It's been a while since metal dominated album sales. But Avenged Sevenfold's (A7X) sixth album, Hail to the King, has done just that. The band's latest release has topped the charts in not one, but six countries.
According to the band's official Facebook page, among those countries include the US, UK, Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Ireland.
"We are honored that our fans have once again put Heavy Metal at its rightful spot of #1. Celebrate today because this victory belongs to you," the band said on its Facebook page.
Hail to the King marks a departure from the band's earlier metalcore sound and follows the hard rock / metal style of its previous album, Nightmare.
At times, Hail to the King, seems like a tribute to the band's roots - AC/DC, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Megadeth and Iron Maiden are among those that come to mind.
That being said, the band's signature sound - whether its M. Shadows gruff vocals or the twin-guitar assault - is prevalent throughout the album, making this very much an A7X record.