"Battles and Brotherhood", a brand new track from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada's 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the group's new album, "Here Waits Thy Doom", which is due on September 8 via Century Media Records (August 31 in Europe). The CD was recorded at Seattle's London Bridge Studios with renowned producer Jack Endino (HIGH ON FIRE).
3 INCHES OF BLOOD will shoot a video for "Battles and Brotherhood" in the coming weeks with producer/director Rick Podd, who has worked on such movies as "The Watcher" and "Hellraiser". The band will also perform a very special headlining, one-off CD-release show at The Knitting Factory in Los Angeles on Wednesday, September 9.
In order to tide over the consumers until release date, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD has launched a few special pre-order package deals, which are available exclusively at CMDistro.com (scroll down page to view specials) for a limited time.
* "Here Waits Thy Doom" CD Only $10 (Digipack Edition - $13)
* "Here Waits Thy Doom" CD + Exclusive T-shirt $20
"Here Waits Thy Doom" track listing:
01. Battles and Brotherhood
02. Rock In Hell
03. Silent Killer
04. Fierce Defender
05. Preachers Daughter
06. Call of the Hammer
07. Snake Fighter
08. At the Foot of the Great Glacier
09. All of them Witches
11. Execution Tank
Covers (to be released as b-sides and/or bonus tracks):
12. Not Fragile (BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE)
13. Cities on Flame (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT)
14. Daytona (ZEKE)
Commented vocalist Cam Pipes: "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 ÖYSTER 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."
Added guitarist Shane Clark: "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."