Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
The debuts just keep on coming. This week sports thirteen new albums topped by Light The Torch, formerly known as Devil You Know. It’s odd when a band changes their name, though it’s not uncommon; Burn The Priest’s name change to Lamb of God is a pretty well known example. In the case of the Howard Jones fronted Devil You Know, the band changed its name to avoid a copyright issue. Luckily, Light The Torch’s latest album is their highest charting album yet, so it looks like they’re on the right track.
Escape the Fate, I Am Human (Eleven Seven)
This sold less than half what its predecessor debuted with.
Red Sun Rising, Thread (Razor & Tie)
This is the band’s fourth studio album and following the long-selling major label debut.
Rob Zombie, Astro-Creep: 2000 Live Songs Of Love, Destruction And Other Synthetic Delusions Of The Electric Head (Geffen)
Rob Zombie’s latest live album features a performance of White Zombie’s Astro-Creep: 2000 in its entirety.
My Epic, Ultraviolet (Facedown)
This is the band’s fourth studio album.
Kittie, Origins/Evolutions (Lightyear)
This is a live album paired up with the band’s new documentary.
Ayreon, Ayreon Universe: The Best Of Ayreon Live (Music Theories)
This is the second live album from the metal opera project.
Zeke, Hellbender (Relapse)
This is the band’s first LP in 13 years
Primordial, Exile Amongst The Ruins (Metal Blade)
This is the band’s ninth studio album.
Napalm Death, Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs (Century Media)
This is a new set of rarities spanning the years 2004-2016.
Augury, Illusive Golden Age (The Artisean Era)
This is the band’s third album and their first since 2009.
Within Destruction, Deathwish (Self-Released)
This is the bands third studio LP.
FM, Atomic Generation (Frontiers)
This is the band’s eleventh studio album.
Nightwish, Decades (Nuclear Blast)
#26 (from 28)
Over 20,000 sold.
Judas Priest, Firepower (Columbia)
#43 (from 30)
A 26% drop.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Gumboot Soup (ATO)
This re-enters the charts, as King Gizzard so often does.
Stone Temple Pilots, Stone Temple Pilots (Rhino)
#75 (from 44)
A 42% drop with over 20,000 sold.
Three Days Grace, Outsider (RCA)
#90 (from 75)
A 33% drop.
The Sword, Used Future (Razor & Tie)
#150 (from 14)
A 83% drop in week two.
Between The Buried And Me, Automata I (Sumerian)
#189 (from 187)
A drop of 2%.
Monster Magnet, Mindfucker (Napalm Records)
#197 (from 54)
A 75% second week drop.
The Plot In You, Dispose (Fearless)
A 2% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
A 9% drop.
Rivers Of Nihil, Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade)
A 40% drop.
Righteous Vendetta, Cursed (Century Media)
This dropped off last week, now it’s been boosted back up.
A 41% boost.
Auri, Auri (Nuclear Blast)
A 68% drop in week two.
Earthless, Black Heaven (Nuclear Blast)
A drop of 64%.