Dillinger Escape Plan Debuts Atop Hard Rock Albums With Final Planned LP

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The Dillinger Escape Plan

"Dissociation" crowns Hard Rock Albums & marks the band's peak on Top Rock Albums.

The Dillinger Escape Plan goes out on top when it comes to the Billboard charts.

The five-piece mathcore act, which announced earlier this year that its newly released album Dissociation will be its last before breaking up, leads Hard Rock Albums as the set opens with 13,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen Music.

It's the second No. 1 on the chart for the New Jersey-based band, following 2013's One of Us Is the Killer, which started with 15,000 sold. The new set starts at No. 4 on Top Rock Albums, a personal best, passing Killer's No. 6 start.

Dissociation also launches at No. 1 on Vinyl Albums (3,000 vinyl copies sold), where it's the band's first topper (and first title on the ranking).

The Dillinger Escape Plan, formed in 1997 by three members of the defunct hardcore punk act Arcane, first made a Billboard chart in 2002, with the Irony Is a Dead Scene EP, which was recorded with guest vocalist Mike Patton (Faith No More). The set debuted at No. 16 on Heatseekers Albums with 4,000 copies sold. The band followed two years later with its first Billboard 200 entry, Miss Machine, which arrived at No. 106 (11,000 sold).

The group is in the midst of a U.S. tour that runs through Nov. 19 in Hartford, Connecticut, with worldwide dates currently booked through March.