The Skinny: March 26th Century Media Records heavy metal act, and Vancouver, British Columbia natives, 3 Inches of Blood outed their highly-anticipated fifth studio album. With an album title as succinct as Long Live Heavy Metal it’s without a doubt that on this release fans can expect nothing but straight up pure metal assault. Said guitarist Justin Hagberg of the new effort: “‘Long Live Heavy Metal’ is the fifth chapter in the book of 3 Inches of Blood, and we couldn’t be more pleased and proud of our new onslaught of Honest Heavy Metal.”

Once again working with engineer and producer Terry “Sho” Murray (City of Fire, Exhibitionists), 3 Inches of Blood clearly used the comfortable situation to drop down what are some of their best songs to date. “When a band is releasing a new record, they often speak about it being their most important work or best album to date. Regardless of how clichéd either statement may sound, I think we would say both apply to this album,” says vocalist Cam Pipes. “All of us have a special feeling about this one. We’re more committed than ever to the cause of real, honest, no bullshit heavy metal. No trends, no fucking around!” Well, Cam we couldn’t agree more. Check out “Metal Woman” now!


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