Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Strong debuts continue to pour in for the first quarter of 2017 with newer bands like Code Orange making a name for themselves followed by well-known legends from Sepultura to Accept to Grave Digger. And Metallica are still pulling in big numbers, and not just with their new album; The Black Album sold another 3,600 copies and their other first four albums are still latched onto the Billboard 200. Better late than never to get into Metallica, right? Or maybe people have finally worn out that Master of Puppets cassette tape.
Sepultura, Machine Messiah (Nuclear Blast)
Sepultura’s fourteenth studio album manages to outdo the previous release in 2013, it’s pretty well reviewed too.
Accept, Restless and Live (Nuclear Blast)
Accept have released their fifth live album.
Pain of Salvation, In the Passing Light of Day (InsideOut Music)
This is the band’s tenth album, which is number 32 in Finland.
Grave Digger, Healed by Metal (Napalm)
This is Grave Digger’s 18th studio album.
Black Anvil, As Was (Relapse)
This is the NYC based band’s fourth album.
Lo-Pan, Worth the Pain (Aqualamb)
This is a new EP from Lo-Pan following their 2014 LP Colossus.
The Drip, The Haunting Fear of Inevitability (Relapse)
This is the band’s debut LP.
Beyond the Black, Lost in Forever (UDR)
This is the German band’s second album.
A drop of 10% and over 550,000 sold.
A 74% drop doesn’t bring this down too far.
Avenged Sevenfold, The Stage (Capitol)
#68 (from 58)
A slight drop of 8%. If the band’s still selling this much per week, it’s doing pretty well for them.
I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#111 (from 101)
A slight boost of 4%.
This takes a 10% drop and is just below 160,000 sold.
Highly Suspect, The Boy Who Died Wolf (300 Entertainment)
#129 (from 109)
A howlin’ 10% drop.
Nine Inch Nails, Not the Actual Events (The Null Corporation)
#159 (from 81)
Inching downward with a 46% drop.
Shinedown, Threat To Survival (Atlantic)
#160 (from 159)
A 10% boost after being back on the charts for 10 weeks.
Thousand Foot Krutch, Exhale (TFK)
This got boosted back up by 34%.
Letters From The Fire, Worth the Pain (Sand Hill)
Another boost, this time by 51%.
Amaranthe, Maximalism (Spinefarm)
A 17% boost.
Gemini Syndrome, Memento Mori (Another Century)
A 17% drop. I wonder if anyone in the band is actually a gemini?
Dirkschneider, Live – Back to the Roots (AFM)
The other Accept-related live album gets boosted by 24%.
Glenn Hughes, Resonate (Frontiers)
A 26% drop doesn’t resonate well.
Through Fire, Breathe (Sumerian)
A slight drop of 5%.