Battle Royale: The Darkness Enter Hall of Fame Again, Lindemann Debut Big on Video Countdown
Congrats to The Darkness. The band's latest video, "Open Fire," just spent its fifth straight week at No. 1, which means it will now be retired to the Loudwire Battle Royale Hall of Fame. The Darkness become the second act to have a pair of videos retired to the Battle Royale Hall of Fame, with Black Veil Brides being the first. Their previous clip, "Barbarian," was the first video they had retired.
The band's final quest for supremacy received its biggest challenge yet, as Lindemann's new clip for "Praise Abort" debuted on the Battle Royale at No. 2 and is in prime position to inherit the top spot next week. The other debut in the Top 10 this week comes from Devour the Day, who placed their "Faith" clip at No. 9. See all of the Battle Royale Top 10 videos below.
With The Darkness retiring, look for a major shakeup and a bigger battle for No. 1 this coming week. Adding to the suspense is the fact that six new videos enter the voting. You can see clips from Rival Sons ("Electric Man"), Future User ("Voodoo Juju"), Animals as Leaders ("Physical Education"), Fit for a King ("Hooked"), Nekrogoblikon ("We Need a Gimmick") and A Skylit Drive ("Just Stay") vying for your votes. See those clips, along with every video available for voting, by clicking on the link in the poll at the bottom of this post. You can vote once per hour through the deadline of Friday, June 12 at 11AM ET. So make your votes count.