"Into The Sun", the first new record in ten years from CANDLEBOX, has sold more than 14,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 32 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on July 22 via Silent Majority Group in conjunction with Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group.
The original CANDLEBOX songwriting team of Kevin Martin and Peter Klett along with original drummer Scott Mercado, reunited shortly before the 2006 Rhino/Warner Brothers retrospective, "Best Of Candlebox", was released.
CANDLEBOX's 2008 lineup features three of the founding four members — only bass player Bardi Martin has been replaced by Adam Kury.
After being apart for more than seven years, Martin and Klett discovered that the time and tide apart had nurtured enhanced chemistry and mutual personal evolution that has now manifested in a cache of new songs that leave their past works, for lack of a better phrase, far behind.
"Into The Sun" was produced by Ron Aniello (BARENAKED LADIES, LIFEHOUSE) engineered by Cliff Norrell (REM, HENRY ROLLINS) and mixed by Norrell and Mike Shipley (NICKELBACK, DEF LEPPARD). Kevin Martin (vocals) and Peter Klett (guitar) Scott Mercado (drums) and Adam Kury (bass) have come together to make a bold, eclectic mix of rhythms and textures that will make long-time CANDLEBOX fans mouths water and has the potential to vault this band back into the national spotlight.
CANDLEBOX singer Kevin Martin and guitarist Peter Klett were interviewed on CageRattle.com on July 22. The chat is available for streaming at this location.
"Stand", the new video from CANDLEBOX, was directed by Michael Sarna, who has previously worked with MEGADETH and OBITUARY, among others.