Deftones’ ‘Gore’ enters album charts at No. two

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 1:09 AM

“Gore,” the new record from the Sacramento-born rock band, entered the Billboard two hundred charts at No. two, making it the band’s highest charting effort since 2003’s “Deftones.” According to Billboard, “Gore” sold 71.000 units – a combined measurement of physical albums and streamed albums – in the week following its April eight release.

Deftones’ ‘Gore’ enters album charts at No. two

Deftones have another hit album on their hands.

“Gore,” the new record from the Sacramento-born rock band, entered the Billboard two hundred charts at No. two, making it the band’s highest charting effort since 2003’s “Deftones.” According to Billboard, “Gore” sold 71.000 units – a combined measurement of physical albums and streamed albums – in the week following its April eight release.

Folk-rockers The Lumineers earned the top spot in Billboard’s chart ranking of best selling albums, with 125.000 units.

Deftones’ chart performance reflects a band that’s remained for nearly three decades. “Gore” received a solid three-and-a-half star review from , and an A- grade from which described Deftones as “perhaps the most necessary rock band in the world.”

The music industry has meanwhile grappled with an overall decline in album sales in the digital music age, from seven hundred eighty-five million in total album sales in two-thousandth to two hundred forty-one million in two thousand-fifteenth. The album charts are presently seeing artists hit the Top ten with much fewer albums sold compared to decades ago. Sacramento’s Cake set a record in two thousand-eleventh by topping the Billboard two hundred with the – 44.000 copies of “Showroom of Compassion.”

Deftones’ strongest selling debut, 2000’s “White Pony,” sold 177.000 copies in its first week and debuted at No. three on Billboard’s Top two hundred charts. Overall, Deftones have sold more than three million albums in the United States over its career.

Deftones helped inaugurate “Gore” with an April twelve appearance on and launch a national tour on May eight. The band’s booked for an Aug. twenty-six indicate at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre. So far, it’s the closest Deftones will be performing to its native Sacramento stomping grounds.

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