DAMAGEPLAN, PANTERA Album Sales Jump Sharply Following Guitarist's Death

December 15, 2004

DAMAGEPLAN and PANTERA albums have seen a sharp sales increase in the last week as a result of the shocking death of DAMAGEPLAN/ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who was shot and killed while performing onstage at a Columbus nightclub. The following is an overview of the sales figures for the debut effort from DAMAGEPLAN as well as some of the key PANTERA releases, as measured by Nielsen SoundScan:

DAMAGEPLAN"New Found Power" (2004):

Two weeks ago: 622
Last week: 7,020
Total to date: 167,106

PANTERA - "Best Of…" (2003):

Two weeks ago: 1,928
Last week: 8,659
Total to date: 290,597

PANTERA"Vulgar Display of Power" (1992):

Two weeks ago: 741
Last week: 3,530
Total to date: 1,923,171

PANTERA"Cowboys From Hell" (1990):

Two weeks ago: 483
Last week: 2,825
Total to date: 1,374,326

PANTERA"Far Beyond Driven" (1994):

Two weeks ago: 349
Last week: 1,941
Total to date: 1,377,898

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