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Avenged Sevenfold debut at number 1

by Otto Man

Avenged Sevenfold opened at number 1 on the Billboard 200 this week with "Hail to the King." The set sold 159,000 copies. "Hail to the King" also debuted at number 1 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, the Alternative Albums chart, the overall Rock Albums chart, and their first number 1 on the UK album chart. It's the second-largest sales week for Avenged, just shy of the debut of 2010's "Nightmare", which was also number 1 with 163,000 sold, and is the band's third top 10 effort, following "Nightmare" and their self-titled album in 2007. Meanwhile the only other rock album in the top 20 was Five Finger Death Punch’s “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell: Volume 1” moving up 3 spots to come in at 18 in it’s 5th week on the charts.

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