As we covered recently, Alesana might be the most impressive band to call the Triangle home. And the group's fame is spreading, too. Just in time for its Warped Tour stint (which kicks off Wednesday in Phoenix and runs through mid-August, including a July 14 date in Charlotte), the Raleigh band has cracked the top half of the Billboard 200 album-sales chart.
Alesana's new album "Where Myth Fades to Legend" (Fearless Records) debuts at No. 96 on the big chart. By my count, that's the best chart showing by a local hard-rock band since Corrosion of Conformity hit No. 104 on the same chart back in November 1996.