Ohio's MUSHROOMHEAD has sold just over 12,000 copies of its new album, "Savior Sorrow", in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position no. 73 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. This is less than half of the first-week tally registered by its predecessor, "XIII" (Republic/Universal), which opened with more than 28,000 units back in 2003.
The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending September 24, 2006, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (all CD figures are rounded to the nearest thousand, except numbers under 3,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred; The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable):
MUSHROOMHEAD – "Savior Sorrow": 12,000 (#73)
SUFFOCATION – "Suffocation": 2,800
NAPALM DEATH – "Smear Campaign": 1,400
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