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Century Media have racked up their second 100,000 + selling CD with LACUNA COIL’s Comalies album.
The album has scanned 100,148 copies to date, making it the second Century Media release to break the 100,000 mark after SHADOWS FALL’s The Art Of Balance album. The album sales over the last week have actually increased 23% over the previous week, making it Century Media’s highest sales week ever. More...
SHADOWS FALL have achieved another great milestone in their already illustrious career, as their latest album, "The Art of Balance", has officially surpassed the 100,000 mark, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is a huge accomplishment not only for the band, but also for Century Media, who have both grown considerably over the past few years. The critically acclaimed "The Art of Balance" was released in September of 2002 and is currently the highest-selling Century Family release, outselling such prominent artists as DIMMU BORGIR, ICED EARTH, IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL and MESHUGGAH.
After extensive touring with the likes of HATEBREED, KITTIE, MISFITS, OPETH and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, the band were invited to take part in Ozzfest 2003. They were heralded as the breakout band of the year and constantly sold more records every week than other side-stage bands. Taking part in the fourth annual Take Action Tour 2003 alongside AVENGED SEVENFOLD and POISON THE WELL and then co-headlining the first annual MTV2 "Headbanger's Ball Tour" with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and LAMB OF GOD, SHADOWS FALL solidified their fan base and were certifiably the new leaders of the genre. Videos for the tracks "Thoughts Without Word", "Destroyer of Sense", and "The Idiot Box" were greatly embraced and supported by "Headbanger's Ball" and "Uranium", two shows where the band appeared as guests several times. All this exposure has enabled SHADOWS FALL watch both their fan base, and record sales, explode.
The group are currently touring Europe and will release their highly anticipated new album, "The War Within", on September 21.
Shadows Fall released this statement in their newsletter, it reads as follows:
We have been hard at work on the new album and we are getting ready to head into the studio to record this thing. But before we do we will be playing 4 shows to get back into action. One of which will be the SPRINGFIELD ROCKFEST! These will be the first shows for us since early december, and will be the last ones until the album is finished so come check them out!! We might break out a few new tunes at these shows also, Here are the dates...
April 1 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock (with GOD FORBID, BURNT BY THE SUN, ALL THAT REMAINS)
April 2 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club (with GOD FORBID, BURNT BY THE SUN, ALL THAT REMAINS)
April 3 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Downtown (with GOD FORBID, BURNT BY THE SUN, ALL THAT REMAINS, SCAR CULTURE)
April 4 - Springfield, MA - Hippodrome (Springfield Rockfest- SHADOWS FALL, CANDIRIA, SPLIT SHIFT, THIRTY STONES, NORA, RUBIKON, GAIAH, MOV, I AM DISASTER, TROPHY BOY, OF BLESSINGS AND BURDENS, ALL MY SINS, KILL REIGN, NARDUS, TEMPUS MORIA, WHAT WEAPONS BRING WAR, STRATIA, NO SHO, BURN IN SILENCE, LIGEIA)Doors open at NOON !!! for info visit orge26.comBuy Tickets Here --> themusicseen.com/rockfest.htmBesides the shows and the album, we are working on our DVD as well. We had hoped to get it out sooner but we want to include the best footage we can find. It is going well so far and there will be updates on that very soon.And on a side note, our good friends in ALL THAT REMAINS and SOIL both have new albums coming out Tuesday March 23rd so be sure to check them out!
Thats all for now.-SF"
SHADOWS FALL frontman Brian Fair has posted the following message on the band's official message board:
What up everyone,
"Been a busy week songwriting wise. I hit Planet Z on Saturday [Feb. 21] to lay down some rough vocal ideas over the demos that the band recorded last week. For live demos the sound quality is unreal. [Producer] Zeus has stepped up Planet Z in a serious way. The new songs are coming out amazing. Everyone in the band is really [psyched] on the new shit. Sound-wise these songs are covering a lot of ground. Some tunes are totally brutal heavy, heavier that anything we have done in the past, some have a real rock n roll vibe and some are just all out thrash fests. And this is only the beginning. New ideas are popping up constantly."
"We should be debuting a few new tunes at the headlining shows we are planning for April. We are still waiting for final confirmation but the lineup for the short tour looks to be killer. It is only a short run of shows in the PA, NY and MA area. Right after the show we will be heading in the studio to begin work on the album itself."
"In other news, 'The Art Of Balance' is still doing amazingly!! We have sound scanned over 90,000 copies which for an underground metal band on an independent label is awesome. We really want to push this record over the 100,000 mark to prove to the industry what it is already realizing, that the underground is taking over and people are demanding quality music. Help us push this record over the 100K mark by telling your friends to pick that shit up and to all of those with burned copies go grab the real shit and hook us up!!! hahahaha. But seriously, thank you all so much for making this record such a success. We are gonna come right back with another record that we think will push our sound even further."
An official website has been launched for Transient, the space rock side project of Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair. You can check it out here. The site features various mp3's from the bands Zeuss (Shadows Fall, Hatebreed) produced demo and more. For now, Transient currently have the following shows lined up:
January 23rd Worcester, MA - The Lucky Dog (Feat. Seemless, Reverese, Stoneface)
January 30th Northampton, MA - Harry's (Feat. Melodram)
February 27th Fitchburg, MA - The Wallace Civic Center (Feat. Seemless, Frontrunner, A Loss For Words)