It's a week of firsts for Coheed and Cambria. The band notches its first No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts (dated Nov. 7), while adding its second leader on Hard Rock Albums, as The Color Before the Sun launches with 31,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music.
The Nyack, NY, group previously ranked as high as No. 2 on Top Rock Albums with 2010's Year of the Black Rainbow. It also tallied three No. 2-peaking titles on Alternative Albums, including Rainbow, the act's first No. 1 on Hard Rock Albums.
Concurrently, Color debuts at No. 10 on the Billboard 200, ensuring that each of the band's last six studio albums have charted in the top 10, beginning with 2005's Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV. The new record also debuts at No. 2 on the Vinyl Albums chart.
Color represents the band's first non-conceptual album. The rockers' previous sets followed their long-running "The Amory Wars" storyline that ties into frontman Claudio Sanchez's comic book series of the same name. The science fiction saga follows the Kilgannons -- naturally named Coheed, Cambria and Claudio -- and their intergalactic battles for control of Heaven's Fence.
Not only is the No. 1 title on Top Rock Albums a debut, so are Nos. 2-6. Borns' debut album Dopamine opens at No. 2 with 13,000 sold, while State Champs' Around the World and Back starts at No. 3 (13,000), besting previous peaks of No. 29 and 4,000 sold for last year's EP The Acoustic Things.
Beach House's Thank Your Lucky Stars shines at No. 4 on Top Rock Albums (10,000). It's the band's second release of 2015, following the No. 1-debuting Depression Cherry on the chart dated Sept. 19. Fallen by Stryper bows at No. 5 (10,000), as well as No. 2 on Top Christian Albums, and Josh Ritter's Sermon on the Rocks enters at No. 6 (9,000) while also topping Folk Albums.