MACHINE HEAD: 'The Blackening' Enters Italian Chart At No. 55

April 23, 2007

MACHINE HEAD's "The Blackening" has entered the Italian album chart at position No. 55. The CD was officially released in Italy on April 13.

"The Blackening" first-week chart positions:

Germany: #12
Belgium: #12
Australia: #14
UK: #16
Sweden: #19
Ireland: #23
Netherlands: #29
France: #36
USA: #54
Italy: #55

As previously reported, "The Blackening" sold just under 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at No. 54 on The Billboard 200 chart. This marks MACHINE HEAD's highest Billboard chart number ever.

MACHINE HEAD's last album, "Through the Ashes of Empires", opened with less than 12,000 copies back in April 2004 to land at No. 88 on the Billboard chart.

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