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Metal By Numbers 1/6: Welcome to 2021, enjoy your stay (hopefully)

Posted by on January 6, 2021

 
Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
 
Hello and welcome to 2021, or, as some like to call it, 2020 New Game Plus. Yes, the outlook, for this year is a mix of “let’s hope this year is better” and “2020’s problems don’t magically disappear.” Both statements are valid, though I will say starting off with the death of Alexi Laiho was not the greatest thing. Still, allow me to continue the aforementioned video game metaphor: while new game plus does involve starting over, it also means you keep new abilities and equipment you earned the last time around. So, really, whatever 2021 brings, you’ll be prepared because of 2020. And if nothing else, there’s gonna be new music eventually.
 
 
 
 
Notable Debuts:
 
George Lynch & Jeff Pilson, Heavy Hitters(Deadline)
Debut #116
750 sold
 
The former Dokken bandmates have released a covers album.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notable Sales:
 
AC/DC, Power Up (Columbia)
#11 (from 8)
7,525 sold
 
A 65% drop with nearly 227,000 sold.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music (Capitol)
#58 (from 40)
1,625 sold
 
A 66% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2(Blackened)
#72 (from 55)
1,400 sold
 
A 57% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#83 (from 86)
1,200 sold
 
A 42% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#86 (from 92)
1,175 sold
 
A 38% with 20,000 sold.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, K.G. (Flightless)
#91 (from 105)
1,050 sold
 
A 35% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puscifer, Existential Reckoning (BMG)
#93 (from 76)
940 sold
 
A 64% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#97 (from 102)
880 sold
 
A 47% drop with over 150,000 sold.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
#108 (from 96)
800 sold
 
A 54% drop with over 25,000 sold.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#110 (from 130)
790 sold
 
A 34% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
#123 (re-entry)
700 sold
 
A 10% boost back up.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Smashing Pumpkins, CYR (Sumerian)
#125 (from 122)
700 sold
 
A 47% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Queen + Adam Lambert, Live Around The World (Hollywood)
#129 (from 110)
690 sold
 
A 54% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
#129 (from 189)
690 sold
 
A 22% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#133 (from 143)
680 sold
 
A 39% drop with over 447,000 sold.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dream Theater, Distant Memories – Live In London(Century Media)
#152 (from 113)
600 sold
 
A 59% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
#194 (from 200)
460 sold
 
This posthumous solo album came out almost a month ago and features various covers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Petrucci, Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind)
440 sold
 
A 8% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thou & Emma Ruth Rundle, May Our Chambers Be Full (Sacred Bones)
380 sold
 
A 3% boost.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ghostemane, ANTI-ICON (Blackmage)
360 sold
 
A 24% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hum, Inlet(Earth Analog)
320 sold
 
A 45% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
320 sold
 
A 22% drop with almost 45,000 sold.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Armored Saint, Punching The Sky (Sony)
300 sold
 
A 7% boost.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nothing, The Great Dismal (Relapse)
250 sold
 
A 12% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zakk Sabbath, Vertigo (Magnetic Eye)
200 sold
 
A 21% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vein, Old Data In A New Machine Vol. 1(Closed Casket)
190 sold
 
This reappears after debuting a month an a half ago.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deeds Of Flesh, Nucleus (Unique Leader)
190 sold
 
A 24% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Napalm Death, Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism (Century Media)
180 sold
 
A 15% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Polaris, The Death Of Me (SharpTone)
170 sold
 
Boosted back up by 493%.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inquisition, Black Mass for a Mass Grave (Agonia)
170 sold
 
A 20% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dark Tranquillity, Moment (Century Media)
160 sold
 
A 31% boost.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sodom, Genesis XIX (eOne)
150 sold

A 55% drop.

 

 

 

 
 
Fates Warning, Long Day Good Night (Metal Blade)
140 sold
 
A 42% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Poppy, I Disagree (Sumerian)
140 sold
 
A 50% boost a year after release.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All Them Witches, Nothing As The Ideal (New West)
140 sold
 
A 34% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enslaved, Utgard (Nuclear Blast)
140 sold
 
A 8% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Of Feather and Bone, Sulfuric Disintegration (Profound Lore)
130 sold
 
A 54% boost.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wayfarer, A Romance With Violence (Profound Lore)
120 sold
 
A 61% boost.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vader, Solitude In Madness (Nuclear Blast)
120 sold
 
A 34% boost.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Laura Jane Grace, Stay Alive (Polyvinyl)
110 sold
 
A 65% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Riverside, Lost’N’Found – Live In Tilburg (Century Media)
110 sold
 
A 38% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benediction, Scriptures (Nuclear Blast)
110 sold
 
A 82% boost.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Necrophobic, Dawn Of The Damned (Century Media)
110 sold
 
A big 135% boost back up.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anaal Nathrakh, Endarkenment (Metal Blade)
110 sold
 
A 35% boost.
 

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