SOILWORK: 'The Panic Broadcast' First-Week Sales Revealed

"The Panic Broadcast", the new album from Swedish metallers SOILWORK, sold around 5,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 88 on The Billboard 200 chart.

SOILWORK's previous CD, "Sworn to a Great Divide", opened with 5,000 units back in October 2007 to land at No. 148.

"The Panic Broadcast" has registered the following first-week chart positions:

Finland: #17
Germany: #24 (week 1), #80 (week 2)
Sweden: #37 (week 1), #29 (week 1)
U.K.: #42
Austria: #47
Switzerland: #60
Europe (Billboard): #67
USA: #88

Commented drummer Dirk Verbeuren: "We're super-stoked that 'The Panic Broadcast' is doing so well! To us, this is the best SOILWORK album yet and it's great to hear that people are loving it.

"We're performing five new songs during our 'Panic Over North America' tour and the reactions are just amazing… Fans are singing along as if this record had been out for years…

"Looks like we're going to be on tour for a while! We can't wait!"

Fan-filmed video footage of SOILWORK's July 16, 2010 performance at Blender Theater at Gramercy in New York City can be viewed on Tyronehood TV.

"The Panic Broadcast" was released in Europe on July 2 and in North America on July 13 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was mixed at Fascination Street studio in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren (OPETH, KATATONIA, PARADISE LOST, BLOODBATH).

"The Panic Broadcast" deluxe edition track listing:

01. Late for the Kill, Early for the Slaughter
02. Two Lives Worth of Reckoning
03. The Thrill
04. Deliverance is Mine
05. Night Comes Clean
06. King of the Threshold
07. Let This River Flow
08. Epitome
09. The Akuma Afterglow
10. Enter Dog Of Pavlov
11. Sweet Demise (bonus track)

DVD:

* Extended Studio Footage
* High-Definition Drum Video
* Photo Gallery

Approximately 30 minutes running time

SOILWORK's new album is the first to feature guitarist Peter Wichers since his return to the band in 2008, as well as the studio debut with axeman Sylvain Coudret, who also joined in 2008.

SOILWORK is working on a music video for the song "Deliverance Is Mine", to be directed by Ivan Colic (EX DEO, TYPE O NEGATIVE, UNLEASHED) and produced by Stanimir "Staca" Lukic (MOONSPELL, KAMELOT, DEATHSTARS, TYPE O NEGATIVE).

Commented the band: "Our new video, 'Deliverance Is Mine', will be the follow-up to 2003's CGI animated masterpiece 'Light The Torch'. We've always loved that clip and it's really exciting to be able to give it a sequel!"

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