KORN's new, untitled album sold 123,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 2 on The Billboard chart. This is slightly more than half of the 221,000 first-week tally achieved by its predecessor, "See You on the Other Side", which landed at No. 3 back in December 2005.
In other news, DEVILDRIVER's third album, "The Last Kind Words", shifted a little more than 14,000 copies during its first week of release to debut at No. 48 — around 40 percent more than the opening-week number of 2005's "The Fury of Our Maker's Hand", which premiered at No. 177 with sales of 10,400.
The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending August 5, 2007 as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable):
KORN - Untitled: 123,000 (#2)
DEVILDRIVER - "The Last Kind Words": 14,000 (#48)
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - "The Way of the Fist": 3,800 (#199)
ENTOMBED - "Serpent Saints": 400
SSS - "SSS": less than 60
RATT - "Ratt: Videos From The Cellar: The Atlantic Years" (DVD): 2,550 (#5 on Music DVD chart)
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