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Battle Royale: Earthside Claim Top Spot, Red Sun Rising Lead Debuts on Video Countdown

Fresno Media / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Fresno Media / Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

After a five-week run at No. 1, The Pretty Reckless’ “Oh My God” has retired from the Battle Royale Video Countdown leaving a vacancy at the top. Earthside, who previously topped the Battle Royale for two weeks, have returned to No. 1 with “A Dream in Static.” However, it should be noted that Earthside has maxed out on its eligibility and as the longest running video on the Battle Royale, it will get one final victory lap week of voting before being retired. The band’s closest competition came from Message From Sylvia, as the “Heart of War” video claimed the No. 2 spot this past week.

Elsewhere on the Battle Royale, Red Sun Rising lead the debuts as the video for their cover of Alanis Morissette’s “Uninvited” arrived at No. 4 for the week. A little further down, the Craig Mabbitt-led Dead Rabbitts slipped in at No. 8 with the video for the title track of their This Emptiness album. See all of the Battle Royale Video Countdown Top 10 videos below.

With the turnover continuing, what will next week’s Battle Royale look like. We’ve got some creative and clever new clips entering the voting as Art of Dying (“All or Nothing”), God Detroned (“On the Wrong Side of the Wire”), Incubus (“Nimble Bastard”), Royal Blood (“Lights Out”) and Vamps (“Calling”) get in on the fun. You can see those clips, along with every eligible video, by clicking on the links in the poll at the bottom of this post. You can vote once per hour for your favorite clips through the deadline of Friday, April 21 at 11AM ET. So get those votes in to ensure your top video makes the cut.


“Feed the Fire”





8 (tie)

“This Emptiness”

The Dead Rabbitts




8 (tie)

“Out of My Hands”












“The Mirror”






“Equal Rights Equal Lefts”







Red Sun Rising





“I Hate You”

Rachel Lorin





“Heart of War”

Message From Sylvia





“A Dream in Static”

Earthside featuring Daniel Tompkins




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