The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending February 12, 2006, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (all figures are rounded to the nearest thousand, except numbers under 1,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred):

WHITESNAKE – "The Definitive Collection: 4,000
HIMSA – "Hail Horror": 3,000
DIMMU BORGIR - "Stormblåst": 3,000
MASTODON – "Call Of The Mastodon": 3,000
BEHEMOTH – "Slaves Shall Serve": 500
BURST - "Origo": 400
AKERCOCKE - "Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone": 300
CLAWFINGER - "Hate Yourself With Style": less than 50


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