The chart-topper is the English band's first album with new vocalist Denis Stoff.
Asking Alexandria scores its first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart (dated April 16) with The Black, which sold 28,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen Music. The band previously reached No. 2 with 2013's From Death to Destiny (which arrived with 41,000 sold).
The new record also becomes the English rockers' second No. 1 on Hard Rock Albums, also following Destiny. It launches at No. 9 on the Billboard 200, marking the group's third top 10. Guess which set from the band has peaked highest on the Billboard 200: Destiny, at No. 5.
The Black is the first album from the quintet with new vocalist Denis Stoff, following former frontman Danny Worsnop's departure last year.