Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
You gotta give credit to Steven Wilson: the man is always busy. Sure, you can say that about a lot of musicians, but when your resume includes several different bands, production work for bands like Opeth and Anathema, and remixes of albums by King Crimson and Yes, you’re keeping busy in a good way. I’m admittedly a bit of a fanboy for Wilson, but that had no part in his latest studio album in the top debut this week; he did that on his own. And while some people might prefer the heavier material of the defunct Porcupine Tree, Wilson’s solo albums are some of the best progressive music you can find nowadays. And now, the numbers for Avenged Sevenfold’s album as requested: The Stage sold 400 copies this week and has sold around 190,000 copies total.
Steven Wilson’s fifth album manages to top his 2015 effort
as his highest charting album.
The band’s fourth album marks their best debut yet.
This is the band’s twentieth album.
Eluveitie’s seventh album sold less than half what Origins
debuted with in 2014
This is the band’s second album.
The band’s new album comes about a year and a half after their previous release.
This gets boosted back up the charts with a huge 500% increase from last week.
Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#67 (from 17)
A 66% drop in week 40, but don’t feel bad for them – the Black Album sold 1,200 more than this did.
#73 (from 52)
Another 18% drop just below 90,000 sold.
Greta Van Fleet, Black Smoke Rising EP (Republic)
#82 (from 110)
You’ll forgive me for thinking that Greta Van Fleet was actually some Dutch indie singer-songwriter based on the name. Turns out they’re a hard rock band of teenagers with an EP that’s been doing pretty well for being their only studio release.
#114 (from 74)
A 30% drop with over 20,000 sold.
In This Moment, Ritual
#116 (from 86)
A 21% drop puts this in the chart position as Stone Sour below.
Stone Sour, Hydrograd
#116 (from 95)
A 12% drop.
I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#141 (from 188)
A 28% boost brings this over 90,000 sold.
#154 (from 122)
A 26% drop makes me cross.
A 38% drop. More like the fall of chaos, amirite?
Skillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#191 (from 182)
A 14% drop.
Seether, Poison The Parish (Canine Riot)
A 19% drop after last week’s re-entry.
Venom Inc, Avé
A drop of 69% in week two.
Letters From The Fire, Worth the Pain (Sand Hill)
The smallest boost of 1%.
A 77% second week drop
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity (ATO)
A boost of 12%.
Decapitated, Anticult (Nuclear Blast)
A boost of 11% is totally kvlt.
A 25% drop.
A 8% boost brings this back up again.