Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Wherever you are in the world, I find it my civil duty to inform you that, here in New Jersey, it is starting to get hotter than Satan’s fleshy fun-bridge. You might say I exaggerate, but I’m sure I’m not the only metalhead with a mass amount of hair that, while helpful in the winter months, is like a fur hat soaked in sweat in the summer. It’s annoying, but summer does call for summer festivals and tours. And the headliner for one of those tours, The Dillinger Escape Plan, has the top debut in metal for this week. So mop off that sweat and take a look at what the hottest albums are this week (and also kill me if I ever say that again).
The Dillinger Escape Plan, One Of Us Is The Killer (Sumerian) #25, 14,825 sold
DEP take the top spot this week, and rightfully so. The band will be keeping themselves busy in support of this album now that the Summer Slaughter tour is right around the corner.
Escape The Fate, Ungrateful (Eleven Seven) #27, 12,950 sold
The fourth album from Escape The Fate and their first on Eleven Seven.
Pop Evil, Onyx (Entertainment One) #39, 9,775 sold
The third album from the Michigan natives has a pretty good debut this week.
Mindless Self Indulgence, How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence (Metropolis) #95, 3,800 sold
Back with its fifth album and the longest title yet, MSI have a solid debut and, in case you wanted to know, share a spot on the charts with Anamanaguchi.
Immolation, Kingdom of Conspiracy (Nuclear Blast) 1,475 sold
Death metal giants Immolation debut with their ninth studio album and will soon be out and about on the Decibel Magazine tour with the likes of Cannibal Corpse and Napalm Death.
Red Line Chemistry, Tug of War (Vertusent) 970 sold
The third album from this band was produced by Nick Raskulinecz.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Mind Control (Metal Blade) 930 sold
If this isn’t the most stoner/doom metal sounding band name ever, I don’t know what is.
Kadavar, Abra Kadavar (Nuclear Blast) 880 sold
The second full length from this band that seems to have a thing for retro looking album covers.
Orchid, Mouths of Madness (Nuclear Blast) 650 sold
Retro metal bands seem to be a theme this week.
Altars, Something More (Facedown) 400 sold
This hardcore band was probably hoping for something more in terms of sales.
Rob Zombie, Venemous Rat Regeneration Vendor (T-Boy/UMe) #83, 4,900 sold
Over 62,000 sold with little signs of slowing down.
Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Universal Republic) #88, 4,350 sold
A 25% drop, but now over 76,000 have been sold.
Joe Satriani, Unstoppable Momentum (Epic) #94, 3,850 sold
It’s a 64% second week drop for Satch.
Deep Purple, Now What?! (Eagle Rock) #108, 3,750 sold
This dropped off the charts after it debuted, but now it’s back on with a surge in sales.
Device, Device (Warner Bros.) #116, 3,350 sold
A 34% drop leaves this album to its own devices (oh I’ve been waiting to use that one).
Halestorm, The Strange Case Of… (Atlantic) #120, 3,200 sold
Even with a 25% drop, this album crosses the 225,000 mark.
Killswitch Engage, Disarm The Descent (Roadrunner) #134, 2,850 sold
Soon these guys will be out on tour with new tour mates Darkest Hour.
Bring Me The Horizon, Sempiternal (Epitaph) #139, 2,725 sold
A teeny tiny boost for this album this week.
Stone Sour, House of Gold & Bones Part 2 (Roadrunner) #145, 2,550 sold
A 22% drop might be a tad sour, but selling over 60,000 isn’t.
In This Moment, Blood (Century Media) #169, 2,200 sold
Even with a 19%, this album is selling bloody well.
Red, Release the Panic (Provident) #170, 2,200 sold
Sometimes, an album is back on the charts and it makes you glad. Sometimes you never noticed it was gone in the first place.
Kid Rock, Rebel Soul (Atlantic) #187, 1,975 sold
I almost missed this one. I wonder why. Anyway, it’s almost at 495,000 if you were counting.
The Ocean, Pelagial (Metal Blade) 430 sold
This particular album has the regular studio version and an all instrumental version.
Amorphis, Circle (Nuclear Blast) 420 sold
Sales have got this album running in circles.
Avantasia, The Mystery of Time (Nuclear Blast) 420 sold
Memorize all the band members from Avantasia and win a prize! The prize: Recognition that you have nothing better to do with your time.
Otherwise, True Love Never Dies (Century Media) 410 sold
A 27% drop, but and otherwise good week with over 41,000 sold.
Devour the Day, Time & Pressure (Fat Lady) 400 sold
One thing this isn’t devouring is sales.
Crown The Empire, The Fallout (Rise) 390 sold
Wait, do emperors wear crowns? No seriously, do they?
Sodom, Epitome of Torture (Steamhammer/SPV) 340 sold
Epitome of bands not selling as well as you may prefer.
Melvins, Everybody Loves Sausages (Ipecac) 640 sold
Seriously, the album title makes me want sausages every time I read it.
Heaven Shall Burn, Veto (Century Media) 320 sold
Looks like sales have been vetoed for this album.
Arsis, Unwelcome (Nuclear Blast) 310 sold
But yeah, the “Sunglasses At Night” cover is awesome.
Delain, Interlude (Napalm) 310 sold
I wanted to find out the meaning behind the name Delain for the sake of a pun, but alas it was not meant to be.