Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Witchery, In His Infernal Majesty’s Service (Century Media)
This is the band’s first studio album in six years.
ONI, Ironshore (Metal Blade)
This is the debut album from this progressive death metal act.
Napalm Death / Melt Banana, Like Piss to a Sting (Ipecac)
This is a Black Friday 7″ split.
Metallica have the best second week of any metal album this year by sticking in the top 5.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Ghosts of Christmas Eve (Rhino Atlantic)
#34 (from 37)
A boost of 32% makes for a holly jolly Christmas.
Sixx:A.M., Prayers for the Blessed Vol. 2 (Eleven Seven)
#104 (from 17)
A seventy sixx percent drop in week two (yes I wrote that number out specifically for the joke).
Highly Suspect, The Boy Who Died Wolf (300 Entertainment)
#137 (from 15)
This drops by 86% in week two, but maybe that Grammy nomination will help.
Five Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park)
#139 (from 143)
Don’t got a six, but a 5% drop instead.
I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#146 (from 161)
A boost 6% shows signs of life.
The Pretty Reckless, Who You Selling For (Razor & Tie)
#150 (from 152)
A slight drop of 3%.
Disturbed, Live at Red Rocks (Reprise)
#157 (from 45)
Disturbed’s live album dropped by 74%, but considering their latest LP is still on here, I’m sure they’re fine.
Lamb of God, The Duke EP (Epic)
#163 (from 40)
A 77% drop for The Duke in week two.
Volbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
A 20% boost brings this back up.
Shinedown, Threat To Survival (Atlantic)
This continues to drop on and off the charts.
Dark Tranquillity, Atoma (Century Media)
A tiny drop of 7% isn’t so dark.
Epica, The Holographic Principle (Nuclear Blast)
This gets a boost of 19%.
Ice Nine Kills, Every Trick In The Book (Fearless)
This pops up once again after a big possibly Black Friday related boost.
Hammerfall, Built to Last (Napalm)
A lucky 7% boost.
Glenn Hughes, Resonate (Frontiers)
A 6% drop.
Amaranthe, Maximalism (Spinefarm)
A 26% drop to the max.
Darkthrone, Arctic Thunder (Peaceville)
A slight boost of 8%.
Serpentine Dominion, Serpentine Dominion (Metal Blade)
A 25% drop doesn’t dominate.