In another sign of the growing success of rock and metal acts amongst the UK’s music buying public, we have two more chart success stories to report. Two weeks after Biffy Clyro took the number one spot on the album chart with their latest offering Opposites, and a week after Fall Out Boy’s comeback single My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) hit the top five in the singles chart, it’s the turn of Bullet For My Valentine and Modestep.
Bullet For My Valentine’s fourth album Temper Temper has had a considerable build-up so it’s not surprising to see them in the charts at all, it was just a question of where they would end up. In the end, the Welsh four piece fell just outside the Top 10, but they can be very happy with coming in at number eleven on the album chart. Arguably more impressive was the performance of the UK’s hottest new dance/rock act Modestep. Their debut album Evolution Theory has clocked in at number 23 on the chart, which is very good for a band who’ve built their reputation purely on word of mouth, an enormous YouTube (and other websites) following and an explosive live show (such as we experienced ourselves last May when we saw them with Lostprophets). If you’d like to read an interview we did with the Modestep guys last year, you can do so here.
With plenty more huge releases to come in the next few months including albums from Paramore, Killswitch Engage and Megadeth to mention just three, we can all hope this trend continues. For the latest in rock & metal news please keep checking back with Rocksins.com on a regular basis.