Battle Royale: Backwordz Hold Off Thousand Foot Krutch + James Durbin for Video Countdown No. 1
First things first. Congrats are in order to Babymetal, as "Karate" just concluded a five-week Battle Royale Hall of Fame run. But now that the video has been retired, who would emerge to take the top spot?
It turned out to be a four-horse race. American Head Charge had been knocking on the doorstep for a couple of weeks, but "Let All the World Believe" slipped to No. 4 this week. James Durbin's "Smackdown" has been a Top 5 mainstay the last few weeks, but while his clip enjoyed new high voting totals, it had to settle for third. Thousand Foot Krutch's "Running With Giants" came on late in its debut week and made it a close finish, but ultimately settled for second. Which leaves Backwordz as our new No. 1. The upstart band get an assist from Escape the Fate's Craig Mabbitt in their video for "Statism" and in its second week the clip makes the jump from No. 5 to No. 1.
Though Thousand Foot Krutch made a major push for No. 1 in their first week, they weren't the only new clip on the countdown. My Enemies and I's "Toxic" and Cilver's "I'm America" went down to the final hour for the No. 10 spot, and in the end Cilver emerged. See all of the Battle Royale Top 10 below.
Will there be even more shakeup next week? New clips from Hellyeah ("Human"), Motorhead ("Bomber"), Death Angel ("Hatred United / United Hate"), John 5 and the Creatures ("Here's to the Crazy Ones") and Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy ("Thrash") enter the voting. See those videos along with every clip available for voting in the poll at the bottom of this post. You can vote once per hour through the deadline of Friday, May 13 at 11AM ET. So make sure your favorite clip makes the cut and vote often.