Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I remember when Soundgarden came back. I was still a little kid when they first broke up, but when I started making my way through the realm of hard rock/metal, I, like many, was quite taken with “Black Hole Sun.” I listened to them the most out of the Seattle four and wondered if I would ever see them back together. So I was pretty stoked when things got up and rolling again in 2010. I remember hearing “Live To Rise” at the end of The Avengers. I remember when “Been Away For Too Long” was released as the first single for King Animal. I remember having opportunities to see them on tour and never being able to. Now, after Chris Cornell’s death and the subsequent disbandment, it’s strange to not only see a live album on here, but one that was recorded when the band was just beginning to breath new life.
You may have noticed there were no charts last week so I’ve made sure to note debut numbers for big albums like Sabaton as well as this weeks numbers.
This live album was recorded during Soundgarden’s 2013 tour in support for King Animal.
Wolves At The Gate, Eclipse
Wolves At The Gate’s fourth album marks their best debut yet.
The band’s fifth album has a good debut, but it sold less than half of its predecessor
This is the band’s second album.
This is the band’s seventh album.
This is the band’s fourth album.
This is John 5’s tenth solo album.
This is the band’s second EP.
Breaking Benjamin, Ember
#45 (from 55)
This re-entered the charts last week. It got another boost of 25%.
#56 (from 5)
Last week, Sabaton’s latest album debuted at #5 with over 10,500 sold, making it their best debut yet in the US.
#100 (from 82)
A 20% drop with just under 40,000 sold.
A 12% drop.
#137 (from 148)
A 7% boost.
#140 (from 193)
A 37% boost.
A huge 129% boost back up the charts.
Crown The Empire, Sudden Sky (Rise)
#155 (from 20)
The band’s forth album debuted last week at #20 and sold over 4,600 sold.
#156 (from 139)
A drop of 8%.
This got boosted way back up thanks to a tour with Hellyeah and Nonpoint.
A 39% drop.
This sold about the same as last week.
This debuted last week with just under 2,300 sold before dropping 85%.
A 24% drop.
This debuted last week with 800 sold and dropped 67% in its second week.
(Season Of Mist)
A 40% drop.
David Ellefson, Sleeping Giants
David Ellefson’s debut solo album opened last week with 2,075 sold and dropped by 92% in week two.