Rise Against‘s Wolves howls onto Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts (dated July 1) at No. 1 with 29,000 equivalent album units (27,000 in pure sales) in its first week, according to Nielsen Music.
The Chicago-based band previously ruled all three charts with 2014’s The Black Market and 2011’s Endgame.
As it debuts at No. 9 on the all-genre Billboard 200, Wolves becomes the band’s fifth straight studio set to reach the chart’s top 10, a streak that began with the No. 10 debut and peak of 2006’s The Sufferer and the Witness. The band’s best rank on the Billboard 200 remains Endgame (No. 2).
Meanwhile, the new album’s lead single, “The Violence,” reaches new peaks on the Mainstream Rock Songs (9-7) and Alternative Songs (22-19) airplay charts, while bulleting to its No. 13 high on the all-rock-format Rock Airplay ranking (up 14 percent to 4.8 million rock radio impressions).
“Violence” is already Rise Against’s third-highest-charting entry (of nine total) on Mainstream Rock Songs. The group reached a No. 5 high with “I Don’t Want to Be Here Anymore” in 2014, while “Help Is on the Way” hit No. 6 in 2011.