Congrats go out to Avenged Sevenfold, whose 'Hail to the King' video is the initial victor in Noisecreep's Battle Royale Video Countdown. The band's fans rallied en masse, pushing 'Hail to the King' past 28 other clips to claim their rightful place at No. 1.

Things get a little tighter after the top spot, with Stone Sour's 'Tired' and Sick Puppies' 'There's No Going Back' emerging with 15 and 10 percent of the vote, good enough for second and third. Halestorm's 'Here's to Us' and Bullet for My Valentine's 'Breaking Point' also fared well in the countdown's first week, placing fourth and fifth respectively.

The full Battle Royale Top 10 can be seen below. But just because your favorite bands did well this week doesn't mean they'll stay there. They depend on your support through voting. And with new clips from Baroness, Device, Huntress, Pearl Jam and Pop Evil joining the voting this week, it's anyone's ballgame.

A new poll can be seen to the right of this post for next week's countdown. You can vote up to once per hour for your favorite hard rock or metal video through next week's deadline of Thursday, Sept. 5 at 4PM ET. The new chart will be revealed shortly thereafter.

  • 10


    Alice in Chains
  • 9

    'Do or Die'

    Thirty Seconds to Mars
  • 8


    Motionless in America
  • 7

    'End of the Beginning'

    Black Sabbath
  • 6

    'The Death of Me'

    Asking Alexandria
  • 5

    'Breaking Point'

    Bullet for My Valentine
  • 4

    'Here's to Us'

  • 3

    'There's No Going Back'

    Sick Puppies
  • 2


    Stone Sour
  • 1

    'Hail to the King'

    Avenged Sevenfold