News•August 30, 2017 11:14 AM ET•4,236 views
Thy Art Is Murder album debuts in Top 100
Australian deathcore band Thy Art Is Murder has once again cracked the Billboard Top 100. The group's new album, Dear Desolation, has landed at No. 95 on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of roughly 6,500 in the United States. Meanwhile, the record also debuted at No. 22 on the Top Album Sales chart and No. 3 on the Hard Rock Albums chart. Thy Art Is Murder's previous album, 2015's Holy War, sold around 7,400 copies in its first week, bowing at No. 82 on the Billboard 200 (No. 43 on the Top Album Sales chart and No. 3 on the Hard Rock Albums chart). As for their native Australia, Dear Desolation debuted at No. 5 on the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) charts, reportedly the highest debut for an extreme metal band in ARIA chart history.