MEGADETH: More 'Endgame' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

September 24, 2009

MEGADETH's new album, "Endgame", has registered the following first-week chart positions around the world:

Australia: #11
Canada: #4
Finland: #7
Germany: #21
Ireland: #27
Italy: #26
Norway: #15
Switzerland: #32
U.K.: #24
USA: #9

"Endgame" sold 45,000 copies in the United States and 8,200 units in Canada in its first week of release.

MEGADETH's previous CD, "United Abominations", opened with around 54,000 copies in the U.S. to debut at No. 8. This was more than the 46,000 first-week tally registered by its predecessor, "The System Has Failed" (which landed at No. 18 on The Billboard 200 chart),and was a bit less than the 61,000 opening number of 2001's "The World Needs A Hero" (No. 16).

"Endgame" was recorded at MEGADETH's brand new, self-built studio in San Marcos, California — Vic's Garage — which was named after the legendary and iconic Vic Rattlehead character. The CD was helmed by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine and British producer Andy Sneap (EXODUS, NEVERMORE, ARCH ENEMY, MACHINE HEAD).

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