Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Metal By Numbers is back! My apologies for my absence but I recently got married and went ahead and explored Spain! I saw all of Gaudí’s glory but I wasn’t able to catch a metal show overseas. The real bummer was missing DVNE by only a couple of days. Oh well! Now I’m back with Mark Tremonti topping the charts. This week had other stellar releases in Rivers of Nihil, Unto Others, Sleep Token, and more. Enjoy!
Tremonti, Marching In Time (Napalm)
Mark Tremonti drops his fifth solo studio album but people still ask about a Creed reunion..
Steely Dan, Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live (Interscope)
Part one of the two piece live set. These are the first Steely Dan albums without founding member Walter Becker who passed away back in 2017.
Rivers Of Nihil, The Work (Metal Blade Records)
The Pennsylvanian natives drop a fantastic record supported by a killer tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, After the Burial, and Carnifex.
Badflower – This Is How The World Ends (Big Machine)
Badflower drops their sophomore record with critical acclaim.
Sleep Token, This Place Will Become Your Tomb (Spinefarm)
“The members of Sleep Token are a masked, anonymous collective of musicians said to be united in their worship of an ancient deity identified as ‘Sleep’, who appeared to the band’s lead singer, ‘Vessel’, in a dream” – Interesting!
Poppy, Flux (Sumerian)
Poppy might not be joining Deftones and Gojira on their tour but she still dropped her album.
Orbit Culture, Shaman EP (Seek & Strike)
A sharp 5 song EP by the Sweden-based band. Check out their latest studio record Nija too!
Signs Of The Swarm, Absolvere (Unique Leader Records)
Pennsylvania delivers us another deathcore outfit in the image of Signs Of The Swarm.
Unto Others, Strength (Roadrunner)
One of the most refreshing albums of 2021. Check out our Headbangers Brawl about Strength!
We Butter The Bread With Butter, Das Album (AFM)
One of the most interesting band names out there. I highly recommend checking out “Hypa Hypa” for your first taste.
A Pale Horse Named Death, Infernum In Terra (Long Branch Records/SPV)
Sal and the gang keep pushing forward with their fourth studio album.
Succumb, XXI (Independent)
Death metal from San Francisco. Mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at the Atomic Garden.
Cognizance, Upheaval (Prosthetic Records)
Based in Leeds U.K, the death metal trio recruited renown producer Fredrik Nordstrom to mix and master.
Grinder Blues – El Dos (Metalville)
“Legendary King’s X frontman dUg Pinnick joins forces with EMMY Award winning blues rockers The Bihlman Bros. for a musical pilgrimage called Grinder Blues.” – Love it.
Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#12 (from 9)
Iron Maiden’s seventeenth studio album keeps selling but what will they do about this petition to remove an Iron Maiden-loving school principal!?!
Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#25 (from 23)
Are Greta Van Fleet the key to saving rock n’ roll?! Some seem to think so..
Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
#28 (from 3)
Spiritbox is a band that took the pandemic by the horns and swung all the momentum in their favor. They have blossomed into one of the biggest current bands.
Carcass, Torn Arteries (Nuclear Blast)
#66 (from 15)
It only took eight years to release the record. Was it worth the wait?
Turnstile, Glow On (Roadrunner Records)
#80 (from 89)
The Baltimore band’s fourth album jumps 9 spots in week 5.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Butterfly 3000 (KGLW)
#89 (from 39)
The Melbourne natives land at #89 three weeks after returning to the charts.
Staind, Live: It’s Been Awhile (BMG)
It’s been awhile since Staind has been on the charts..
Quicksand, Distant Populations (Epitaph)
The NYC post-hardcore outfit return with their 4th album totaling about 1,650 copies.
Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
A 64% drop off for the Ukrainian metalcore outfit.
Leprous, Aphelion (InsideOutMusic)
The seventh studio album from the Notodden natives. Get your prog rock here!
Insomnium, Agent Moon EP (Century Media)
Something new from the softer side of Insomnium. Check out our interview with bassist/vocalist Niilo Sevänen!
Wraith, Undo The Chains (Independent)
Indiana’s favorite death-thrash metal band dropped a new record. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by CJ Rayson.
Eidola, The Architect (Blue Swan/Rise)
Salt Lake City’s own Eidola drops a hard 94% in week 2.
ERRA, ERRA (UNFD)
ERRA dropped their amazing self-titled record March 19th and now dropped a new version of “Vanish Canvas” with Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante. Check it out!!