"Shogun", the new album from Florida-based metallers TRIVIUM, has registered the following first-week chart positions:Australia: #4
Canada #4 (Hard Album Chart)
Greece: #39 (International Chart)
Hungary: #26 (International Chart)
Japan #6 (International Chart)
Netherlands: #19 (Alternative Album Chart)
UK: #1 Rock Chart
United States: #23 "Shogun" sold just under 24,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD follows up "The Crusade", which opened with 31,000 copies in October 2006 to land at No. 25. "Shogun" was released in North America on September 30 via Roadrunner Records. The CD was mixed in London by Colin Richardson (SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, NAPALM DEATH), with Jeff Rose and Martin "Ginge" Ford assisting on engineering duties. For "Shogun", TRIVIUM chose not to record in the familiar environs of their home state of Florida. Instead the band headed to Nashville, Tennessee to work with producer Nick Raskulinecz (RUSH, FOO FIGHTERS, STONE SOUR). The result is a monolithic album that crystallizes the band's sound and showcases TRIVIUM's finest elements. Vocalist/guitarist Matt Heafy is thrilled with the album, saying, "We made a cohesive, epic metal album that combines all of the ingredients of everything we feel we have ever done 'right' musically, while adding a new direction that the music called for. We had so much fun creating this album and hope our fans feel that energy when they listen." TRIVIUM played a free show at the legendary Hollywood rock club The Whisky A Go Go on September 22, 2008 as part of MySpace's Secret Show series. The Secret Show is a free, exclusive performance for the MySpace community. Admission was on a first-come, first-served basis. Watch a four-and-a-half-minute video report from the event below.
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