Undead, the latest installment of audio brutality from death metal deviants Six Feet Under entered the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at Number 5 during its first week of release. In addition, Undead landed at at Number 30 on the Billboard Top Independent Album Chart, Number 22 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums Chart, Number 14 on the Billboard Top Current Albums Chart, and Number 183 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.
In Canada and Germany, Undead ranked well on the charts, as well.
Vocalist, Chris Barnes:
“Thank you to all of our fans for embracing our new album Undead with such ravenous fervor! And to all at Metal Blade Records for their belief in the band all these years and all the hard work of everyone at the label! This marks the first time in Six Feet Under’s career, as well as my own, that we have reached Billboard’s Top 200. It is proof positive that underground music and death metal is not dead and is still a force to be dealt with. A very special thanks to the decades of hate that spawned the focus that went into this album. Cheers!
Crowned “the best thing SFU have recorded since Maximum Violence,” by Decibel, “an album on which this new level of musicianship adds value without tarnishing Six Feet Under’s legacy of brutality,” by Outburn and simply a “kickass Six Feet Under record,” by Revolver, Undead was unleashed to North American ears via Metal Blade on May 22 and offers an updated lineup of Barnes alongside guitarist Rob Arnold (ex-Chimaira), longtime guitarist Steve Swanson (ex-Massacre), bassist Jeff Hughell (ex-Brain Drill, ex-Vile), and drummer Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Chimaira).
In conjunction with the record’s release, Six Feet Under will embark on a near three-week run of live ceremonies next week. The 18 Nights Of Blood Tour will begin in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 8. The band will be joined by newly recruited rhythm guitarist Ola Englund who takes the place of Rob Arnold. Support will be provided by Dying Fetus and Revocation.
Rock Hard \m/