Center
4/13 Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theater
4/15 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
4/16 Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
4/19 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
4/20 Austin, TX - Emo's East
4/21 Houston, TX - House of Blues