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The guys in Avenged Sevenfold are donning their crowns again when it comes to the Billboard 200 this week.  

The band's latest release, Hail to the King, debuted at number one on the album chart after selling 159,000 copies in its opening frame.  The feat marks the second best bow for the heavy metal group after their previous effort, Nightmare, topped the chart with 163,000 in 2010. 

Meanwhile, Hail to the King has brought hard rock to heights it hasn't seen in more than a year.  The record gave the genre its best debut since Linkin Park's Living Things opened at number one with 223,000 copies sold back in July 2012.