The band’s first release since 1998 landed at #6 on the American Billboard charts (and $14 on their top 100, #1 on Billboard’s Hard Music and Independent Album charts and #2 on Rock/Alternative Album charts.) selling 31,000 copies in the U.S. alone.
Worldwide sales for the album proved equally impressive (which was released on May 19th) and are as follows: #2 in Australia, #4 in Germany, and #6 in the UK. A full chart is below:
In a press statement bassist Billy Gould stated “What this tells me, is that there is a need out there; people want to hear things that exist outside the mold. It makes me feel grateful and it gives me hope.”