“Blood”, the fourth album from Southern California’s IN THIS MOMENT, is likely to sell between 20,000 and 25,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on August 14 via Century Media Records.
IN THIS MOMENT‘s previous CD, “A Star-Crossed Wasteland”, opened with 10,500 units back in July 2010 to debut at position No. 40 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The band’s sophomore effort, “The Dream”, registered a first-week tally of more than 8,000 copies back in October 2008 to land at No. 70.
“Blood” was once again produced by Kevin Churko, who has previously worked with OZZY OSBOURNE and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, among others.
IN THIS MOMENT began work on the new album just a few months following the departures of drummer Jeff Fabb and guitarist Blake Bunzel, who left the band late last year in order to join the backing group of “American Idol” finalist James Durbin. Fabb and Bunzel have since been replaced by Tom Hane (THYATEIRA) and Randy Weitzel (FLATLINE, 3/13, AMERICAN MASSACRE), respectively.
“Blood” track listing:
01. Rise With Me
05. You’re Gonna Listen
06. It Is Written
10. From The Ashes
11. Beast Within
13. The Blood Legion
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