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Whitechapel & 'Warped Tour' Start at Nos. 1 & 2 on Hard Rock Albums Chart

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Plus, "Slow Ride" rockers Foghat make their first Billboard chart appearance in 33 years.

Whitechapel scores its second No. 1 on Billboard's Hard Rock Albums chart (dated July 16), as Mark of the Blade, the Tennessee-based deathcore band's sixth studio record, debuts on top with 8,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music. The act previously led the list with 2014's Our Endless War (which began with 16,000 sold).

The new record also bows at No. 6 on Top Rock Albums, where it's Whitechapel's second top 10; War reached No. 2.

STILL WARPED: The 2016 Warped Tour Compilation starts at No. 2 on Hard Rock Albums, No. 8 on Alternative Albums and No. 10 on Top Rock Albums (6,000 sold). While the No. 10 rank on Top Rock Albums marks the highest debut for an edition of the series in a decade, since the No. 8 start of the 2006 compilation, the 2015 version rose to No. 4 in its fifth week (after debuting at No. 14).

The 2016 Warped Tour Compilation features the likes of Sleeping with Sirens, Good Charlotte, Yellowcard, New Found Glory and more, sporting 50 songs in all.

Foghat Premieres 'Slow Ride' Remake After Celebrating Song's 40th Anniversary: Exclusive

SLOW RIDE, BUT THEY'RE BACK! Just beyond the Hard Rock Albums top 10, Foghat makes its first Billboard chart visit in 33 years (and two weeks). Under the Influence, the British rockers' 17th studio album and first since 2010's Last Train Home, debuts at No. 17 (1,000 sold). Foghat last graced a Billboard chart on July 2, 1983, when Zig-Zag Walk rose to its No. 192 peak on the Billboard 200.

The band, which formed in 1971, is best known for its highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 hit, "Slow Ride," which reached No. 20 in 1976. The closing song on Under the Influence? A seven-minute, 43-second remake of "Slow Ride." "We wanted to do it because it was the 40th anniversary," drummer Roger Earl, the sole original member left in Foghat's lineup, recently told Billboard. "It just seemed like a good idea, and it was easy and fun to do. I love playing the song, even after all these years."

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