Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
If you haven’t seen Bram Teitelman’s video of DEP frontman Greg Pucaito’s two story leap at a recent show, do that now. Then jump for joy yourself when you see that that the band has broken into the top 10 when their sixth and (allegedly) final album. They seem to be pretty adamant about the break up being legit but, like comic book character deaths, band’s do tend to get back together at one point or another. Regardless, if this ends up being the last time you see a DEP album featured on MBN, at least you’ll remember they went out with one of multiple bangs.
The Dillinger Escape Plan, Dissociation (Party Smasher Inc.)
If this truly is Dillinger’s final album, then they’ll be going out with their first top ten debut. This is the second-best sales week of the band’s (possibly over) career.
Red Fang, Only Ghosts (Relapse)
The band’s fourth album debuts higher than its predecessor, though it sells it a bit less.
Disciple, Long Live The Rebels (BEC)
The band’s eleventh album didn’t have quite as good of a debut as it’s 2014 predecessor.
Darkthrone, Arctic Thunder (Peaceville)
So this appeared on the charts last week, but these are the actual debut numbers.
MONO, Requiem For Hell (Temporary Residence)
This is the Japanese band’s ninth album.
Deadships, The Darkness That Divides Us (Stay Sick)
This is the debut release from this Chicago group.
Hardline, Human Nature (Frontiers)
This is the band’s fifth album.
Anciients, Voice of the Void (Season of Mist)
This is Anciients’ second album, but you probably knew that already given how much we’ve posted about it.
Wormrot, Voices (Earache)
This is the band’s third album.
Meshuggah, The Violent Sleep of Reason (Nuclear Blast)
#51 (from 7)
This still had a pretty good second week after a 79% drop.
Dance Gavin Dance, Mothership (Rise)
#74 (from 6)
An 86% drop in week two.
Five Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park)
#116 (from 126)
A small boost of 4%.
#172 (from 163)
Led Zeppelin, Complete BBC Sessions (Rhino)
#199 (from 144)
A 27% drop. Guess everyone still has their bootlegs from before 1997.
Everyone Dies In Utah, Everyone Dies In Utah (InVogue)
A second week drop of 24%.
Epica, The Holographic Principle (Nuclear Blast)
A 44% drop. It may pick up more sales on their upcoming tour.
Kyng, Breathe In The Water (Razor & Tie)
A 63% drop is a royal payne.
Sonata Arctica, The Ninth Hour (Nuclear Blast)
A 79% drop in week two.
Alcest, Kodama (Prophecy)
A 30% drop. Fun fact: “kodama” is known as a tree spirit in Japanese folklore. Here is a adorable and slightly creepy depiction of them.
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, Broken Lines (Cooking Vinyl)
A 20% drop.
Candiria, While They Were Sleeping (Metal Blade)
This dropped by 70% in week two.
Oathbreaker, Rheia (Deathwish)
A 38% drop. Also, didn’t Mercyful Fate specifically tell you not to break the oath?
Gatecreeper, Sonoran Depravation (Relapse)
A second week 67% drop.
Letters From The Fire, Worth the Pain (Sand Hill)
A boost of 18%.
Neurosis, Fires Within Fires (Neurot)
A 49% drop.
Gemini Syndrome, Memento Mori (Another Century)
This sold the same as last week.
Asphyx, Incoming Death (Century Media)
A slight boost of 7%.
Auras, Heliospectrum (eOne)
This debuted a few weeks ago, so I’ve added it to MBN.