Judas Priest Scores First U.S. Top 10 Opener

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Redeemer of Souls

For the first time in its storied history, Judas Priest has sold enough copies of an album to open in the Top 10 on Billboard’s sales chart.

The band’s 17th studio album, Redeemer Of Souls, sold around 32,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at #6 on The Billboard Top 200 chart.

That’s pathetic.

Ten years ago, you had to sell 100,000 to come anywhere close to the Top 10.

In Canada, where sales are even sadder, the CD opened at #9, after shifting close to 4,000 units.

Fuck me. No wonder the industry’s drowning.

I still have not heard the album, but hear good things about it.

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