Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
I wasn’t here last week to do the charts and comment on the passing of Chester Bennington, but I’m not sure what I can say that hasn’t been said better elsewhere. Linkin Park weren’t one of my favorite bands growing up, but I certainly remember when “Numb” was playing everywhere and how formative they were for kids back then. In slightly happier news, Nine Inch Nails have a new release, which is always an event on Metal By Numbers. Also, I’ve only got general sales numbers for you this week, so no chart positions and some notable bands might be missing.
This year started off with a new NIN EP
. This second one sold a little bit under the first.
In This Moment, Ritual
Maria Brink and company release their sixth album, which doesn’t debut quite as high as 2014’s Black Widow
but is their second best debut to date.
This new EP follows the bands sophomore LP from last year.
Wintersun’s crowdfunded third LP didn’t do quite as well as the band’s 2012 return
This is the debut album from this new nu metal band.
The band’s fourth album is their first in seven years.
Trapped Under Ice, Heatwave
(Pop Wig Records)
The band’s third album is their first since reuniting.
This is the metalcore band’s third album.
This is the band’s second full-length.
The band’s second album follows up their buzzworthy debut.
This is the German band’s third album.
This is the band’s first live album.
Linkin Park, One More Light (Warner Bros.)
Even more copies of the new Linkin Park album sold this week.
Tour sales continues to give this boosts.
This drops by more than half from last week.
Motionless In White, Graveyard Shift
This gets boosted back up.
I Prevail, Lifelines (Fearless)
A 13% drop.
This sold roughly the same as last week.
A big 88% drop in week two.
Skillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
Over 200,000 sold
Hundredth, Rare (Hopeless Records)
A small dip in sales from last week.
The Acacia Strain, Gravebloom (Rise)
An 18% drop.
Volbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
Over 152,000 sold so far.
This again sells about the same as last week.
Decapitated, Anticult (Nuclear Blast)
A 37% drop.
6,200 sold so far.
Boris, Dear (Sargent House)
These guys will be touring with Mutoid Man in the fall.
An 80% drop in week two.
A 62% drop in week two.
Nearly 3,000 sold.
Knocked Loose, Laugh Tracks (Pure Noise)
Over 11,000 sold.
An 83% second week drop.
Tags: Alestorm, Bloodclot, Boris, Cytotoxin, Dayseeker, Decapitated, Decrepit Birth, DED, Dying Fetus, Goatwhore, Hundredth, I Prevail, In This Moment, Incubus, Integrity, Knocked Loose, Linkin Park, Melvins, Metallica, Motionless In White, Mr. Big, Municipal Waste, Nickleback, Nine Inch Nails, Origin, Polyphia, Rise Against, Seether, Shattered Sun, Silverstein, Skillet, Stone Sour, Suffocation, Sworn In, Tau Cross, The Acacia Strain, To Speak of Wolves, Trapped Under Ice, Unisonic, Volbeat, Wintersun
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