CHILDREN OF BODOM Is 'Surprised' By New Album's Chart Success

"Blooddrunk", the new album from CHILDREN OF BODOM, has registered the following first-week chart positions around the world:

Finland #1 (1st + 2nd week)
Japan: #2 (International)
Canada: #7
Germany: #10
Japan: #12 (International chart #2)
Austria: #19
USA: #22
Sweden: #28
UK: #44 (Rock chart #1)
Ireland: #51

Commented the band: "We are so surprised about these chart things that are going on, it's amazing! Even though it's not the main thing for us to be high in charts, or whatsoever, it still feels really good. I think it indicates that metal people buy their records, even though the Internet things can make music easily illegally available! We wanna thank people who've been supporting us in this matter! Respect!"

"Blooddrunk" sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. This is roughly four times the opening tally of its predecessor, "Are You Dead Yet?", which premiered with 5,000 units back in October 2005 to land at No. 195.

"Blooddrunk" was certified gold in Finland (for sales in excess of 15,000 copies) on pre-sales alone before it was even officially released a first for the band.

The video for the CD's title track, which was produced by Katapult Filmproduktion, can be viewed below. The clip was shot in the former Nazi barracks in Krampnitz in the vicinity of Berlin, Germany, where the Russian army was stationed before the German reunion.


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