ARCH ENEMY's 'Khaos Legions' Cracks U.S. Top 100

June 15, 2011

"Khaos Legions", the ninth studio album from Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY, sold around 6,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 78.

ARCH ENEMY's previous full-length studio CD of new material, "Rise Of The Tyrant", debuted at position No. 84 in October 2007 with first-week U.S. sales of around 8,900 approximately 25 percent less than the opening number (12,000) of its predecessor, 2005's "Doomsday Machine" (which landed at No. 87).

"Khaos Legions" has registered the following first-week chart positions so far:

* Finland: #9
* Japan Oricon chart: #3 (international artists); #11 (international and domestic artists)
* Germany #15
* Sweden: #25
* Austria: #37
* Switzerland: #41
* Czech Republic: #43
* France: #58
* Denmark: #59
* The Netherlands: #75
* USA: #78
* Belgium (Flanders): #81
* Belgium (Wallonia): #84
* United Kingdom: #105

"Khaos Legions" was released in Europe on May 30 and in the U.S. on June 7 via Century Media Records. The CD marks the band's return to new, original material, after the release of the "Tyrants Of The Rising Sun - Live In Japan" live DVD/CD (2008) and the re-recordings album, "The Root Of All Evil" (2009). The effort was tracked at Sweet Spot Studio in the south of Sweden with engineer Rickard Bengtsson (who produced 2005's "Doomsday Machine").

The "Khaos Legions" artwork comes courtesy of renowned artist Brent Elliott White (MEGADETH, DEATH ANGEL).

"Khaos Legions" is available in the following formats:

* Limited-edition kingsize mediabook 2CD (including "Kovered In Khaos" bonus songs) - Europe and Australia
* Deluxe version digipak 2CD (including "Kovered In Khaos" bonus songs) North America
* CD - worldwide
* 2LP gatefold including a dropcard (all album and "Kovered In Khaos" tracks on both vinyl and dropcard):
- 300 copies in red/black marbled color vinyl (exclusive for Nuclear Blast Europe mail-order)
- 400 copies in transparent/black marbled vinyl (exclusive for CM Distro worldwide)
- 100 copies in gold color vinyl (CM Distro Europe mail-order)
- 2200 copies in black vinyl (worldwide)
* Digital download

"Khaos Legions" track listing:

01. Khaos Overture (instrumental)
02. Yesterday Is Dead And Gone
03. Bloodstained Cross
04. Under Black Flags We March
05. No Gods, No Masters
06. City Of The Dead
07. Through The Eyes Of A Raven
08. Cruelty Without Beauty
09. We Are A Godless Entity (instrumental)
10. Cult Of Chaos
11. Thorns In My Flesh
12. Turn To Dust (instrumental)
13. Vengeance Is Mine
14. Secrets
15. The Zoo
16. Snow Bound (acoustic)

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