Monday, September 21, 2015
While it's becoming a habit, it's still an achievement: In a music business that seems to be dominated by free streaming, Five Finger Death Punch has scored its third debut at number two on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart with Got Your Six (or fourth, if you included both volumes of The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell).
Co-written and produced once again by Kevin Churko, Got Your Six eschews the softer side of FFDP as showcased on both parts of the Heaven album, but has the power of the record's first single, "Jekyll and Hyde," which is currently at number three on the Active Rock radio charts.
Also, in a nod to the band's core fans (more affectionately known as Knuckleheads), Heaven, Vol. 1 spiked on the Billboard Album chart the same week as Got Your Six's debut entry. Heaven, Vol. 1 has enjoyed over 80 weeks on the sales chart since its release July, 2013.
FFDP are currently on the road with two other Kevin Churko (and Kane Churko) produced acts: Papa Roach and In This Moment.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Cadium Music Publishing's writer/producer, Kevin Churko, scored his first number one album with Disturbed's latest, Immortalized. Churko has written and produced albums that hit number two on the Billboard Top 200 album chart with Five Finger Death Punch's American Capitalist and The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell (Vols. One and Two), but until very recently, the number one spot had remained elusive.
Churko co-wrote on all the band's 15 songs from the album.
Disturbed, no stranger to number ones, has had its last five albums open at the top spot.
Immortalized has been partly fueled by the anticipation from loyal "Disturbed Ones" who have waited five years for a new record from the group, and the album's first (number one rock radio) single from the disc, "The Vengeful One."
The band will play one show this year, then begin the first leg of their U.S. tour in the Spring.