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The boys are back

Amazing scenes as Avenged Sevenfold‘s Hail To The King has been officially confirmed as this week’s Number 1 in the UK album charts, despite some stiff competition.

“It has been a hell of a ride thus far and having our first Number 1 album in the UK is a monumental achievement for our fans and us,” guitarist Zacky Vengeance tells OfficialCharts.com. “I remember playing the 100 Club to prove to our fans we were willing to start from the ground up again to earn your respect. Thank you for putting heavy metal back on the throne. We look forward to growing old with you.”

Congrats to the Avenged lads! We’ll see you in a few months time.

Hail To The King Tracklisting

Shepherd of Fire
Hail to the King
Doing Time
This Means War
Requiem
Crimson Day
Heretic
Coming Home
Planets
Acid Rain

Hail To The King is the follow-up to 2010′s Nightmare and is the first Avenged album to feature no writing credits from The Rev, who tragically passed away in 2009.

Order Hail To The King below:

iTunes:

Standard http://bit.ly/17g4SmT

Deluxe http://bit.ly/15HLL61

Single http://bit.ly/12DRuEP

Amazon:

Deluxe http://amzn.to/19t5PwD

M Shadows exclusively told us earlier this year that the album has a Sabbthy, Led Zeppelin kinda vibe. Whatever happens, Avenged Sevenfold will make a long-awaited return to the UK this winter, hitting the following three venues:

November 2013

Saturday 30 Manchester Arena

December 2013

Sunday 1 Wembley Arena, London

Thursday 5 LG Arena, Birmingham

The dates will serve as the OC metal heavyweights’ first UK shows since Download 2011, with tickets on sale now, priced at £28.50 (subject to booking fee) and available from this link.

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The boys are back

Amazing scenes as Avenged Sevenfold‘s Hail To The King has been officially confirmed as this week’s Number 1 in the UK album charts, despite some stiff competition.

“It has been a hell of a ride thus far and having our first Number 1 album in the UK is a monumental achievement for our fans and us,” guitarist Zacky Vengeance tells OfficialCharts.com. “I remember playing the 100 Club to prove to our fans we were willing to start from the ground up again to earn your respect. Thank you for putting heavy metal back on the throne. We look forward to growing old with you.”

Congrats to the Avenged lads! We’ll see you in a few months time.

Hail To The King Tracklisting

Shepherd of Fire
Hail to the King
Doing Time
This Means War
Requiem
Crimson Day
Heretic
Coming Home
Planets
Acid Rain

Hail To The King is the follow-up to 2010′s Nightmare and is the first Avenged album to feature no writing credits from The Rev, who tragically passed away in 2009.

Order Hail To The King below:

iTunes:

Standard http://bit.ly/17g4SmT

Deluxe http://bit.ly/15HLL61

Single http://bit.ly/12DRuEP

Amazon:

Deluxe http://amzn.to/19t5PwD

M Shadows exclusively told us earlier this year that the album has a Sabbthy, Led Zeppelin kinda vibe. Whatever happens, Avenged Sevenfold will make a long-awaited return to the UK this winter, hitting the following three venues:

November 2013

Saturday 30 Manchester Arena

December 2013

Sunday 1 Wembley Arena, London

Thursday 5 LG Arena, Birmingham

The dates will serve as the OC metal heavyweights’ first UK shows since Download 2011, with tickets on sale now, priced at £28.50 (subject to booking fee) and available from this link.

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It’s close…but who’s gonna be smiling come Sunday?

Earlier this week we reported that Avenged Sevenfold were set to land their first ever UK number one album with Hail To The King. Today we’ve been informed that current number two album – garage/r’n’b newcomer Naughty Boy’s Hotel Cabana – is making up some serious ground on Hail To The King, meaning that this could be the closest battle the UK album charts have seen so far this year.

With just over a day left, who’s gonna make a little bit of history? Will Avenged hold on? We guess we’ll just have to wait until Sunday to find out…

Hail To The King Tracklisting

Shepherd of Fire
Hail to the King
Doing Time
This Means War
Requiem
Crimson Day
Heretic
Coming Home
Planets
Acid Rain

Hail To The King is the follow-up to 2010′s Nightmare and will land on August 26, and will be the first Avenged album to feature no writing credits from The Rev, who tragically passed away in 2009.

Order Hail To The King below:

iTunes:

Standard http://bit.ly/17g4SmT

Deluxe http://bit.ly/15HLL61

Single http://bit.ly/12DRuEP

Amazon:

Deluxe http://amzn.to/19t5PwD

M Shadows exclusively told us earlier this year that the album has a Sabbthy, Led Zeppelin kinda vibe. Whatever happens, Avenged Sevenfold will make a long-awaited return to the UK this winter, hitting the following three venues:

November 2013

Saturday 30 Manchester Arena

December 2013

Sunday 1 Wembley Arena, London

Thursday 5 LG Arena, Birmingham

The dates will serve as the OC metal heavyweights’ first UK shows since Download 2011, with tickets on sale now, priced at £28.50 (subject to booking fee) and available from this link.

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Bring Me: taking over in 2013

Following yesterday’s news that Bring Me The Horizon fourth album ‘Sempiternal’ has hit third position in the UK Album Charts in its first week, our Features Editor Amit Sharma looks at why this is such a good thing for the British metal scene…

It’s not often enough we get to report news like this, people. There’s something evil lurking within the UK Album Charts, and for once we’re not talking about one of Simon Cowell’s nasty creations. Heavy metal is living and breathing in the top ten, and interestingly it’s not Iron Maiden or Slipknot causing the fuss.

No, this time it’s Bring Me The Horizon’s moment to shine, and whether you’re a fan or not, this is something to be proud of. A young British metal band actually have enough support to compete with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Pink and Night Visions (yeah, we didn’t have a clue either). That’s pretty amazing, right?

You don’t have to like them to be proud of that. Every heavy metal fan in Britain should be feeling pretty smug right now, because this is the proof in the pudding. You know all those gigs you got to, and all those shirts and CDs you buy? All those amazing bands you discover from getting to gigs early? This is what it’s all for: supporting the incredible metal scene around us, and what could be more vindicating than an album seriously denting the charts on home soil. To put it into perspective, Sempiternal came straight in at third place, knocking David Bowie down to fourth position. Yeah, that David Bowie.

Of course, it’s been done in recent years by Bullet For My Valentine and Lost Prophets (if they even count). Funeral For A Friend cracked the top 20 once, but that’s about it. If a metal band breaks into the UK Album Charts, chances are they are either from abroad (most likely American) or more of a historic British act like Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath or Judas Priest. And with our shores bursting with homegrown talent: The Defiled, Bleed From Within, While She Sleeps, Turbowolf, Tesseract and Feed The Rhino to name but a few, this news feels like a great victory for heavy music. Be proud.

And it hasn’t been an easy ride for the BMTH lads, either. Over the past nine years the band have toured relentlessly around the world and faced an overwhelming amount of criticism for not looking like what certain people define as ‘true metal’ (whatever the fuck that is). It’s been one mother of an endurance test and something that’s shaped the band into exactly what they are today – one of the angriest British metal bands of our world.

And you can hear it in their music – Sempiternal is a staggeringly potent curveball, with Oli’s most scathing lyrics yet layered over mould-shattering detours that take them into the unexpected. Grooves that threaten to spin the Earth off axis, check. Riffs that rival Slipknot in sheer bounce, check. Yes, it’s definitely metal and no, you don’t have to like them. But this should be welcome news regardless, and a massive moment for heavy music in the UK.

Well done lads, you bloody well deserve this one.

Order Sempiternal here

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Kings Of Leon’s new album has come and conquered the UK album charts – breaking this year’s first-week sales record in the process.

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Bob Dylan’s new album, “Together Through Life”, has entered both the US and UK album charts at #1.

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