According to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, “Sting In The Tail”, the new album from German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS, is on track to sell between 18,000 and 22,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release.

SCORPIONS’ last CD, “Humanity – Hour 1”, opened with 10,500 units back in September 2007 to land at position No. 63 on The Billboard 200 chart.