NewsApril 9, 2019 10:28 AM ET9,179 views

Whitechapel album 'The Valley' debuts in Top 150

The Valley, the new album from deathcore veterans Whitechapel, has debuted at No. 143 on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of roughly 5,800 in the United States. Meanwhile, the album bowed at No. 16 on the Top Album Sales chart, No. 7 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, and No. 5 on the Independent Albums chart. While the band's showing on the aforementioned Top Album Sales chart is impressive and represents Whitechapel's second highest debut to date on said chart, the evolving landscape of Billboard charts and album sales continues to plague the metal genre, among others. In 2014, Whitechapel had a Top 10 debut with their Our Endless War album, which sold more than 16,000 copies in its debut week. The band's two previous albums landed in the Top 50 as well. Sadly, the past few years haven't been as kind to Whitechapel. The group's previous album, 2016's Mark of the Blade, bowed at No. 72 on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 8,000, half the tally of its predecessor. Moreover, prior to The Valley, Whitechapel hadn't sold less than 6,000 albums in a debut week since the release of their 2007 debut LP, The Somatic Defilement. As an increasing number of music listeners opt to stream rather than purchase music, and with streams now factored into album sales tallies, it seems as though metal will continue to fade from Billboard glory as pop and hip hop continue to dominate.

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carveyournamein 4/9/2019 7:53:07 AM

Who?


anonymous 4/9/2019 8:26:55 AM

How tall is the singer


anonymous 4/9/2019 8:44:04 AM

That's what happens when you vote liberal.


anonymous 4/9/2019 8:45:41 AM

Ever noticed why they only seem to be doing full-album tours (of the albums that people actually cared about) and massive package tours nowadays? It's because they can't draw enough to pay their bills otherwise.


anonymous 4/9/2019 8:58:09 AM

Chason westmoreland is really upset about this. Hes also dating a transexual


anonymous 4/9/2019 9:17:40 AM

Chason doesn't care as long as he gets paid, plus he isn't even in the band and didn't track this.


anonymous 4/9/2019 9:51:51 AM

"As an increasing number of music listeners opt to stream rather than purchase music, and with streams now factored into album sales tallies, it seems as though metal will continue to fade from Billboard glory as pop and hip hop continue to dominate." Just like Lambgoat continues to drift from covering actual metal and hardcore news.


anonymous 4/9/2019 9:55:24 AM

Just like Lambgoat continues to drift from covering actual metal and hardcore news. ^^^^ Frickin noob Lambgoat has never posted Metal & Hardcore news.....PFFFFTTT


anonymous 4/9/2019 10:28:01 AM

Fight me this Saturday @ the Starland in the acacia strain pit pussies.


anonymous 4/9/2019 10:38:46 AM

The Acacia Strain isn't playing the Starland Ballroom. They're busking for quarters in front of the train station.


anonymous 4/9/2019 10:40:24 AM

^^ Sorry, I don't have a mother. You must be thinking of someone else.


anonymous 4/9/2019 1:31:48 PM

^^ ah, a test tube bitch.


anonymous 4/9/2019 2:50:03 PM

^ Partially correct. I was actually carried to term by my father. My father, Dr. Alex Hesse and his colleague, Dr. Larry Arbogast created a treatment meant to limit the chances of miscarriages, but the FDA would not grant them the right to human trials, so they moved their research to a country that would allow it. The medicine had some unintended consequences, that in turn allowed a male to carry a pregnancy. You can google the research for more information if you are curious.


anonymous 4/9/2019 6:33:02 PM

R.i.P music. This should have been one of their highest topping albums


anonymous 4/9/2019 8:14:10 PM

make deathcore cleaning-singing-free again


anonymous 4/9/2019 9:48:02 PM

Clean singing. Whatchu gotta do, when the death core kids won't listen to your shit anymore.


anonymous 4/10/2019 7:05:23 AM

My commment that mentioned instrife.com got deleted? fck you, webby. The site isn't even around anymore - I don't think you have to be jealous of it. Jesus Christ. pssy bitch.


anonymous 4/10/2019 7:16:40 AM

Album sales are really in the toilet.





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