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Avenged Sevenfold's 'Shepherd of Fire' still rules Active Rock radio

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Avenged Sevenfold's “Shepherd of Fire” rules Active Rock radio for a fifth consecutive week. According to data provided to All Access by Mediabase, “Shepherd of Fire” accumulated 6.528 million impressions Feb. 16-22, making this song the most heard track at the format.

In addition to being the genre's most heard song over the last seven days, Active Rock radio stations spun the song 2,165 times during the seven-day period, which also places this single on top of the format's most played tracks. Of local note: Avenged Sevenfold will headline 98 Rock's (97.9, WTXB) 98 Rockfest, coming to the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Friday, April 25.

Here is a list of the Top 30 songs at Active Rock Radio for the week ending Feb. 22. Unlike most other charts catering to this genre, these tracks are ranked in order of impressions, or most-heard, instead of detections (most-played). Impressions are measured by multiplying the number of detections with the Arbitron-based audience listing to the given stations playing the hits.

Also, older songs have not been shifted to the “recurrent” (descending singles removed from most music charts after 20 weeks and falling out of the Top Ten or Fifteen). Instead, a (R) is placed by the track. This provides the actual rankings of the hits among all of the tracks played last week at Active Rock Radio. Songs in bold gained in airplay from the week before.

Artist – Title – Impressions (in millions)

  1. Avenged Sevenfold – Shepherd of Fire – 6.528

  2. Stone Sour – Tired – 4.981

  3. All That Remains – What if I Was Nothing – 4.439

  4. Alter Bridge – Addicted to Pain – 4.086

  5. Pretty Reckless – Heaven Knows – 3.856

  6. Seether – Weak – 2.683

  7. Chevelle – Take Out the Gunman – 2.675

  8. Shinedown – Adrenaline – 2.667

  9. Volbeat – Lola Montez – 2.562 (R)

  10. Avenged Sevenfold – Hail to the King – 2.458 (R)

  11. Young the Giant – It's About Time – 2.424

  12. Korn – Spike in My Veins – 2.413

  13. Volbeat – Dead but Rising – 2.387

  14. Pearl Jam – Sirens – 2.360 (R)

  15. Five Finger Death Punch – Battle Born – 2.322 (R)

  16. Korn – Never Never – 1.906 (R)

  17. Three Days Grace – Misery Loves My Company – 1.894 (R)

  18. Skillet – Not Gonna Die – 1.743

  19. Cage the Elephant – Come a Little Closer – 1.547 (R)

  20. Three Days Grace – Chalk Outline – 1.476 (R)

  21. Volbeat – Hangman's Bodycount – 1.461 (R)

  22. Imagine Dragons – Demons – 1.390 (R)

  23. Imagine Dragons – Radioactive – 1.313 (R)

  24. Deftones – Romantic Dreams – 1.318

  25. A Perfect Circle – By and Down – 1.317

  26. In This Moment – Whore – 1.316

  27. Pop Evil – Deal With The Devil – 1.313 (R)

  28. Five Finger Death Punch (featuring Rob Halford) – Lift Me Up – 1.305 (R)

  29. Alice in Chains – Voices – 1.239 (R)

  30. Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know? – 1.210

Learn more about Avenged Sevenfold and what is happening at Active Rock Radio

To learn more about Avenged Sevenfold, and its upcoming tour that brings them to Tampa Bay in April, please visit the band's website and Facebook page. For a complete list of Active Rock Radio's Top 50 Current tracks and Top 50 Recurrent tracks, please visit the All Access website and Facebook page. For the latest Active Rock music, news, and events around Tampa Bay, please visit the 98 Rock website and Facebook page.


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