3 Inches of Blood Talk About New Album, Black Metal Influences
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TheNewsTribune.com reports: Most of the members of the metal band 3 Inches of Blood have moved back to their home turf in Vancouver, B.C., after spending time in Tacoma last year writing songs for their new CD “Fire Up the Blades.”
That album – which will reportedly be a lot lighter on Dungeons & Dragons imagery than 2004’s “Advance and Vanquish” – is due from Roadrunner Records next month. And Saturday’s performances at Hell’s Kitchen will be a homecoming of sorts, with lots more to celebrate, including a gig on this summer’s Ozzfest tour.
So we caught up with screamer Jamie Hooper to get the skinny.
You hooked up with Joey Jordison from Slipknot for this album.
Yep, he produced it. I think it turned out pretty well. It was a really cool collaboration. It was pretty mellow to work with him. It basically involved a lot of PBR consumption and lots of hangin’ out talkin’ about black metal.
Was there a lot of that black metal influence?
It wasn’t so much that things are sounding black metal, but it’s definitely (had) an influence. I think the songs are a little more intense. They’re a little faster. They’re a little darker, just like lyrically and whatnot.
But we’ve still got a couple of the rock ’n roll songs, dealing with topics such as drinking beer and that sort of thing. There’s still a few party songs in there.
But not as many orcs?
Yeah, not as many orcs; a little more “Mad Max,” apocalyptic doom scenario. (There’s) a couple of songs dealing with Canadian native mythology and that sort of thing.
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