DISTURBED's 'Evolution' Ends No. 1 Streak, Opens At No. 4 On BILLBOARD Chart

DISTURBED's 'Evolution' Ends No. 1 Streak, Opens At No. 4 On BILLBOARD Chart

According to Billboard, DISTURBED's "Evolution" earned 71,000 equivalent album units in the week ending October 25 to land at position No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart. Of that sum, 65,000 were in traditional album sales.

"Evolution" is DISTURBED's sixth top 10 effort, and it follows the band's previous studio release, 2015's "Immortalized", which bowed at No. 1 with 98,000 units earned in its first week. "Immortalized" was DISTURBED's fifth consecutive album to enter the Billboard 200 at No. 1 — a feat shared only with METALLICA and DAVE MATTHEWS BAND.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new November 3-dated chart — where "Evolution" enters at No. 4 — will be posted in full on Billboard's web sites on Tuesday, October 30.

Last month, DISTURBED hit No. 1 at rock radio with new single "Are You Ready", the band's 12th No. 1 single and the fastest chart-climber of its career, reaching the top spot in only six short weeks.

The "Are You Ready" video was directed by Roboshobo (a.k.a. Robert Schober), who has previously worked with METALLICA, ALICE IN CHAINS, MASTODON and GREEN DAY, among others.

Nearly half the songs on "Evolution" are acoustic or semi-acoustic.

Like "Immortalized", the new album was recorded at The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko.


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).