"Bringer of Plagues", the sophomore album from DIVINE HERESY — the California-based band featuring FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares — sold around 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 148 on The Billboard 200 chart. (Note: Internet/digital sales **ARE** included in the SoundScan totals.) The CD landed at No. 4 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.
DIVINE HERESY's first album, "Bleed The Fifth", opened with 2,700 units back in September 2007.
"Bringer of Plagues" was released in North America on July 28 via Century Media Records.
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
02. The Battle of J. Casey
03. Undivine Prophecies (Intro)
04. Bringer of Plagues
07. Monolithic Doomsday Devices
08. Letter to Mother
09. Enemy Kill
10. Darkness Embedded
11. The End Begins
12. Forever the Failure
The new offering from DIVINE HERESY also features one of the genre's most acclaimed drummers, Tim Yeung (ex-NILE, VITAL REMAINS), bassist Joe Payne (ex-NILE) and newcomer vocalist Travis Neal (ex-THE BEREAVED, PUSHED).
DIVINE HERESY teamed up once again with acclaimed producing team Dirty Icon (Logan Mader and Lucas Banker) who recently produced CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, GOJIRA and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH.