Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Rob Zombie is one of those artists you’d think has a lot of albums, so it’s weird that he’s only released six albums as a solo artist since 1998 (though you could include the four albums from White Zombie and bump it up to ten). At this point, he has a larger filmography than discography, but this isn’t a criticism so much as a simple observation for a man who’s landed in the top ten with all his solo albums and has sold over fifteen million albums worldwide. Then again, there are plenty of other best-selling bands/artists with a smaller discography than their contemporaries (*cough* Tool *cough*). In any case, he’s one of twelve bands on our debut list this week, which is a bit larger than previous weeks. Four of them are in the top fifty, including the much championed Fallujah. Other albums have popped back up again after touring sales among other things.
Rob Zombie, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser (UMe) #3, 40,125 sold
Zombie’s sixth album is his highest charting album since Educated Horses. This is also his third longest album title.
Sixx:A.M., Prayers for the Damned (Eleven Seven) #7, 20,225 sold
This the band’s highest charting album yet.
Tremonti, Dust (Fret12) #13, 14,975 sold
Tremonti’s third album is its best-selling yet.
Fallujah, Dreamless (Nuclear Blast) #49, 4,750
The band’s nab their best debut yet and land in the top 50. Guess that signing to Nuclear Blast paid off.
Haken, Affinity (InsideOut) #111, 2,250 sold
The band’s fourth album is their first to chart on the Billboard.
Convictions, I Will Become (InVogue) 1,100 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Westfield Massacre, Westfield Massacre (Urban Yeti) 1,000 sold
New music from former Divine Heresy frontman Tommy Vext.
Cilver, Not the End of the World (eOne) 950 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Purson, Desire’s Magic Theater (Spinefarm) 830 sold
The band’s second album is their first on Spinefarm.
Abnormality, Mechanisms of Omniscience (Metal Blade) 720 sold
Another band with a sophomore release, this one on Metal Blade.
Nemesea, Uprise (Napalm) 470 sold
This is the Dutch band’s fourth album.
Wrong, Wrong (Relapse) 430 sold
This is the band’s self-titled debut EP.
Disturbed, Immortalized (Reprise) #25, 8,350 sold
A small boost of 4%.
Deftones, Gore (Reprise) #52, 4,600 sold
Gutted by a 22% drop.
Five Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park) #75, 3,250 sold
A 15% boost and nearly the 350,000 mark.
Ace Frehley, Origins Vol. 1 (eOne) #90, 2,725 sold
A 32% drop. At least Ace isn’t saying stupid shit about Prince.
Shinedown, Threat To Survival (Atlantic) #112, 2,225 sold
A 24% boost will increase your chance of survival.
Babymetal, Metal Resistance (RAL) #118, 2,150 sold
Can’t resist a 30% boost. This may be tied to the band’s tour, which kicked off last week in New York.
Megadeth, Dystopia (Tradecraft/UMe) #132, 1,925 sold
A teeny tiny drop of 1%.
Asking Alexandria, The Black (Sumerian) #148, 1,675 sold
Over 40,000 sold.
Amon Amarth, Jomsviking (Metal Blade) #150, 1,675 sold
A 21% drop really sinks.
Zakk Wylde, Book of Shadows II (eOne) #157, 1,600 sold
A drop of 28% isn’t too Wylde.
Killswitch Engage, Incarnate (Roadrunner) #170, 1,525 sold
A 7% drop with over 55,000 sold.
Bring Me The Horizon, That’s The Spirit (Columbia) #180, 1,225 sold
This gets another boost of 16%.
Breaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn (Hollywood) #181, 1,375 sold
This also gets a boost of 12%.
Black Stone Cherry, Kentucky (Mascot) #198, 1,250 sold
Drops like a stone by 11%. What would Lemmy say?
Aborted, Retrogore (Century Media) 1,150 sold
Only a 20% drop in week two.
Texas Hippie Coalition, Dark Side of Black (Carved) 780 sold
A 68% drop in week two.
Red Sun Rising, Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie) 500 sold
This sold the same as last week.
Erra, Drift (Sumerian) 470 sold
A 22% drop.
Blood Ceremony, Lord of Misrule (Rise Above) 270 sold
Tour magic boosts this back way back up.
Fit for an Autopsy, Absolute Hope Absolute Hell (eOne) 250
This also gets a huge boost back up.
Dayseeker, Origin (InVouge) 240 sold
A 62% drop after its resurgence.
Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas, Mariner (Indie) 230 sold
A huge 79% boost brings this back up.
Mike & The Melvins, Three Men & a Baby (Sub Pop) 230 sold
A 16% drop.
The 69 Eyes, Universal Monsters (Nuclear Blast) 230 sold
A 68% second week drop. It couldn’t have been 1% more?
Myrkur, M (Relapse) 220 sold
This gets boosted back up by 54%, no doubt due to her tour with Behemoth.