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Metal By Numbers 5/20: Your fake name is good enough for sales

Posted by on May 20, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
 
Do I have any Iron & Wine fans in the house who caught my reference in the article title? No? Ah, oh well then. There’s a handful of new albums on the charts and, if you’re anything like me, you’re logging each and every band that even remotely interests you onto a big ol’ list for later listening. And, if you’re like me, for every one album you finish listening to, three more get added to the list, pretty much guaranteeing you’ll never get to hear everything by year’s end. Unless, of course, we end up in a major quarantine situation again. That’ll free up some listening time.
 
 
 
Notable Debuts:
 
Fake Names, Fake Names (Epitatph)
Debut #103
640 sold
 
This is the debut album from a new band featuring members of Refused and Bad Religion.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sojourner, Premonitions (Napalm)
250 sold
 
This is the band’s third studio album.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axel Rudi Pell, Sign Of The Times(Steamhammer)
250 sold
 
This is Pell’s nineteenth studio album.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naglfar, Cerecloth (Century Media)
230 sold
 
This is the Swedish band’s seventh studio album.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Green Carnation, Leaves Of Yesteryear (Season Of Mist)
170 sold
 
This is the band’s first album in 14 years.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
…And Oceans, Cosmic World Mother (Season Of Mist)
150 sold
 
This is the band’s fifth studio album and first in 18 years.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winterfylleth, The Reckoning Dawn(Spinefarm)
110 sold
 
This is the band’s seventh album.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notable Sales:
 
Killswitch Engage, Atonement II: B-Sides for Charity (Metal Blade)
#27 (from 31)
2,115 sold
 
This only dropped 9% in week two and actually went up a few spots.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#28 (from 35)
2,100 sold
 
This sold about the same as last week and has sold over 75,000 sold in total.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#29 (from 24)
2,100 sold
 
A 24% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
#36 (from 30)
1,675 sold
 
A 28% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trivium, What The Dead Men Say(Roadrunner)
#44 (from 43)
1,475 sold
 
A 23% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#66 (from 63)
1,050 sold
 
A 14% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In This Moment, Mother (Roadrunner)
#67 (from 73)
980 sold
 
A 8% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#76 (from 72)
910 sold
 
A 10% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Various Artists, The Many Faces of Metallica(Music Brokers Arg)
#86 (from 98)
810 sold
 
A 6% drop with over 10,000 sold.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Danzig, Sings Elvis(Cleopatra)
#95 (from 61)
730 sold
 
A 42% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Testament, Titans Of Creation (Nuclear Blast)
#104 (from 103)
640 sold
 
A 23% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Black Dahlia Murder, Verminous (Metal Blade)
#105 (from 131)
620 sold
 
A 8% boost.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Breaking Benjamin, Aurora (Hollywood)
#114 (from 87)
600 sold
 
A 15% drop with the same position as last week.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
#115 (from 118)
590 sold
 
A 13% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#127 (from 130)
540 sold
 
A 7% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#136 (from 148)
510 sold
 
A 5% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bad Wolves, N.A.T.I.O.N.(Eleven Seven)
#144 (re-entry)
490 sold
 
A big 54% boost back up.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havok, V(Century Media)
#146 (from 58)
490 sold
 
A 66% second week drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Used, Heartwork (Big Noise)
#149 (from 116)
480 sold
 
A 30% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nightwish, Human. :II: Nature. (Nuclear Blast)
#150 (from 125)
470 sold
 
A 21% drop with over 10,000 sold.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joe Satriani, Shapeshifting(Legacy)
#158 (from 106)
460 sold
 
A 43% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#159 (from 187)
460 sold
 
A 10% boost.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#160 (from 159)
450 sold

A 6% drop.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Skillet, Victorious(Atlantic)
#174 (from 177)
420 sold
 
A 5% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Various Artists, The Many Faces of Mötley Crüe (Music Brokers Arg)
#178 (re-entry)
410 sold
 
Like The Many Faces of Metallica, this is another compilation that 1) came out some time ago that I’ve only just noticed and 2) I have no idea what exactly it is or who it’s for. It’s got members of Mötley Crüe playing covers, other bands covering Mötley Crüe, and other bands covering random songs.
 
 
 
 
 
Mötley Crüe, The Dirt Soundtrack(Eleven Seven)
#182 (from 198)
400 sold
 
Just under 70,000 sold.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
#185 (from 162)
390 sold
 
A 18% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vader, Solitude In Madness (Nuclear Blast)
#186 (from 79)
390 sold
 
A 60% second week drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Katatonia, City Burials (Peaceville)
320 sold
 
A 65% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cirith Ungol, Forever Black(Metal Blade)
280 sold
 
A 16% drop
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ulcerate, Star Into Death and Be Still(Debemur Morti)
260 sold
 
A 8% boost.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
170 sold
 
A 16% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Warbringer, Weapons Of Tomorrow (Napalm)
160 sold
 
A 50% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
130 sold
 
A 108% boost brings this back up.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Myrkur, Folkesange(Relapse)
120 sold
 
A 26% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jinjer, Macro(Napalm)
120 sold
 
A 6% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
110 sold
 
A 5% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oranssi Pazuzu, Mestarin Kyns(Nuclear Blast)
100 sold
 
A 66% drop.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sons of Apollo, MMXX(Inside Out)
90 sold
 
A 84% boost brings this back up.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fire From The Gods, American Sun (E7)
90 sold
 
A 39% boost.

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