Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Missed this column last week? We did too. That’s why we did all we could to make this week’s edition extra great. How you ask? By including new albums from the likes of Exodus, Revocation, Melvins, and more. Oh, and another compilation album from Ozzy Osbourne, number six and counting (and that’s without Sabbath compilations). Plus, a number of debuts are the highest charting yet for certain bands, so excellent stuff all around.
The Acacia Strain, Coma Witch (Rise) #31, 9,450 sold
The band’s seventh album is its highest charting album yet.
Exodus, Blood In Blood Out (Nuclear Blast) #38, 8,750 sold
The much-anticipated return of Steve “Zetro” Sousa to Exodus is accompanied by the band’s highest charting album since 1989’s Fabulous Disaster.
Fit For A King, Slave To Nothing (Solid State) #49, 6,925 sold
This Christian metalcore act lands in the top 50.
Gideon, Calloused (Facedown) #74, 4,550 sold
Another Christian metal act on its third album.
Ozzy Osbourne, Memoirs of a Madman (Epic) #85, 4,150 sold
This is Ozzy’s latest greatest hits compilation that accompanies the DVD.
Revocation, Deathless (Metal Blade) #114, 3,075 sold
The band nabs its highest debut yet with album number five. Maybe the switch to Metal Blade helped.
Sanctuary, The Year The Sun Died (Century Media) #115, 3,075 sold
Sanctuary is back with its first album in 25 years.
Rings of Saturn, Lugan Ki En (Unique Leader) #116, 3,025 sold
The self-proclaimed masters of aliencore return with album three.
Melvins, Hold It In (Ipecac) #154, 2,200 sold
Melvins are back with album number nineteen.
Scar Symmetry, The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity) (Nuclear Blast) #199, 1,500 sold
The first in a planned trilogy, the band latest album sold about the same as its previous work.
Pig Destroyer, Mass & Volume (Metal Blade) 1,025 sold
The band releases its EP originally only available for digital download last year.
Inter Arma, The Cavern (Relapse) 410 sold
The band’s latest is an EP with one track spanning 45 minutes.
Today Is The Day, Animal Mother (Southern Lord) 320 sold
The band’s tenth album presumably takes its name from the Full Metal Jacket character.
Sixx: A.M., Modern Vintage (Eleven Seven) #77, 4,500 sold
This debuted last week at number 20.
Godsmack, 1000hp (Universal Republic) #94, 3,550 sold
This sells nearly the same as last week.
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, World On Fire (Dik Hayd) #104, 3,225 sold
Just under 50,000 sold.
Linkin Park, The Hunting Party (Warner Bros.) #119, 2,875 sold
This gets bumped up by 28%.
Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 (Prospect Park) #121, 2,800 sold
A 2% boost. Fantastic.
Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 2 (Prospect Park) #136, 2,875 sold
This has now sold over 300,000 copies total.
Seether, Isolate & Medicate (The Bicycle Music Company) #161, 2,050 sold
Over 100,000 sold.
Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King (Warner Bros.) #172, 1,825 sold
After 60 weeks, this has sold over 530,000 in total.
The Pretty Reckless, Going To Hell (Razor & Tie) #174, 1,775 sold
A 3% boost, and this has spent over 30 weeks on the charts.
Motionless In White, Reincarnate (Fearless) #176, 1,775 sold
A 33% drop.
Theory of a Deadman, Savages (Roadrunner) #194, 1,550 sold
Over 65,000 copies sold.
Texas Hippie Coalition, Ride On (10 Spot) 1,300 sold
The band’s latest debuted last week at #109.
Godflesh, A World Lit Only By Fire (Avalanche) 1,075 sold
The fire is alive here with a boost of 26%.
Thank You Scientist, Maps of Non-Existent Places (Evil Ink) 430 sold
A 46% drop. Gee, thanks.
Ice Nine Kills, The Predator Becomes the Prey (Outerloop) 420 sold
This gets back on the charts again.
Butcher Babies, Uncovered (Century Media) 400 sold
Can’t cover a 35% drop.
Rival Sons, Great Western Valkyrie (Earache) 390 sold
This popped back on the charts last week.
Orange Goblin, Back From The Abyss (Candlelight) 380
Last week, this debuted with over 900 sold.
Intervals, A Voice Within (Self-Released) 350 sold
This also pops up again thanks to the band’s tour with Periphery.
Decapitated, Blood Mantra (Nuclear Blast) 330 sold
A bloody drop of 50%.
Glass Cloud, Perfect War Forever (Equal Vision) 330 sold
Another album (or EP rather) popping back up.
1349, Massive Cauldron of Chaos (Season of Mist) 300 sold
This isn’t really stirring the pot (er, cauldron I mean).