The mighty Metallica has really been keeping the Metal Media on point with all the news and coolness related to their brand-new album “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” which was released only a couple of weeks ago. First, we had fiery singles being unveiled that led us to believe that something special was at hand and then in the days before the album’s release we saw videos for every single song in a massive streaming takeover. Whew. Metallica were not simply going to put this album out and hit the interview circuit. It was all about the domination and honestly, the new release kicks some serious ass and that makes me happy to share the latest press from their team that speaks to the successful reception of the new Thrashing Metal. Take a look down below and I will return with some brief thoughts.
The Press Release:
METALLICA’S HARDWIRED…TO SELF DESTRUCT DEBUTS AT NO. 1 AROUND THE WORLD
Los Angeles, CA – November 28, 2016 – Metallica’s 10th studio album, Hardwired…To Self Destruct, debuted at No. 1 around the world today selling over 800,000 albums worldwide. In addition to the United States, Hardwired…To Self Destruct is No.1 on the album charts in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, and Sweden with many of these markets having their best sales week of 2016. A complete list of the 20+ countries where the album debuted at No. 1 will be available midweek
when the respective charts are published.
In the United States, Hardwired…To Self Destruct debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 chart with over 291,266 equivalent album units and 281,645 actual album sales, and is the band’s 6th consecutive No. 1 album in the United States. It is the largest debut for a rock band in 2016, and according to Hits Magazine, this is the third biggest debut of 2016 behind Beyoncé and Drake. It is currently the “Most Wished For” album on Amazon.com.
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