The Gray Chapter debuts with a less stratospheric total: 132K copies sold in its first week. It's Slipknot's fifth studio album; its fourth to reach the top five. This is the Slipknot's first album without two of its founding members. Bassist Paul Gray died in 2010. Drummer Joey Jordison was pushed out of the band in 2013.
The album enters The Official U.K. Albums Chart at #2, behind Ben Howard's sophomore release, I Forget Where We Were.