Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based traditional metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD are preparing for an exciting tour as direct support to ELUVEITIE, but before that gets started, they will be making a quick pit stop into Shostroud Productions in Vancouver to record a couple of new cuts with Sho Murray (CITY OF FIRE) and Byron Stroud (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, FEAR FACTORY). One of the songs will be played live on the upcoming tour and will be making its way online soon.
Commented the band: "It's a great time for us to be touring North America again. We haven't slugged it out in the U.S. since Mayhem fest in summer 2010 and we're always happy to play to our loyal Canadian brethren. Everyone in the 3 INCHES OF BLOOD camp has been eagerly anticipating this tour.
"We've never toured with a band like ELUVEITIE before. Their fan base is probably more similar to ours than most other bands we've toured with in the past.
"The HOLY GRAIL guys are always fun to hang out with and we're curious to check out SYSTEM DIVIDE.
"We're extra pumped for this tour because it will give us the opportunity to road-test a new song or two. Hope everyone digs the new jams."
3 INCHES OF BLOOD's "Silent Killer" video can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Rick Podd ("The Watcher", "Hellraiser"),who previously worked with the band on the "Battles and Brotherhood" video.
Check out photos from the video shoot at this location.
"Silent Killer" comes off the band's latest album, "Here Waits Thy Doom", which was reissued on June 29 as a Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival edition with four exclusive new tracks along with a bonus DVD featuring the video for "Battles and Brotherhood", 3 INCHES OF BLOOD's performance on Fuel TV and more.
"Here Waits Thy Doom" sold around 2,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 8 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
3 INCHES OF BLOOD's previous album, "Fire Up The Blades", opened with 5,300 copies to enter The Billboard 200 chart at No. 147.
"Here Waits Thy Doom" was released on September 8, 2009 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).