If anyone is going to take down Ed Sheeran from the top of the ARIA Albums chart, it may as well be Slipknot.
According to midweek figures, the UK artist's No 6 Collaborations Project will be pressed to hang on to #1 for a fifth straight week thanks to Slipknot's sixth studio record, We Are Not Your Kind, which is expected to debut in the top three.
A #1 debut would see the US outfit claim their third straight top-charting Australian album, following 2014's 5: The Grey Chapter and 2008's All Hope Is Gone.
Frontman Corey Taylor sat down with us recently to talk about the new LP; check it out here.
Other album debuts this week include Bon Iver's i,i, SAFIA's Story's Start Or End (both top ten), Seeker Lover Keeper's Wild Seeds (top 15), Trippie Redd's ! (top 20) and the Palm Beach soundtrack (top 40).
Over on the Singles chart, Byron Bay-based Tones & I is gunning for three straight weeks at #1 with Dance Monkey after breaking a five-year record this past weekend.
The burgeoning songwriter's new track, Never Seen The Rain, is also expected to move into the top 20 after placing at #24 last week.
The only new entry this week is Katy Perry's Small Talk which is predicted to debut in the top 30.