Dropkick Murphys entered Billboard's Top 200 at number twenty with their latest effort, The Meanest of Times, selling upwards of 28,000 units. The album is available in stores now courtesy of Born and Bred Records.
Making April recently played host to an exclusive performance and interview for Billboard Underground, from which the group can be seen performing "I Wrote this Song" here. The independent act are currently supporting their latest release, Runaway World, which is available now via digital retailers.
Chiodos' latest full-length release, Bone Palace Ballet, debuted at number five on Billboard's Top 200 chart, scanning roughly 35,000 copies sold. The act's third release is available now courtesy of Equal Vision Records.
Every Time I Die's latest release, The Big Dirty, debuted at number forty-one on Billboard's Top 200 charts in the United States this week, selling roughly fourteen-thousand copies. Furthermore, the album impacted the hard rock chart, landing in the sixth spot, as well as the independent release chart, where the group secured the third position. The record is available in-stores now via Ferret Music.
Atreyu will reportedly headline the next installment of Rockstar Energy Drink's Taste of Chaos tour. Furthermore, the Hollywood Records outfit entered the Billboard Top 200 charts at number eight this week with their latest release, Lead Sails, Paper Anchor, as well as making waves on both the rock and hard rock charts finishing in the top spot.
Portugal. The Man's new album Church Mouth put the band onto the Billboard charts four times. Church Mouth debuted at #13 on Billboard's Top Alternative New Artists chart, at #30 on the Top New Artist Chart, #65 on the Independent Label Chart, and came in at #90 on the Top Hard Music Albums chart.
Circa Survivedebuted at number twenty-four on the Billboard charts this week selling over 24,000 copies of their new full-length release, On Letting Go. The album is available in-stores now via Equal Vision Records.
Billboard recently wrote an article on Say Anything's new music video for "Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too," which premieres on TRL this Monday; the article also offers a little glimpse into the band's new record, In Defense of the Genre.
Congratulations to The Shins for selling 117,991 copies of their new album Wincing The Night Away and opening at No. 2 (with No. 1 being Pretty Ricky). They are No. 1 on Top Independent Albums, Top Digital Albums, Top Internet Albums and the Top Tastemakers chart, and their first single "Phantom Limb" is top 20 on Billboard's Modern Rock chart. Sub Pop Records had never opened higher than No. 79 before.
AFI moved over 200,000 units and debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts. Moreover, they received the first ever MySpace Award, which is given to a band who receives 500,000 plays in one day. For more information check out the article here.
This past week, three Victory releases landed in the Billboard 200: Hawthorne Heights' If Only You Were Lonely came in at #3 with 114,000 copies sold, The Silence In Black and White (its 62nd straight week on the charts) came in at #144 with 7,721 sold (788,190 overall), and Bayside's new acoustic CD/DVD landed the #200 spot.