KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's new album, "As Daylight Dies", sold just under 60,000 copies in the United States during its first week of release to debut at position No. 32 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. The CD is the follow up to 2004's Grammy-nominated album "The End of Heartache", which is nearly certified gold and 2005's gold-selling DVD "(Set This) World Ablaze".
In other news, ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA — the band featuring Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Jason Newsted (VOIVOD, ex-METALLICA) and Gilby Clarke (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) and vocalist Lukas Rossi — sold less than 17,000 copies of its self-titled debut to land at No. 101 on next week's chart.
The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending November 26, 2006, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (all CD figures are rounded to the nearest thousand, except numbers under 1,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred; The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable):
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – "As Daylight Dies": 60,000 (#32)
ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA – "Rock Star Supernova": 17,000 (#101)
P.O.D. – "Greatest Hits": 10,000 (#152)
RE:IGNITION – "Empty Heart Loaded Gun": less than 50
MANOWAR – "The Day The Earth Shook - The Absolute Power" DVD: less than 300
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