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Rob Zombie Earns Third No. 1 on Top Rock Albums Chart

Rob Zombie, "The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser"
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Cover art for "The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser" by Rob Zombie.

The metal vet reigns with (deep breath…) 'The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser.'

The title of veteran rocker Rob Zombie's new album may be a mouthful, but that didn't stop fans from turning out and purchasing it.

The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser, Zombie's sixth solo record, debuts atop both the Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts (dated May 21) with 40,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music. Zombie scores his third No. 1 on each ranking. Previously, his Educated Horses and Hellbilly Deluxe 2, in 2006 and 2010, respectively, reached the summit of Top Rock Albums; he previously topped Hard Rock Albums with Hellbilly and 2013's Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor.

Dispenser is also Zombie's best-charting record on the Billboard 200 in 10 years, since Educated Horses reached No. 5 in April 2006.

Zombie, the former lead singer of defunct heavy metal act White Zombie, has already placed two singles from the new album on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart. "Well, Everybody's F***ing in a UFO" reached No. 20 in March, while follow-up "In the Age of the Consecrated Vampire We All Get High" (shortened to "Get High" for its radio edit) bullets at No. 22 this week.

SIXX IS 2: Sixx:A.M. achieves its best Top Rock Albums rank, as Prayers for the Damned, Vol. 1 opens at No. 2 with 20,000 sold. It tops two No. 5 peaks for the band: 2011's This Is Gonna Hurt and 2014's Modern Vintage. The new set also starts at No. 2 on Hard Rock Albums.

The band, which features Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx on bass, additionally lifts 6-5 on Mainstream Rock Songs with the new LP's "Rise," its first top five on the chart since 2011's No. 1 "Lies of the Beautiful People."

'DUST' UP: Tremonti, the side project of Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti, debuts at a career-best No. 4 on Top Rock Albums with Dust (and with a likewise career-high 15,000 sold). The act previously peaked at No. 7 with 2012's All I Was and 2015's Cauterize. Dust also debuts at No. 3 on Hard Rock Albums.

As for the other debuts in the Top Rock Albums top 10, the 18th volume of Dave's Picks, the long-running Grateful Dead archival release series, begins at No. 5 (15,000), while The Jayhawks' Paging Mr. Proust debuts at No. 10 (8,000), marking the Minnesota act's best chart rank, topping 2011's No. 11-peaking Mockingbird Time.

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