Album Also Bows at #1 on both U.S. and Canadian Hard Rock Charts
LOS ANGELES, CA – MONDAY, March 7, 2016 — Multi-Grammy nominee Anthrax have blasted into Billboard’s Top 10 with their 11th studio album, For All Kings, bowing at #9-bullet on the Top 200 Albums Chart and selling 34,000 units. This debut eclipses the #12 debut made by the band’s 2011 Grammy-nominated, critically-acclaimed Worship Music.
The album also topped the Hard Rock Albums chart in both the U.S. and Canada with its #1 debuts, and landed at #5 and #7 respectively on the U.S. and Canada’s Top Current Albums charts. Additionally, For All Kings debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart, #2 on the Independent Albums chart, #4 Physical Albums, and #5 Vinyl Albums chart.
“We share this Top 10 victory with all of our fans,” said the band’s Charlie Benante. “Heavy metal is alive and well.”
Since For All Kings was released last Friday, February 26, it has held the #1 position on both the iTunes Heavy Metal Albums sales chart and Amazon’s Best Sellers in Metal chart. In addition, the album’s first single, “Breathing Lightning,” debuted last week in the Top 40 on both the Mediabase Active Rock Chart and on BDS.
Press has also been an enormous champion of For All Kings: “The album is thrash perfection…” “…a near flawless album…5 out of 5 stars…” “…one of Anthrax’s best CDs of all time, a sparkling triumph…” “…a surefire album-of-the-year contender…”
The clip features a skull-faced king presiding over a draconian society built on torture, torment and murder. A protagonist, played by James Duval (known for his roles in Donnie Darko and Gregg Araki’s Teen Apocalypse Trilogy), initially resists the carnage but eventually succumbs to his own graphic fate, inspired by the song’s title. The video concludes with the king surveying a modern cityscape — a clue as to the song’s meaning — and a final surprise featuring two unexpected faces.
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MetalRiot.com put together a great run down of the awesome listening party for the new album where a few lucky ticket buyers got the chance to spend the evening with Anthrax,
The Anthrax listening party for 11th album For All Kings at the excellent Butler, NJ based media and educational facility Architekt Music (Sevendust, Thank You, Scientist) was a real treat. A limited group of lucky fans were treated to lengthy and quite hysterical Q+A, delicious catering (I’d been wondering what the food would consist of due to the interesting varied backgrounds of the band members) and the first real taste of the triumphant latest album from the thrash greats. Truly one of the strongest entries in Anthrax history, For All Kings deserves a place in the collection of every metal fan.
The reviews have officially started to come in for the new album and they are insane!
More as they come in….
For All Kings comes within moshing distance of being an all-time great. Remember the towering monster at the end of John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic The Thing, composed of all its past selves and howling like a pack of wolves? That’s Anthrax in 2016. Enjoy.
..musical muscle that shows a legendary band that has found a new light and motivation. For the average metal fan “For All Kings” will be a party waiting to happen; for the super fan, “For All Kings” is the beginning of a new age of thrash. Click here for review