3's Joey Eppard To Be Featured Guest And Premiere New Song On Full Metal Jackie Radio This Weekend!
3 has completed work on their new album, The Ghost You Gave to Me. The album was recorded at Applehead Studios (Coheed and Cambria, Morningwood, Straylight Run) in Woodstock, NY. This is the band's sixth studio album since 1999 and is a massive step forward for the group. The 3 trademarks are intact - many musical peaks and valleys, bright and uplifting chorus's alongside dark and heavy passages powered by Gartdrumm's aggressive drumming and the acoustic/electric guitar duo of Joey Eppard and Billy Riker. The Ghost You Gave to Me is 3 at their most inspired.
3ís Joey Eppard will be a guest on Full Metal Jackie's syndicated metal radio show this weekend (9/2-9/4) to premiere the song ďReactĒ from the upcoming The Ghost You Gave to Me! Full Metal Jackie Radio is two hours of fist pounding metal, hosted by renowned metal radio personality Full Metal Jackie (FMQB Metal Host of the Year, four time winner!), featuring regular interviews with many of metalís biggest names, past and present. The show is syndicated on over 45 stations nationwide. Visit www.fullmetaljackie.com for more details, and a list of stations carrying the show.
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 new single, Numbers can be heard now at metalblade.com/3. The Ghost You Gave to Me can be pre-ordered now at the Metal Blade webstore with an exclusive t-shirt HERE and on iTunes HERE. The cover art was done by the talented Colin Marks (http://www.rain-song.co.uk/).
The Ghost You Gave to Me track listing:
1. Sirenum Scopuli
4. High Times
6. One With the Sun
7. The Ghost You Gave to Me
10. It's Alive
11. Only Child
12. The Barrier
3 will be touring the east coast in September alongside Within Temptation. Dates can be seen now on 3's facebook page HERE.
Tour w/ Within Temptation
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 Ramís Head Live
09/13 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
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