Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
The ball is finally rolling in 2018 with a trio of black metal releases and one metal video game album. Lots more releases are coming up in January and we’re also getting some big announcements for more releases down the road. For example, Between the Buried and Me announced today the first of two albums coming relatively soon in March. I can’t hide my bias in being excited for that. Hell, I’m even interested in hearing the new Machine Head album coming soon that everyone seems to hate.
Summoning, With Doom We Come (Napalm Records)
Summoning’s eighth studio album is their first in five years.
Shining, X – Varg Utan Flock (Season Of Mist)
Not to be confused with the Norwegian band of the same name, this is Swedish Shining’s tenth studio album.
RichaadEB, Bullet Hell (610708 Records DK2)
RichaadEB is best known for metal video game covers. If that’s your thing, I recommend hopping over to his YouTube channel.
Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
A nice 30% boost.
Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
A 33% drop isn’t so golden.
Linkin Park, One More Light Live (Warner Bros.)
A 11% drop.
Avenged Sevenfold, The Stage (Capitol)
A 44% drop.
Evanescence, Synthesis (BMG)
A 23% drop.
Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains (Matador Records)
A 10% drop.
Marilyn Manson, Heaven Upside Down (Loma Vista)
A 10% drop with just under 60,000 sold.
Trivium, The Sin And The Sentence (Roadrunner)
Just under 30,000 sold.
Hollywood Undead, Five (BMG)
A 29% drop with over 31,000 sold.
Iron Maiden, The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter (BMG)
A 17% drop with almost 25,000 sold.
Prophets of Rage, Prophets of Rage (Caroline)
A 33% boost.
August Burns Red, Phantom Anthem (Fearless)
A 14% boost.
Black Sabbath, The End (Eagle Rock)
A 20% drop.
Cannibal Corpse, Red Before Black (Metal Blade)
A 25% drop into the red.
Cavalera Conspiracy, Psychosis (Napalm Records)
This sold the same as last week.
Morbid Angel, Kingdoms Disdained (Silver Lining)
A 33% drop with 5,000 sold.
Sweet & Lynch, Unified (Frontiers)
Same sold as last week with 5,500 sold.
Electric Wizard, Wizard Bloody Wizard (Spinefarm)
Over 6,500 sold.
Converge, The Dusk In Us (Epitaph/Deathwish)
Same sold as last week.
Glassjaw, Material Control (Century Media)
War Of Ages, Alpha (Facedown)
The Faceless, In Becoming A Ghost (Sumerian Records)
Over 5,200 sold.
Ghost, Ceremony and Devotion (Loma Vista)
Over 2,800 sold.