Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
We know you hate Insane Clown Posse, so ignore that fact that we continue to add them to this list anyway by focus on the real debut this week: a supergroup featuring seemingly every hard rock/metal musician ever. There’s other notable debuts as well from Kataklysm and Xandria, but next week is looking to bring in quite the horde. And even the week after that when over 10 different bands p out an album on August 21. Oh yeah, August is looking healthy for metal.
Saint Asonia, Saint Asonia (RCA) #10 13,000 sold
This semi-supergroup featuring member of Three Days Grace, Staind and Dark New Day have a really solid top ten debut, suggesting that there’s still an audience for straight ahead active rock-type music.
Insane Clown Posse, The Marvelous Missing Link (Found) (Psychopathic) #53 4,825 sold
The duo’s latest album doesn’t match the debut of last April’s release.
Teenage Time Killers, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (Rise) #134, 1,875 sold
The supergroup featuring everyone from the likes of Dave Grohl to Randy Blythe makes its debut.
Kataklysm, Of Gods & Ghosts (Nuclear Blast) #147, 1,725 sold
The band’s twelfth studio album gets a solid debut.
Finger Eleven, Five Crooked Lines (Bicycle) #162, 1,600 sold
The band’s first album in five years doesn’t debut quiet as high as its predecessors.
Xandria, Fire & Ashes (Napalm) 470 sold
This new EP features a cover of “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)” by Meat Loaf.
Lamb of God, VII: Sturm Und Drang (Epic) #15, 10,375 sold
A second week 78% drop doesn’t take this down too far.
Breaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn (Hollywood) #29, 7,250 sold
A 12% drop.
We Came As Romans, We Came As Romans (Equal Vision) #44, 5,425 sold
A second week drop of 76% comes.
Various Artists, 2015 Warped Tour Compilation (Side One Dummy) #78, 3,500 sold
A drop of 50% with just under 40,000 sold.
Symphony X, Underworld (Nuclear Blast) #127, 1,925 sold
A second week drop of 71%.
Slipknot, .5: The Gray Chapter (Roadrunner) #132, 1,875 sold
A slight boost of 3%.
August Burns Red, Found In Faraway Places (Fearless) #142, 1,800 sold
In week five, this drops 21% while crossing over 40,000 sold.
Halestorm, Into the Wild Life (Atlantic) #149, 1,700 sold
A slight drop of 5%.
Foo Fighters, Sonic Highways (RCA) #162, 1,600 sold
A boost of 17%.
Counterparts, Tragedy Will Find Us (Pure Noise) 620 sold
This takes a big drop of 89%.
Northlane, Node (Rise) 530 sold
Another big drop of 85%.
For All Eternity, Metanoia (Facedown) 500 sold
This dropped off after its initial debut.
Babymetal, Babymetal (VAP Japan) 450 sold
A 19% drop.
Lindemann, Skills In Pills (Warner Bros.) 510 sold
A 28% drop has got skillz.
Palisades, Mind Games (Rise) 350 sold
A drop of 48%, but this has sold over 11,000 copies.
Our Last Night, Younger Dreams (Self-Released) 330 sold
A 51% drop after Warped Tour boosts.
Gus G., Brand New Revolution (Dismanic) 800 sold
A second week 59% drop.
Refused, Freedom (Epitaph) 320 sold
A boost got refused for this one as it took a 58% drop, even as they wrapped up their tour with Faith No More.
Youth In Revolt, Love is a Liar’s Game (Prosthetic) 320 sold
A revolting 28% drop.
Conquer Divide, Conquer Divide (Artery) 300 sold
We missed the debut of this all female band last week, which sold 1,050 copies.
We Are Harlot, We Are Harlot (Roadrunner) 270 sold
A 78% boost brings this back up to speed.
Dayseeker, Origin (InVouge) 260 sold
We haven’t seen this since it’s debut, but it looks like touring has nabbed the band new fans.
Jungle Rot, Order Shall Prevail (Victory) 240 sold
A 13% drop prevails.
Armored Saint, Win Hands Down (Metal Blade) 240 sold
Handed down a 10% drop.
Hundredth, Free (Hopeless) 210 sold
This bump streak is broken with a 71% drop.
Amaranthe, Massive Addictive (Spinefarm) 200 sold
This could be near the end of its run soon.
Sons of Texas, Baptized in the Rio Grande (Razor & Tie) 200 sold
This could also be dropping off soon.