Posted by Matt Brown on Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 4:11 pm
Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
We got flooded with a bunch of new released that debuted, and a lot of them are pretty sweet. We’ve got the top debut from that one band named after an Anne Hathaway movie or something. Other big debuts come from two bands: one writes songs so vile and gory and violent that they’re considered a crime against humanity. The other is GWAR. Take a look at what there is this week.
The Devil Wears Prada, 8:18 (Roadrunner) #20, 16,125 sold
The top debut this week goes to The Devil Wears Prada with the band’s first album without keyboardist James Baney.
Stray From the Path, Anonymous (Sumerian) #40, 8,525 sold
The band achieve its best debut yet with album number seven.
Carcass, Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast) #41, 8,500 sold
The long awaited sixth album from Carcass has made its debut in the Top 50.
GWAR, Battle Maximus (Metal Blade) #105, 3,525 sold
GWAR are back with their thirteenth album featuring newcomer Pustulus Maximus (Brent Purgason) on guitar.
Dangerkids, Collapse (Rise) #125, 2,925 sold
Want Linkin Park plus more metalcore? Then this band’s debut album is for you.
Eyes Set To Kill, Masks (Century Media) #143, 2,600 sold
The band’s fifth album is its first on Century Media.
Satyricon, Satyricon (Nuclear Blast) 1,575 sold
This is the eighth album from these Norwegian black metallers.
Týr, Valkyrja (Metal Blade) 1,450 sold
The band’s first album on Metal Blade features covers of Iron Maiden’s “Where Eagles Dare” and Pantera’s “Cemetery Gates”.
American Sharks, American Sharks (The End) 1,150 sold
This is the debut album from these Texan rockers.
Windhand, Soma (Relapse) 920 sold
This is Windhand’s second album and their first with Relapse.
Ashes of Ares, Ashes of Ares (Nuclear Blast) 910 sold
Matt Barlow’s (ex-Iced Earth) new band makes its debut.
Haken, The Mountain (Inside Out) 690 sold
The third album from the London progressive metal act grabs some sales.
Ulcerate, Vermis (Relapse) 660 sold
Technical death metal from New Zealand? You’ve got it.
Cult of Luna, Vertikal II (Workhouse) 360 sold
Want more Cult of Luna? This EP is a continuation of Vertikal released earlier this year.
Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King (Warner Bros.) #17, 17,800 sold
This is still reigning in the top spot for metal albums on the charts.
Nine Inch Nails, Hesitation Marks (Columbia) #30, 12,075 sold
A 47% drop, but the album isn’t far from 150,000 sold.
Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 (Prospect Park) #43, 8,200 sold
Another week or two and this will be at the 250,000 mark.
Rise Against, Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers (2000-2013) (Interscope) #100, 3,625 sold
This manages to stay in the top 100 with a second week drop of 78%.
Skillet, Rise (Atlantic), #114, 3,250 sold
Over 160,000 sold thus far.
Queens Of The Stone Age, …Like Clockwork (Matador) #128, 2,900 sold
This gets a 32% boost this week.
Kid Rock, Rebel Soul (Atlantic) #132, 2,800 sold
“God Save Rock n Roll”? Gee, how much brainstorming did it take to come up with that song title?
30 Seconds To Mars, Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams (Virgin) #149, 2,450 sold
This keeps dropping of the charts then reappearing, though this time its likely because of the bands recent performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
Black Sabbath, 13 (Universal) #153, 2,400 sold
Apparently, “End of the Beginning” was featured during the end credits of This Is The End, but isn’t on the official soundtrack.
Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Universal/Republic) #162, 2,200 sold
This is keeping up with sales thanks to the band’s current US tour.
Asking Alexandria, From Death To Destiny (Sumerian) #164, 2,150 sold
This is just under 70,000 sold in total.
Halestorm, The Strange Case Of… (Atlantic) #166, 2,125 sold
Wanna hear a Halestorm cover Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”? Sure you do.
Bring Me The Horizon, Sempiternal (Epitaph) #173, 1,950 sold
A 20% drop this week, but it’s sold 105,000 already.
Shinedown, Amaryllis (Atlantic) #178, 1,850 sold
Give this a few more weeks to reach 450,000 sold
In This Moment, Blood (Century Media) #180, 1,750 sold
This has been off the charts for a while and has now made a return.
DevilDriver, Winter Kills (Napalm) #184, 1,800 sold
Apparently, Dez Fafara decided to cover “Sail” by AWOLNATION after hearing it via his sons.
Gemini Syndrome, Lux (Warner Bros.) 860 sold
This has dropped out of the Top 200 in its second week.
Gorguts, Colored Sands (Season of Mist) 480 sold
Sales have been gutted for this one.
Vista Chino, Peace (Napalm) 470 sold
This album might just peace out soon.
Fit For An Autopsy, Hellbound (eOne) 430 sold
Fir for a 67% drop.
Katatonia, Dethroned & Uncrowned (Kscope) 430 sold
This might get more sales while the band tours with Cult of Luna, Intronaut, and TesseracT.
Watain, The Wild Hunt (Century Media) 370 sold
A drop of 25% this week.
Otherwise, True Love Never Dies (Century Media) 360 sold
An 18% boost this week.
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