Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
The last time the name Incubus popped up on the charts I neglected to include them because though they once played some semblance of alternative/funk metal, they’re a long ways away from that sound nowadays. But as they’ve been included in our New & Noteworthy
column and even had a post about a new song
, I felt obliged to tack them on. So they’re the top debut, naturally. There’s also a number of sales from Record Store Day with exclusive vinyls and such. Also, we finally got the proper chart numbers this week! Huzzah!
Incubus, 8 (Island)
The band’s eighth album is their first in six years.
While She Sleeps, You Are We
The band’s third LP marks their best debut yet.
Rush, Cygnus X-1 12″
This Record Store Day release from Rush is a 180g audiophile vinyl of “Cygnus X-1” Books I and II.
Another Record Store Day vinyl. According to the Amazon page, it’s limited to 4000 worldwide.
Nothing Left, Destroy and Rebuild
This is the debut LP of a supergroup featuring ex-members of For Today and current members of Silent Planet and A Bullet for Pretty Boy.
Ghost Bath, Starmourner (Nuclear Blast)
Ghost Bath’s third LP is a followup to 2015’s much lauded Moonlover
(yours truly placed it at number one
Night Demon, Darkness Remains (Century Media)
This is the band’s second LP.
Kylesa, Live at Maida Vale Studio
(Season of Mist)
Kylesa may be on indefinite hiatus, but this BBC live album should make you forget about that temporarily.
Artificial Brain, Infrared Horizon
This is the second full-length from the technical death metal band.
Crazy Lixx, Ruff Justice
The Swedish glam rockers release their fifth LP. They’re also in the new Friday the 13th
This vinyl is another Record Store Day release.
I have no idea who Rhino Bucket are, but I’m dying to what the title is referred to. The Last Real Rock N’ Roll…what? Band? Album? Cafe?
Thunder, Rip It Up (earMUSIC)
The band’s eleventh album has been out since February in the UK, where it debuted at #3.
Outrun the Sunlight, Red Bird
This is the latest release from this instrumental prog metal band.
Damnation A.D., Pornography
Damantion A.D. hasn’t release an album for ten years, but for Record Store Day the covered The Cure’s 1982 album Pornography in its entirety.
Metallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
#25 (from 14)
A 31% drop. Meanwhile, The Black Album went up 3% and sold 5,225 copies.
Mastodon, Emperor of Sand
A 31% drop with over 56,000 sold.
Deep Purple, inFinite (earMusic)
#144 (from 99)
A 28% drop with over 10,000 sold.
This gets boosted back up onto the charts, likely thanks to the Picture Disc Vinyl sold on Record Store Day.
Falling In Reverse, Coming Home (Epitaph)
#149 (from 48)
A 61% drop. Hey, remember the time Ronnie Radke chucked mic stands into the crowd at Six Flags?
Highly Suspect, The Boy Who Died Wolf (300 Entertainment)
A 46% boost back up
Skillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#177 (from 161)
A 6% drop with over 183,000 sold.
I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
A 41% drop, but this still has life.
Gemini Syndrome, Memento Mori (Another Century)
This gets boosted back up after dropping off last week.
This got a 19% boost.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
A flying 35% boost.
Warbringer, Woe To The Vanquished
This gains a heft 57% boost.
Enterprise Earth, Embodiment
An 82% second week drop.
Darkthrone, Arctic Thunder (Peaceville)
I don’t know if it as Record Store Day or what, but it’s cool to see Darkthrone’s latest get a boost back up.
Richie Kotzen, Salting Earth
A 72% drop in week two.
Nine Shrines, Misery
This got boosted back after dropping off last week.
Art of Anarchy, The Madness
A drop of 32%.
Through Fire, Breathe (Sumerian)
A 58% drop.
Bad Omens, Bad Omens (Sumerian)
This gets boosted back up. The band will be on Warped Tour this year.
Power Trip, Nightmare Logic
A slight boost of 7%.
The Obsessed, Sacred (Relapse)
A 34% drop isn’t so sacred.