FEAR FACTORY‘s new album, Archetype, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Sales Chart at #30 this past week. Selling in excess of 31,000 units in its first week, the band has been bringing its message via the Jagermeister Tour with SLIPKNOT and CHIMAIRA. Drummer and founding member Raymond Herrera is energized by the news of the progress, “This is a very exciting time for us; we have our fans to thank for their support and Liquid 8 Records to thank for their hard work and trust.”
Archetype’s debut success echoes throughout Europe as well. In Germany the album entered at #27, in Holland #52, in France #50, in the UK #41, and in Australia the record achieved #18 on the sales chart.
Michael Catain, CEO of Liquid 8 Records & Entertainment enthuses on the motivation of the FEAR FACTORY project: “I knew after meeting these guys that they had the ability to put together a fantastic record. They delivered what I believe is their finest endeavor ever. The record has given me the ability to introduce the band to a realm of radio exposure where they previously were not granted the opportunity. I believe in this band so much that we are looking at the possibility of giving them a label deal to bring in other acts to enhance the freshness and diversity that has made Liquid 8 what it is today.”
Following the conclusion of the Jagermeister Tour, FEAR FACTORY is headed to Europe to light up the major festival circuit and then return to America for a complete tour beginning in July.