Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
It’s easy to dismiss supergroups as gimmicky one-offs, but it looks like Sons of Apollo have done well for themselves in their 3 year run. Seems like all you need for a supergroup nowadays is to call Mike Portnoy and ask if he’s up to it (See also: Adrenaline Mob, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, The Winery Dogs, and Metal Allegiance). And hey, when are we getting a new Killer Be Killed album? Apart from that, it’s a pretty decent-sized list of debuts for January.
Sons of Apollo, MMXX (Inside Out)
The supergroup’s second album is its highest charting yet.
Anti-Flag, 20/20 Vision (Spinefarm)
This is the band’s twelfth studio album.
British Lion, The Burning (Explorer1)
This is the second album from the Steve Harris-led band.
Bleed The Sky, This Way Lies Madness (Art Is War)
This is the band’s fourth album and first in 12 years following the group’s reunion.
Mark Morton, Ether EP (Rise)
This EP comes just under a year after Morton’s debut solo album.
Magnum, The Serpent Rings (Steamhammer)
This is the band’s 21st studio album.
Dragged Under, The World Is In Your Way (Pretty Good)
This is the band’s debut album.
Odious Mortem, Synesthesia (Willowtip)
This is the band’s third album.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#24 (from 17)
A 10% drop. In case you missed it, the band won the Grammy for Best Metal Performance.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (Hollywood)
#51 (from 46)
A 9% drop.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#73 (from 76)
A 8% boost.
Def Leppard, The Story So Far: The Best of Def Leppard(UMC)
#99 (from 140)
A boost of 38%.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#108 (from 96)
A 8% drop.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#116 (from 166)
A 31% boost.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#118 (from 107)
A drop of 8%.
Rammstein, Rammstein (Universal)
A big 83% boost back up, most likely thanks to the band’s announcement of a US tour.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
#131 (from 139)
A 4% boost.
#139 (from 122)
A 9% drop.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#147 (from 133)
A 5% drop.
Bad Wolves, N.A.T.I.O.N. (Eleven Seven)
#164 (from 165)
A 2% boost with over 17,000 sold.
Poppy, I Disagree (Sumerian)
#171 (from 6)
A 92% drop in week two.
Rob Halford With Family & Friends, Celestial(Legacy)
A huge 250% boost.
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
A 12% boost. Check out Jeff Podoshen’s review of their show in NYC.
Jinjer, Macro (Napalm)
A 4% drop.
Mayhem, Daemon (Century Media)
A 20% boost.
Bad Omens, Finding God Before God Finds Me (Sumerian)
This got boosted back up by nearly 400%.
Rage, Winds of Rage(Steamhammer)
This is the band’s 24th studio album.
Fire From The Gods, American Sun (E7)
A 33% drop.
Sodom, Out Of The Frontline Trench (Steamhammer/SPV)
This came out last November, but is only just showing up.
Blood Incantation, Hidden History Of The Human Race (Dark Descent)
A 3% drop.
Fit For An Autopsy, The Sea Of Tragic Beasts (Nuclear Blast)
A 10% boost.
Lindemann, F & M (Vertigo)
A 12% drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
A 24% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
A 31% drop.
Gatecreeper, Deserted (Relapse)
A 36% boost.
Alcest, Spiritual Instinct (Nuclear Blast)
A big 74% boost back up.