SLAYER’s ‘Repentless’ Cracks U.S. Top 5
Slayer’s new album “Repentless” debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and sold 50,000 equivalent album units in the week ending September 17.
In terms of pure album sales, “Repentless” sold 49,000 copies and is Slayer’s highest-charting album to date.
“Repentless” now also holds the record as the band’s career-highest chart debut in Germany (No. 1), Holland (No. 2), Australia (No. 3), New Zealand (No. 8), the U.K. (No. 11) and on the Japanese International Chart (No. 1). It bowed at No. 3 in Finland, No. 4 in Belgium, and No. 5 in both Sweden and Greece. Additionally, the album debuted in the Top 10 in France (No. 7), Italy (No. 8), Hungary (No. 9), and Japan (No. 10).
“The entire Nuclear Blast global team thanks Slayer and their loyal fans everywhere for the tremendous first-week success for ‘Repentless’,” said Gerardo Martinez, Nuclear Blast’s General Manager, USA. “Slayer made an amazing album that stayed true to who the band is, and the fans’ overwhelming response is proof of that.”
“Repentless” was released on September 11 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2009’s critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated “World Painted Blood” was produced by Terry Date, who has previously worked with Pantera, Deftones & Soundgarden.
The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco in collaboration with the band’s Tom Araya and Kerry King.
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