Fuck man! This is the best news I’ve heard all week…OK that’s not true. Yesterday, some broad who some people around town call “tons of fun” cut me off. It wasn’t a sex thing…please! I’d rather feed my penis into a wood chipper than touch what one person told me “looks like Hatchetface from that flick ‘Crybaby.’” This man has fucking standards — sorta like All That Remains mainman Phil Labonte.
I am so happy for All That Remains. I mean, these dudes have been working and touring and promoting and playing their asses off for fucking years, and finally, they’ve got a fucking album in Billboard’s Top 10. Holy fuck! I remember seeing these guys throughout New England back in the day, when I was working at the Hartford Advocate so — like Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall, which he fronted before Brian Fair from Overcast took over — it’s amazing to see these guys reach such a milestone. And it’s good for metal, too.
ATR’s new one, For We Are Many, debuted at #10 with 29,000 copies sold. Nice one! This is what Phil had to say: “For We Are Many is officially a top ten record. Right behind Toby Keith and just above Linkin Park. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for picking up our disc.”
You should go see Phil and the band on tour now, with Asking Alexandria, Unearth, Born of Osiris, and And She Whispered. That’s weird to see. The and And? Weird. But seriously, All That Remains — fucking congratulations and keep it up.
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