Testament's "The Formation of Damnation" Debuts At #59 On Billboard Top 200
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Testament has debuted at number 59 on the Billboard Top 200, moving 11,556 units of their latest album, "The Formation of Damnation," while only 13,000 shipped. This debut marks Testament's highest first week sound scan numbers in the band's 24-year history.
Testament frontman Chuck Billy commented, "It's nice to see heavy metal make a statement in such a pop climate."
"We are just stoked to have the record out finally, thanks to all the fans who went out pick it up so eagerly, and if you haven't yet, off you go," commented Eric Peterson.
Alex Skolnick also commented, "While chart positions are not our priority we are nonetheless thrilled and would like to thank everyone who is supporting Testament in 2008. Cheers!"
Here are Testament's "The Formation Of Damnation" debut chart positions:
Debut 59 BILLBOARD Top 200
Top Rock Album 16
Top Hard Rock Album 4
Top Comprehensive Album 62
European Top 100 30
Canada: 94 + 12 on Metal Top 50
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