“Kill On Command”, the new album from Wisconsin death metallers JUNGLE ROT, sold 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. Released on June 21 via Victory Records, the CD landed at position No. 76 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
The Kenosha-based quartet has garnered a great and faithful following in the last 17 years due in large part to having a style more similar to the “Big Four” heavyweights rather than the typical CANNIBAL CORPSE and SUFFOCATION imitations that the underground extreme music scene is so oversaturated with. The style and approach JUNGLE ROT exposes the public to is one of efficiency and execution that has been perfected over the years. Touring with such notable acts as HATEBREED, DEICIDE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, GOATWHORE, VADER, and many others has solidified the band’s place in metal history.
“We are all very happy to be a part of the Victory family,” said guitarist and vocalist Dave Matrise. “‘Kill On Command’ is our eighth album, and it’s by far our heaviest and most brutal to date. Our new drummer, Jesse Beahler, really took this new CD to the next level of heaviness.
“As always, there were ups and downs when making the record, but we do what we do best: keep fighting through all the bullshit that is dished out while being in a band, and in the end we came out with a killer new CD and a killer new label.”