Christian Rock Band FIREFLIGHT’s New Album Now Sells 8,000 Copies In Its First Week

 

 

Christian rock band Fireflight topped the sales charts recently with its most recent studio release, NOW (that dropped on March 6, 2012).  And the band boasted their highest sales debut to date, beating out previous first week numbers. Coming in at No. 1 on multiple sales charts, including SoundScan’s Current Contemporary Christian Overall Chart, the Rock Alternative Chart as well as the iTunes Christian & Gospel Albums chart, Fireflight latest offering sold more than 8,000 units in its debut week. This is a career best for the group, who is enjoying success at radio as well with current single “Stay Close,” also No. 1 at Christian Rock radio currently.

Fireflight supported NOW’s release amid a flurry of positive reviews from outlets including:

iTunes: “…Fireflight proves masterful at delivering sanctified anthems with shout-along choruses.”

Crosswalk.com: “…the quintet continues to bring excellence to its Evanescence-meets-Skillet sound while making subtle stylistic tweaks that move Fireflight closer to an even broader appeal.”

CCM Magazine: “Fireflight’s latest is as powerful and abbreviated as its title: NOW. Dawn Michele and company are back…”

Christianity Today: “…their [Fireflight’s] fourth full-length doesn’t stray from the tried and true: blistering guitar anthems garnished with electronics, all edged toward the epic via the massive vocals of Dawn Michele.”

JesusFreakHideout.com: “…if you’re looking for a diverse rock record with a softer side, NOW is well worth a listen.”

During street week, Fireflight also made an appearance on LeSEA Broadcasting’s original 30-minute music program “Live From Studio B.”

Asserting a new direction from the group’s previous record For Those Who Wait (2010), NOW calls listeners to move beyond their circumstances and take action. Produced by Jasen Rauch, NOW displays a new sonic focus for the band as well, built on lush electronic textures, futuristic moods and a more finely honed grasp of tender-to-titanic dynamics. Together the project’s hard-hitting message and sound make for an anthemic album.

The band’s music has been featured on E! Entertainment’s “Style Network” and in music-video reels at both American Eagle and Journey’s stores across the country. For nearly a decade, the band has remained tireless road warriors on the concert circuit averaging 140 shows a year.

Most recently, Fireflight wrapped the initial 20-city leg of its “Stay Close” tour, featuring BEC Recordings artist Rapture Ruckus and Delvin Williams. The band will pick up a second run of the tour, this time with Ashes Remain and 7eventh Time Down, mid-April. For a complete list of tour dates, visit www.fireflightrock.com.

 

 

 

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