From Pulse of Radio, Volbeat‘s sixth studio album, Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie, debuted at Number Four on the Billboard 200 album chart this week, selling 51,000 physical, digital and streaming copies in the week ending June 9th. 48,000 of those were straight CD sales. The band’s previous highs in terms of sales and chart position were in 2013, whenOutlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies debuted at Number Nine with 39,000 copies sold in its first week.
- Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie was released on June 3rd and features the chart-topping single “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown.”
- Frontman Michael Poulsen told us that that song has been misunderstood by some people:
- Last week, Volbeat unveiled a late summer run of North American dates that will be the band’s first on these shores in support of the new album. The trek kicks off on August 6th at the Rise Above festival in Bangor, Maine, while the group’s headlining shows start on August 8th in Brooklyn, New York. Killswitch Engageand Black Wizard will act as support on many of the headlining dates.
- In other chart news, Hellyeah‘s fifth studio effort, Unden!able, debuted at Number 18 on the Billboard survey with sales of 21,000 copies.
- The album includes a cover of the 1982 Phil Collins hit “I Don’t Care Anymore.” The tune features a guitar track from late Pantera guitarist and Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott‘s brother “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, which the siblings first recorded 14 years ago