It continues to dominate...
Jason Gregory

12:14 24th September 2008

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Metallica's latest album 'Death Magnetic' has topped the album charts in 25 countries.

The band's first album since 2003's 'St Anger' is currently number one in most of continental Europe, as well as the UK, America, Australia and Canada.

Metallica's album is also outselling competitors in Russia and Turkey, two countries which don't have an official chart.

As previously reported on Gigwise, 'Death Magnetic' sold 76,000 copies in just two days when it went on sale in the UK.

The album, which was released worldwide on September 12th, also became the first to be simultaneously released on the video game, Guitar Hero.

Metallica will embark on a three month US tour next month, beginning on Arizona on October 21st.

The band toasted their UK success with a huge album launch party at the O2 Arena in London last week. You can see highlights below, or click here for extensive coverage.

Metallica at the O2 Arena

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Photo: Carsten Windhorst