Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Ha, Metallica jokes. But really, our top debut for the week isn’t Metallica, but rather a band that I wasn’t aware kept making music after 1998. Or at least no one even told me. Other debuts include two solid first LP debuts, one from Relapse and another that was self-released. Also, remember when Babymetal was the top debut last week? Looks like they’re not going away.
Fuel, Puppet Strings (Megaforce) #72, 4,500 sold
I had no idea Fuel was still making music, though it turns out they’re newly reformed. It also turns that none of the band members playing on this album played on the bands previous album back in 2007.
Carnifex, Die Without Hope (Nuclear Blast) #87, 3,675 sold
The band’s fifth album marks their return from a hiatus.
Nothing, Guilty of Everything (Relapse) #155, 2,325
This shoegazing band has a pretty good debut for their first LP.
Comeback Kid, Die Knowing (Victory) #161, 2,275 sold
The band make a comeback to the charts as their fifth album outdoes their previous album’s debut.
Intervals, A Voice Within (Self-Released) #189, 1,825 sold
For a self-released first LP, this isn’t a bad debut.
The Overseer, Rest and Let Go (Solid State) 720 sold
I don’t know anything about these guys except that they’re from Arkansas and the last noteworthy rock band to come from that state was Evanescence (and yes, they were considered noteworthy at one point).
30 Seconds To Mars, Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams (Virgin) #25, 13,550 sold
Is this back on the charts because Jared Leto won an Oscar?
Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 2 (Prospect Park) #73, 4,450 sold
Yup, still selling.
Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King (Warner Bros.) #73, 4,150 sold
Looks like Avenged Sevenfold is basically confirmed as a Mayhem headliner at this point.
Of Mice & Men, Restoring Force (Rise) #79, 3,925 sold
Losing a bit of force with a 12% drop.
Skillet, Rise (Atlantic), #127, 2,175 sold
A boost of 27% brings this closer to the 250,000 mark.
Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 (Prospect Park) #128, 2,725 sold
Yup, also still selling.
Issues, Issues (Rise) #129, 2,675 sold
If you’ve got an issue, here’s a tissue.
Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Universal/Republic) #131, 2,650 sold
These guys will head on the road with Trivium in less than a month.
A Day To Remember, Common Courtesy (Self-Released) #134, 2,625 sold
This will soon be over 185,000 sold
Babymetal, Babymetal (VAP Japan) #150 2,0400 sold
So not only did this top the charts last week, but now it avoids a second week drop and instead rockets to #150? The takeover has begun.
Bring Me The Horizon, Sempiternal (Epitaph) #154, 2,350 sold
Nearly over 170,000 sold.
In This Moment, Blood (Century Media) #159, 2,275 sold
Bloody hell, an 8% drop.
Gemini Syndrome, Lux (Warner Bros.) 740 sold
A 21% boost for the album that continues to nab sales.
Deafheaven, Sunbather (Deathwish) 720 sold
This sold the same amount this week as it did last week.
Cynic, Kindly Bent To Free Us (Season of Mist) 500 sold
Another drop this week of 25%.
Crown The Empire, The Fallout (Rise) 480 sold
A tiny boost of 3%.
Righteous Vendetta, The Fire Inside (EBM) 420 sold
Another tiny boost of 3%.
Junius, Days of the Fallen Sun (Prosthetic) 400 sold
This was missing last week but has since reappeared.
After The Burial, Wolves Within (Sumerian) 370 sold
Looks like the band’s tour with Animals As Leaders is to thank for a 19% boost.
Ice Nine Kills, The Predator Becomes the Prey (Outerloop) 360 sold
I honestly thought this was a rap group when I first saw the name.
I Killed The Prom Queen, Beloved (Epitaph) 340 sold
These Aussies drop 18%.
Russian Circles, Memorial (Sargent House) 330 sold
There’s a British indie band call The Crimea. Think they’d make a good opener for Russian Circles?
Fit For A King, Creation/Destruction (Tooth & Nail) 320 sold
A drop in 29% is not fit for a king.
Eyes Set To Kill, Masks (Century Media) 280 sold
Looks like this is back thanks to the Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour.
Transatlantic, Kaleidoscope (InsideOut) 490 sold
This reappears on the charts after a 10% boost.