The nine have landed their first number one record in the UK in 18 years, beating out Ed Sheeran‘s No.6 Collaborations Project for the top spot.
The band’s new record snagged the top spot after making over 31,800 chart sales in its first week of release.
The album is the band’s fifth consecutive album to land in the top five, with Iowa being their only other album to get the UK No. 1 spot.
This also marks the UK’s fifth heavy metal record to get the top spot this decade. The others include Iron Maiden‘s The Book Of Souls and The Final Frontier, Avenged Sevenfold‘s Hail To The King and Black Sabbath‘s 13.
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