Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
BUUUUUUAAAHHHHHAHAHAHAHA! *ahem* Sorry, got carried away. Also, if you don’t know what the hell that was, you might want to get a taste of our top album for this week with this lyric video. Anyway, yes, Clutch made a rockin’ debut on the charts this week, but we also have debuts from many other bands as well. And when I say many, I mean there are a shit-ton of album that debuted this week. You might not know all of them and you might not want to, but the most important thing that if you’re a Clutch fan, you might consider blasting this album as you speed down the highway in celebration.
Clutch, Earth Rocker (Weathermaker) #15, 21,775 sold
The one and only Clutch is our top debut and album for this week. We were pretty excited about this album, and it’s clear that many others were as well.
Anthrax, Anthems (Megaforce) #50, 8,300 sold
Ever wanted to hear Anthrax cover AC/DC or Thin Lizzy? You can now. This is an eight song EP featuring covers of the band’s favorite artists of the 1970’s and ’80s.
Intronaut, Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones) (Century Media) #179, 2,435 sold
With album number four, Intronaut are off to a good start on the charts.
Vanna, Few & The Far Between (Razor & Tie) #189, 2,375 sold
There were a few hardcore releases this week, but this Boston band topped them with the debut of their fourth album.
Hundredth, Revolt (Mediaskare) 1,950 sold
The EP is out for Revolt, who will be embarking on a tour with Stick To Your Guns in Europe.
Six Feet Under, Unborn (Metal Blade) 1,925 sold
It’s only been a little under a year since Undead came out, but Chris Barnes is back again with Unborn which, in addition to having a similar name, essentially shares the same exact album cover. That won’t cause confusion.
Jungle Rot, Terror Regime (Victory) 780 sold
Album number eight from the Wisconson death metallers who will be touring with Suffocation soon.
Nails, Abandon All Life (Southren Lord) 760 sold
More hardcore for you from these Californians.
Inter Arma, Sky Burial (Relapse) 680 sold
The doomy metallers from Richmond, VA. Hooray for 9-10 minutes songs!
Hope For The Dying, Aletheia (Facedown) 560 sold
In the mood for some Christian metal? Apparently some people were with this album.
Tear Out The Heart, Violence (Victory) 550 sold
Another Victory record making it’s debut with this metalcore band.
Lordi, To Beast Or Not To Beast (The End) 550 sold
Oh Lordi. The Finnish not-Gwar band put out album number six which didn’t exactly get a beastly debut.
Incendiary, Cost of Living (Closed Casket) 360 sold
Yet another hardcore album, this time from Long Islanders Incendiary.
Various Artists, Sound City: Reel to Reel (RCA) #46, 8,825 sold
This soundtrack is still doing reely well.
Kid Rock, Rebel Soul (Atlantic) #54, 7,825 sold
Jeez. A huge 112% boost this week. Joe C. would be proud.
Red, Release the Panic (Provident) #80, 4,800 sold
A 24% drop, but don’t panic.
How To Destroy Angels, Welcome Oblivion (Columbia) #96, 4,050 sold
Some angels decided to give this a 41% boost this week.
Bullet For My Valentine, Temper Temper (RCA) #98, 3,725 sold
When I read the album title, I sometimes read Temper Trap. And there’s your needless fact of the day.
Shinedown, Amaryllis (Atlantic) #127, 3,175 sold
This continues to make a steady climb up the charts with a 14% boost.
Various Artists, Rock of Ages Soundtrack (Water Tower Music/Warner Bros.) #144, 2,800 sold
…what? Why? When? And more importantly, who?
Volbeat, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven (Universal) #149, 2,775 sold
This continues to sell as the release of the band’s next album draws closer.
Black Veil Brides, Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones (Lava/Universal Republic) #160, 2,650 sold
Despite some small drops, this continues to sell steadily.
Halestorm, The Strange Case Of… (Atlantic) #168, 2,575 sold
49 weeks and a Grammy later, this album reaches the 200,000 mark.
Led Zeppelin, Celebration Day (Atlantic) #173, 2,500 sold
This continues to slowly drop with a 15% decrease this week.
In This Moment, Blood (Century Media) #188, 2,375 sold
Not much movement for this one at the moment.
Five Finger Death Punch, American Capitalist (Prospect Park) #198, 2,275 sold
Those five fingers and still clawing at all the sales they can get.
Fit For A King, Creation/Destruction (Tooth & Nail) 1,400 sold
I wouldn’t quite call these sales fit for a king.
Crown The Empire, The Fallout (Rise) 720 sold
A small boost for this week.
Within The Ruins, Elite (Entertainment One) 650 sold
A 31% drop doesn’t entirely ruin things for these guys, who are still hanging in there.
Otherwise, True Love Never Dies (Century Media) 610 sold
A 10% drop, but not much action otherwise.
Suffocation, Pinnacle of Bedlam (Nuclear Blast) 530 sold
These guys are heading out on tour all next month.
Off With Their Heads, Home (Epitaph) 490 sold
Off of the charts.
Danko Jones, Rock And Roll Is Black And Blue (Red General Catalog) 390 sold
So this is back in the picture.
Woe, Is Me Genesi[s] (Rise) 370 sold
I suppose sales are spawning from the fact that these guys will be on Warped Tour. We like Super Nintend[o] more.
The Amity Affliction, Chasing Ghosts (Roadrunner) 350 sold
Are also on Warped Tour. Huh.
Stratovarius, Nemesis (Eagle Rock) 340 sold
The Finnish power metallers are at the bottom of the pile this week.