Volbeat Gains 'Crown'-ing Achievement on Hot Rock Songs Chart
New single "The Devil's Bleeding Crown" earns the Danish rockers their highest debuts on multiple charts.
Volbeat makes an entrance fit for a king with "The Devil's Bleeding Crown."
The song, released April 7 as the lead single from the Danish rock band's sixth studio album Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie (due June 3), debuts at No. 25 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart (dated April 30), marking the act's highest arrival on the chart, besting 2013's "The Hangman's Body Count," which opened at No. 37.
Upon its start, "Crown" is Volbeat's third-best-charting entry, eclipsed only by "A Warrior's Call" (No. 11) and "Still Counting" (No. 14), both in 2012.
"Crown" also debuts at No. 3 on Hard Rock Digital Songs and No. 20 on Rock Digital Songs, both new personal bests, with 8,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen Music (topping "Warrior's," which peaked at Nos. 4 and 38 on the respective charts with a slightly smaller sum).
"Crown" cruises 23-11 in its second week on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart (with its No. 23 bow also a career-best). The band is seeking its eighth top 10; it has scored four No. 1s at the format.
Volbeat's last album, 2013's Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, became its first Hard Rock Albums No. 1, as well as its first Billboard 200 top 10 (No. 9), selling 39,000 copies in its first week.