Fire Up the Blades is the third studio album by Canadian heavy metal band 3 Inches of Blood. It was released on 26 June 2007 by Roadrunner Records and is the band's final release through the label. The band confirmed in February 2006 that they had begun to write new material, and by then had about four songs prepared to appear on the forthcoming album. A demo of "The Goatriders Horde" which was recorded in Seattle in spring 2006 was later made available for streaming on Roadrunner's official website.
Fire Up the Blades marks the first major role of Joey Jordison of Slipknot and Murderdolls, as a producer, who revealed that he'd been a fan of the band since their first studio album, Battlecry Under a Wintersun. This was not his first feat as producer overall however, as he produced several tracks on the 2005 Roadrunner Records artists collaboration album, Roadrunner United: The All-Star Sessions. It is also the first release by the band to feature lead guitarist Justin Hagberg, rhythm guitarist Shane Clark, bassist Nick Cates and drummer Alexei Rodriguez; the latter of whom was kicked out of the band six months later.