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NEW GODSMACK ALBUM EXPECTED TO SELL 45K-50K IN FIRST WEEK

Godsmack's new album, 1000 Horsepower, is likely to sell between 45,000 and 50,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week of release, according to Hits Daily Double. The estimated sales figure is based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on July 8th. The first-week sales figure should be good enough to land Godsmack in the Top Five of the Billboard 200 album chart when the final numbers and chart positions are revealed next week.

The band's fifth studio album, The Oracle, opened with 117,000 copies back in May 2010 to land at Number One.

The title track from 1000 Horsepower is currently topping the rock radio chart.

Frontman Sully Erna told us it will be up to the public to decide how well the album does and what future singles may be: "We don't want to look too far ahead because, you know, obviously it's gonna be up to the public to dictate, you know, what they like. That's it. It's off and running and we have no more control. All we can do is get out there, support it, play the songs that we think are gonna have the biggest impact...this record, you know, it's pretty packed with a lot of material and every song was a quality song. We didn't let anything go on this record that wasn't like a really great song that could possibly be on the radio."

Erna told us recently that the sound of the new disc was "a little bit more raw, a little bit more open . . . The production is really kind of raw and in your face."

Godsmack is among the confirmed bands for the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, set to kick off on August 15th in Clarkston, Michigan and run through September 21st.

Watch the video for "1000 Horsepower"


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