SPINESHANK is on a course that is anything but self-destructive, as their new album debuted in the upper half of at the Billboard Top 200 chart. The album bowed at a very respectable #89 on the Top 200 and at a blazing #14 on the Hard Rock Chart.
Self-Destructive Pattern, which was described by Revolver as "an angst-ridden blend of vicious metal with subtle industrial overtones, techno charged drums, downtuned bass lines, relentless guitars and Santos' harsh, impassioned screams," sold over 12K copies this week. The album also landed at #1 on R&R's Metal Specialty Chart this week. "Smothered," the album's first single and the featured track on the forthcoming MTV2's Headbanger's Ball soundtrack, is ascending the Rock Radio charts as we speak. The track debuted at #42 on R&R's Active Rock Chart this week.
SPINESHANK is ripping up the road on a co-headlining tour with their labelmates, Ill Nino, playing packed-to-capacity shows every night. Leading up to the release of Self-Destructive Pattern, the band has been out on the road in the U.S. with Adema and Powerman 5000. When the current tour ends, the electro-aggro rockers will head over to Europe as part of the Roadrunner "Road Rage" package tour with Ill Nino and Chimaira.