Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Oddly, we have more debuts this week than last week’s post-Record Store Day charts. Granted, not all of these releases were as highly anticipated as a Metallica demo, but still a good week for metal. Our top debut cracked the top 40 and it looks like the new Halestorm album is going to be sticking around just as long as the last one.
10 Years, From Birth To Burial (Palehorse) #39, 7,900 sold
The band’s latest charts in the top 40.
Alesana, Confessions (Revival) #47, 7,025 sold
Album number five manages to chart higher than its predecessor.
Apocalyptica, Shadowmaker (Better Noise) #83, 3,750 sold
After five years, Apocalyptica have released their eighth album.
Tribulation, Children of the Night (Century Media) 1,300 sold
The third album from the Swedish death metallers makes its debut.
Dayseeker, Origin (InVouge) 1,150 sold
The band’s second album gets charted.
Gift Giver, Shitgiver (Century Media) 860 sold
This is the debut album for this tech/nu-metal band.
Shattered Sun, Hope Within Hatred (Victory) 660 sold
The band’s debut album has been getting some buzz thanks to their opening slot on the Testament/Exodus tour.
Danko Jones, Fire Music (MRI) 530 sold
The Canadian rock band’s seventh album probably performed better in the home country.
Abiotic, Casuistry (Metal Blade) 530 sold
Fresh-faced Floridan death metal act releases its second album.
Native Construct, Quiet World (Metal Blade) 42o sold
Here’s the debut album from this new prog rock/metal act.
Deez Nuts, Word Is Bond (Century Media) 400 sold
Album is fourth.
While She Sleeps, Brainwashed (Razor & Tie) 310 sold
This metalcore act releases its second album.
Halestorm, Into the Wild Life (Atlantic) #20, 11,450 sold
A 78% drop, but this keeps to the top 20.
Kid Rock, First Kiss (Warner Bros.) #59, 4,850 sold
A 27% drop.
The Pretty Reckless, Going To Hell (Razor & Tie) #69, 4,375 sold
This manages to sell nearly the same as last week.
Hollywood Undead, Day of the Dead (Interscope) #96, 3,100 sold
Just under 50,000 sold.
Van Halen, Tokyo Dome In Concert (Rhino) #119, 2,500 sold
Ain’t talkin’ bout a 32% drop.
Nightwish, Endless Forms Most Beautiful (Nuclear Blast)#128, 2,300 sold
An endless drop of 27%.
Sleeping With Sirens, Madness (Epitaph) #99, 2,900 sold
Just under 60,000 sold.
Dance Gavin Dance, Instant Gratification (Rise) #149, 1,975 sold
An instant drop 87%.
AC/DC, Rock or Bust (Columbia) #152, 1,950 sold
Busted by a 27% drop.
Slipknot, .5: The Grey Chapter (Roadrunner) #158, 1,915 sold
Same chart position as last week.
Foo Fighters, Sonic Highways (RCA) #162, 1,900 sold
Just under 460,000 sold.
Marilyn Manson, The Pale Emperor (Loma Vista) #179, 1,650 sold
A royal drop of 9%.
All That Remains, The Order of Things (Razor & Tie) #186, 1,625 sold
An order of the 21% drop.
Falling In Reverse, Just Like You (Epitaph) #188, 1,625 sold
Just under 50,000.
In This Moment, Black Widow (Atlantic) #196, 1,575 sold
No boosts expected in anticipation of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Sons of Texas, Baptized In The Rio Grande (Razor & Tie) 390 sold
A grande drop of 17%.
We Are Harlot, We Are Harlot (Roadrunner) 360 sold
We are a 36% drop.
Black Star Riders, The Killer Instinct (Nuclear Blast) 300 sold
A boost of 21%.
Agnostic Front, The American Dream Died (Nuclear Blast) 330 sold
A patriotic drop of 38%.
Amaranthe, Massive Addictive (Spinefarm) 330 sold
A small drop of 4%.
Like a Storm, Awaken The Fire (Century Media) 300 sold
At week 10, this has sold nearly 7,500 total.
Sworn In, The Lovers / The Devil (Razor & Tie) 270 sold
A devilish drop of 39%.