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LAMB OF GOD's New Album Debuts In Top 15 on Billboard 200

Not bad numbers, all things considered.

Lamb of God's new self-titled record sees the band once again appearing on the Billboard Top 200. The band's new, self-titled album, came in at number 15 on the charts, with 30,000 units overall – 27,00 of which were pure sales, which shows you the purchase power of metal fans.

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That's not the only chart the new album popped up on. Lamb of God are currently sitting pretty at #2 on the current album sales chart. They have the #1 hard rock album in the country and the #2 rock album in the country.

But how do the sales and chart positions compare to their previous releases? Ultimately, the album falls short of 2015's VII: Sturm und Drang, which pushed 47,000 units first week to come in at #3 on Billboard. The difference of course is that the world wasn't in a pandemic, so all things considered, a 36% sales drop isn't bad at all.

Some previous chart positions for the band:

  • Resolution (2012) sold 52,000 copies to come in at #3 on the Billboard 200
  • Wrath (2009) sold 68,000 copies to come in at #2 on the Billboard 200
  • Ashes of the Wake (2004) sold 35,000 copies to come in at #27 on the Billboard 200

Congrats to Lamb of God on the positions. Have you heard the record? What's your favorite track?

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[via Lambgoat]

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