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Metal By Numbers 2/8: Leading Through The New Releases

Posted by on February 8, 2012

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.

While last week saw a big week for metal releases (with new albums from Lamb Of God and Lacuna Coil debuting in the top 20), this week only finds one metal debut making its way into the top 200. Well…technically two, but Beyond Magnetic has been on the charts for some time already. This week’s sole metal debut comes from Bleeding Through. The Orange County metalcore vets’ seventh studio album sells only slightly less than their last self-titled album (which debuted at #143 in 2010 with roughly 3,700 copies sold). So while it’s not the best of news for Bleeding Through, it’s still a pretty solid first week on the charts for them.

 

Notable Debuts:

Bleeding Through, The Great Fire (Rise) #144, 3,070 sold
Their seventh studio album’s sales are considerably low compared to 2006’s The Truth, which debuted at #48 with 17,000 copies sold. Still, as we’ve said numerous times before, a lot has changed in six years.

 

Notable Sales:

Lamb of God, Resolution (Epic) #25, 14,540 sold
A 72% decrease in sales for the Virginia metal titans in their second week kicks them out of the top 20. However, as frontman Randy Blythe said himself, such a major decrease in sales is to be expected for anyone nowadays.

 

Metallica, Beyond Magnetic EP (Warner Bros.) #27, 13,696
Though the digital version of Metallica’s b-sides EP has been out for some time now, the physical release (which just came out last week) without a doubt gave it a huge boost in sales.

 

Five Finger Death Punch, American Capitalist (Prospect Park) #63, 7,300 sold
After 17 weeks on the charts, FFDP have sold slightly less than 302,600 copies of their third album.

 

Korn, The Path of Totality (Roadrunner) #71, 6,560 sold
Despite a 6% increase in sales, the nu metal pioneers get kicked out of the top 70 in their ninth week on the charts.

 

Lacuna Coil, Dark Adrenaline (Century Media) #75, 6,060 sold
A 69% decrease in sales finds the Italian metal group 60 spots down the charts from last week. By the way, have you seen them on Gigantour yet? Want a way to get free tickets?

 

Foo Fighters, Wasting Light (RCA) #78, 5,900 sold
A 35% increase in sales help Dave Grohl and co. jump 17 spots up the charts. As much as we love seeing the Foo Fighters almost do anything, we’re not all that excited to see them do this on Sunday.

 

Evanescence, Evanescence (Wind-Up) #81, 5,820 sold
Despite a 15% increase in sales, Amy Lee and co. find themselves in the same chart position as last week.

 

Chevelle, Hats Off to the Bull (Epic) #92, 4,780 sold
Hats off to Chevelle for getting a 10% boost in sales.

 

Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Area 52 (ATO) #126, 3,470 sold
A 50% decrease in sales finds metal’s favorite flamenco acoustic duo kicked out of the top 100 in their second week on the charts.

 

Disturbed,  Lost Children (Reprise) #134, 2,950 sold
A 10% increase in sales for Disturbed’s b-sides album places it right outside the top 130, just as bassist John Moyer is getting started with his new gig.

 

Attack Attack!, This Means War! (Rise) #154, 2,850 sold
Another 34% decrease in sales finds the crabcore princes even closer towards exiting the top 200 in their third week.

 

††† (Crosses), EP †† (self-released) #184, 2,190 sold
The second EP from Chino Moreno and Shaun Lopez’s side project experiences a 14% increase in sales in its second week on the charts. Guess their mini-tour helped quite a bit.

 

Nightwish, Imaginaerum (Roadrunner) #190, 2,420 sold
After four weeks,  the Finnish symphonic metal find themselves ten spots away from leaving the top 200 for good. Guess we’ll soon have to say bye bye, beautiful.

 

Volbeat, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven (Universal) 1,900 sold
Safe to say that Gigantour is really paying off for the Danish rockabilly metal group. Speaking of Gigantour, need tickets to the next five dates?

 

You Me At Six, Sinners Never Sleep (Astralwerks) 640 sold
A 59% decrease isn’t that bad considering this album has been available in the UK since October.

 

Like Moths To Flames, When We Don’t Exist (Rise) 560 sold
The flame slowly starts to fizzle for deathcore group thanks to a 9% decrease in sales.

 

Primal Fear, Unbreakable (Frontiers) 450 sold
The German power metal group experiences a 52% decrease in sales, proving they are indeed breakable after two weeks on the charts.

 

Aborted, Global Flatline (Century Media) 400 sold
Also experiencing a considerably large decrease in sales during their second week is this deathgrind band.

 

Blessed by a Broken Heart, Feel the Power (Tooth & Nail) 330 sold
A 71% decrease in their second week might be proof that not many people want a Stryper meets Avenged Sevenfold type of band.

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