Metal guitar virtuoso, Xander Demos has topped the Hit-Tracks Top 100 chart with “Under A Darkened Sky,” one of two vocal tracks from his debut album, Guitarcadia. The song took 13 weeks to ascend to the top, besting Top 10 releases by Mumford and Sons, Kings Of Leon, Bonamassa and Earth, Wind and Fire. “Under A Darkened Sky” is an epic 8-minute music journey featuring the soaring vocals of co-writer, Kevin Rasl. Recalling influential artists such as Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Judas Priest and other metal gods, “Under A Darkened Sky” is a preview of what fans can expect from Xander’s second, more vocal-heavy upcoming album, Dancing Through Daggers. Here’s a look at the Top 10:
01 12 13w Xander Demos > Under A Darkened Sky ♠
02 05 7w Taberah > My Dear Lord
03 02 8w Bodyguerra > 21 Market Street ♠
04 01 8w Mumford & Sons > Hopeless Wanderer ♠
05 10 6w The New Shining > Run Baby Run
06 11 4w Kings Of Leon > Wait For Me
07 06 3w Gov’t Mule & Dr. John > Stoop So Low
08 38 2w Bonamassa > I Know Where I Belong – live
09 16 04w Skaggs & Hornsby > The Way It Is – live
10 14 05w Earth, Wind & Fire > My Promise
Similarly, the other vocal track on Guitarcadia, a shredding cover of Don Henley’s “Boys Of Summer,” made a remarkable 24 point climb on this week’s Hit-Tracks chart, to land at #61. “Boys” is in its second week on the chart.
Hit-Tracks Top 100 is a social community for music lovers. The Hit-Tracks Top 100 is a Dutch based hitparade with an existence of more than 35 years. All styles of music from all continents are more than welcome. Positions are not depending on sales but on popularity by its followers, new cd’s, concerts, tv and radio programs etc.
Xander Demos is a 2013 International Music and Entertainment Association award nominee for Rock Entertainer of the Year. His debut album, Guitarcadia was mixed by Cj Snare of Firehouse. Xander is also a guitarist for metal legend, James Rivera (Helstar, Malice.) For more information, visit www.xanderdemos.com.
Xander Demos - Under a Darkened Sky (Photo Montage)