Tidbits•May 7, 2014 9:12 AM ET
Whitechapel has cracked the U.S. Top 10 with their new album, Our Endless War.
Our Endless War, the latest Metal Blade Records release from Whitechapel, has debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of roughly 16,000 units in the United States. This is easily the band's best debut to date. Their 2012 self-titled album debuted at #47 on sales of 9,200 while their 2010 release, A New Era of Corruption, sold 10,600 in its first week for a Billboard 200 debut of #43. Finally, Whitechapel's 2008 Metal Blade debut, This Is Exile, landed at #118 on the aforementioned chart with first-week sales of nearly 6,000. Guitarist Alex Wade commented: "We could not be more excited to announce that Our Endless War has been our most successful charting release of our career. We are unbelievable grateful to our fans who pre-ordered and bought the album first week, without their support we would be nothing. This will be a special album in the Whitechapel catalog, and we cannot wait to see where it will take us in the future!"