Brujeria Release Highest-Charting Metal Album in the History of Billboard‘s Latin Albums Chart

  • Axl Rosenberg

Brujeria would have right to be proud of their new album, Pocho Aztlan, even if it only sold three copies, ’cause it rules. But this little bonus oughta really give the band cause for celebration. From Billboard:

“The highest debut on Top Latin Albums comes from Mexican-American death metal band Brujeria, arriving at No. 3 (on the Oct. 8-dated chart) with its first set in 16 years, Pocho Aztlan (1,000 copies sold in the week ending Sept. 22). It’s the highest-charting album ever for a heavy metal act in the 23-year history of the chart.”

A thousand copies in its first week may seem like a low figure, but keep in mind that this a grindcore band that trades in ultra-violent imagery and Spanish lyrics. A thousand copies may as well be a platinum record.

Props to Brujeria. I can’t think of another band more deserving. No, seriously, I can’t. Asesino? But they’ve had a lot of overlap with Brujeria anyway. I guess I should I learn about more Spanish-speaking metal bands.

Pocho Aztlan is out now on Nuclear Blast.

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