"Surgical Steel", the new Carcass album from extreme metal pioneers Carcass has debuted at number 41 on the Billboard top 200 chart.
"Wow! Well, we had every faith in the fact that we've recorded a very strong album and we had every faith in our label, Nuclear Blast, that they would work their asses off — but this is AMAZING news!!! This even more impressive when you consider that our album 'leaked' a month before the release date AND that we didn't target the charts in the summer when it was 'soft' and easier to chart high.
"CARCASS was up against some strong mainstream releases this past week! "Thanks to all the listeners who bought the album — it goes to prove to all the cynics out there wrong — people DO still buy albums, especially metalheads!
"If you bought the album, you should be proud of yourselves! "Again, thanks from us!"