US rockers to knock opera duo from No.1
Michael Baggs
15:23 28th August 2013


Rockers Avenged Sevenfold are set for a No.1 album with their new release Hail To The King, in a week which sees an all new Top Five in the midweek albums chart.

The American metal band knock Britain's Got Talent duo Richard & Adam from the No.1 spot, ahead of four other new entries in the albums Top Five.

London producer Naughty Boy debuts at No.2 with his collaboration-heavy Hotel Cabana, while Ellie Goulding's Halcyon Days, a re-release of her 2013 album Halcyon, enters at No.3. Bob Dylan's Another Self Portrait (1969 - 1971) enters at No.4 while Franz Ferdinand's Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action is new at No.5.

Newton Faulkner's Studio Zoo enters at No.7 and Fisherman's Friend are new at No.14 with One And All. Belle & Sebastian enter at No.25 with The Third Eye Centre and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros follow a hugely successful festival season with a new entry at No.34 with their self-titled album.

Watch Avenged Sevenfold's 'Hail To The King' video below

Ellie Goulding is currently on course to spend her third consecutive week at No.1 with her single 'Burn', although her nearest rival, 'Wake Me Up' by Avicii is only 4,500 copies behind at No.2 on the singles midweeks, so could reclaim the No.1 spot this week. 'Sonnentanz' by Klangkarussell remains at No.3 while 'Lost Generation' by Rizzle Kicks enters at No.4. The Cedric Gervais remix of Lana Del Rey's 'Summertime Sadness' hold the No.5 spot for another week.

Other new entries come from Shane Filan, whose single 'Everything To Me' marks his first solo sucess since Westlife split. The 1975 enter at No.26 with 'Sex' and 'Things We Lost In The First' by Bastille enters the Top 40 at No.38. Olly Murs' 'Right Place Right Time' enters at No.39.

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