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

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Slipknot (Image credit: Roadrunner Records)

Last week, we reported that Slipknot (opens in new tab)’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.

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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.

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