Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Metallica are still raking it in with over 500,000 sold. Oh yeah, and the Black Album sold another 6,700 copies this week.
Nine Inch Nails, Not the Actual Events (The Null Corporation)
#11 (from 20)
The top 20 is a solid debut for an EP, but getting a 17% boost in the second week is maybe more impressive.
Avenged Sevenfold, The Stage (Capitol)
#56 (from 72)
The band is likely pleased that this is selling well over their unauthorized greatest hits comp from Warner Bros. It should cross 150,000 sold next week.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Ghosts of Christmas Eve (Rhino Atlantic)
#69 (from 41)
Christmas is over, so the amount of people who wanted this album dropped by 50%.
I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#140 (from 178)
A 20% boost is lively.
Highly Suspect, The Boy Who Died Wolf (300 Entertainment)
#152 (from 184)
A 30% boost after dropping off last week.
Shinedown, Threat To Survival (Atlantic)
This re-enters the charts once again.
Nails, You Will Never Be One of Us (Nuclear Blast)
A 77% boost. Nailed it. Did the album’s inclusion on year end polls result in a boost for the band, or angry kids spending Christmas gift cards?
Amaranthe, Maximalism (Spinefarm)
A boost of 11%.
Epica, The Holographic Principle (Nuclear Blast)
This dropped off last week, but is now up 36%.
Rival Sons, Hollow Bones (Earache)
A 13% boost.
Red Sun Rising, Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie)
Wage War, Blueprints (Fearless)
A 63% boost back up.
Khemmis, Hunted (20 Buck Spin)
Looks like this is picking up some “Best of 2016” numbers.
Vektor, Terminal Redux (Earache) 600 sold
A 71% boost. These new listeners are going to be real disappointed when they hear about the band’s current status.
Knocked Loose, Laugh Tracks (Pure Noise)
A tiny 2% boost.
Through Fire, Breathe (Sumerian)
A boost of 10% is hot.