Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Topping the charts was the great effort by Trivium, the Kings of Streaming! Not only did they sell 8,800 physicals this week but they also sold 4,000 digital albums and had roughly 194,000 video streams. This week did not have as many notable debuts as the previous weeks but Knocked Loose made a surprise appearance with their new animated film and EP. As for releases this upcoming Friday (10/23), we have Every Time I Die’s Radical new record, which you can expect an album review for shortly, and Slayer’s Metal Blade re-releases. Next week, we’ll see the chart success of Twelve Foot Ninja, Vildhjarta, and the highly talked about Ice Nine Kills. Enjoy!
Trivium, In The Court Of The Dragon (Roadrunner Records)
Trivium unleashes their technically proficient tenth studio album. No one eats until Matt Heafy eats.
Eclipse, Wired (Frontiers)
The Swedish quartet deliver their ninth studio record in an animated fashion.
Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
Knocked Loose debut a surprise animated film and EP about, “extreme grief and the levels a person is willing to go through to get rid of it.”
Jeff Scott Soto, The Duets Collection, Vol. 1 (Frontiers)
The former Talisman, and Yngwie Malmsteen frontman drops his new solo record consisting of duets of his favorite tracks.
Gus G, Quantum Leap (AFM Records)
The solo album from Firewind, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Dream Evil guitarist.
Blood Red Throne, Imperial Congregation (Nuclear Blast)
The Norwegian natives’ tenth album with the sole purpose of never letting death metal die.
Kowloon Walled City, Piecework (Neurot Recordings/Gilead Media)
This is the band’s fourth studio album and the first in six years.
Local H, Awesome Quarantine Mixtape #3 (Brutal Panda Records)
A long six years in the making, the covers LP finally sees the light of day.
Creeping Death, The Edge Of Existence (eOne Music)
Texas’ favorite death metal band has dropped a new six song EP focusing on being heavy and fun.
The Breathing Process, Labyrinthian (Unique Leader Records)
The fourth full length record by the Pittsburgh natives. It’s the first album to feature Chris Rabideau (vocals) and Dan Patton (bass).
Between The Buried And Me, Colors II (Sumerian Records)
BTBAM return the charts with an impressive jump in sales. Previously left us with at #84 with 950 sold.
Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#29 (from 17)
Iron Maiden drops 19% in week 6. SCREAM FOR ME METAL INSIDER READERS! SCREAM FOR ME!
Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#32 (from 28)
A 3% drop in week 26. Hopefully, they can pick up sales or there will be “Tears of Rain.”
KK’s Priest, Sermons Of The Sinner (EX1)
#42 (from 11)
A 68% drop in week 2 but still, who needs Judas Priest anyway?
Thrice, Horizons/East (Epitaph)
#46 (from 35)
Thrice drops their experimental and relevant eleventh album.
Steely Dan, Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live (Interscope)
#56 (from 15)
A 67% drop in week three. This is 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.
Metallica And Various Artists, The Metallica Blacklist (Blackened)
#67 (from 7)
The Blacklist features 50+ artists and their renditions of their favorite Black Album tracks. Ghost, Corey Taylor, Weezer?! It all sounds great.
Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
#69 (from 40)
The Canadian Spiritbox drops 41% in week 4.
Ministry, Moral Hygiene (Nuclear Blast)
#76 (from 24)
Ministry 62% for their fifteenth studio album. It’s also their first album to feature bassist Paul D’Amour.
Donald Fagen, The Nightfly: Live (Interscope)
#78 (from 25)
The co-founder and lead singer of Steely Dan has his 1982 album The Nightfly released as a live album. This performance is from 2019.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Butterfly 3000 (KGLW)
#115 (from 151)
The Melbourne natives increase an impressive 18% in week 5.
Carcass, Torn Arteries (Nuclear Blast)
#116 (from 87)
A 30% drop for their seventh studio album.
Full Of Hell, Garden Of Burning Apparitions (Relapse Records)
#145 (from 17)
An 85% drop in week two. Frontman Dylan Walker spoke about the lyrical themes of the album as the exploration of “impermanence and the fear that comes with knowing death is inescapable.”
Asking Alexandria, See What’s On The Inside (Better Noise)
#149 (from 29)
A 77% fall for the British metalcore act. Remember when Asking Alexandria got tossed around by The Ultimate Warrior?
Alien Weaponry, Tangaroa (Napalm Records)
Their second studio album re-enters the charts! The band is from Waipu, New Zealand.
Tremonti, Marching In Time (Napalm)
#162 (from 62)
A huge 79% fall for Mark Tremonti’s fifth album. What about that Creed reunion though?
Turnstile, Glow On (Roadrunner Records)
#172 (from 145)
The Baltimore band’s fourth album drops 18% in week 7.
Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#184 (from 198)
Gojira stays on the chart with a 6% increase! The French metallers have sold over 49,000 copies as of now.
Wage War, Manic (Fearless)
#192 (from 30)
The fourth studio album drops 81%. Why is guac extra?!
Rivers Of Nihil, The Work (Metal Blade Records)
The Reading natives drop another 58% in week 3. “I WANT YOUR MONEY”
Badflower, This Is How The World Ends (Big Machine)
Their sophomore albums drops again with 41% in week 3.
Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
A 48% drop the Ukrainian metalcore outfit managed by Devildriver’s Dez Fafara.
Doro, Triumph And Agony Live (Rare Diamonds Productions)
Doro stays the same! To celebrate her 35th anniversary, Doro provides a live collection of songs from performances in Sweden Rock, Graspop, and Norway Rock.
Vampires Everywhere, The Awakening (Ep) (Cleopatra Records)
The Las Vegas horror band is back after a 5-year hiatus but drop 71% in week 2.
Quicksand, Distant Populations (Epitaph)
The NYC post-hardcore outfit’s 4th album drops 30%.
Katatonia, Mnemosynean (Peaceville Records)
To celebrate their 30 year anniversary, the band released a complication of B-sides and other rarities.
Poppy, Flux (Sumerian)
An 44% drop in week 3.
Dying Wish, Fragments Of A Bitter Memory (SharpTone Records)
An 83% drop in week two. “This is screaming 2007 in the best possible way.” – Michael Pelz on YouTube. The most accurate description I’ve seen.
Sleep Token, This Place Will Become Your Tomb (Spinefarm)
A 46% drop in week three for Vessel’s’ British collective.
Powerwolf, Call Of The Wild (Napalm Records)
Powerwolf drops a small 6%. ICYMI – Matt Heafy (Trivium) guests on “Fist By Fist” and kills it.