According to music industry web site Hits Daily Double, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE‘s new album, “Incarnate”, is likely to sell between 27,000 and 32,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The SPS figure is expected to be between 28,000 and 33,000.
SPS, a practice used by Billboard magazine, stands for “sales plus streaming,” which includes album sales and converted track sales plus converted streaming data.
For those interested: 10 tracks sold equal one album sale (since $1.29, the cost for an individual track, multiplied by ten gives you $12.99, a common price for an album, and 1,500 streams is equivalent to one album sale.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE‘s fifth studio album, “Disarm The Descent”, sold around 48,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The band’s self-titled LP opened with 58,000 units back in July 2009 to debut at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart.
2006’s “As Daylight Dies” premiered with just under 60,000 copies to land at No. 32.
“Disarm The Descent” was KILLSWITCH ENGAGE‘s first album with original singer Jesse Leach at the vocal helm since 2002’s now-classic, genre-defining “Alive or Just Breathing”. Leach returned to the band in January 2012 after a decade-long absence.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE has just embarked on a North American headline tour. They are being joined by MEMPHIS MAY FIRE and 36 CRAZYFISTS for the trek. The tour runs until April 24 near Charleston, South Carolina.