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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 1-7-17

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 1-7-17.

1-7-17 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists dating back to 2013.  Links to reviews of songs from the countdown are featured at the bottom of the page.

#15 –  “Lullaby” – FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES

#14 –  “Door To Door Cannibals” – CHEVELLE

#13 –  “Take Me” – KORN

#12 –  “Breaking New” – FROM ASHES TO NEW

#11 –  “Hated” – BEARTOOTH

#10 –  “Atlas,Rise!” – METALLICA

# 9 –   “Breathe” – THROUGH FIRE

# 8 –   “Monster” – STARSET

# 7 –   “Square Hammer” – GHOST

# 6 –   “The Bottom” – DEVOUR THE DAY

# 5 –   “Ready For War(Pray For Peace)” – ADELITA’S WAY

# 4 –   “Never Again” – BREAKING BENJAMIN

# 3 –   “How Did You Love” – SHINEDOWN

# 2 –   “My Name Is Human” – HIGHLY SUSPECT

# 1 –    “Remember We Die” – GEMINI SYNDROME

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 12-17-16

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 12-17-16.

12-17-16 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists dating back to 2013.  Links to reviews of songs from the countdown are featured at the bottom of the page.

#15 –  “Crooked Teeth” – PAPA ROACH

#14 –  “Door To Door Cannibals” – CHEVELLE

#13 –  “Hated” – BEARTOOTH

#12 –  “Ready For War (Pray For Peace)” – ADELITA’S WAY

#11 –  “Breaking Now” – FROM ASHES TO NEW

#10 –  “Take me” – KORN

# 9 –   “The Stage” – AVENGED SEVENFOLD

# 8 –   “Atlas,Rise!” – METALLICA

# 7 –   “Never Again” – BREAKING BENJAMIN

# 6 –   “Square Hammer” – GHOST

# 5 –   “Monster” – STARSET

# 4 –   “Stuck In Your Head” – I PREVAIL

# 3 –   “How Did You Love” – SHINEDOWN

# 2 –   “My Name Is Human” – HIGHLY SUSPECT

# 1 –    “Remember We Die” – GEMINI SYNDROME

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown – Week of 12-10-16

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Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown for the week of 12-10-16.

12-10-16 Big ‘Uns Countdown playlist can also be found on www.HardRockDaddyNetwork.com (the HRD YouTube channel), in addition to archived playlists dating back to 2013.  Links to reviews of songs from the countdown are featured at the bottom of the page.

#15 – “Door To Door Cannibals” – CHEVELLE

#14 –  “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” – THREE DAYS GRACE

#13 –  “Breathe” – THROUGH FIRE

#12 –  “Ready For War (Pray For Peace)” – ADELITA’S WAY

#11 –   “Take Me” – KORN

#10 –   “Crooked Teeth” – PAPA ROACH

# 9 –    “The Stage” – AVENGED SEVENFOLD

# 8 –    “Never Again” – BREAKING BENJAMIN

# 7 –    “Square Hammer” – GHOST

# 6 –    “Monster” – STARSET

# 5 –    “Stuck In Your Head” – I PREVAIL

# 4 –    “How Did You Love” – SHINEDOWN

# 3 –    “Remember We Die” – GEMINI SYDROME

# 2 –    “Atlas, Rise” – METALLICA

# 1 –     “My Name Is Human” – HIGHLY SUSPECT

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Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums – 10/1/16

Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums

Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 10/1/16.  Top 15 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 15:

      1. OF MICE & MEN – Cold War
      2. A DAY TO REMEMBER – Bad Vibrations
      3. NORMA JEAN – Polar Similar
      4. THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT – Transcendence
      5. ZZ TOP – LIVE: Greatest Hits From Around The World
      6. SKILLET – Unleashed
      7. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      8. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – Got Your Six
      9. ARTIFEX PEREO – Passengers
      10. PROPHETS OF RAGE – The Party’s Over (EP)
      11. VOLBEAT -Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
      12. REV THEORY – The Revolution
      13. EVERGREY – The Storm Within
      14. DEFTONES – Gore
      15. CHEVELLE – The North Corridor

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Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums – 9/24/16

Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums

Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 9/24/16.  Top 15 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 15:

      1. A DAY TO REMEMBER – Bad Vibrations
      2. SKILLET – Unleashed
      3. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      4. PROPHETS OF RAGE – The Party’s Over (EP)
      5. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – Got Your Six
      6. VOLBEAT -Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
      7. DEFTONES – Gore
      8. SABATON – The Last Stand
      9. MICHAEL SWEET– One Sided War
      10. CHEVELLE – The North Corridor
      11. SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival
      12. PIERCE THE VEIL – Misadventures
      13. THE AMITY AFFLICTION – This Could Be Heartbreak
      14. BAD COMPANY -Playlist: The Very Best Of Bad Company
      15. CROWN THE EMPIRE – Retrograde

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Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums – 9/17/16

Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums

Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 9/17/16.  Top 15 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 15:

      1. MICHAEL SWEET – One Sided War
      2. PROPHETS OF RAGE – The Party’s Over (EP)
      3. SKILLET – Unleashed
      4. TWELVE FOOT NINJA – Outlier
      5. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      6. DELAIN – Moonbathers
      7. TESLA – Mechanical Resonance, Live!
      8. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – Got Your Six
      9. VOLBEAT– Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie
      10. SABATON – The Last Stand
      11. SYLAR – HELP!
      12. PLINI – Handmade Cities (EP)
      13. CHEVELLE – The North Corridor
      14. DEFTONES -Gore
      15. SHINEDOWN -Threat to Survival

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Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums – 9/10/16

Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums

Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 9/10/16.  Top 15 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 15:

      1. SKILLET – Unleashed
      2. SABATON – The Last Stand
      3. GEMINI SYNDROME – Memento Mori
      4. TRAPT – DNA
      5. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      6. THE COLOR MORALE – Desolate Divine
      7. SKELETONWITCH – The Apothic Gloom (EP)
      8. SOILWORK – Death Resonance
      9. VOLBEAT – Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
      10. FLAW – Divided We Fall
      11. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – Got Your Six
      12. THE AMITY AFFLICTION – This Could Be Heartbreak
      13. BAD OMENS – Bad Omens
      14. CHEVELLE – The North Corridor
      15. BREAKING BENJAMIN – Dark Before Dawn

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Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums – 9/3/16

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Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 9/3/16.  Top 15 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 15:

      1. THE AMITY AFFLICTION – This Could Be Heartbreak
      2. SKILLET – Unleashed
      3. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      4. THY ART IS MURDER / THE ACACIA STAIN / FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY – The Depression Sessions (EP)
      5. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – Got Your Six
      6. DEFTONES – Gore
      7. VOLBEAT – Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
      8. BREAKING BENJAMIN – Dark Before Dawn
      9. THEE OH SEES – A Weird Exits
      10. VARIOUS ARTISTS – 2016 Warped Tour Compilation
      11. CHEVELLE – The North Corridor
      12. SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival
      13. CROWN THE EMPIRE – Retrograde
      14. JACKYL – Rowyco
      15. PIERCE THE VEIL – Circles

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HRD Radio Report – Week Ending 8/20/16

HRD Radio Report - Gemini Syndrome

HRD RADIO REPORT 

The HRD Radio Report showcases the weekly Active Rock Mediabase Charts (compiled by AllAccess.com), and appears every Tuesday on HardRockDaddy.com.  The HRD Radio Report digs deeper into the weekly Active Rock charts, providing commentary, reviews, recommendations and predictions.  It also features opinion pieces on chart action and the music business in general.

Many of the artists featured on the Active Rock charts have already been reviewed on HardRockDaddy.com.

2016 Active Rock Radio / Octane Quarterly Report: Q2  

The following is the Active Rock Mediabase Chart for the week ending 8/20/16.  All exclusive HRD content is featured below the chart:

CHART CHART ARTIST SONG TITLE RADIO
POSITION POSITION SPINS
THIS WEEK LAST WEEK THIS WEEK
1 1 CHEVELLE “Joyride” 1752
2 2 RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS “Dark Necessities” 1613
3 5 PRETTY RECKLESS “Take Me Down” 1536
4 4 POP EVIL “Take It All” 1502
5 6 BLINK-182 “Bored To Death” 1338
6 22 GREEN DAY “Bang Bang” 1316
7 3 SHINEDOWN “Asking For It” 1206
8 8 3 DOORS DOWN “Still Alive” 1204
9 10 PROPHETS OF RAGE “Prophets Of Rage” 1155
10 7 VOLBEAT “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” 1152
11 11 KORN “Rotting In Vain” 1046
12 12 HOLY WHITE HOUNDS “Switchblade” 906
13 13 DEFTONES “Phantom Bride” 878
14 15 SKILLET “Feel Invincible” 801
15 17 DISTURBED “Open Your Eyes” 795
16 16 HELLYEAH “I Don’t Care Anymore” 753
17 14 ROB ZOMBIE “Get High” 715
18 19 THRICE “Black Honey” 674
19 0 METALLICA “Hardwired” 654
20 18 AVATAR “The Eagle Has Landed” 636
21 23 ZAKK WYLDE (f. COREY TAYLOR) “Sleeping Dogs” 550
22 20 BREAKING BENJAMIN “Ashes Of Eden” 507
23 24 TWENTY ONE PILOTS “Heathens” 452
24 25 SIXX: A.M. “Prayers For The Damned” 430
25 28 KALEO “Way Down We Go” 423
26 32 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “I Apologize” 414
27 26 FROM ASHES TO NEW “Lost And Alone” 346
28 29 CITIZEN ZERO “Go (Let Me Save You)” 345
29 27 STITCHED UP HEART “Monster” 265
30 30 THROUGH FIRE “Stronger” 257
31 35 ALTER BRIDGE “Show Me A Leader” 253
32 43 RED SUN RISING “Amnesia” 205
33 34 THE RECORD COMPANY “Off The Ground” 188
34 48 THOUSHAND FOOT KRUTCH “Push” 177
35 40 ISLANDER “Bad Guy” 174
36 42 SEPTEMBER MOURNING “Eye Of The Storm” 169
37 44 DINOSAUR PILE-UP “11:11” 162
38 47 GEMINI SYNDROME “Remember We Die” 161
39 31 TRIVIUM “Dead And Gone” 160
40 41 FOALS “What Went Down” 156
41 38 MACHINE HEAD “Is There Anybody Out There?” 148
42 46 LETTERS FROM THE FIRE “Give In To Me” 145
43 45 BRING ME THE HORIZON “Avalanche” 144
44 36 FAILURE ANTHEM “First World Problems” 144
45 50 PARKWAY DRIVE “Devil’s Calling” 134
46 52 SHAMAN’S HARVEST “Here It Comes” 133
47 49 PIERCE THE VEIL “Circles” 131
48 54 BRIDGE TO GRACE “Left  Inside” 123
49 53 VIMIC “My Fate” 112
50 58 RIVAL SONS “Thundering Voices” 102

 

 

GEMINI SYNDROME – “Remember We Die”

These days, the average rock music fan’s taste is narrower than those who grew up in the ’70s and ’80s.  That may be the only thing that keeps Gemini Syndrome’s latest single, “Remember We Die,” from being a song that touches an entire generation of fans.

Two classic songs from the ’70s – “Dust In The Wind” (Kansas) and “Time” (Pink Floyd) – continue to serve as a stark reminder to this day that life is nothing more than a fleeting moment in the scheme of things.  In the late ’80s, the phrase “carpe diem” was introduced to the masses by Robin Williams in his unforgettable role in Dead Poet’s Society. The phrase translates in English to “seize the day.”  A decade ago, this concept was brought to life once again in a powerfully thought-provoking song by Avenged Sevenfold, aptly titled, “Seize The Day.”  

Like A7X, Gemini Syndrome has a way of making you feel things in a visceral way, with haunting melodies that stay with you long after the song has ended.  “Remember We Die” is just as deep and inspirational as all of the aforementioned songs.  In a world that grows busier by the day as attention spans continue to recede, this song should serve as a wake-up call to those who reminisce about yesterdays and/or dream of tomorrows.  None of us knows when our time on earth will end, but as Gemini Syndrome poignantly points out, we should all be squeezing every ounce of life out of today (while we’re here). The future is about the other side.  

The term “thinking man’s metal” is not bandied about these days as often as it once was, but it should be when it comes to Gemini Syndrome.  This song deserves to make a strong run up the Active Rock charts.
 

 

 

PUBLISHER’S PREDICTIONS (by Adam Waldman)

On the 7/30/16 HRD Radio Report, I predicted that Pretty Reckless would ascend to the top of the chart with their latest single, “Take Me Down.”  There is a 90% chance that it happens next week.  I’m leaving a 10% opening for the x-factor that is “Bang Bang” – the latest single by Green Day that is flying up the charts, but was not yet released when the prediction was initially made.  Unless there is a change in the trend, Pretty Reckless will only have a one-week stay at #1 before being overtaken by Green Day.  As the saying goes, timing is everything.  Green Day shouldn’t get too comfortable though. Metallica’s latest single – “Hardwired” – has taken the rock world by storm, with a throwback sound that is reminscent of their early thrash days.  Their debut at #19 this week makes them a virtual lock to rise to #1 sooner, rather than later.
 

 

HRD SPIN CONTROL (by Adam Waldman and Jon Loveless)

Each week, we will share the songs that we think should be added to rotations, alongside the songs that we feel should be dropped from rotations, either because they are a bad fit for the format, or because they have run their course and it’s time for a new single from the artist.

SPIN IT…

SHALLOW SIDE“Rebel”

ONE LESS REASON“Break Me”

SCATTERED HAMLET“Swamp Rebel Machine”

CROBOT“Not For Sale”

LOLA BLACK“Sorrow And Sin”

I PREVAIL“Stuck In Your Head”

YOUNG GUNS“Bulletproof”

SILVERTUNG“Devil’s Advocate”

 

DROP IT…

Kaleo“Way Down We Go”

Dinosaur Pile-Up “11:11”

Holy White Hounds“Switchblade”

Twenty One Pilots – “Heathens”

Foals“What Went Down”

Red Hot Chili Peppers“Dark Necessities”

Deftones“Phantom Bride”

Blink 182“Bored To Death”

 

 

THE BREAKDOWN by Jon Loveless

KING OF THE HILL

Despite suffering a noticeable drop in airplay, Chevelle easily remained at the top of the Mediabase Active Rock Airplay chart for another week.  A decline of around 15% wasn’t really an obstacle, as the former #1 (Red Hot Chili Peppers) also slipped a bit and Pretty Reckless had far too much ground to make up in a single week to be a real threat.  That will change, possibly as soon as next week.
 

 

NOTABLE CHART MOVEMENT

Green Day roars into the Top 10 in only the second week on the chart with a nearly 150% increase in spins over their debut…

The most talked about song in quite a while makes a strong debut, as Metallica’s “Hardwired” as the only Top 20 newcomer…

Five Finger Death Punch shows a more modest improvement, but makes the jump into the Top 30…

A major shakeup takes place in the 30-40 segment of the chart, with seven songs moving into the tier, led by Red Sun Rising and Thousand Foot Krutch

Two songs make their Top 50 debut in the final ten spots, including Bridge To Grace, who finally breaks through with a song that first showed signs of airplay back in mid-April.
 

 

THREE UP & THREE DOWN

RISING

Pretty Reckless“Take Me Down”

Green Day“Bang Bang”

Metallica“Hardwired”

 

FALLING

Chevelle“Joyride”

Shinedown – “Asking For It”

Volbeat“The Devil’s Bleeding Crown”
 

 

TRENDS AND OBSERVATIONS

Go big or go home continues as the major theme of the year, with more smashing debuts and more rapid ascensions.  At some point, you almost have to wonder whether there will be a break in the trend, or if rock radio is content to be a steadily increasing domain of haves and have-nots.

 

WRAP-UP

That’s all for this week.  Tune in to HardRockDaddy.com every Tuesday for the HRD Radio Report. \m/

Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums – 8/27/16

Billboard Top 15 Hard Rock Albums

Billboard Hard Rock Albums Chart for the week ending 8/27/16.  Top 15 albums ranked by sales data and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.

THIS WEEK’S TOP 15:

      1. SKILLET – Unleashed
      2. DISTURBED – Immortalized
      3. CARNIFEX – Slow Death
      4. DEFTONES – Gore
      5. JACKYL – Rowyco
      6. RUSSIAN CIRCLES – Guidance
      7. VOLBEAT – Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie
      8. VARIOUS ARTISTS – 2016 Warped Tour Compilation
      9. CHEVELLE – The North Corridor
      10. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – Got Your Six
      11. THE DEAD DAISIES – Make Some Noise
      12. CROWN THE EMPIRE – Retrograde
      13. SIANVAR – Stay Lost
      14. SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival
      15. BREAKING BENJAMIN – Dark Before Dawn

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