Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Hope you all had a happy Fourth of July and that you still have the same amount of digits as you did last week. And that you didn’t decide to drive around after knocking back some Budwei- er, sorry, America beer. It’s just as well that Budweiser should (temporarily) rename themselves America since most of our big name beers are tasteless and smell a bit like urine, so why not have one that just represents them all? Say what you want about the Brits, but even their shitty beer is actually beer compared to whatever hell is in those cans. But, you know, no judgement. Anyway, Whitechapel topped the charts and Warped Tour is in full swing.
Various Artists, 2016 Warped Tour Compilation (SideOne Dummy)
Ah, yes, here it is. As usual, there’s a helping of metal on this compilation supplied by Whitechapel, Every Time I Die, Veil of Maya, and Atreyu among others.
The Browning, Isolation (Spinefarm)
The band’s third album is their best selling yet. I still maintain that their name is rather unfortunate.
Steve Vai, Modern Primitive (Sony)
Steve Vai’s ninth studio album is his first since 2012.
Denner/Shermann, Masters of Evil (Metal Blade)
The original Mercyful Fate guitarists release their debut LP.
Apothesary, Sensory Overload (M-Theory Audio)
This is a new EP from California arena death metal act.
Volbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
#42 (from 29)
A 33% drop with nearly 75,000 sold, but don’t feel bad for them. “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” has been #1 at active rock for nine weeks in a row, and they’ll keep selling.
Disturbed, Immortalized (Reprise)
#43 (from 41)
Another 6% drop, similar to last week, but this has sold over 415,000 so far, and their “Sound of Silence” cover sold another 25,000 copies this week.
Gojira, Magma (Roadrunner)
#64 (from 13)
An 81% drop in week two. Also, it’s one of our favorites so far this year (well, for three of us anyways)! This has sold 20,000 so far.
Thousand Foot Krutch, Exhale (TFK)
#91 (from 17)
This took a 83% drop in week two.
Pierce the Veil, Misadventures (Fearless)
#92 (from 88)
A 16% drop, but it will pierce the 80,000 mark next week.
Five Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park)
#97 (from 95)
You got a 13% drop. over 365k sold so far.
Hellyeah, Unden!able (Eleven Seven)
#102 (from 75)
A 32% drop. Hellno.
Bring Me The Horizon, That’s The Spirit (Columbia)
#121 (from 195)
This nabs a big 43% boost after re-entering the charts last week. 158,000 sold.
Thrice, To be Everywhere is to be Nowhere (Vagrant)
#133 (from 87)
A 42% drop puts this at the same position as…
Rob Zombie, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser (UMe)
#133 (from 108)
… this one, which has a 24% drop with just under 70,000 sold.
Shinedown, Threat To Survival (Atlantic)
#158 (from 162)
A drop of 8%.
Issues, Headspace (Rise)
Looks like Warped Tour gave this band a few more fans with a 13% boost.
Motörhead, Clean Your Clock (UDR)
This didn’t actually enter the 200 when it debuted, but finally did with an absolutely gigantic boost of 498%. No, not a typo; this sold 200 copies last week.
Nails, You Will Never Be One of Us (Nuclear Blast)
#184 (from 41)
A second week drop of 76%. We saw about 1,250 Nails shirts last night at the Converge/Quicksand show in Brooklyn last night though, so at least they’re cleaning up on merch.
Beartooth, Aggressive (Red Bull)
#186 (from 160)
Can this bear a drop of 20%?
Breaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn (Hollywood)
A 6% boost brings this back on the the charts. 345,000 sold so far.
Rival Sons, Hollow Bones (Earache)
A 43% drop in week two. We’ll see if it has the staying power of its predecessor.
Ice Nine Kills, Every Trick In The Book (Fearless)
Warped Tour has given out a big ass boost of 326 for this one.
Dark Funeral, Where Shadows Forever Reign (Century Media)
Some albums you’re not surprised when they reappear. Other times you are. In this case, seeing this go from 80 copies to over 600, its the latter since we live in America and not Sweden.
Hail The Sun, Culture Scars (Equal Vision)
A 84% drop in week two.
Wage War, Blueprints (Fearless)
Another solid boost this week of 75%.
Old Wounds, The Suffering Spirit (Good Fight)
This came out about a year ago and the band is making new fans on Warped Tour.
Katatonia, The Fall of Hearts (Peaceville)
A 35% drop is heart to bear.