TRIVIUM's new effort, "The Crusade", debuted in the national U.K. album chart at No. 6 and is No. 1 on the rock chart. It has also been certified silver in the U.K. for sales in excess of 60,000 copies.
According to Hits Daily Double, "The Crusade" is poised to sell between 30,000 and 35,000 copies in the United States during its first week of release to land in the Top 50 of The Billboard 200 chart. The final first-week numbers will be released on Wednesday, October 18.
The follow-up to 2005's "Ascendancy", "The Crusade"was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, FL, just outside of Orlando. Once again produced by TRIVIUM and Jason Suecof, the CD is "a dazzling explosion of tight, intricate and instantly memorable songs that feature awe-inspiring musicianship from all four members of the band," according to a press release. An e-card for "The Crusade" can be accessed at this location.
In other news, TRIVIUM's exclusive series of daily shows, which aired last week on TotalRock Radio, will be re-broadcast in sequence from noon to 3:00 p.m. U.K. time tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 17). Tune in at www.totalrock.com.
As previously reported, TRIVIUM's Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu guest-hosted this past weekend's edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball", which aired Saturday night (October 14). Watch the show online at this location (click on "Videos" and scroll down video menu).