"What Lies Beneath", the sophomore solo album from formerNIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen, sold around 1,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 24 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"What Lies Beneath" has registered the following first-week chart positions:
Finland: #14 (first week),#7 (second week)
Czech Republic: #6
Belgium (Flanders): #99
Belgium (Wallonia): #42
In other news, Tarja's solo debut, "My Winter Storm", has now been certified platinum in Russia for sales in excess of 20,000 copies.
"What Lies Beneath" was released in North America on September 14 via The End Records. The CD's first single, "Falling Awake" (featuring Jason Hook from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH),was released August 17 as a limited-edition seven-inch single through The Omega Order and available August 24 at all digital outlets . The track is backed with "The Good Die Young" — a song from the SCORPIONS' most recent album that features Tarja's vocals.
"What Lies Beneath" two-CD deluxe edition track listing:
01. Anteroom Of Death (feat. Van Canto)
02. Until My Last Breath
03. Dark Star (feat. Phil Labonte)
05. Little Lies
06. Rivers Of Lust
07. In For A Kill
08. Montañas de Silencio (exclusive U.S. track)
09. Falling Awake (feat. Joe Satriani)
10. The Archive Of Lost Dreams
11. Crimson Deep
01. We Are
03. Still Of The Night (WHITESNAKE cover)
Featuring U.S.-exclusive artwork and a bonus track, "What Lies Beneath" was recorded and produced by Tarja and mixed by Tim Palmer (PEARL JAM, THE CURE, ROBERT PLANT),Colin Richardson (SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) and Slamm Andrews (scores of "Angels & Demon", "Pirates of The Caribbean", "Gladiator"). Special guests on ther CD include Phil Labonte (ALL THAT REMAINS),Joe Satriani, Jason Hook (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH),Will Calhoun (LIVING COLOUR),Slovak National Symphony Orchestra and Choir and more.