Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
By now you mouth may be forming a grimace at the sight of a Hinder album topping our debuts this week, but I have something even more confounding for you: introducing Now That’s What I Call Tailgate Anthems
. No, I am not joking. Last week, this compilation debuted at number 42 on the Billboard 200. What’s on it? Well, the full track list is on the link above, but if you’re too lazy to look, it’s got everything from “We Will Rock You” by Queen to “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas to “My Kinda Party” by Jason Aldean. So if you’re too lazy to make your own damn playlist or hate things like Spotify, you can now go buy this album to listen to while turning yourself into a drunken dumbass before going in for the big game! Ugh.
Also, just a reminder that this column DOES NOT go by the Billboard 200 numbers. The numbers are taken from the Top Current Album chart and the New Artists Chart.
Hinder’s sixth album is their lowest charting debut to date.
This album features current and former members of Norma Jean and Every Time I Die.
Venom Inc, Avé
This is the debut album from the members of Venom’s Prime Evil album.
The band’s tenth album is their first on Relapse Records.
(EMP Label Group)
Varials, Pain Again (Fearless Records)
This is the band’s debut album. Here’s some of the music that influenced it.
Exit Eden, Rhapsodies in Black (Napalm)
This is a cover album featuring the vocalists of Avantasia and Visions of Atalantis
This band, featuring two members of At The Gates, releases their debut album.
Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
#24 (from 18)
A 23% drop as surviving Linkin Park members announce plans for a special event.
This holds the same position as last week but has an 18% drop.
#73 (from 47)
A 40% drop with just under 20,000 sold.
In This Moment, Ritual
#85 (from 71)
A 18% drop with just under 30,000 sold.
Stone Sour, Hydrograd
#94 (from 82)
A 17% drop but this takes them over 50,000.
This takes a 72% second week drop.
#120 (from 35)
Wage War, Deadweight
#144 (from 14)
An 86% drop in week two.
Seether, Poison The Parish (Canine Riot)
A 17% brings this back up after dropping off last week.
Skillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#181 (from 193)
A 10% boost.
I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
#187 (from 183)
This sold about the same as last week.
A 5% drop.
A 75% drop in week two.
Letters From The Fire, Worth the Pain (Sand Hill)
A drop of 6%.
A 48% drop isn’t so smokin’.
A 5% drop.
Oceans Ate Alaska, Hikari
A 47% drop.
Lorna Shore, Flesh Coffin
This gets boosted back up.
A 40% drop, but closing in on the 10,000 mark.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity (ATO)
This completes your King Gizzard album report for the week.
Decapitated, Anticult (Nuclear Blast)
A 33% drop.