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“Going To Hell”, the second album from THE PRETTY RECKLESS, the band led by actress-turned-singer Taylor Momsen, is likely to sell between 30,000 and 35,000 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 March 18 via Razor & Tie. The chart will be unveiled on Wednesday, March 26.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, THE PRETTY RECKLESS has become the second female-fronted act in the last three years to hit No. 1 on the rock radio chart. The band’s new single, “Heaven Knows”, hit the top of the survey last week, allowing THE PRETTY RECKLESS to join the Lzzy Hale-fronted HALESTORM as part of a small and very select list of chart-topping rock acts fronted by women.

“Going To Hell” follows up THE PRETTY RECKLESS‘ 2010 debut full-length, “Light Me Up”, as well as a 2012 EP called “Hit Me Like A Man”.

Momsen began her career as an actress when she was a child before becoming a full-time musician years later. She told The Pulse Of Radio that her family always knew this was what she really wanted to do. “They knew that music was always where I was headed, and what my — that was my passion and my goal,” she said. “I mean, acting was a day job, essentially, while I worked on writing a record’s worth of material that I wanted people to hear, and finding the right people to work with and the right band and all that. So they weren’t surprised when I jumped ship.”

The video for “Heaven Knows”, in which Momsen appears semi-nude, has gotten more than 2.7 million views on VEVO.

THE PRETTY RECKLESS is currently supporting FALL OUT BOY on tour in Europe and will return to the U.S. next month for an appearance at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards on April 23 in Los Angeles.

The band is also confirmed to perform at all of the major U.S. rock festivals, including Rock On the Range, Rocklahoma, Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Rock Fest Kansas City and others.

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On March 10, Rustyn Rose of Metalholic.com conducted an interview with vocalist Johannes Michael Gustaf Eckerström of Swedish metallers AVATAR. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

AVATAR will release its new album, “Hail The Apocalypse”, on May 16 via Gain Music in Europe and May 13 through eOne in USA. The CD was recorded in Karma Sound Studios, Bang Saray, Thailand, mixed by Jay Ruston (STONE SOUR, ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER) and mastered by Paul Logus (VOLBEAT, CLUTCH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE).

AVATAR is described by many as a perfect mix between RAMMSTEIN, ALICE COOPER and SYSTEM OF A DOWN — something the band has now developed further with the upcoming video for the title track, “Hail The Apocalypse”.

AVATAR gained much attention when it comes to its creativity in videos, which are always produced by the bandmembers themselves.

“Hail The Apocalypse” track listing:

01. Hail The Apocalypse
02. What I Don’t Know
03. Death Of Sound
04. Vultures Fly
05. Bloody Angel
06. Murderer
07. Tsar Bomba
08. Puppet Show
09. Get In Line
10. Something In the Way
11. Tower

Since the release of the band’s last CD, “Black Waltz”, AVATAR has had massive success all over the world. The singles “Smells Like A Freakshow” and “Let It Burn” peaked on No. 26 on U.S. commercial rock radio charts, where they also stayed for several weeks well ahead of more established bands in the scene. This was followed by extensive and successful U.S. tours.

The biggest break through came when AVENGED SEVENFOLD personally picked AVATAR as support band on their sold-out arena tour in Europe late 2013. AVATAR got a reception far beyond expected by the crowds, which resulted in bookings on high profiled festivals such as Download festival and Rock On The Range in 2014, among own headline dates of which most are soon sold out. More high-profile tours and festivals are soon to be confirmed.

AVATAR is:

Johannes Michael Gustaf Eckerström – Vocals
John Alfredsson – Drums
Kungen – Guitar
Tim Öhrstrom – Guitar
Henrik Sandelin – Bass

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Behind-the-scenes footage of the “Lift Me Up Diamond Meet & Greet VIP Package” from a recent show on FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s current tour can be seen below.

Diamond package — which is priced $925 and is limited to 10 people per show — includes:

* Special limited-edition FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH graphic — autographed Dean MLXM guitar
* Limited-edition RIAA-ceritifed official FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH triple gold award plaque (from Knucklehead #01 to Knucklehead #150)
* One-on-one meet-and-greet: Hang with the band and take pics!
* Exclusive VIP t-shirt or limited-edition VIP jersey
* FINGER DEATH PUNCH drumhead signed by entire band
* Exclusive soundcheck (where available)
* Backstage/onstange tour (where available)
* Early-entry access
* Limited-edition commemorative laminate and lanyard.

Everyone who purchases a “Lift Me Up Diamond Meet & Greet VIP Package” automatically gets entered to win a one-of-a-kind FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH custom-designed motorcycle built by Murder Machine.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has unleashed a game-play video for its new single, “Battle Born”. The action-packed clip was created by Machinima director Jackfrags and based on the popular “Battlefield 4” video game.

“The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 2”, the second half of a two-record set, is due to arrive on November 19 via via Prospect Park in North America and Eleven Seven in all other territories.

The first half of “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell” came out on July 30 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart, selling 113,000 copies in its first week of release.

The first single from “Volume 1”, “Lift Me Up”, featured JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford and hit the top of the rock radio chart.

“Volume 1” has sold more than 233,000 copies to date. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH‘s three previous albums have all gone gold for sales of 500,000 copies or more.

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Shawn of Rockstar Radio conducted an interview with Mike Martin and Jeanne Sagan of Massachusetts metallers ALL THAT REMAINS before the band’s September 14 performance at Operation Kick Ass in Chula Vista, California. You can now watch the chat below.

In conjunction with Record Store Day, ALL THAT REMAINS released a limited-edition vinyl version of their “The Fall Of Ideals” album (Razor & Tie). Available for the first time ever on vinyl, the LP is ALL THAT REMAINS‘ 2006 critically acclaimed metalcore classic. The album was produced by Adam Dutkiewicz (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, UNDEROATH) and features 11 songs, including the hits “This Calling”, “The Air I Breathe”, “Six” and “Not Alone”. The vinyl is pressed in a striking blue/black swirl color.

ALL THAT REMAINS continues to tour in support of its 2012 release, “A War You Cannot Win” (Razor & Tie).

ALL THAT REMAINS“Stand Up” single spent three weeks at #1 at Active Rock Radio. This marked ALL THAT REMAINS‘ first -ever #1 radio single and the group’s fifth consecutive Top 10 single at the format.

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Five Finger Death Punch are proof that rock radio isn't dead. Earlier this year, the band released The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 and it sold like gangbusters, debuting at #2 with 113,000 copies sold. Where are these 113 thousand people and what other music do they listen to? …

The post The New FIVE FINGER DEATH Punch Track, "Battleborn" Is A Rock Radio DJ's Wet Dream appeared first on Metal Injection.

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KLAQ‘s Lisa Sanchez conducted an interview with AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s Johnny Christ on August 30 at Revolt On The Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico. You can now watch the chat below.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s new album, “Hail To The King”, sold 159,000 copies in the United States its first week of release. The disc beat out strong new entries from rappers Big Sean and Juicy J to hold on to the top spot and give the California band their second straight chart-topper after 2010’s “Nightmare”, which moved 163,000 copies to hit the top spot upon its arrival.

The title track from “Hail To The King” spent four straight weeks at the top of Billboard‘s Active Rock radio airplay chart.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s opening is also the largest week for a hard rock album in over a year. The last to sell more in a week was LINKIN PARK‘s “Living Things”, which debuted at No. 1 with 223,000 copies sold in July 2012.

Next up for AVENGED SEVENFOLD is its first major tour in support of the new CD, which starts October 3 in Chicago.

The tour will conclude on October 26 in Las Vegas. Support on the road trip will come from DEFTONES and GHOST.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD celebrated the release of the new album last month with a free show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

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Video footage of the techs for Zacky Vengeance and Johnny Christ of AVENGED SEVENFOLD going over their live rigs for Schecter Guitar TV can be seen below.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s new album, “Hail To The King”, sold 159,000 copies in the United States its first week of release. The disc beat out strong new entries from rappers Big Sean and Juicy J to hold on to the top spot and give the California band their second straight chart-topper after 2010’s “Nightmare”, which moved 163,000 copies to hit the top spot upon its arrival.

The title track from “Hail To The King” has spent four straight weeks at the top of Billboard‘s Active Rock radio airplay chart.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s opening is also the largest week for a hard rock album in over a year. The last to sell more in a week was LINKIN PARK‘s “Living Things”, which debuted at No. 1 with 223,000 copies sold in July 2012.

Next up for AVENGED SEVENFOLD is its first major tour in support of the new CD, which starts October 3 in Chicago.

The tour will conclude on October 26 in Las Vegas. Support on the road trip will come from DEFTONES and GHOST.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD celebrated the release of the new album last week with a free show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.


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AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s new album, “Hail To The King”, has registered the following first-week chart positions:

USA: #1
UK: #1
Canada: #1
Ireland: #1
Mexico: #1
Brazil: #1
Australia: #2
Finland: #2
New Zealand: #3
Germany: #5
The Netherlands: #6
Italy: #8

“Hail To The King” sold 159,000 copies in the United States its first week of release. The disc beat out strong new entries from rappers Big Sean and Juicy J to hold on to the top spot and give the California band their second straight chart-topper after 2010’s “Nightmare”, which moved 163,000 copies to hit the top spot upon its arrival.

The title track from “Hail To The King” has spent four straight weeks at the top of Billboard‘s Active Rock radio airplay chart.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s opening is also the largest week for a hard rock album in over a year. The last to sell more in a week was LINKIN PARK‘s “Living Things”, which debuted at No. 1 with 223,000 copies sold in July 2012.

Next up for AVENGED SEVENFOLD is its first major tour in support of the new CD, which starts October 3 in Chicago. M. Shadows told The Pulse Of Radio that the band is raring to go after more than a year off. “Yeah, we’re feeling good, no doubt about it. We’re really excited, you know, the batteries are recharged, you know. I think that year off really helps, and then you start wanting to get back on the road. We’re looking forward to it. It’s gonna be a whole new chapter for us and we’re excited to be playing again. We’re excited about the record. So when you’re excited about the music you’re playing, it makes touring a lot easier.”

The tour will conclude on October 26 in Las Vegas. Support on the road trip will come from DEFTONES and GHOST.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD celebrated the release of the new album last week with a free show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

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Midwest Music Scene conducted an interview with lead guitarist/songwriter Oli Herbert of Massachusetts metallers ALL THAT REMAINS before the band’s August 31 performance at the at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma as part of the Rock Allegiance Tour. You can now watch the chat below.

In conjunction with Record Store Day, ALL THAT REMAINS released a limited-edition vinyl version of their “The Fall Of Ideals” album (Razor & Tie). Available for the first time ever on vinyl, the LP is ALL THAT REMAINS‘ 2006 critically acclaimed metalcore classic. The album was produced by Adam Dutkiewicz (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, UNDEROATH) and features 11 songs, including the hits “This Calling”, “The Air I Breathe”, “Six” and “Not Alone”. The vinyl is pressed in a striking blue/black swirl color.

ALL THAT REMAINS continues to tour in support of its 2012 release, “A War You Cannot Win” (Razor & Tie).

ALL THAT REMAINS“Stand Up” single spent three weeks at #1 at Active Rock Radio. This marked ALL THAT REMAINS‘ first -ever #1 radio single and the group’s fifth consecutive Top 10 single at the format.

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s M. Shadows and Johnny Christ were interviewed on a recent edition of the “Sixx Sense” radio show hosted by MÖTLEY CRÜE/SIXX: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx. You can now listen to the entire 31-minute chat below.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s new album, “Hail To The King”, debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart after selling 159,000 copies in its first week of release. The disc beat out strong new entries from rappers Big Sean and Juicy J to hold on to the top spot and give the California band their second straight chart-topper after 2010’s “Nightmare”, which moved 163,000 copies to hit the top spot upon its arrival.

The title track from “Hail To The King” has spent four straight weeks at the top of Billboard‘s Active Rock radio airplay chart.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s opening is also the largest week for a hard rock album in over a year. The last to sell more in a week was LINKIN PARK‘s “Living Things”, which debuted at No. 1 with 223,000 copies sold in July 2012.

Next up for AVENGED SEVENFOLD is its first major tour in support of the new CD, which starts October 3 in Chicago. M. Shadows told The Pulse Of Radio that the band is raring to go after more than a year off. “Yeah, we’re feeling good, no doubt about it. We’re really excited, you know, the batteries are recharged, you know. I think that year off really helps, and then you start wanting to get back on the road. We’re looking forward to it. It’s gonna be a whole new chapter for us and we’re excited to be playing again. We’re excited about the record. So when you’re excited about the music you’re playing, it makes touring a lot easier.”

The tour will conclude on October 26 in Las Vegas. Support on the road trip will come from DEFTONES and GHOST.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD celebrated the release of the new album last week with a free show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

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