SHINEDOWN's fifth studio album, "Threat To Survival", debuted at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 album chart late Sunday night (September 27), selling 65,000 copies in its first week of release. That's two notches below the band's last effort, 2012's "Amaryllis", which moved 106,000 copies in its first week to enter the survey at No. 4, a career high for the group.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
In terms of pure album sales, "Threat To Survival" opened at No. 5 with 61,000 copies.
Singer Brent Smith told The Pulse Of Radio that rock music never really goes away even if its sales go up and down. "It will always go in cycles," he said. "The thing that's never going to change and the beauty of it is, is that nothing will ever, ever take the place of drums, bass, guitar, badass vocals and a killer song. And that's what the heartbeat is of what rock 'n' roll truly, truly is."
"Threat To Survival" is the third SHINEDOWN album to enter the chart in the Top 10, following "Amaryllis" and 2008's "The Sound Of Madness", which debuted at No. 8.
The first single from the album, "Cut The Cord", recently reached the top of the rock radio airplay chart.
All 19 of SHINEDOWN's singles over the years have reached the Top 10 or higher.
SHINEDOWN will kick off a major U.S. tour on October 2 in Mobile, Alabama. They'll be joined by BREAKING BENJAMIN and SEVENDUST on most of the shows.
"Threat To Survival" track listing:
01. Asking For It
02. Cut The Cord
03. State Of My Head
05. How Did You Love?
06. It All Adds Up
09. Thick As Thieves
10. Black Cadillac