Sunday, February 22, 2009

Dark Horse - Nickelback album

Dark Horse is the sixth studio album by Canadian rock band Nickelback, released on November 18, 2008 (a day earlier in Europe). The follow-up to their multi-platinum selling All the Right Reasons released in 2005, the album was co-produced by the band and Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter Robert John "Mutt" Lange, famous for working with such acts as Foreigner, AC/DC, Bryan Adams, Def Leppard and Shania Twain, and the album itself was produced entirely on Pro Tools.

The first single from the album was "Gotta Be Somebody", which was released online for free download on September 29, 2008 for a strict 24-hour period. "If Today Was Your Last Day" was the originally planned lead single but was scrapped at the last minute. The track "Something in Your Mouth" became available for download from the U.S. iTunes store on October 28, and was released to U.S. rock radio as the second single from the album on December 15. It was announced in January 2009, that the album's second mainstream single (third overall) would be "I'd Come for You", with Nigel Dick having helmed the music video, which was shot in the same month. Sirius Satellite Radio channel Octane has also played "Burn It To The Ground", although this has not yet been released as a single.

The exclusive Wal-Mart edition of Dark Horse comes with a link to download an MP3 from their performance of "This Afternoon" on Walmart Soundcheck.

Many of the album's songs have hit the Canadian Hot 100, such as "Shakin Hands", "If Today Was Your Last Day" "I'd Come For You", "Never Gonna Be Alone" along with the 2 singles "Gotta Be Somebody" & "Something In Your Mouth".

Dark Horse was certified Platinum by the RIAA on December 9th, 2008, only 3 weeks after its North American release. The album, has also stayed in the top ten on the Billboard 200 since its release.