Slipknot Have Knocked Ed Sheeran Off The Top Of The Album Charts
Heavy metal legends Slipknot have knocked Ed Sheeran from the top of the charts with their new album We Are Not Your Kind.
Although it's kind of been on the cards all week, it's now been officially confirmed that the Iowa band have taken the throne from Ed Sheeran's No.6 Collaborations Project.
Ed's album has slipped into second place after four consecutive weeks at Number 1, with a very close 4,700 sales.
We Are Not Your Kind is Slipknot's first number one album since Iowa was released in 2001, and no doubt, the thought of knocking Suffolk's Sheeran off the top of the charts was an incentive in its own right for fans of the metal band - who couldn't be any more different to their successor.
Although it tends to go by the wayside, there is clearly still very much an audience for the genre, but the last time a metal album was at the top of the UK albums chart was four years ago. Iron Maiden's The Book of Souls hit the top spot in 2015. Slipknot's new release is one of just five to have got to number 1 on the Official Albums Chart since 2000.
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The others include two from Iron Maiden - the aforementioned - and The Final Frontier, Black Sabbath's 2013 album and Avenged Sevenfold's Hail To The King.
Slipknot made their much awaited comeback at Download Festival this year, although not everyone stuck around to see them thanks to the torrential rain that hit the site.
Festival-goers at the June event were forced to abandon their pitches at Download festival after the whole site turned into one gigantic mud bath.
People who have spent nearly £200 on a ticket to the rock festival were left with little choice but to abandon hope and leave the festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire after the weather left the whole area soaked and sloppy.
Those who stuck it out dubbed the festival 'Drownload' or 'Brownload' festival. Gallows humour is great, isn't it?
Well, that's the risk that you take when booking tickets to a camping festival in the UK, isn't it? Even if it is in the middle of June.
On Twitter, one person said: "Yeah I may be caked in mud, but i'm having a cracking time."
Those that stayed saw headliners Def Leppard, Slipknot, and Tool rock the main stage, as well as other acts such as Slash, Die Antwoord, and Smashing Pumpkins.
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