27 March 2012
3 Inches Of Blood: "Long Live Heavy Metal" is out, webisode 3 online
"Long Live Heavy Metal", the new album of traditional metal lords 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, is available in most countries. Just the following will need to wait for a few more hours:
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, March 30, 2012.
Learn about Justin Hagberg's (guitar) magic skills as well as Cam Pipes doing the vocals for "Long Live Heavy Metal" in webisode #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpYNUT59l7c
International press is raving about "Long Live Heavy Metal" that is also available as Special Edition Digipak with 3 additional tracks as well as Gatefold LP (180gr) + the entire album on CD:
"A superb, detailed and diverse piece of heavy metal that long-established traditionalists as well as the new generation of bangers should check out intensely and in any case." (Soundcheck #4, Rock Hard, D)
"... required listening for traditionalists and Priest bangers." (Soundcheck #5, Metal Hammer, D)
"...3 INCHES OF BLOOD have defied the cynics, surpassed all expectations and evolved into a truly extraordinary heavy metal band." (Metal Hammer, UK)
"... the album itself is a fast-paced frolic with the devil that thrives with energy capable of developing its own gravitational pull." (Terrorizer, UK)
"A sincere entry into heavy metal history and not an ironic retrospective..." (Rock Sound, UK)
"...the greatest named vocalist in metal history..." (Decibel Magazine, USA)
"...good, honest, melodic heavy metal." (MSN)
"Vancouver veterans 3 INCHES OF BLOOD are today's Iron Maiden." (Austin Chronicle, USA)
"All in all, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD's new album is fucking fantastic, and will give fans of traditional heavy metal plenty of reason to rejoice." (Metal Assault, USA)
"... a passionate plea for traditional sounds coming in the shape of hymns." (Fuze, D)
"... an honest declaration of love for the genre." (Legacy, D)
"Once again 3 INCHES OF BLOOD have proven that heavy metal remains immortal!" (Metal Obs, F)
"... what's marked 3IOB also has 3IOB inside." (Slam, AT)
" A devastating tornado of power/thrash metal with subtle death tinges, this is the band at its best." (Rock Hard, I)
"Excellent album!" (Imperiumi, FI)
"'Long Life Heavy Metal' is the best 3 INCHES OF BLOOD album to date" (Aardschok, NL)
Check out www.cmdistro.com for some special treats such as a Special Edition Digipak CD + T-shirt bundle (just very few left in seize M!) as well as a strictly limited pressing of a gold-coloured LP (including the entire album on CD). Pre-orders are available at www.cmdistro.de/Search?q=long+live+heavy+metal.
In support of the release, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD will be heading out on their European "Long Live Heavy Metal" tour that will be supported by their label mates ANGELUS APATRIDA as well as Goatwhore and Havok.
3 INCHES OF BLOOD online: