3 Inches of Blood
Raised in hell, forged by fire and harder than Krupp Steel, 3 Inches of Blood are one of the biggest defenders of traditional heavy metal. Here Waits Thy Doom, their stunning album from 2009, was tracked in Seattle's Sound House Recordings with renowned producer Jack Endino (Soundgarden, High on Fire, Zeke) and will soon to be hailed as the gospel of all things heavy. Here Waits Thy Doom marks the recording debut of extremely talented drummer Ash Pearson, lending a whole new dynamic to the band's already lethal assault. This disc is also the first offering where Cam Pipes handles all lead vocal duties. Guitarist Shane Clark and Justin Hagberg also laid down all of the bass tracks themselves, ensuring maximum shred on the album. Although the lineup is different, the aesthetic remains the same, and the technical proficiency surpasses that of their last record. Shane Clark states, "Much like our last record, [Here Waits Thy Doom] 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 is 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." Born out of a love for pure metal, 3 Inches of Blood have been making extreme music for nearly a decade. In that time, they've released four albums and toured with such acclaimed acts as Satyricon, The BlackDahlia Murder, Motorhead, Cradle of Filth and Exodus, just to name a few. With their last album, Fire Up the Blades, they crafted a number of undeniable anthems that crash, rip and roar like a medieval battleground. With Here Waits Thy Doom, their first album on Century Media Records, 3 Inches of Blood now up the ante and will leave every metal fan crying iron tears of pure joy! 3 Inches of Blood represent everything that heavy metal was, is and will be about! Here Waits Thy Doom demonstrates that the best way to stay ahead of the heavy metal curve is to write music that comes from the heart and sounds nothing like the horde of bands tapping into the latest trends. To that end, they draw fuel from their favorite artists, including Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate, UFO and Rainbow and compile it all into their own deadly potion.