Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Summer is more or less here, which means you can expect some seesawing of sales thanks to all those touring festivals. And while Mayhem won’t be one of them this year, that doesn’t mean metal bands aren’t going to get their due especially now that that the heavy acts of Vans Warped Tour are grouped together in the Monster Energy Party Zone. Also, this summer is not short on releases both in quality and quantity. It feels like we put out a debut list of 8-10 bands on average these days, and today’s edition of MBN is no exception.
Thrice, To be Everywhere is to be Nowhere (Vagrant) #8, 21,250 sold
The band’s first album in fives years is their highest charting since Vheissu in 2005.
Lacuna Coil, Delirium (Century Media) #16, 13,050 sold
Album eight manages to outdo its 2014 predecessor.
Death Angel, The Evil Divide (Nuclear Blast) #33, 6,375 sold
Following their first foray into the top 100 in 2013, the band’s eighth album does even better than its predecessor.
Architects, All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us (Epitaph) #37, 5,525 sold
This is the band’s best debut yet in the US.
Jim Breuer and The Loud & Rowdy, Songs from the Garage (Metal Blade) #116, 1,600 sold
Comedian Jim Breuer’s new band makes its debut.
Of Mice & Men, Live At Brixton (Rise) #181, 1,100 sold
This is the band’s first live album.
Six Feet Under, Graveyard Classics IV – The Number of the Priest (Metal Blade) 530 sold
Another covers album from Six Feet Under complete with clever wordplay.
Hesitation Wounds, Awake For Everything (6131) 450 sold
This is the debut LP from the metalcore supergroup fronted by Jeremy Bolm of Touché Amoré.
Withered, Grief Relic (Season of Mist) 350 sold
This is the band’s first album in six years.
Suicidal Angels, Division of Blood (NoiseArt) 240 sold
This is album six for this Greek thrash band.
Disturbed, Immortalized (Reprise) #26, 7,250 sold
A 22% drop with nearly 395,000 sold. Meanwhile, “Sound of Silence” is the 18th-biggest selling download in the country and has sold almost 750,000 so far.
Pierce the Veil, Misadventures (Fearless) #38, 5,400 sold
A 46% drop due to misadventure.
Five Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park) #70, 2,700 sold
Over 356,000 sold.
Rob Zombie, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser (UMe) #72, 2,625 sold
A 30% drop with over 60,000 sold.
Hatebreed, The Concrete Confessional (Nuclear Blast) #99, 1,900 sold
Concrete evidence of a 42% drop.
Deftones, Gore (Reprise) #108, 1,725 sold
Over 100,000 sold after a 24% drop.
Shinedown, Threat To Survival (Atlantic) #127, 1,550 sold
A big boost is followed by a big drop of 51%.
Saosin, Along The Shadow (Epitaph) #133, 1,475 sold
A drop of 87% in week two.
Sixx:A.M., Prayers for the Damned (Eleven Seven) #135, 1,450 sold
A 59% drop.
Megadeth, Dystopia (Tradecraft/UMe) #137, 1,425 sold
A 42% drop with just under 120,000 sold.
Bring Me The Horizon, That’s The Spirit (Columbia) #159, 1,225 sold
Last week’s 15% boost is followed by a 15% drop.
DevilDriver, Trust No One (Napalm) #161, 1,225 sold
Can’t trust a 50% drop.
Babymetal, Metal Resistance (RAL) #182, 1,100 sold
Babymetal are back on the charts and inching towards 30,000 sold.
Katatonia, The Fall of Hearts (Peaceville) 860 sold
A 77% fall in week two.
Gruesome, Dimensions of Horror (Relapse) 680 sold
A 57% second week drop.
Flotsam and Jetsam, Flotsam and Jetsam (AFM) 400 sold
A 66% drop.
Kvelertak, Nattesferd (Roadrunner) 360 sold
A 58% drop in week three is natt good.
Erra, Drift (Sumerian) 340 sold
This continues to drop and return to the charts.
Fallujah, Dreamless (Nuclear Blast) 340 sold
A drop of 17% isn’t so dreamy, but it’s sold about 7,000 so far.
Wasn’t redy for a drop of 53%.
Gorguts, Pleiades’ Dust (Season of Mist) 340 sold
Gutted by a 54% drop.
Destruction, Under Attack (Nuclear Blast) 270 sold
Attacked by a 20% drop.
Texas Hippie Coalition, Dark Side of Black (Carved) 250 sold
A 45% drop.
Haken, Affinity (InsideOut) 220 sold
No affinity for a 37% drop.
Ice Nine Kills, Every Trick In The Book (Fearless) 200
A 10% boost brings this up again.