Tag: Billboard 200

MACHINE HEAD Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST ENTERTAINMENT

After over a year of dialogues with various record labels, San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have decided on a new home with the newly launched arm of Nuclear Blast Records, Nuclear Blast Entertainment, headed by the band’s longtime friend and former Roadrunner A&R guru Monte Conner. Excitement runs high in both camps. Conner says: “I feel incredibly fortunate to say I have …

DREAM THEATER's New Album Cracks U.S. Top 10

The new, self-titled album from progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER sold around 34,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on September 24 via Roadrunner. DREAM THEATER‘s previous CD, “A Dramatic Turn Of Events”, opened with 36,000 units to …

IRON MAIDEN Guitarist Says Band's Plans For Next Year Are 'Up In The Air'

During a brand new interview with Chile’s Radio Futuro, IRON MAIDEN guitarist Dave Murray was asked if there are any plans for the band to return to the studio to begin work on material for the follow-up to 2010’s “The Final Frontier”. “We’ve been out on tour quite a few months this year,” Dave explained. “So when we finish, we’re actually going to …

Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT) on Rock Overdose: "New album to be released in 2014"

TESTAMENT, is one of the most influential bands that came from the Bay Area “gang” of bands. Throughout the years, they have played even death metal (“Demonic”), and they have been an all star band in some albums also. Their latest album “Dark Roots Of Earth” is maybe one of the strongest albums, if not …

AVENGED SEVENFOLD's 'Hail To The King' Headed For Top Of U.S. Album Chart

AVENGED SEVENFOLD’s sixth album, “Hail To The King”, is likely to sell between 170,000 and 180,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on August 27 via Warner …

GOD FORBID Officially Calls It Quits

New Jersey melodic thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID have officially called it quits following the departure of guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle. Said guitarist Matt Wicklund in a statement: “As many of you have heard, GOD FORBID has broken up. It is a sad time for us and also a time of new beginnings. “The past four years have been an amazing journey for me and I …

DOC COYLE Quits GOD FORBID

Guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle of New Brunswick, New Jersey’s melodic, thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID has posted the following message on his official blog: “I am sorry to say that I am indeed leaving GOD FORBID. “I started playing with these guys since I was 16 years old. Now I’m 32. You do the math. “To say this is difficult and a big …

REVOCATION Crack the Billboard Top 200!

  Last week saw the release of the highly anticipated self-titled 4th full-length album from Boston Metallers REVOCATION.  The numbers are in for the first week and REVOCATION has cracked the Billboard Top 200 Chart for the first time.  The band came in at #158 on the Top 200 shifting just over 2600 copies.   The …

NEWSTED's 'Heavy Metal Music' Cracks U.S. Top 40

“Heavy Metal Music”, the debut album from NEWSTED — the new band featuring former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted and STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok — sold nearly 8,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 40 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was made available on August 6 in North America via Chophouse Records/Collective Sounds and …