Metal By Numbers 1/29: Sales of Apollo

Posted by on January 29, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
It’s easy to dismiss supergroups as gimmicky one-offs, but it looks like Sons of Apollo have done well for themselves in their 3 year run. Seems like all you need for a supergroup nowadays is to call Mike Portnoy and ask if he’s up to it (See also: Adrenaline Mob, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, The Winery Dogs, and Metal Allegiance). And hey, when are we getting a new Killer Be Killed album? Apart from that, it’s a pretty decent-sized list of debuts for January.
Notable Debuts:
Sons of Apollo, MMXX (Inside Out)
Debut #15
3,750 sold
The supergroup’s second album is its highest charting yet.
Anti-Flag, 20/20 Vision (Spinefarm)
Debut #29
3,000 sold
This is the band’s twelfth studio album.
British Lion, The Burning (Explorer1)
Debut #52
1,250 sold
This is the second album from the Steve Harris-led band.
Bleed The Sky, This Way Lies Madness (Art Is War)
Debut #134
520 sold
This is the band’s fourth album and first in 12 years following the group’s reunion.
Mark Morton, Ether EP (Rise)
Debut #173
440 sold
This EP comes just under a year after Morton’s debut solo album.
Magnum, The Serpent Rings (Steamhammer)
220 sold
This is the band’s 21st studio album.
Dragged Under, The World Is In Your Way (Pretty Good)
180 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Odious Mortem, Synesthesia (Willowtip)
150 sold
This is the band’s third album.
Notable Sales:
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#24 (from 17)
2,775 sold
A 10% drop. In case you missed it, the band won the Grammy for Best Metal Performance.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody (Hollywood)
#51 (from 46)
1,250 sold
A 9% drop.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#73 (from 76)
940 sold
A 8% boost.
#99 (from 140)
690 sold
A boost of 38%.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#108 (from 96)
620 sold
A 8% drop.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#116 (from 166)
590 sold
A 31% boost.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#118 (from 107)
580 sold
A drop of 8%.
Rammstein, Rammstein (Universal)
#126 (re-entry)
550 sold
A big 83% boost back up, most likely thanks to the band’s announcement of a US tour.
I Prevail, Trauma (Fearless)
#131 (from 139)
530 sold
A 4% boost.
Skillet, Victorious(Atlantic)
#139 (from 122)
520 sold
A 9% drop.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#147 (from 133)
500 sold
A 5% drop.
Bad Wolves, N.A.T.I.O.N. (Eleven Seven)
#164 (from 165)
460 sold
A 2% boost with over 17,000 sold.
Poppy, I Disagree (Sumerian)
#171 (from 6)
440 sold
A 92% drop in week two.
Rob Halford With Family & Friends, Celestial(Legacy)
360 sold
A huge 250% boost.
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
350 sold
A 12% boost. Check out Jeff Podoshen’s review of their show in NYC.
Jinjer, Macro (Napalm)
240 sold
A 4% drop.
Mayhem, Daemon (Century Media)
200 sold
A 20% boost.
Bad Omens, Finding God Before God Finds Me (Sumerian)
190 sold
This got boosted back up by nearly 400%.
Rage, Winds of Rage(Steamhammer)
170 sold
This is the band’s 24th studio album.
Fire From The Gods, American Sun (E7)
150 sold
A 33% drop.
Sodom, Out Of The Frontline Trench (Steamhammer/SPV)
140 sold
This came out last November, but is only just showing up.
Blood Incantation, Hidden History Of The Human Race (Dark Descent)
140 sold
A 3% drop.
Fit For An Autopsy, The Sea Of Tragic Beasts (Nuclear Blast)
140 sold
A 10% boost.
Lindemann, F & M (Vertigo)
130 sold
A 12% drop.
Rival Sons, Feral Roots(Atlantic)
120 sold
A 24% drop.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fishing For Fishies(ATO)
110 sold
A 31% drop.
Gatecreeper, Deserted (Relapse)
110 sold
A 36% boost.
Alcest, Spiritual Instinct (Nuclear Blast)
110 sold
A big 74% boost back up.

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