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Metal By Numbers 9/5: One Wing To Rule Them All

Posted by on September 5, 2012

We don’t know much (just ask our commenters), but we do know that it’s pretty rare for a band to sell double what their last album did in this day and age of declining sales. The Georgia band did just about that with their fifth album, One Wing. That’s impressive, and might have something to do with Good Fight’s deal with eOne Entertainment. Either way, they’re to be commended. Katatonia had a good first week as well, just in time for their tour. 

 

Notable Debuts

The Chariot, One Wing (eOne/Good Fight) #77, 4,800 sold
Georgian hardcore act The Chariot has released its fifth studio album with one particular change: this is the band’s first album as a four-piece. Bassist Jon “KC Wolf” Kindler left the band in June to continue his college education, so bass duties have been filled in by guitarists Brandon Henderson and Stephen Harrison. No replacement has been announced, so we naturally expect either Henderson or Harrison to play bass and guitar simultaneously when the band beings touring in October.

 

Katatonia, Dead End Kings (Peaceville) #122 3,200 sold
Swedish band Katatonia has hit anything but a dead end with its latest release. Considering how affective tour magic has been for bands in the past, we imagine the band will enjoy more success as it has begun touring with The Devin Townsend Project and Paradise Lost, alternating the headlining spot with the former for each show.
I Am War, Outlive You All (Razor & Tie) 1,200 sold
What do you get when you combine members of Bleeding Through and Atreyu? A hardcore band with more cred than both and the record sales of neither.
Obey The Brave, Young Blood (Epitaph) 930 sold
This band, which features members of Despised Icon, has a pretty solid first week for a new band.
The Last Vegas, Bad Decisions (Frostbyte) 560 sold
This band is from Chicago, not Vegas. But it turns out the band name Chicago was already taken. 

 

Notable Sales

 

In This Moment, Blood (Century Media) #63, 5,600 sold
The band experienced a slight drop this week, though appears to be keeping up thanks to the Uproar Festival.

 

Insane Clown Posse, The Mighty Death Pop! (Psychopathic) #78, 4,800 sold
We’re just as surprised as you that these guys are even still clowning around on the charts (oh god, sorry).

 

Shinedown, Amaryllis (Atlantic) #81, 4,700 sold
The band keeps it steady as they continue on the Uproar Festival sans Papa Roach.

 

Five Finger Death Punch, American Capitalist (Prospect Park) #96, 3,800 sold
The Trespass American Tour is all wrapped up, and the death punch continues to sound.

 

Halestorm, The Strange Case Of… (Atlantic) #97, 3,800 sold
In other news, Lzzy Hale was voted the hottest chick in hard rock by Revolver Magazine.

 

P.O.D., Murdered Love (Razor & Tie) #100, 3,700 sold
After slowly dropping for a few weeks, the band suddenly experience a huge 82% boost in sales.

 

Rush, Clockwork Angels (Roadrunner) #103, 3,600 sold
Whilst holding their chart position, Geddy Lee is among Gibson’s Top 10 Metal and Hard Rock Bassists.

 

Slipknot, Antennas From Hell (Roadrunner) #118, 3,300 sold
Looks like this compilation album is starting  to get its antennas in a knot.

 

Pierce The Veil, Collide With the Sky (Fearless) #148, 2,600 sold
Even with a 26% drop, this album’s doing really impressive, having sold over 55,000 copies in less than two months.

 

The Darkness, Hot Cakes (Wind-Up) #155, 2,550 sold
With a 72% drop, this album certainly isn’t selling like, um, you know…

 

Testament, Dark Roots of Earth (Nuclear Blast) #187, 2,100 sold
The second album of Testament’s comeback remains on the chart for a fifth week.

 

Volbeat, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven (Universal) #195, 2,000 sold
This will have old over 145,000 by this time next week.

 

Fozzy, Sin and Bones (Century Media) 1,300 sold
6,500 sold in three weeks isn’t bad, but it’s not super inspiring. Maybe he should get back with Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. Wakka wakka!!

 

Texas Hippie Coalition, Peacemaker (Carved) 780 sold
Fun fact, the initials for Texas Hippie Coalition are “THC.” That might or might not be a drug reference for the marijuana.

 

Otherwise, True Love Never Dies (Century Media) 710 sold
These guys have sold over 18,000 so far, and we still don’t have anything to say about them.

 

Gillan & Iommi, Who Cares (EarMusic) 710 sold
This is a must-own for Deep Purple and Black Sabbath completists, as it features unreleased and new music from both Ian Gillan and  Tony Iommi. Turns out there weren’t that many completists this week.

 

Grave, Endless Procession Of Souls (Century Media) 490 sold
This band must have somehow sold 58 copies before street date last week, because this 490 they sold is a 740% increase from last week.
For The Fallen Dreams, Wasted Youth (Razor & Tie) 390 sold
For the falling sales.
Abandon All Ships, Infamous (Rise) 340 sold
While the band’s on Rise records, this ship sinks 14% this week.

 

Nile, At the Gate of Sethu (Nuclear Blast) 320 sold
This is up 25% from last week in it’s ninth week.

 

The Contortionist, Intrinsic (eOne/Good Fight Entertainment) 320 sold
The band have sold about 7,500 copies in 7 weeks. If they can keep that up,  well, it’ll be a while before they go gold, but that’s still not a terrible start.

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