New albums from HellyeahTremonti and Baroness have debuted in the upper echelon of the Billboard 200 album chart in their opening week of release.

‘Band of Brothers’ is the third album from Hellyeah, and sold 19,000 copies during its first week out to land at No, 19. Its predecessor, ‘Stampede’ debuted at No. 8, while the band’s self-titled debut entered the chart at No. 9 in its first week.

‘All I Was,’ which came in at No. 29, is the first solo album from Creed / Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti, and finds him both playing the guitar and singing lead vocals on the record.  ‬It was also the‭ No. 1 ‬Rock Album on iTunes digital chart and climbed all the way to‭ ‬No. 9‭ ‬on the iTunes Top Albums Chart.

Baroness, meanwhile, landed at No. 30 with ‘Yellow and Green.’ Check out our review of the album here.

‭Also making their first appearance on the Billboard chart is the progressive death metal band the Contortionist. Their sophomore full-length ‘Intrinsic’ enters at No. 107, selling seven times more copies than their 2010 debut ‘Exoplanet’ did during its first week of release.

‭This week’s number one album on the Billboard 200 chart is ‘Life Is Good’ by hip-hop artist Nas.

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