Metal By Numbers 1/19: The revenge of the charts!

Posted by on February 21, 2022

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

Another chart! We are slowly getting Metal By Numbers back on track here at Metal Insider. Unfortunately, our notable debuts are lacking and the highest charting metal/rock debut was Skillet at only 700. Hopefully, next week we see some bangers.


Notable Debuts:

Skillet, Dominion (Atlantic)
Debut #88
700 sold
Skillet give their fans their 11th studio album.






Wilderun, Epigone (Century Media)
Debut #96
650 sold

Their first batch of new material while signed with Century Media.







Infected Rain, Ecdysis (Napalm)
450 sold

Formed in Chișinău, Moldova, Infected Rain brings their fifth album.







Nocturnal Graves, An Outlaws Stand (Season of Mist)
115 sold

Australian roots with elements of death, thrash, and black metal.






Notable Sales:

Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#40 (from 30)
1,550 sold

The Michigan based band drops 35%.






Exodus, Persona Non Grata(Nuclear Blast)
#105 (from 124)
1,225 sold

An amazing 79% boost for their eleventh studio album. Written over the pandemic, this is only the second album to feature Steve “Zetro” Souza since his 2014 return.







Volbeat, Servant Of The Mind (Republic Records)
#69 (from 68)
950 sold

Volbeat’s eighth studio album drops 14%. It’s produced by Jacob Hansen, Michael Poulsen (vocals), and Rob Caggiano (guitar).









Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood (Fearless Records)
#90 (from 89)
700 sold

Ice Nine Kills drops 14%. Catch them on tour with Bad Omens, Currents, and Fame On Fire!








Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#98 (from 73)
650 sold

The mighty Iron Maiden fall 38% in week 19. Catch them on tour with Trivium and Within Temptation!







Mastodon, Hushed And Grim (Reprise Records)
#100 (from 90)
600 sold

Mastodon falls 25% in week eleven. Members of Mastodon write like they’re “…choreographed acrobatics







Black Label Society, Doom Crew Inc. (Spinefarm)
#109 (from 116)
575 sold

Zakk Wylde and friends drop only 6% in week seven.







Turnstile, Glow On (Roadrunner Records)
#112 (from 185)
550 sold

The Baltimore band’s fourth album gets a nice 45% increase with 24,100 overall.






Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
#121 (from 101)
525 sold

Spiritbox decrease again by slightly more 24%. Catch them on tour with Underoath, Bad Omens, and Stray From The Path!







Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight(Roswell)
#138 (from 133)
450 sold

The Foo Fighters drop only 10% this week. Catch them on their North American tour. Did you check out their trailer for “Studio 666“??!!







Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#150 (from 118)
425 sold
Deftones’ ninth album drops another 28%. A fan of Deftones? You’re gonna wanna hear LOATHE.







Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#156 (from 114)
425 sold

Gojira drop 32%. Only fitting they are after their tour buddies Deftones. Unfortunately, they had to postpone their European leg.







King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Butterfly 3000 (KGLW)
#162 (from 172)
400 sold

The Melbourne natives decrease by 3%.






AFI, Bodies (Rise)
#165 (re-entry)
400 sold

AFI returns again to the charts! I still haven’t seen an album come and go more.







Whitechapel, Kin (Metal Blade Records)
#175 (re-entry)
375 sold

Whitechapel’s 8th studio album rejoins AFI on the charts!







Steely Dan, Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live (Interscope)
#195 (from 155)
325 sold

These are the first Steely Dan albums without founding member Walter Becker who passed away back in 2017.







Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground Fire ( Mom + Pop Music)
#196 (re-entry)
325 sold

It’s the second collaboration album by the Rage Against the Machine guitarist. Guest appearances include Bring Me the Horizon, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder and more.






Dream Theater, A View From The Top Of The World (Inside Out)
#200 (from 197)
320 sold

Their 15th studio album witnesses a 13% decrease. Check out their new video “Transcending Time






Khemmis, Deceiver (Nuclear Blast)
300 sold

The fourth studio album jumps 40% in week eight.







Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album(DualTone/Entertainment 720)
260 sold

Andy Dywer and Mouse Rat drop another 13%.







KK’s Priest, Sermons Of The Sinner (EX1)
220 sold

A 13% increase for the profound and legendary guitarist.







Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
200 sold

Knocked Loose’s EP focuses on “a story about extreme grief and the levels a person is willing to go through to get rid of it.”
Watch the short film here.






Hypocrisy, Worship (Nuclear Blast)
160 sold

The 13th studio album jumps 14%.







Quicksand, Distant Populations (Epitaph)
150 sold

The NYC post-hardcore outfit’s 4th album falls another 32% with it 4,800 copies YTD.








Archspire, Bleed The Future (Season Of Mist)
140 sold

A 53% drop. Oli Aleron’s stint on the Jasta Show only worked the charts for one week.








Full Of Hell, Garden Of Burning Apparitions (Relapse Records)
140 sold

A 24% increase! Not as good as last weeks job but still positive. Frontman Dylan Walker spoke about the lyrical themes of the album as the exploration of  “impermanence and the fear that comes with knowing death is inescapable.” Catch them on tour with Converge, Uniform, and Thou!







Signs Of The Swarm, Absolvere (Unique Leader Records)
140 sold

The deathcore outfit returns with a whopping 315%. Catch them on tour with Fit For An Autopsy!







Slaughter To Prevail, Kostolom(Sumerian Records)
140 sold

Their second studio album drops another 5%. Surprisingly, they might sue their label Sumerian.








Cynic, Ascension Codes (Season Of Mist)
115 sold

A 35% drop in week seven. It’s Cynic’s fourth studio album and first to not feature late drummer Sean Reinert and Sean Malone.








Fiddlehead, Between The Richness (Run For Cover)
100 sold

Returning to the charts with a 63% increase.







Smith/Kotzen, Smith/Kotzen(BMG)
100 sold

Smith/Kotzen return to the charts! Almost 14,500 sold to date. Check out their other EP Better Days EP







Gatecreeper, An Unexpected Reality (Closed Casket Activities)
1100 sold

A mere 4% drop! Amazing album art by Thomas Toye.







Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
100 sold

Another matching 36% drop for the Ukrainian metalcore outfit. Check out their new video for “Disclosure!







Rivers Of Nihil, The Work (Metal Blade Records)
90 sold

Returning with a 9% increase. Check out members of Rivers of Nihil on a new Monsters Around Us track.







Babymetal, 10 Babymetal Years (BMD Fox Records)
90 sold

Babymetal return to the charts but for how long…



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