Disturbed tops Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart (dated Aug. 29) for a fourth time as “The Vengeful One” rises 2-1. The Chicago metal band last led five years ago with “Another Way to Die” (for eight weeks). Disturbed previously reigned with its remake of Genesis‘ “Land of Confusion” (three weeks, 2006) and “Inside the Fire” (14 weeks, 2008).
“Vengeful” introduces Disturbed’s sixth studio album, Immortalized (due Aug. 21), its first studio set since taking a hiatus following 2010’s Asylum. The band’s last four studio efforts, dating to 2002, have all topped the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, another track from the new release, “What Are You Waiting For,” starts at No. 3 on Hard Rock Digital Songs with 6,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music.Number ‘One’: On Top Rock Albums, Mac DeMarco scores his first No. 1 and best sales week as Another One starts with 13,000 sold. It also grants Brooklyn-based independent label Captured Tracks its first leader on the ranking. The eight song mini-album was written and recorded in a short span at DeMarco’s home in Far Rockaway, Queens, N.Y.
DeMarco hit No. 11 on Top Rock Albums in April 2014 with previous album Salad Days (10,000 in its first week). The new set also tops Alternative Albums and, with 6,000 vinyl copies sold, Vinyl Albums. On the Billboard 200, DeMarco reaches a new peak, No. 25, with Another One, besting the No. 30 high point of Salad Days.Factory Gears Up: Fear Factory celebrates its first No. 1 on Hard Rock Albums, as Genexus begins with 11,000 sold. The set also opens at No. 4 on Top Rock Albums and No. 37 on the Billboard 200. The metal band has released nine studio albums since forming in 1989, eight of which have charted on the Billboard 200. The act peaked as high as No. 30 on the Billboard 200 with Archetype in 2004.