Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Killswitch Engage is just one of many bands that were forced to cancel their touring plans in the wake of the pandemic. Now, as previously reported, they’ve released an EP where 100% of the proceeds go to the COVID-19 Relief Fund for the Center of Disaster Philanthropy. They’re also selling face masks and the proceeds for those are donated as well. KSE has always had a fond place in the metal community and things like this are why they’ll continued to be there.
Killswitch Engage, Atonement II: B-Sides for Charity (Metal Blade)
As the title suggests, Killswitch Engage released this EP to raise money for COVID-19 relief.
Havok, V (Century Media)
This sold about half of its predecessor’s debut.
Vader, Solitude In Madness (Nuclear Blast)
This is the band’s twelfth studio album.
Aether Realm, Redneck Vikings From Hell (Napalm)
This is the band’s third studio album.
O’Brother, You and I (Favorite Gentlemen)
This is the band’s fourth album.
Umbra Vitae, Shadow Of Life (Deathwish Inc.)
This is the debut album from a new group fronted by Jacob Bannon of Converge.
Various Artists, What Is This That Stands Before Me? (Sacred Bones)
This tribute album was released in honor of the 50th anniversary of Black Sabbath’s first two albums and features artists from the Sacred Bones roster.
This Will Destroy You, Variations & Rarities: 2004-2019, Vol. 1 (Dark Operative)
This is the first in an ongoing series of albums featuring demos and unreleased tracks.
This is the band’s eighth album.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#24 (from 26)
A 19% boost with over 110,000 sold.
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
#30 (from 23)
A 10% drop.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#35 (from 36)
A 13% boost.
Trivium, What The Dead Men Say(Roadrunner)
#43 (from 2)
A drop of 85% in week two.
Danzig, Sings Elvis(Cleopatra)
#6 (from 61)
A second week drop of 78%.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#63 (from 66)
A 16% boost.
In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner)
#73 (from 57)
A 3% drop with over 20,000 sold.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#76 (from 112)
A big 56% boost.
Katatonia, City Burials (Peaceville)
#88 (from 35)
A 53% second week drop.
Various Artists, The Many Faces of Metallica(Music Brokers Arg)
#98 (from 113)
A 37% boost.
Joe Satriani, Shapeshifting(Legacy)
#106 (from 79)
A 14% drop in week two.
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood)
#114 (from 87)
A 18% boost.
The Used, Heartwork (Big Noise)
#116 (from 3)
A 90% drop in week two.
Def Leppard, The Story So Far: The Best of Def Leppard (UMC)
A big 105% boost back up.
Nightwish, Human. :II: Nature. (Nuclear Blast)
#125 (from 106)
A 16% drop.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#130 (from 176)
A 48% boost with over 30,000 sold.
The Black Dahlia Murder, Verminous (Metal Blade)
#131 (from 88)
A 32% drop.
Dance Gavin Dance, Afterburner(Rise)
#142 (from 1)
A 97% drop in week two.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#148 (from 158)
A 23% boost.
Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#159 (from 196)
A 40% boost.
Skid Row, Skid Row 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition(Atlantic)
#162 (from 185)
A 27% boost.
Tesla, Five Man London Jam (UMe)
A 61% boost back up.
#177 (from 179)
A 16% boost.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#187 (from 170)
A 4% boost.
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
A 24% boost back up.
Cirith Ungol, Forever Black (Metal Blade)
A 54% drop
Warbringer, Weapons Of Tomorrow (Napalm)
A second week drop of 76%.
Oranssi Pazuzu, Mestarin Kyns(Nuclear Blast)
A 22% drop.
Ulcerate, Star Into Death and Be Still(Debemur Morti)
A 66% drop in week two.
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
A 40% boost.
A 21% boost.
Abysmal Dawn, Phylogenesis (Season of Mist)
A 9% drop.
Blood Incantation, Hidden History Of The Human Race (Dark Descent)
This picked up a whopping 450% boost.
Igorrr, Spirituality And Distortion (Metal Blade)
A 56% boost.
A 16% boost back up.
Heaven Shall Burn, Of Truth And Sacrifice(Century Media)
A boost of 70%.
Lingua Ignota, Caligula (Profound Lore)
A boost of 40%.