To find a metal album that hit the top of the U.K. charts, you have to go back to Iron Maiden's 2015 album Book of Souls, until today. Because, Slipknot is number one, bayyybeeee.
As expected, the 'knot knocked Ed Sheeran's No. 6 Collaborations Project from the top of the charts, where it had been sitting comfortably for four weeks.
This is a huge cause for celebration, as it's Slipknot's first #1 since 2001's Iowa. It's been eighteen years since Slipknot had a #1 album in the U.K., and this one deserves it.
The album is already being projected to land on #1 in the U.S. Billboard charts as well, which typically come out on Monday.
Slipknot is currently out with Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth on the Knotfest Roadshow tour. Remaining dates below:
Fri Aug 16 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sat Aug 17 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Center Amphitheater
Sun Aug 18 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tue Aug 20 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Wed Aug 21 – Saratoga Springs, NY – SPAC
Fri Aug 23 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
Sat Aug 24 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Sun Aug 25 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
Tue Aug 27 – Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center
Wed Aug 28 – Wantagh, NY – ones Beach Theater
Fri Aug 30 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat Aug 31 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
Sun Sep 1 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Tue Sep 3 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Wed Sep 4 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Amphitheatre
Fri Sep 6 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
Sat Sep 7 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
Sun Sep 8 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
— Official Charts (@officialcharts) August 16, 2019