Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
You’ll be happy to know that we have full chart information this week, meaning that we have chart positions for those artists listed in”Top Current Albums” as well as numbers for albums you haven’t seen on here in a while. You won’t see any sales affected by the Grammys yet, assuming you care about that sort of thing. I suppose Mastodon’s Emperor of Sand may pop up again after winning “Best Metal Performance” but if you’re reading this chances are you either have that album already or don’t care.
Black Label Society, Grimmest Hits (eOne)
Zakk & co.s first album in four years is off to a solid start.
Of Mice & Men, Defy (Rise)
The band’s first album with new vocalist Aaron Pauley charted higher but sold much less than the band’s last two albums.
Cane Hill, Too Far Gone (Rise)
The band’s second album debuts higher, sells about the same as its predecessor.
Whitesnake, The Purple Tour (Rhino)
This live album was recorded during support for the band’s latest studio LP The Purple Album (duh). It’s great if you like Deep Purple, who David Coverdale was a member of.
Def Leppard, The Lost Session (Live) EP (Virgin)
This is a live session EP made available exclusively on iTunes following the digital release of the band’s catalogue.
Terror Universal, Make Them Bleed (Minus Head)
This is the band’s debut album.
Arkona, Khram (Napalm Records)
This is the band’s eighth album.
Anvil, Pounding The Pavement (SPV/Steamhammer)
This is the band’s seventeenth studio album.
Magnum, Lost on the Road to Eternity (SPV/Steamhammer)
This is the band’s twentieth studio album.
Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#35 (from 38)
A 13% boost with over 60,000 sold.
Joe Satriani, What Happens Next (Sony)
#53 (from 9)
A second week 75% drop.
Corrosion Of Conformity, No Cross No Crown (Nuclear Blast)
#70 (from 12)
A 75% drop in week two.
Foo Fighters, Concrete and Gold (RCA/Roswell)
#86 (from 86)
A 9% boost. This could see another boost thanks to “Run” winning “Best Rock Song” at the Grammys.
Skillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#97 (from 108)
A 15% boost.
Linkin Park, One More Light Live (Warner Bros.)
#139 (from 98)
A 20% drop.
#152 (from 90)
Theory of a Deadman, Wake Up Call (Atlantic)
#156 (from 140)
A drop of 4%.
Avatar, Avatar Country (eOne)
#166 (from #24)
An 84% second week drop.
Evanescence, Synthesis (BMG)
#198 (from 155)
A 14% drop.
Ty Tabor, Alien Beans (RatPak)
An 85% drop in week two.
Just under 20,000 sold.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
This got boosted way up.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Murder Of The Universe (ATO)
This got a small 2% boost.
Godflesh, Post Self (Shellshock)
This got boosted by 80%.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Sketches of Brunswick East (ATO)
I missed writing about three different King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard albums in the same post.