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Five Finger Death Punch expected to bow with first-week sales of 65-70k

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Five Finger Death Punch‘s seventh studio album, And Justice For None, is expected to sell between 65,000 and 70,000 copies in its first week of release, according to Billboard. That won’t be enough to land the LP a Number One debut, something that’s eluded the band across all six previous records. It will mostly likely enter at Number Three, while the group’s three previous efforts all debuted at Number Two.

And Justice For None will apparently be kept from the top spot on the chart by BTS’s new album Love Yourself: Tear and Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys.

The new Five Finger disc arrived last Friday (May 18th), and final sales figures will be published this Sunday evening (May 27th).

Meanwhile, Bad Wolves entered on this week’s Billboard 200 chart at Number 23, moving 15,000 copies of their debut disc Disobey.

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory is managing Bad Wolves and told us why he’s doing it: “For me, you know, it’s kind of a thing where you listen to a band and you look at them, and you look at the whole picture and you kind of know. There’s a DNA there, you know. There’s something they have and I can see that, you know. So I can help them and guide them so they’re not making mistakes that could be extremely costly later, and definitely slowing down the band and slowing down their progress.”

Bad Wolves and Five Finger Death Punch will be out together on a major North American tour this summer, also featuring Breaking Benjamin and others.

See Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin and Bad Wolves at the Point’s Big Summer Show on August 7th. Get details on the Iron Age Concert Calendar.

Story source: Blabbermouth

DID YOU KNOW? 

The previous Five Finger Death Punch LP, 2016’s Got Your Six, sold 119,000 units in its first week of release to become the band’s their third consecutive Number Two debut.

Bad Wolves’ cover of the Cranberries‘ “Zombie” rocketed to the top of the rock radio and iTunes charts, while streaming more than 23 million times on Spotify and having its video viewed on YouTube over 63 million times.

Bad Wolves have been donating proceeds from the track to the children of late Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, who passed away last January on the day she was supposed to record a guest vocal for the Bad Wolves version of her classic song.