Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Last night, news broke that Riley Gale, frontman of Power Trip, had died at age 34. I was shocked, as I’m sure many of you were. Power Trip have garnered a strong rapidly growing following since the started and particularly after the release of their acclaimed sophomore album Nightmare Logic. Speaking personally, “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Ax)” has a been a staple on my workout playlist since it came out. I wouldn’t be surprised if the band sees a spike in album sales, such is the sad reality of musicians dying. Whether or not Power Trip continues as a band, we’ll all remember Gale as a powerful vocalist gone way too soon.
Halestorm, Reimagined EP (Atlantic)
This EP features 6 rerecorded tracks from earlier in the band’s career, including a cover of “I Will Always Love You.”
Primitive Man, Immersion (Relapse)
This is the band’s third studio album and best debut yet.
King Buzzo (with Trevor Dunn), Gift of Sacrifice (Ipecac)
Buzz Osbourne’s latest solo album is a collaborative effort with Trevor Dunn of Mr. Bungle.
Ingested, Where Only Gods May Tread (Unique Leader)
This is the band’s fifth studio album.
Psychosexual, Torch The Faith (6ex)
This is the debut album from the band led by Jeremy Spencer (ex-Five Finger Death Punch).
Kamelot, I Am The Empire – Live From The 013 (Napalm)
This is the band’s third live album.
Within Destruction, Yōkai (Ultra Heavy)
I know this was one the debuts list last week, but it turns out this actually came out August 12th, so this should be considered the debut proper.
Deep Purple, Whoosh! (earMUSIC)
#20 (from 11)
A 61% second week drop.
Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#70 (from 77)
A 4% boost.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#88 (from 79)
A 12% drop.
Dance Gavin Dance, Afterburner(Rise)
#97 (from 74)
A 24% drop.
A 13% drop with just under 40,000 sold.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#121 (from 110)
A 7% drop.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#130 (from 115)
A 12% drop.
Pearl Jam, Gigaton (Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records)
#143 (from 140)
A 7% boost.
Static-X, Project Regeneration Vol. 1 (Otsego Entertainment Group)
#144 (from 140)
A 5% boost.
Avatar, Hunter Gatherer (eOne)
#149 (from 17)
A 87% drop in week two.
A 14% drop.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#170 (from 154)
A 9% drop.
Bush, The Kingdom(BMG)
#185 (from 159)
A 16% drop.
Haken, Virus (Inside Out)
A hearty 83% boost.
Imperial Triumphant, Alphaville(Century Media)
A 14% boost.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
A 66% boost.
Black Crown Initiate, Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape (Century Media)
A drop of 80% in the album’s second week.
Dee Snider, For The Love Of Metal Live (Napalm)
A 25% drop.
Primal Fear, Metal Commando (Nuclear Blast)
A 19% drop.
Alcatrazz, Born Innocent (Silver Lining)
A 45% drop.
Gaerea, Limbo (Season Of Mist)
This gets a whopping 185% boost back up.
Seventh Day Slumber, Unseen: The Lion(Nashville)
A second week drop of 84%.
Tokyo Motor Fist, Lions(Frontiers)
A 48% boost back up.
Onslaught, Generation Antichrist(AFM)
A 65% second week drop.
Powerwolf, The Best of the Blessed (Napalm)
This compilation gets boosted back up by 115%.
Terminal Nation, Holocene Extinction(20 Buck Spin)
A 76% drop in week two.