Only three hard rock or metal debuts made it onto the charts this week. However, not only does Every Time I Die have the top metal debut, but they also had a very impressive first week. The Buffalo metalcore group’s sixth album sells over 14,000 copies, enough to debut at #20 and tie with Young Jeezy’s latest release.
ETID definitely have a lot to celebrate. Not only did Ex-Lives outsell 2009’s New Junk Aesthetic (which premiered at #46 with roughly 12,000 copies sold), but also sold slightly more than 2007’s The Big Dirty (which came in at #46). Considering the state of album sales, it’s a huge accomplishment for any band to sell as many copies (let alone more) as they did five years ago. So congratulations to Every Time I Die on that and for cracking the top 20.
The Pretty Reckless, Hit Me Like A Man EP (Interscope) #150, 2,900 sold
The Taylor Momsen-fronted group’s new EP has a solid first week, especially considering that it only has three new songs on it.
Xandria, Neverworld’s End (Napalm) 440 sold
Though this is the German symphonic band’s first week on the charts, it also might be its last. Guess it never had a chance.
Van Halen, A Different Kind of Truth (Interscope) #22, 14,000 sold
After staying in the top ten for the past five weeks, Van Halen gets kicked out of the top 20 thanks to a 44% decrease in sales.
Five Finger Death Punch, American Capitalist (Prospect Park) #60, 7,130 sold
A 2% increase in sales is enough to bring FFDP back into the top 60 in its 22 week on the charts.
Foo Fighters, Wasting Light (RCA) #90, 4,920 sold
Another 22% decrease in sales finds Dave Grohl and co. 16 spots down the charts.
Korn, The Path of Totality (Roadrunner) #92, 4,640 sold
Don’t feel bad for Korn, even though they fell another 26 spots down the charts. They were just added to this year’s Revolver Golden Gods Award show.
Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare (Warner Bros.) #189, 2,330 sold
Since its release in the summer of 2010, A7X’s fifth album has sold well over 674,000 copies.
Disturbed, Lost Children (Reprise) #199, 2,190 sold
After eighteen weeks, Disturbed’s b-side album finds itself one spot away from exiting the top 200.
Corrosion Of Conformity, Corrosion Of Conformity (Candlelight) 1,770 sold
The reformed stoner metal group gets kicked out of the top 200 in their second week thanks to a 54% decrease in sales. No worries, though, since they’ll be on the road for a while now.
Eluveitie, Helvetios (Nuclear Blast) 1,270 sold
Still the top folk metal release on the charts despite getting knocked out of the top 200 thanks to a 70% decrease in sales.
Goatwhore, Blood for the Master (Metal Blade) 550 sold
The blackened death metal group experiences another 33% decrease in sales.