Metal By Numbers 1/9: Happy New Year, nothing’s out yet

Posted by on January 9, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Hi all, and welcome back. There’s one debut this week, but that’s really it. Late December/early January is historically a sparse time for album releases. So make sure you check out Mr. Fehl’s New & Noteworthy column each week so you can stay up to date with what’s up and coming to future editions of MBN. This week is mostly some of the same mainstays you saw late last year along with a few albums that have popped up again.
Notable Debuts:
Palisades, Erase the Pain (Rise)
Debut #23
4,950 sold
The band’s fourth album is their best debut yet.
Notable Sales:
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#12 (from 7)
7,725 sold
The film won two Golden Globes this past Sunday.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#16 (from 19)
6,525 old
A 50% drop.
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#20 (from 35)
5,350 sold
A 33% drop.

Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#52 (from 65)
2,650 sold

With 60 weeks on the charts, this had racked up just under 240,000 sold.


Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#70 (from 98)
1,925 sold

A 37% drop with over 140,000 sold.


Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#75 (from 156)
1,800 sold

This sold the same as last week.






Chris Cornell, Chris Cornell(UMe)
#82 (from 96)
1,600 sold
A 49% drop.
#83 (from 102)
1,600 sold
This compilation came out round the end of November.

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#91 (from 99)
1,500 sold

A 51% drop with over 170,000 sold.


Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#100 (from 131)
1,425 sold

A 37% drop.





Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#108 (from 125)
1,275 sold

Did this really only come out little over a year ago? It feels like it’s been much longer. Maybe even a decade.





Godsmack, Icon (Republic)
#110 (from 139)
1,225 sold

A 42% drop.





Alice In Chains, Rainier Fog (BMG)
#132 (re-entry)
1,050 sold

This reappeared on the charts after being absent the past two weeks.





Halestorm, Vicious (Atlantic)
#142 (from 181)
960 sold

A 37% drop.






A Perfect Circle, Eat The Elephant (BMG)
#150 (re-entry)
930 sold

A 20% boost back onto the charts.





Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
#170 (re-entry)
780 sold

This is back on charts after being gone a few weeks.

Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#176 (re-entry)
760 sold
A 38% drop with just under 160,000 sold.
Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream (Fearless)
#189 (re-entry)
670 sold
A 32% drop.
Daughters, You Won’t Get What You Want (Ipecac)
360 sold
A 27% drop.
YOB, Our Raw Heart (Relapse)
220 sold
A 6% boost back up.
Rivers Of Nihil, Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade)
220 sold
A slight drop of 8%.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland (Blood Music)
210 sold
The tiniest drop of 1%.
Power Trip, Nightmare Logic(Southern Lord)
190 sold
A 16% boost. This album is almost two years old!
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Gumboot Soup (ATO)
160 sold
A 27% drop.
Venom, Storm the Gates (Spinefarm)
140 sold
A 45% drop. It’s sold over 1,100 copies since its debut 3 weeks ago.
Nita Strauss, Controlled Chaos (Sumerian)
140 sold
A 21% drop.
Vein, Errorzone (Closed Casket Activities)
140 sold
This dropped off last week, but it’s back on.
Windhand, Eternal Return (Relapse)
140 sold
This makes a return to the charts after a few weeks off.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Wasteland (Rise Above)
140 sold
A 39% drop.
Amaranthe, Helix (Spinefarm)
130 sold
A 22% drop.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana (ATO)
130 sold
A 34% drop. Been awhile since we had three King Gizzard albums on here.
Bloodbath, The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn (Peaceville)
130 sold
This drew a 22% boost.
Alien Weaponry,  (Napalm Records)
130 sold
This also reappears on the charts.
Fight The Fury, Still Breathing (Atlantic Records)
120 sold
A 30% drop.
Thou, Magus (Sacred Bones)
120 sold
A 28% drop.
Zeal & Ardor, Stranger Fruit (MVKA)
120 sold
A 50% drop.
Stephen Pearcy, View to a Thrill(Frontiers)
120 sold
A 3% drop.
Powerwolf, The Sacrament Of Sin (Napalm)
120 sold
A 33% drop.
Jon Schaffer’s Purgatory, Purgatory EP (Century Media)
120 sold
This debuted last week with 530 sold.

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