Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I haven’t listened to much of Stone Temple Pilots, but man this band has been through a lot. A band moving forward following the death of a frontman is a sad yet familiar story, but not every band has lost two singers in the span of four years. Stone Temple Pilots have that unfortunate distinction: Scott Weiland died in 2015, two years after being fired from the band, and Chester Bennington, who performed and recorded an EP with the band, died just last year. While neither of the singers were actually in the band the time of their deaths, it’s tragic knowing that Weiland never got to reconcile with the STP or that Bennington never got to record a full album with the band. Still, the band is here with a new singer and their first album since 2010. It’s in the top 10, so it looks like these guys aren’t slowing down. In other news, Metallica are #1 again.
Rivers Of Nihil, Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade)
The band’s third album debuted with double the numbers of its predecessor and is their first release to chart.
Earthless, Black Heaven (Nuclear Blast)
This is the band’s fifth studio album and the first with vocals on more than one song.
The Crown, Cobra Speed Venom (Metal Blade)
This is the band’s tenth album.
Greyhaven, Empty Black (Graphic Nature Records/Equal Vision)
This is the band’s second album.
Monotheist, Scourge (Prosthetic)
This is the death metal act’s debut album.
Green Druid, Ashen Blood (Earache)
This is first album from this doom/stoner band.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction (Prospect Park)
#28 (from 33)
Over 90,000 sold.
Nightwish, Decades (Nuclear Blast)
#35 (from 24)
This dropped by only 29% in week two.
Three Days Grace, Outsider (RCA)
#44 (from 7)
A 77% second week drop.
Between The Buried And Me, Automata I (Sumerian)
#102 (from 8)
A second week drop of 88%.
Myles Kennedy, Year of the Tiger (Napalm)
#109 (from 12)
A second week drop of 83%.
Black Label Society, Grimmest Hits (eOne)
#175 (from 189)
A 6% boost.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
It wouldn’t be the charts without at least one King Gizzard album.
Theory of a Deadman, Wake Up Call (Atlantic)
#185 (from 162)
A 16% drop.
Ministry, AmeriKKKant (Nuclear Blast Records)
#193 (from 37)
A second week drop of 82%.
The Plot In You, Dispose (Fearless)
A 16% drop.
Righteous Vendetta, Cursed (Century Media)
A 18% boost.
Iron Reagan/Gatecreeper, Split (Relapse)
A 10% drop.
This got a 99% boost thanks to the band’s current tour.
Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
A 2% drop, but it’s still selling.
Entheos, Dark Future (Spinefarm)
Also a 4% boost.
Drudkh, They Often See Dreams About the Spring (Season Of Mist)
A 75% drop in week two.