Cilla Black isn’t exactly the type of name you expect to see on Rock Sins. However with the legendary Liverpool pop singers’ recent passing, fans old and new have been flocking to purchase her greatest hits album “The Very Best Of”. As a result, she’s dealt the crucial blow towards Welsh metallers Bullet For My Valentine who were looking for their first UK number one album with their latest effort Venom.
As it is, BFMV have had to settle for number three in the album chart as they were also beaten by James Bay, who’s album Chaos and The Calm climbed five places back into number two, after being in the charts for almost five months. On the bright side for Bullet For My Valentine, Venom reaching number three is their best ever UK album chart position, so it’s not all bad for Matt Tuck and friends.
Two other bands well known to our readers are also celebrating chart success tonight. Bullet’s fellow Welsh band, pop punk act Neck Deep are celebrating their first Top 10 UK chart position, clocking in at number eight with their new Rock Sins approved album Life’s Not Out To Get You (read our review of the new Neck Deep album here).
Also inside the Top 20 of this weeks’ album chart at a hugely respectable number 18 is the debut offering from former Gallows and Pure Love man Frank Carter and his new band, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, with their album Blossom. The likes of Muse (Drones), AC/DC (Iron Man 2 OST), Fall Out Boy (American Beauty / American Psycho) and Bon Jovi (Greatest Hits) are also in the Top 40 so it’s been a very good week album sales wise for rock and metal here in the UK!
Stay tuned for further updates on all of these bands, including a review of the new Bullet For My Valentine album Venom very soon here at Rock Sins.