MARILYN MANSON, DREAM THEATER, CHRIS CORNELL: First-Week Sales Revealed

MARILYN MANSON's "Eat Me, Drink Me" sold 88,000 copies in the United States during its first week of release to debut at position No. 8 on The Billboard 200 chart. This is a significant drop from the 118,000 first-week tally registered by its predecessor, "The Golden Age of Grotesque", which landed at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart back in May 2003.

In other news, DREAM THEATER shifted 36,000 units of "Systematic Chaos" to enter the chart at No. 19. The group's last effort, "Octavarium" (2005), opened with 27,000 copies to debut at No. 36.

Former AUDIOSLAVE/SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell sold 37,000 copies of his latest solo album, "Carry On", to land at No. 17.

The following are notable heavy metal/hard rock U.S. sales debuts for the week ending June 10, 2007, as reported by Nielsen SoundScan (all CD figures are rounded to the nearest thousand, except numbers under 2,000, which are rounded to the nearest hundred; The Billboard 200 chart position included, where applicable):

MARILYN MANSON - "Eat Me, Drink Me": 88,000 (#8)
CHRIS CORNELL - "Carry On": 37,000 (#17)
DREAM THEATER - "Systematic Chaos": 36,000 (#19)
POISON - "Poison'd": 21,000 (#32)
TESLA - "Real to Reel": 15,000 (#48)
BLACK LIGHT BURNS – "Cruel Melody": 6,000 (#133)
NEUROSIS - "Given To The Rising": 1,900
ION DISSONANCE - "Minus The Herd": 600
NOCTURNAL RITES - "The 8th Sin": 300

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