"Dichotomy", the third album from Atlanta, Georgia-based metallers BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE, sold around 2,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 18 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Dichotomy" was release on November 25 via Solid State Records. The CD's cover artwork, which can be viewed below, was created by Kristian Wahlin (AT THE GATES, AMORPHIS, BATHORY, DISSECTION, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, THERION, EVERGREY).
"Dichotomy" track listing:
01. Mountain Of Souls
03. Artificial Immortality
04. Self Existent
05. St. Anne's Lullaby
07. Evil Unseen
08. How Great Thou Art
09. Deep Heaven
10. End Of The Age
The CD features guest appearances by Ryan Clark (DEMON HUNTER), Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) and a soprano named Suzanne Richter. According to the band, "All three make appearances on the album in key places that enable the music to go one step further in their maturity."
BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE recently parted ways with lead guitarist Alex Kenis and replaced him with Jon Star.
BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE's second album, "The Physics of Fire", was released in Europe in June 2007 via Century Media Records. The U.S. release was handled by Solid State Records. The CD was produced by Rob Caggiano (BLEEDING THROUGH, CRADLE OF FILTH, ANTHRAX).