Slipknot celebrate further chart success as We Are Not Your Kind conquers the US

Slipknot press shot
Slipknot (Image credit: Roadrunner Records)

Last week, we reported that Slipknot’s new album We Are Not Your Kind (opens in new tab) had reached the no.1 spot in the UK (opens in new tab) – making it the band’s first record to top the charts since Iowa (opens in new tab) in 2001.

And the success hasn't stopped there, with the news that Slipknot have gone straight in at the no.1 position in the Billboard 200 (opens in new tab) – making it the third time they’ve reached the coveted position.

Billboard report that We Are Not Your Kind earned 118,000 equivalent album units – with 102,000 of that number in sales since it launched on August 9.

Slipknot previously topped the chart with 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter (opens in new tab) and 2008’s All Hope Is Gone (opens in new tab). It’s also the first hard rock album to hit the top spot since Foo Fighters’ 2017 album Concrete & Gold.

The former Metal Hammer cover stars are currently on their Knotfest Roadshow (opens in new tab) with special guests VolbeatGojira and Behemoth.

Slipknot: We Are Not Your Kind (opens in new tab)

Slipknot: We Are Not Your Kind (opens in new tab)
Slipknot's brand new album We Are Not Your Kind was released through Roadrunner Records earlier this month. The follow-up to .5: The Gray Chapter features the lead single Unsainted.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.