Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
So, I made an oopsie last week; I listed the numbers for the new August Burns Red and Refused albums when, in actuality, they were pre-order numbers that sometimes appear. The numbers you’re seeing this week are the real debut numbers for the two albums. Guess I’ll have to keep better track of album release dates; I don’t want to cause confusion after all. So take a look at this week’s numbers and be prepared for the new Tool album next week!
August Burns Red, Found In Faraway Places (Fearless) #4, 28,600 sold
The band’s seventh album marks their best debut yet.
Failure, The Heart Is A Monster (INgrooves) #42, 7,250 sold
Failure returns with its first new album in well over a decade. Judging from the reaction, they were missed.
Thy Art Is Murder, Holy War (Nuclear Blast) #43, 7,125 sold
The band’s third album makes it into the top fifty and is sure to pull in more numbers thanks to Mayhem Fest.
Refused, Freedom (Epitaph) #65 4,475 sold
The first new album in 17 years gets a solid debut. It’s definitely the biggest chart week they’ve ever had in the States.
Being As An Ocean, Being As An Ocean (InVogue) #72, 3,775 sold
This California post-hardcore debuts its third album.
Mutoid Man, Bleeder (Sargent House) 1,225 sold
The first LP from the trio featuring members of Cave In and Converge is off to a nice start.
Jungle Rot, Order Shall Prevail (Victory) 990 sold
The band releases its eighth studio album.
Wilson, Right To Rise (Razor & Tie) 950 sold
This is the second album from Detroit rockers Wilson, who have the phrase “full blast fuckery” written on their info page no less than four times.
Goblin Rebirth, Goblin Rebirth (Relapse) 570 sold
One of the four current incarnations of Goblin has released its self-titled debut.
Bitter End, Illusions of Dominance (Deathwish) 440 sold
This is the latest album from this San Antonio hardcore act.
Ecstatic Vision, Sonic Praise (Relapse) 320 sold
This Philly psychedelic metal band featuring former A Life Once Lost members makes its debut.
Breaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn (Hollywood) #5, 27,750 sold
This takes an 80% drop, but is still in the top five.
Kid Rock, First Kiss (Warner Bros.) #48, 6,275 sold
This gets a 75% boost and I’m running out of clever ways to rag on this.
Halestorm, Into the Wild Life (Atlantic) #116, 2,525 sold
A slight boost of 3%.
Foo Fighters, Sonic Highways (RCA) #145, 2,075 sold
Following the band’s 20th anniversary show, this gets boosted by 34%.
AC/DC, Rock or Bust (Columbia) #175, 1,800 sold
This dropped off again last week, but a 72% bumps this back up.
Slipknot, .5: The Gray Chapter (Roadrunner) #162, 1,775 sold
A boost of 4%.
High On Fire, Luminiferous (eOne) #168, 1,700 sold
This takes a drop of 37%.
Lindemann, Skills In Pills (Warner Bros.) 1,300 sold
This takes a 72% drop.
Hundredth, Free (Hopeless) 960 sold
A drop of 39%.
Our Last Night, Younger Dreams (Self-Released) 730 sold
Dreaming of a 9% drop.
Straight Line Stitch, Transparency (Pavement) 630 sold
The band’s latest EP is a follow-up to their self-titled EP from last year.
Babymetal, Babymetal (VAP Japan) 530 sold
A 34% drop.
Armored Saint, Win Hands Down (Metal Blade) 430 sold
A 33% drop sain’t that good.
Outlands, Grave Mind (Tragic Hero) 330 sold
A second 50% drop.
Amaranthe, Massive Addictive (Spinefarm) 290 sold
Still holding on with a slight drop of 5%.
iwrestledabearonce, Hail Mary (Artery) 290 sold
Bearing a 33% drop.
Silent Planet, The Night God Slept (Solid State) 280 sold
A tiny 1% boost.
Shattered Sun, Hope Within Hatred (Victory) 270 sold
No doubt Mayhem Fest is why this has gotten boosted back onto the charts.