Metal By Numbers 1/17: Watain eclipse the charts

Posted by on January 17, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.

The ball is finally rolling in 2018 with a trio of black metal releases and one metal video game album. Lots more releases are coming up in January and we’re also getting some big announcements for more releases down the road. For example, Between the Buried and Me announced today the first of two albums coming relatively soon in March. I can’t hide my bias in being excited for that. Hell, I’m even interested in hearing the new Machine Head album coming soon that everyone seems to hate.

Notable Debuts:

Watain, Trident Wolf Eclipse (Century Media)
2,600 sold

Watain’s sixth studio album debuts with about the same numbers as its predecessor.





Summoning, With Doom We Come (Napalm Records)
900 sold

Summoning’s eighth studio album is their first in five years.





Shining, X – Varg Utan Flock (Season Of Mist)
250 sold

Not to be confused with the Norwegian band of the same name, this is Swedish Shining’s tenth studio album.





RichaadEB, Bullet Hell (610708 Records DK2)
200 sold

RichaadEB is best known for metal video game covers. If that’s your thing, I recommend hopping over to his YouTube channel.





Notable Sales:

Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction (Prospect Park)
4,400 sold

A 12% drop with over 42,000 sold.





Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
4,300 sold

A nice 30% boost.





Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
1,800 sold

A 33% drop isn’t so golden.





Linkin Park, One More Light Live (Warner Bros.)
1,600 sold

A 11% drop.





Asking Alexandria, Asking Alexandria (Sumerian Records)
1,400 sold
A 13% drop isn’t asking much.






skilletunleashedcdSkillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
1,200 sold

Same sold as last week.





Avenged Sevenfold, The Stage (Capitol)
1,000 sold

A 44% drop.





Evanescence, Synthesis (BMG)
1,000 sold

A 23% drop.






metallicahardwiredMetallica, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (Blackened)
950 sold

A 27% drop isn’t so hard…wired.





Queens Of The Stone Age, Villains (Matador Records)
900 sold

A 10% drop.





Marilyn Manson, Heaven Upside Down (Loma Vista)
1,000 sold

A 10% drop with just under 60,000 sold.





Trivium, The Sin And The Sentence (Roadrunner)
650 sold

Just under 30,000 sold.





Hollywood Undead, Five (BMG)
500 sold

A 29% drop with over 31,000 sold.





Iron Maiden, The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter (BMG)
500 sold

A 17% drop with almost 25,000 sold.





Prophets of Rage, Prophets of Rage (Caroline)
400 sold

A 33% boost.





August Burns Red, Phantom Anthem (Fearless)
350 sold

A 14% boost.





Black Sabbath, The End (Eagle Rock)
400 sold

A 20% drop.





Cannibal Corpse, Red Before Black (Metal Blade)
300 sold

A 25% drop into the red.





Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
300 sold
Nearly 20,000 sold.





Sons Of Apollo, Psychotic Symphony (InsideOut)
300 sold
A 17% boost.





Cavalera Conspiracy, Psychosis (Napalm Records)
300 sold

This sold the same as last week.





Morbid Angel, Kingdoms Disdained (Silver Lining)
200 sold

A 33% drop with 5,000 sold.





Sweet & Lynch, Unified (Frontiers)
200 sold

Same sold as last week with 5,500 sold.





Electric Wizard, Wizard Bloody Wizard (Spinefarm)
200 sold

Over 6,500 sold.





Converge, The Dusk In Us (Epitaph/Deathwish)
200 sold

Same sold as last week.






Glassjaw, Material Control (Century Media)
100 sold

5,600 sold.





War Of Ages, Alpha (Facedown)
100 sold

3,700 sold.





The Faceless, In Becoming A Ghost (Sumerian Records)
100 sold

Over 5,200 sold.




Ghost, Ceremony and Devotion (Loma Vista)
100 sold

Over 2,800 sold.


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