The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending September 2, 2007, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (all CD figures are rounded to the nearest hundred [except numbers over 20,000, which are rounded to the nearest thousand]; The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable):

ATREYU - "Lead Sails Paper Anchor": 43,000 (#8)
SCORPIONS - "Humanity - Hour 1": 10,500 (#63)
HEAVEN AND HELL - "Live From Radio City" 2-CD: 6,400 (#99)
HORSE THE BAND - "A Natural Death": 3,500
DIVINE HERESY - "Bleed The Fifth": 2,700
QUEENSRŸCHE - "Sign Of The Times: The Best Of Queensrÿche": 2,200
OBITUARY - "Xecutioner's Return": 2,000
EPICA - The Divine Conspiracy": 800

HEAVEN AND HELL - "Live From Radio City" DVD: 10,000 (#2 on Top Music Video chart)

First-week numbers of artists' most recent releases (for comparison purposes):

ATREYU - "A Death-Grip on Yesterday" (2006): 69,000
OBITUARY - "Frozen In Time" (2005): 2,400
SCORPIONS - "Unbreakable" (2004): 4,500


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