DEFTONES, THE HAUNTED, HAMMERFALL, MY DYING BRIDE First-Week Sales Revealed

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

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. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).