"Silent Killer", the new video from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based traditional metallers 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, 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.
Commented guitarist Shane Clark: "The concept of the song is about an assassin, so naturally we first thought of a concept featuring an assassin going around doing what they do, but in a style that is more influenced by movies that we liked.
"At first we thought about a simple performance-style video, but we've done that a few times and this seemed like a much more entertaining thing for us and our fans. Therefore, we brainstormed a bunch of ideas with Rick Podd and thought of our own killing scenes. I wanted to get poisoned and puke blood and vomit all over the place, and after that it was all in the hands of Rick.
"I really had a good time with the acting stuff; it was great to work with Chris Valago as well. Some know him as the Heathen from ZIMMER'S HOLE; he's the big FX banana in the Vancouver TV and film industry, [but] more importantly he's a good friend of mine so we got to sit and plan out the puking at great length.
"I'm really happy with how that turned out.
"As for the entire final product, I'm very happy with it, having everyone work together on something and have it turn out great is really satisfying."
"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.
3 INCHES OF BLOOD filmed its May 21 and May 22 hometown shows for the band's first-ever concert DVD.
"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).