The boys from Disturbed are the only ones to go head-to-head with Metallica by scoring five consecutive No. 1 album debuts on the Billboard 200 chart with their latest release of Immortalized.
Following a lengthy hiatus, Immortalized is Disturbed’s first album in five years. The album sold 98,000 equivalent album units (factoring in streaming services) with 93,000 of those being pure album sales. The only Disturbed album to not reach No. 1 is their debut album The Sickness, which came out back in 1999. However, it remains Disturbed’s best-selling album, being certified four-times platinum.
The band’s frontman Dave Draiman had this to say about the goal on the band’s Facebook page:
MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS, MY BLOOD,
THE DISTURBED FAMILY IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR 5TH CONSECUTIVE #1 BILLBOARD DEBUT WITH #Immortalized!
WITH YOUR HELP, IN THE FACE OF STAGGERING ODDS, AND MIGHTY COMPETITION, WE HAVE ONCE AGAIN MADE HISTORY!
WORDS CANNOT PROPERLY EXPRESS THE LEVEL OF GRATITUDE, LOVE, AND APPRECIATION WE HAVE FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU DISTURBED ONES; WHOSE LOYALTY, DEVOTION, AND UNITED POWER, CONTINUE TO ASTONISH BOTH THE MEMBERS OF THIS BAND, AND THE REST OF THE WORLD!
WE ALSO WISH TO EXTEND OUR DEEPEST HEARTFELT CONGRATULATIONS, TO THE OTHER ESTEEMED ARTISTS WHO SHARE THE CHART WITH US THIS WEEK, FOR IT IS TRULY AN HONOR TO BE COUNTED AMONG THEM.
DAN, MIKE, JOHN, AND MYSELF, ARE BOTH HUMBLED AND EXHILARATED TO NO END BY YOUR INCREDIBLE SHOW OF FORCE!
THIS IS YOUR VICTORY! YOUR TRIUMPH! TOGETHER, WE HAVE ONCE AGAIN SHOWN THE WORLD THAT ROCK MUSIC IS ALIVE AND WELL, AND WILL NEVER DIE! LET THIS MOMENT BE CELEBRATED NOT ONLY BY US, BUT BY EVERY ROCK MUSIC FAN ON THE FACE OF THIS PLANET!
WE LOOK FORWARD WITH RENEWED HUNGER AND ANTICIPATION TO SEEING YOU OUT ON TOUR IN 2016!
THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR CONTINUING TO BE OUR LIFE’S BLOOD!
THE LEVIATHAN HAS RISEN.
WE ALL ARE…
Disturbed will be supporting Immortalized with a North American tour in 2016. You can see the music video for their current single “The Vengeful One” below.