Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
As you may or may not have heard by now, Queens Of The Stone Age have a number 1 album. There’s a bit more to the story than that too. According to Billboard, …Like Clockwork sold 12,000 vinyl LP’s in its first week, making it the second biggest sales week for an LP since the charts began back in January 2010. That’s pretty damn impressive to say the least, especially since the only other album to top it was Daft Punk’s latest album two weeks ago. We’ve also got sales for Megadeth and Sleeping With Sirens who had really good debuts.
Queens Of The Stone Age, …Like Clockwork (Matador) #1, 90,600 sold
Emerging triumphant at number 1 is Queens Of The Stone Age, the long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s Era Vulgaris.
Sleeping With Sirens, Feel (Rise) #3, 59,000 sold
The band’s third release is its highest charting album to date. And most likely the highest-ever chart position for Rise Records.
Megadeth, Super Collider (UMe) #6, 29,350 sold
Album fourteen from Dave Mustaine and company is the first album since Cryptic Writings not to feature a line-up change between albums. Their peak of #6 is their highest-charting album since 2004’s Youthanasia.
Filter, The Sun Comes Out Tonight (Wind-Up) #52, 8,000 sold
The band’s sixth album is its first on Wind-Up.
Various Artists, 2013 Warped Tour Compilation (Side One Dummy) #63, 6,525 sold
Most metalheads probably won’t be interested in the majority of the stuff on this album, but it does feature the likes of The Black Dahlia Murder and Bring Me The Horizon.
Killing Joke, Singles Collection 1979-2012 (10 Spot) 390 sold
The band that almost every one seems to attribute some influence to puts out all the singles from their career. Which is a lot.
My Dying Bride, The Manuscript EP (Peaceville) 290 sold
Doom masters put out a new EP along the same lines as their previous release.
Alice In Chains, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (Virgin) #21, 18,375 sold
With nearly 80,000 sold in its second week, this album likely won’t be going extinct anytime soon.
30 Seconds To Mars, Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams (Virgin) #70, 5,900 sold
Just under 70,000 sold after a 46% drop.
Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Universal/Republic) #98, 4,000 sold
Just under 90,000 sold for these Danes.
Halestorm, The Strange Case Of… (Atlantic) #117, 3,150 sold
60 weeks on the charts with over 236,000 sold in total. You’re doing it right.
Bring Me The Horizon, Sempiternal (Epitaph) #137, 2,650 sold
This album gets a boost for the week, and is the band’s fastest-selling album yet. We expect more when their stint on Warped Tour kicks off.
Rob Zombie, Venemous Rat Regeneration Vendor (T-Boy/UMe) #138, 2,650 sold
Over 70,000 sold with more likely on the way once Mayhem gets started.
Killswitch Engage, Disarm The Descent (Roadrunner) #143, 2,525 sold
Over 90,000 sold in week 10. And judging from their sold-out show in New York last night, people really dig the new album.
Stone Sour, House of Gold & Bones Part 2 (Roadrunner) #147, 2,425 sold
Not too far off from the 70,000 mark.
Device, Device (Warner Bros.) #152, 2,300 sold
This might get more sales when Gigantour gets started.
Escape The Fate, Ungrateful (Eleven Seven) #168, 2,100 sold
It’s hard to be grateful for a 21% drop.
Shinedown, Amaryllis (Atlantic) #175, 2,000 sold
Another boost for this album which has sold over 410,000 total.
Black Veil Brides, Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones (Lava/Universal Republic) #192, 1,750 sold
Over 110,000 sold in total. We’ll bet you’re thrilled.
In This Moment, Blood (Century Media) #194, 1,750 sold
Sales, bloody sales.
Kid Rock, Rebel Soul (Atlantic) #200, 1,725 sold
The devil without a cause might be going platinum, but he’s only halfway there with this album.
Black Star Riders, All Hell Breaks Loose (Nuclear Blast) 1,000 sold
Sales have broken loose, too. Not bad for Thin Lizzy with a new name and without a Phil Lynott.
Skinny Puppy, Weapon (Metropolis) 950 sold
And a 66% drop for this puppy.
Dark Tranquillity, Construct (Century Media) 920 sold
Knowing how sales differ between the US and Sweden, this album has probably gone gold over there by now.
Kylesa, Ultraviolet (Season Mist) 900 sold
This has been sludging up the charts.
Affiance, Campaign (Ingrooves) 690 sold
This came out back in December and has now made its way back. Maybe it’s got something to do with the tour with Killswitch Engage.
Crown The Empire, The Fallout (Rise) 480 sold
This sold the same amount as last week.
Anvil, Hope In Hell (The End) 420 sold
420 dude! That’s actually not that many. Maybe it’s time for Anvil! The Story of The Story Of Anvil?
Texas Hippie Coalition, Peacemaker (Carved) 410 sold
One wonders how this keeps making reappearances on the charts. Hint: touring.
ASG, Blood Drive (Relapse) 400 sold
There are many claims as to what ASG stands for, though we kinda like “amplification of self gratification”.
Kadavar, Abra Kadavar (Nuclear Blast) 360 sold
Alaka-dead body. Eh, doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.
U.D.O., Steelhammer (AFM) 400 sold
Sales are getting hammered.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Mind Control (Metal Blade) 280 sold
Doom metal forefathers would be proud.
Rings of Saturn, Dingir (Unique Leader) 280 sold
This came out back in February and has likely come back thanks to the touring the band has been doing.