The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending October 28, 2007, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (all CD figures are rounded to the nearest hundred [except numbers over 20,000, which are rounded to the nearest thousand]; The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable):

ROBERT PLANT + ALISON KRAUSS - "Raising Sand": 112,000 (#2) *
SERJ TANKIAN - "Elect The Dead": 66,000 (#4)
COHEED AND CAMBRIA - "No World for Tomorrow: 62,000 (#6)
SEETHER - "Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces": 57,000 (#9)
ROB ZOMBIE - "Zombie Live": 14,200 (#57)
SOILWORK - "Sworn To A Great Divide": 5,000 (#148)
EXODUS - "The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A": 3,600
SKINDRED - "Roots Rock Riot": 3,200
THE AGONY SCENE - "Get Damned": 1,600
HELLOWEEN - "Gambling with the Devil": 1,200
MÖTLEY CRÜE - "Carnival Of Sins": 1,100
SCUM OF THE EARTH - "Sleaze Freak": 800
JESU - "Lifeline": 800
SHADOWS FALL - "Seeking The Way: The Greatest Hits": 700
CALIBAN - "The Awakening": 700
WITCHCRAFT - "The Alchemist": 600
HAMMERFALL - "Steel Meets Steel - Ten Years Of Glory": 500
THY WILL BE DONE - "Was And Is To Come": 300
BLOOD RED THRONE - "Come Death": 200
GOREFEST - "Rise To Ruin": less than 100
WITHIN CHAOS - "Virulent": less than 100
IN BATTLE - "Kingdom Of Fear": less than 100
LIMBONIC ART - "Legacy Of Evil": less than 100

* not a heavy metal/hard rock album but one that may be of interest to visitors of this site


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