Grizfolk leads an onslaught of rookies and veterans alike onto Billboard's rock album charts (dated Jan. 30).
Los Angeles-based quintet Grizfolk, led by Adam Roth on vocals and guitar, debuts at No. 14 on Alternative Albums and No. 15 on Top Rock Albums with 3,000 copies sold (in the week ending Jan. 14) for Waking Up the Giants, according to Nielsen Music. Grizfolk's debut full-length on a major label (Virgin/Capitol) also starts at No. 163 on the Billboard 200.
Aiding the album's arrival: lead single "Troublemaker" ranks at No. 40 on the Alternative Songs airplay chart in its 12th week, having peaked at No. 33. It's the band's first hit on the tally.
Also on Top Rock Albums, Spanish indie rock act Hinds debuts at No. 20 with Leave Me Alone (2,000 sold); the set also opens at No. 21 on Alternative Albums. It's the first full-length for the group, which consists of Carlotta Cosials, Amber Grimbergen, Ade Martin and Ana Perrote. Hinds was known as Deers prior to 2015.
While both Grizfolk and Hinds are relative newcomers as rock entities, Ignite has a much longer history. The Orange County hardcore rockers, who formed in 1993, make their first trip to a Billboard chart with A War Against You, which starts at No. 10 on Hard Rock Albums and No. 41 on Top Rock Albums (1,000 sold). The set is Ignite's fifth studio album, dating to its first, 1994's Scarred for Life, and its first since 2006's Our Darkest Days.
It Lies Within's Paramount debuts at No. 11 on Hard Rock Albums and No. 42 on Top Rock Albums (1,000 sold). The Flint, Mich., five-piece has toured with genre stalwarts All That Remains, The Devil Wears Prada and Asking Alexandria, among others.
Finally, two additional acts make their maiden Hard Rock Albums appearances. Exmortus' Ride Forth begins at No. 17 (1,000). The act hails from California and is currently on tour with Enforcer and Warbringer. Then there's Amoretta, whose EP Seventeen Seventy debuts at No. 18 on Hard Rock Albums (1,000). The metalcore sextet hails from Lafayette, La.