Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Mastodon have been a cornerstone for modern metal for years now, so to see them take the top spot makes my day. In a time where many metal bands that reigned in the early to mid 2000’s have either disbanded or have continued to find moderate success, Mastodon are one of the few that has managed push even further in the ever changing world of the music industry. It helps that the new album itself is pretty damn great too.
Mastodon, Emperor of Sand
Mastodon’s latest album grants them their first number one debut in pure sales in the U.S. (it’s actually #7 with streaming factored in).
Demon Hunter, Outlive (Solid State)
Demon Hunter also nab their best sales week yet with a top 10 debut.
Body Count, Bloodlust (Century Media)
The band’s six album manages to outdo its predecessor
Warbringer, Woe To The Vanquished
Album five is the band’s best selling album to date.
Jasta, The Lost Chapters
This is a collection of singles from Jamey Jasta’s solo project.
This is the band’s third live album.
Gruesome, Fragments of Psyche
The band’s second EP follows up last year’s Dimensions of Horror.
D-Metal Stars, Metal Disney
If you still can’t believe this isn’t an April Fools’ joke
, you’re not alone. But it’s real and official despite the fact that the company continues to ban metal bands
from its House of Blues venue.
Invidia, As The Sun Sleeps
This is a supergroup featuring current and former members of In This Moment, Skinlab, and Five Finger Death Punch.
Sorry, No Sympathy, Evolve Dissolve
This the band’s newest EP following their first LP from last year.
Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#12 (from 1)
A 70% drop doesn’t really affect Metallica too much in terms of chart position. Also, don’t expect them to get with Lady Gaga again.
Steel Panther, Lower the Bar
#105 (from 12)
An 81% drop in week two.
Skillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#147 (from 142)
Just under 180,000 sold.
#158 (from 40)
A 68% second week drop.
Avenged Sevenfold, The Stage (Capitol)
#177 (from 167)
Over 170,000 sold.
Highly Suspect, The Boy Who Died Wolf (300 Entertainment)
A slight boost of 6% brought this up after dropping off last week.
Art of Anarchy, The Madness
A second week drop of 70%. Maybe it has a ghost of a chance
to keep doing well.
Power Trip, Nightmare Logic
A 25% drop, but it’s still doing pretty well.
Ice Nine Kills, Every Trick In The Book (Fearless)
Another boost, this time by 34%.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
A 33% drop.
Lorna Shore, Flesh Coffin
This gets boosted back up thanks to some tour magic.
Fit for an Autopsy, The Great Collapse
This collapses after a 44% drop.
Havok, Conformicide (Century Media)
A 27% drop.
Memoriam, For the Fallen
A 33% drop isn’t band for week two.
Me And That Man, Songs of Love and Death (Cooking Vinyl)
A second week 73% drop. Here’s a live video
if you’re interested.
Darkest Hour, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora
A 15% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity (ATO)
A 22% boost back up.
Kreator, Gods of Violence
A 33% drop is ungodly.
A 15% boost brings this back up.
An 87% drop in week two is, unlike this album, not a surprise.
A 16% drop.