ALBUM CHART, NO.17 ON UK TOP 40, NO.9 ON AUSTRALIA’S ARIA’S
Restoring Force, the new release from Southern California rock band Of Mice & Men has debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, scanning over 50,000 copies in its first week. Restoring Force marks the band’s best sales week to date and is the highest charting album of their career. The album also debuted as the No. 1 album on the Hard Music, Independent Albums, LP Vinyl, and Top Internet charts, No. 2 on the Rock chart, and No. 3 on the Digital Albums chart.
In the UK, they scored a Top 20 on the official charts with a No.17 position, as well as No.2 on the Rock charts. In Australia, Restoring Force charted at No.9 on the ARIA’s.
“The album that’s set to see Of Mice & Men take over the world” – Kerrang!
“The futures arena sized for these men” -The Sun
“Restoring Force finds the group moving in a variety of stylistic direction, and to great success.” – Guitar World
“’Restoring Force’ stands as a pivotal piece of work in what will be the band’s musical legacy.” – Loudwire
“Of Mice & Men are more interested in carving their own path than following a template that they or anyone else has crafted.” – Rock Sound
“Restoring Force ultimately sees Of Mice & Men thinking big, and not being afraid to move outside of their comfort zone.” – Sound and Vision
“Of Mice & Men will blow up in 2014” – ARTISTdirect
Restoring Force is the follow up to the band’s 2011’s acclaimed release The Flood, which solidified the California-based five-piece as a leading force in modern heavy music. The album was recorded at House of Loud in New Jersey and produced by David Bendeth (Paramore, Papa Roach, A Day To Remember, Breaking Benjamin).
This week, Of Mice & Men kicked off ‘The American Dream Tour’ – an extensive run of North American live dates with Bring Me The Horizon. See below for a list of remaining dates.
Restoring Force is the follow up to The Flood, which was originally released on June 14, 2011 and received a re-release on July 24, 2012 and included four new tracks. The Flood debuted at No. 28 on the Billboard 200 Chart and was hailed by the New York Times as “one of the year’s most bruising rock debuts.” The band has brought their memorable live show to audiences around the world having sold out multiple headlining tours domestically and internationally.
Of Mice & Men is Austin Carlile (vocals), Alan Ashby (guitar), Valentino Arteaga (drums), Aaron Pauley (vocals / bass) and Phil Manansala (guitar).
Of Mice & Men 2014 Live Dates with support from Issues and Beartooth
16th April Southampton Mo Club (SOLD OUT)
18th April London Koko (SOLD OUT)
19th April Manchester The Ritz (SOLD OUT)
20th April Glasgow O2 ABC (SOLD OUT)
22nd April Birmingham The Institute (SOLD OUT)
23rd April Cardiff Great Hall (SOLD OUT)
The band also play Reading & Leeds Festival 2014.