SLIPKNOT Scores First U.K. No. 1 Album In 18 Years Dethroning ED SHEERAN

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SLIPKNOT‘s latest record, We Are Not Your Kind, has become the band’s first No. 1 in the United Kingdom in 18 years, knocking Ed Sheeran‘s collaborations LP off the top spot.

The group’s breakthrough LP Iowa was previously its only U.K. No. 1, topping the charts in September 2001.

We Are Not Your Kind claimed the top spot with over 31,800 chart sales, made up of 25,500 physical sales, 5,000 downloads and 4,300 streaming equivalent album sales.

SLIPKNOT released their sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind, on August 9 via Roadrunner Records. Album was once again recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed SLIPKNOT‘s 2004 album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) and helmed 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter.

In March, SLIPKNOT announced the departure with the percussionist Chris Fehn after he filed a lawsuit against his band members over unpaid loyalties.

In his lawsuit, Fehn claims to have always been told that the money from merchandise and touring is funneled through one sole company that splits profits and pays the members of the band. However, Fehn claims he recently discovered that his bandmates have set up several other  SLIPKNOT-affiliated business entities in different states that appear to be collecting money from the band.

SLIPKNOT have refused to reveal the identity of the new member, who is replacing Fehn, but some fans on Slipknot Reddit had speculated that Zach Hill is the new percussionist, and said they saw him at Jimmy Kimmel Live.