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3 Finishes New Album "The Ghost You Gave To Me"

3 has completed work on the band's new album, "The Ghost You Gave to Me." The album was recorded at Applehead Studios (Coheed and Cambria, Morningwood, Straylight Run) in Woodstock, NY. Metal Blade Records commented on the creation of the album:

"Following the release of 'Revisions' and after several tours with Porcupine Tree and an epic run on the first Progressive Nation Tour with Dream Theater, Opeth and Between the Buried and Me, 3 returned home brimming with inspiration. Joey Eppard, Billy Riker, Daniel Grimsland and The Gartdrumm immediately began creating demos of ideas that would evolve into 'The Ghost You Gave to Me.' It wasn't long before the songs took on a life of their own. The band found themselves growing out of the standard rock compositional format into something more cinematic in nature."

Joey Eppard adds: "The songs told us where to go and the instrumentation followed. We knew this record would be our most progressive but it would be on our terms, and in our own way. As always songwriting and melody are the driving forces behind the sounds capes we generate. I think the biggest challenge was to rise to the occasion lyrically with so many musical scene changes. What I found was that I had to let go and allow the words and melody to be as creative and original as the music, if not more so. In a progressive situation this can be time consuming and indeed the bulk of my efforts were focused on exceeding my own lyrical standards. For example, 'Only Child,' an eight minute epic that traverses a myriad of musical scenes has enough great lyrics for half a record."

"The Ghost You Gave to Me" is set for release on October 11th and the track listing is as follows:

1. Sirenum Scopuli
2. React
3. Sparrow
4. High Times
5. Numbers
6. One With the Sun
7. The Ghost You Gave to Me
8. Pretty
9. Afterglow
10. It's Alive
11. Only Child
12. The Barrier

3 will be touring the east coast in September alongside Within Temptation. Details are as follows:

09/07 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
09/08 Montreal, QC Metropolis
09/09 Worcester, MA Palladium
09/10 New York, NY Terminal 5
09/12 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
09/13 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

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1. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Looking forward to this album. I was actually introduced to this band when they opened for Porcupine Tree. I had never heard of them before. They killed it live. This band has so much talent it's scary.

Unfortunately, I was really disappointed in their last album, "Revisions", where they rehashed their older songs before the "Wake Pig" days. I also think "The End is Begun" was a small step backwards (still great album though) when compared to "Wake Pig". Even though 3 has been around for over 10 years I still think they are trying to find themselves. "Wake Pig" was their greatest accomplishment IMO, but if they really step it up they can have a defining album that really catches a lot of prog-head's ears.

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2. Deathblooms writes:

Summercamp Nightmare was a masterpiece.

I'm surprised some version of Amaze Disgrace isn't on here heh

Looking forward to this

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3. KickAssDuke writes:

Agree with Deathblooms, Summercamp Nightmare is one of my favorites, but then again I am a huge fan of all their albums. Can't wait for October 11th and I will be in NYC on Sept. 10th. Exciting stuff going on this Fall. This album, new Opeth and new Dream Theater.

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