Judas Priest is somewhere the group has never been before - the top ten on the Billboard 200.
Billboard.com says Redeemer Of Souls logged first week sales of 33,000, which is enough to land the disc in the number six spot on the all-genre list. The band's previous best showing on the chart was with their last album, Nostradamus, which peaked at number eleven in 2008.
Redeemer Of Souls is Judas Priest's first studio project to feature new guitarist Richie Faulkner, and their first album without founding member K.K. Downing.