Metal By Numbers 1/30: Trust the charts

Posted by on January 30, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Papa Roach is the top rock/metal debut this week. On the charts overall, it’s accompanied by other stars of the early 2000’s like Switchfoot, Guster, and Weezer’s covers album (featuring a cover of “Paranoid” among others). Also, if you were interested in a bit of trivia, the soundtrack for The Greatest Showman has held the UK No. 1 spot for 28 non-consecutive weeks, matching a feat previously set by The Beatles with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Also, the band you guys love to hate, Greta Van Fleet, is selling better than ever after their performance on SNL.
Notable Debuts:
Papa Roach, Who Do You Trust? (Eleven Seven)
Debut #11
7,225 sold
Papa Roach’s tenth album charts high, though the debut falls short of 2017’s Crooked Teeth.
Fever 333, Strength In Numb333rs (Roadrunner)
Debut #50
2,075 sold
This is the debut album for the group featuring Jason Butler (ex-letlive.), Stephen Harrison (ex-The Chariot), and Aric Improta (Night Verses).
Slaves, Revision EP (SBG)
Debut #80
1,275 sold
This is an acoustic EP following the band’s third LP last year.
Flotsam And Jetsam, The End Of Chaos (AFM)
Debut #81
1,250 sold
This charted higher and sold more than its predecessor.
Arch Enemy, Covered In Blood (Century Media)
Debut #98
1,100 sold
This covers album ranges from Iron Maiden to Megadeth and more.

A Pale Horse Named Death, When The World Becomes Undone (Long Branch)
Debut #175
580 sold

This is the band’s third LP and its first since 2013.

Oomph!, Ritual (Napalm)
430 sold
This is the German band’s 13th studio album, and debuted at #1 in Germany.
Cane Hill, Kill The Sun (Rise)
370 sold
This is the band’s second EP and followup release to their second album last year.
Dust Bolt, Trapped In Chaos (Napalm)
340 sold
This is the band’s fourth album.

Wristmeetrazor, Misery Never Forgets (Prosthetic)
220 sold

This is the band’s debut LP.




Malevolent Creation, The 13th Beast (Hammerheart)
150 sold
This is the band’s thirteenth album.
Notable Sales:
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#12 (from 17)
7,150 sold
A 40% boost. Looks like the band’s appearance on SNL made an impression.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#15 (from 5)
6,850 sold
A drop of 10%.

Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#19 (from 38)
4,975 sold

A huge boost of 101%.




Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#21 (from 10)
4,750 sold
Just under 160,000 sold.

Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#93 (from 66)
1,125 sold

A 22% drop


Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#108 (from 92)
980 sold

After 60 weeks this has sold just under 175,000 sold.





Chris Cornell, Chris Cornell(UMe)
#109 (from 121)
950 sold
A 19% boost with just under 30,000 sold.




Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#115 (from 89)
920 sold

A 10% drop.



Godsmack, Icon (Republic)
#120 (from 105)
900 sold

This sold the same as last week.





Soilwork, Verkligheten (Nuclear Blast)
#129 (from 37)
820 sold
A 67% drop in week two.
#155 (from 130)
680 sold
A 5% drop.

Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#156 (from 114)
680 sold

A 19% drop with over 120,000 sold.





Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#158 (from 123)
670 sold

A 15% drop.





Born of Osiris, The Simulation (Sumerian)
#184 (from 23)
540 sold
An 86% second week drop.


Jinjer, Micro EP  (Napalm)
470 sold
A 76% drop in week two.
Fever 333, Made An America (Roadrunner)
220 sold
The band’s debut EP came out last year. It got boosted up thanks to the release of the debut LP.
Palisades, Erase the Pain(Rise)
150 sold
A 14% drop.
Amaranthe, Helix (Spinefarm)
140 sold
This sold the same as last week.

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