Los Angeles, CA – August 19, 2009 – Metal Blade Records is proud to announce that leaders of blackened death metal, BEHEMOTH, have landed on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart at #56 with just under 8,500 copies of Evangelion being sold in its first week.
Evangelion, BEHEMOTH’s ninth full-length studio album, also took the #5 position on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart and #6 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart. BEHEMOTH also landed on the Canadian charts with the release of Evangelion coming in at #61 on the Top 200 Current Albums Chart, #6 on the Independent Chart, and #10 on the Hard Music Chart. The success of Evangelion doesn’t stop here though.
BEHEMOTH has been devastating charts worldwide in its first week in addition to landing some of metals most coveted Magazine covers, including Decibel Magazine (out now), Metal Hammer Magazine (out now), Zero Tolerance (out now), and Metalized (out now).
Evangelion’s first week worldwide chart numbers:
Netherlands: #5 (Indie Charts)
#56 Billboard Top 200
#5 Billboard Hard Music Albums
#6 Billboard Independent Albums
#61 Top 200 Current Albums
#6 Independent Chart
#10 Hard Music Chart
Commented guitarist/vocalist Adam “Nergal” Darski: “Well…we have never been in this band for awards or charts. It’s always been about the most honest music we can deliver. But I can’t ignore the fact that people DO appreciate our new album. Thank you so much for buying the record and supporting us! It’s sooo much motivating! We owe you! See you all on European tour very soon. You will not be disappointed!”