Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I know absolutely nothing about The Fault In Our Stars apart from the fact that a) I incorporated its title into this week’s Metal By Numbers, and b) it’s apparently a big sobfest. But (presumably) no one here at Metal Insider really wants to talk about it and the only thing to be sad about is that there aren’t too many debuts this week as opposed to the monstrous amount from last week. You could technically throw Linkin Park in there, since they had a #3 debut with The Hunting Party (110,000 is great for any band that isn’t Linkin Park). There’s also a bunch of numbers for bands on the Warped Tour now that it’s officially under way, so you can expect more of that in the weeks to come.
Stars In Stereo, Leave Your Mark (Hundred Handed) #110, 2,500 sold
Expire, Pretty Low (Bridge 9) #127, 2,175 sold
This is the second album from this Milwaukee hardcore act.
Boris, Noise (Sergent House) #163, 1,775 sold
The experimental Japanese metal band released their 19th album.
Vanna, VOID (Pure Noise) 1,350 sold
The post-hardcore acts fifth album is also their first on Pure Noise Records.
Scare Don’t Fear, From The Ground Up (KBB) 290 sold
It’s a rap metal band on Warped Tour. Moving on.
Various Artists, 2014 Vans Warped Tour Compilation (Side One Dummy) #38, 6,300 sold
A 12% boost puts this compilation up top.
Hellyeah, Blood For Blood (Eleven Seven) #46, 5,275 sold
A 69% drop, but this is still in the top 50.
Tesla, Simplicity (Tesla) #60, 5,250 sold
Another 69% drop, but after its solid debut last week, that’s to be expected.
Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King (Warner Bros.) #97, 2,925 sold
Think their video game will do as well as this album?
The Pretty Reckless, Going To Hell (Razor & Tie) #108, 2,775 sold
Over 85,000 sold.
Arch Enemy, War Eternal (Century Media) #111, 2,500 sold
A second week drop of 70%.
Chevelle, La Gargola (Epic) #112, 2,500 sold
Just under the 100,000 mark.
Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 2 (Prospect Park) #113, 2,475 sold
Just under 265,000 sold. The juggernaut continues.
The Amity Affliction, Let The Ocean Take Me (Roadrunner) #120, 2,350 sold
The ocean took this one down 77% in week two.
Beartooth, Disgusting (Red Bull) #128, 2,175 sold
A 70% drop, but Warped Tour could bring these numbers up.
Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Universal/Republic) #142, 2,025 sold
Sales are still going strong (226,000), given that they’re touring with Hellyeah. They’ll be back in the fall with them as well.
The Word Alive, Real (Fearless) #144, 1,975 sold
An 80% drop brings this real low.
Bring Me The Horizon, Sempiternal (Epitaph) #171, 1,700 sold
This gets boosted back onto the charts and is only a few weeks off from hitting the 200,000 mark.
Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 (Prospect Park) #185, 1,575 sold
Just under 395,000 sold.
Of Mice & Men, Restoring Force (Rise) #189, 1,525 sold
The force of this record is restored a bit after it was absent from last week’s charts.
Mushroomhead, The Righteous & The Butterfly (Megaforce) #196, 1,525 sold
Maybe a tour with Slipknot would bump these numbers up some? They’ll have to settle for Mayhem, which should still be fine.
Trap Them, Blissfucker (Prosthetic) 590 sold
A 61% drop isn’t so blissful. But neither is this album. It is pretty great though.
Mayhem, Esoteric Warfare (Season of Mist) 570 sold
A 52% drop is just pure…chaos (ha, fooled you).
Anathema, Distant Satellites (Kscope) 540 sold
Looks like we missed Anathema’s new album among the multitude of debuts last week. It came in with 1,550 sold.
Rival Sons, Great Western Valkyrie (Earache) 490 sold
Nothing rivals a 84% drop.
Tombs, Savage Gold (Relapse) 475 sold
A 60% drop is pretty savage. Maybe there’s a conspiracy about it.
Vader, Tibi Et Igni (Nuclear Blast) 450 sold
When is the band going to actually make a song about Darth Vader?
Get Scared, Everyone’s Out To Get Me (Fearless) 420 sold
So this is back. Thanks Warped Tour.
Marty Friedman, Inferno (Prosthetic) 410 sold
A 34% drop.
Ice Nine Kills, The Predator Becomes the Prey (Outerloop) 380 sold
Another album boost back up thanks to Warped Tour.
Deafheaven, Sunbather (Deathwish) 360 sold
A 24% boost.
Triptykon, Melana Chasmata (Century Media) 350 sold
10 weeks on and this gets a 37% boost.
Dangerkids, Collapse (Rise) 320 sold
Another album back thanks to, you guessed it, Warped Tour.
Babymetal, Babymetal (VAP Japan) 300 sold
The announcement of the band’s (?) first tour of North American gives them a 42% boost.
Gemini Syndrome, Lux (Warner Bros.) 300 sold
A 21% drop, but the band’s been on the charts for almost a year and has sold 22,000 copies.