BackWordz Makes Billboard Charts: #2 New Artist (Heatseekers) and #5 Hard Rock


With this coming Tuesday’s release of the new Billboard charts, BackWordz will hit the Billboard charts with its album Veracity, racking up impressive numbers in their first week.

The band, led by Being Libertarian’s own Eric July hit #2 on the Heatseakers Album chart, a chart dedicated to new and upcoming bands. They also snagged the #1 spot for Alternative New Artist, the #5 spot on the Hard Rock chart, the #11 spot on Rock chart, and the #14 spot for a band on an Independent label.

In the Top 200 chart – the main current chart that ranks the top 200 albums in the US – BackWordz hit #68, an impressive feat for a band with a libertarian and anarcho-capitalist message.

In terms of digital versus physical numbers for the album, BackWordz ranked at #43 overall digital, and #124 overall physical.

This is a monumental step, as this album puts a clear libertarian and anarcho-capitalist message in the mainstream — something that’s never been done at this level before.

With tracks and lyrics that are so laden with a libertarian message, Veracity is a key opportunity to spread the message of liberty into the mainstream. The album has a clear libertarian message and doesn’t back down; with track titles like “Praxeology,” “Statism,” “Self-Ownership,” and “Democracy Sucks,” as well as lyrics that discuss all facets of libertarianism and constantly critiques a society based on statism, Veracity doesn’t shy away from trying to convey libertarian and anarcho-capitalist themes.

This is an absolute success for getting the libertarian message into the mainstream eye.

Veracity is available digitally on iTunesAmazon, and Google; physical bundles can be purchased on the band’s MerchNow page.

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Nicholas Amato

Nicholas Amato is the News Editor at Being Libertarian. He’s an undergraduate student at San Jose State University, majoring in political science and minoring in journalism.


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