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Rock band Pillar debuts on sales charts this week with its fourth studio album The Reckoning (10/3) making an impressive impact on sales charts overall, this week, debuting at No. 70 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, with more than 14 thousand in sales its first week at retail.

On the Nielsen SoundScan charts, the band claimed an impressive No. 6 on the Hard Music Chart Overall; No. 3 Record Label Independent Current Album chart; No. 19 on the Alternative chart Overall and No. 47 on the Internet Album chart.

Impressive chart positions reflect acclaim given the band by media outlets including: Hit Parader Magazine, All Access Music Magazine, AOL Music, Guitar World Magazine, CNN Radio Networks blogcritics.org, musictap.net, rockmymonkey.com and Metal Express Radio Networks while consumer support is evident in sales and well as rapid tour sell outs.

Andy Secher of Hit Parader Magazine, offers, “Throughout The Reckoning it is crystal clear that Pillar’s down-to earth approach (with a touch of celestial guidance thrown in for good measure), is just what the rock and roll doctor ordered. Such tracks as riff-powered ‘Everything’ and the skittery ‘Sometimes’ show a band that's not afraid to take chances while brandishing their ‘pure-bred’ rock and roll convictions.”

Metal Express Radio Networks notes, “Pillar shows a truly successful heavy rock album can be made while still keeping it clean. With an insightful and unsullied lyrical approach, The Reckoning confirms the band's songwriting has reached full artistic stride ... and the musical power burned into this album proves Pillar has indeed not forgotten how to ROCK!”

Additional reviews include blogcritics.org who notes, “[Pillar’s] The Reckoning is strong start to finish,” and rockmymonkey.com with, “Pillar has the right formula for staying power.”

With multiple adds at radio, the band is readying for its eighth national headlining tour, the “Days of The Reckoning” tour featuring Day of Fire, The Showdown and Decyfer Down.

Opening in Minneapolis on Oct. 26, the tour will visit more than 30 cities through mid-December. Among those major markets are Chicago, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix and Seattle. Already, industry gatekeepers are billing this tour as the “loudest tour this fall.”

(A complete tour itinerary is available at www.pillarmusic.com)

Since the band’s Award-winning 2001 debut Above, the Flicker Records band, Pillar, has seen unprecedented success in every aspect of its career. With seven No. 1 radio singles and twelve Top 5 hits to its credit, Pillar has earned an additional three Dove Awards, headlined seven national tours, performed for more than two million people, and been featured on the covers of Radio & Records, Rockline Magazine, CCM Magazine, 7ball Magazine, Breakaway Magazine, HM Magazine, and Christian Retailing. The band has also received print coverage in Rolling Stone, Spin, Bass Player, and Hit Parader.

Pillar’s video “Bring Me Down” saw heavy rotation on the Fuse TV program “Rockzilla” and was voted No. 1 at Fuse TV’s “Oven Fresh.” The band additionally won Fuse TV’s Next Big Thing award. Most recently, Teen Mania tapped Pillar’s “Frontline” as the 18-month-long theme song for its “BattleCry” campaign with the organization filming an accompanying music video that aired at events in arenas nationwide. Pillar released its fourth studio project, The Reckoning, Oct. 3. The album’s first radio single, “Everything,” currently reigns at No. 2 on R &R’s Christian Rock chart. Also, look for Pillar on the cover of HM Magazine’s November/December issue. For more information on Pillar, visit www.pillarmusic.com.

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