Godsmack's new album, 1000 Horsepower, is likely to sell between 45,000 and 50,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week of release, according to Hits Daily Double. The estimated sales figure is based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on July 8th. The first-week sales figure should be good enough to land Godsmack in the Top Five of the Billboard 200 album chart when the final numbers and chart positions are revealed next week.
- The band's fifth studio album, The Oracle, opened with 117,000 copies back in May 2010 to land at Number One.
- The title track from 1000 Horsepower is currently topping the rock radio chart.
- Frontman Sully Erna told us it will be up to the public to decide how well the album does and what future singles may be: "We don't want to look too far ahead because, you know, obviously it's gonna be up to the public to dictate, you know, what they like. That's it. It's off and running and we have no more control. All we can do is get out there, support it, play the songs that we think are gonna have the biggest impact...this record, you know, it's pretty packed with a lot of material and every song was a quality song. We didn't let anything go on this record that wasn't like a really great song that could possibly be on the radio."
- Erna told us recently that the sound of the new disc was "a little bit more raw, a little bit more open . . . The production is really kind of raw and in your face."
- Godsmack is among the confirmed bands for the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, set to kick off on August 15th in Clarkston, Michigan and run through September 21st.
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth -- agree or not?
Trip Mynd wrote: "So people pay for Godsmack's albums but steal other band's who are way better and need the money more? I give up."
Randall Floyd wrote: "if you notice, the s***tier the music, the more it sells....look no further than pop country for proof.....people are f***ing stupid."
Robert Stapels Jr. wrote: "I'd rather see Godsmack or even Stone f***ing Sour do well over Miley and whatever jack f*** pop tart they throw at us."
Bobby Khan wrote: "45-50,000 dudes with eyebrow rings, chin beards, and tribal arm tats are gonna be rocking the f*** outta that cd in their truck that day."
Thor Loden wrote: "That's a steep drop from their last album, but it's fairly par for the course for the last year or so, since streaming services got more popular."
Josh Sandland wrote: "Not a major fan but they have a couple tunes that I can stomach such as 'I Stand Alone.' My friend swears on this new album. He won't shut the f*** up about it."
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