Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Arch Enemy have cracked Billboard’s top 20, and that’s a good thing. Seeing metal bands reach high spots on the charts it always nice to see, especially when it’s a band that’s been around a long time. That’s 21 years in the case of Arch Enemy. What’s more, this comes two albums after the departure of renowned vocalist Angela Gossow who helped the band to hit their stride. Oh, and having Jeff Loomis in your band doesn’t hurt either. On another note, I’ll be gone for the next two weeks, so see you all in October.
Arch Enemy’s tenth album and second with Alissa White-Gluz sells less than its predecessor
, but its their highest charting album in the US.
This debuted with more than double the sales of Lynch Mob’s last album
. It’s also the first Lynch Mob album to chart on the Billboard 200 since 1992.
This is the band’s second live album.
Living Colour, Shade
The band’s sixth album is their first in eight years. It charted highest than its predecessor.
The band’s eighth album sells less than its 2015 predecessor
, which in turn sold less than half of what its predecessor debuted with.
Not sure if these guys are either “The End” or simply just “End”, but anyway this is their newest.
This is the band’s first self-released album. Unfortunately, it also sold less than half of its predecessor
This is the band’s debut LP.
This is the band’s second LP.
This is the band’s ninth album. Obviously.
This is the band’s fourth album.
This is the band’s seventh album.
This is the band’s eleventh studio album.
This is the band’s third full length album.
Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains (Matador Records)
#21 (from 4)
This dropped by 47% and has sold over 87,000 copies in two weeks.
Crazy big boost of 216%.
Greta Van Fleet, Black Smoke Rising EP (Republic)
#98 (from 78)
An 8% drop and over 20,000 sold.
Alice Cooper, Paranormal
#140 (from 124)
A drop of 5% with nearly 25,000 sold.
#150 (from 103)
A 32% drop.
In This Moment, Ritual
#171 (from 121)
A 21% drop.
A 38% drop is bad to the bone.
A nice 43% boost.
This takes a 79% drop in week two.
Paradise Lost, Medusa
A 64% second week drop.
4,300 sold in total so far.
Venom Inc, Avé
A 20% drop.
The Haunted, Strength In Numbers (Century Media)
Not much strength after a 48% drop.