DEFTONES' new album, "Saturday Night Wrist", sold 76,000 copies in the United States during its first week of release to land at position No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart.

DEFTONES began work on the disc with PINK FLOYD, ALICE COOPER and JANE'S ADDICTION producer Bob Ezrin, but that relationship did not pan out and the band parted ways with Ezrin in the midst of recording.

"Saturday Night Wrist" follows DEFTONES' self-titled 2003 album and includes the new single "Hole in the Earth".

The group will be featured on the Family Values Tour 2006 CD and DVD, which are both due out on December 26.

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending November 5, 2006, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (all CD figures are rounded to the nearest thousand, except numbers under 4,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred; The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable):

THE HAUNTED – "The Dead Eye": 3,200
HAMMERFALL – "Threshold": 1,700
40 BELOW SUMMER – "Last Dance": 1,100
MY DYING BRIDE – "A Line Of Deathless Kings": 600
DREAM EVIL – "United": 600
BELPHEGOR – "Pestakopalypse VI": 400
BORKNAGAR – "Origin": 300


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