SMASHING PUMPKINS, DARKEST HOUR, DANZIG, BEATALLICA First-Week Sales Revealed

SMASHING PUMPKINS' "Zeitgeist" sold 145,000 copies in the United States during its first week of release to debut at position No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart.

"Zeitgeist" contains the first new music under the PUMPKINS banner since frontman Billy Corgan disbanded the group in late 2000.

Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin are the only original PUMPKINS members in this lineup, which introduces new guitarist Jeff Schroeder, bassist Ginger Reyes and keyboardist Lisa Harriton. None of them played on the album, however.

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending July 15, 2007, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (all CD figures are rounded to the nearest thousand except those under 7,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred; The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable):

SMASHING PUMPKINS - "Zeitgeist": 145,000 (#2)
BAD RELIGION – "New Maps of Hell": 21,000 (#35)
DARKEST HOUR – "Deliver Us": 6,600 (#110)
DANZIG – "The Lost Tracks of Danzig": 4,600 (#164)
NILE - "Legacy of the Catacombs": 800
BEATALLICA - "Sgt. Hetfield's Motorbreath Pub Band": 800

Tags:

Posted in: News

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to delete postings that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to block users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.