Metal By Numbers 10/29: Welcome to Horrorwood

Posted by on October 29, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.

Welcome to Horrorwood! The hype for Ice Nine Kills is real as they hit #4 for their debut week. The internet is loving them and their witty horror-themed concept albums. Most of the debuts from last week already fell off but we did see surprising re-entries from Times of Grace and The Pretty Reckless. This may be be my biggest debut week with a total of 20 albums but don’t be surprised if the majority fall off next week. Enjoy the numbers!


Notable Debuts:


Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood (Fearless Records)
Debut #4
18,100 sold

The horror themed band returns with their 6th studio album. Welcome to Horrorwood.






Judas Priest, Reflections – 50 Heavy Metal Years of Music (Columbia)
Debut #28
2,500 sold

These legacy bands will always find something to drop. This is a new collection of 16 tracks including remastered recordings and 7 previously unreleased live cuts.






Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground Fire ( Mom + Pop Music)
Debut #55
1,400 sold

The second collaboration album by the Rage Against the Machine guitarist. Guest appearances include Bring Me the Horizon, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder and more.






Dug Pinnick, Joy Bomb (Rat Pak)
Debut #62
1,350 sold

A new solo album for the bassist, songwriter, and co-lead vocalist of King X.






Twelve Foot Ninja, Vengeance (Volkanik Music)
Debut #76
1,050 sold

Twelve Foot Ninja are finally back after five long years with their third studio record.






Melvins, Five Legged Dog (Ipecac Recordings)
Debut #80
1,000 sold

It might be their 25th album but it’s the first acoustic album released by the band.






Seether, Vicennial – 2 Decades Of Seether (Craft)
Debut #86
1,000 sold

The South African band drops back onto the charts with their new compilation album.






Aeon, God Ends Here (Metal Blade Records)
Debut #111
700 sold

Aeon drops their 5th record filled with vocalist Tommy Dahlström’s hate and anger.






Gemini Syndrome, 3rd Degree – The Raising (Century Media)
Debut #90
975 sold

The Los Angeles natives drop the third installment to their conceptual studio albums.






Vildhjarta, Måsstaden Under Vatten (Century Media)
Debut #133
600 sold

Hudiksvall, Sweden’s favorite band has dropped their second studio album. It only took them 10 years.






The Georgia Thunderbolts, Can We Get A Witness (Mascot)
600 sold

The average age of The Georgia Thunderbolts is 22. The more you know..







Hate, Rugia (Metal Blade Records)
415 sold

Hailing all the way from Warsaw, Poland, Hate delivers there 12th studio release.






Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Sticky (AWAL)
400 sold

The 4th album by the British punk rock gang.






Fuckin Whatever, Fuckin Whatever (Born Losers Records)
400 sold

The new collaboration between Anthony Green (Circa Survive, Saosin), Adam Lazzara (Taking Back Sunday), and John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday, Straylight Run).







Lords Of Black, Alchemy Of Souls Part II (Frontiers)
320 sold

The new album by the Spanish melodic death metal outfit.







DED, School Of Thought (Suretone Records)
275 sold

Their second studio album. Produced Kevin Churko.







Alcatrazz – V (Silver Lining)
275 sold

you guessed it— it’s their fifth studio album.








Reaping Asmodeia, Darkened Infinity (Prosthetic Records)
150 sold

Their third studio album mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Carnifex)







The Agonist, Days Before The World Wept (Napalm Records)
150 sold

A  new EP from the depths of agony. Frontwoman Vicky Psarakis urges fans to, “Let the music speak for itself.”







The Silver, Ward Of Roses (Gilead)
150 sold

The debut album by the members of Horrendous and Crypt Sermon.





Notable Sales:


Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Parlophone Records)
#37 (from 29)
1,950 sold

Iron Maiden drops 33% in week 7. Which disc do you like more?







Greta Van Fleet, The Battle At Garden’s Gate (Lava/Republic Records)
#45 (from 32)
1,700 sold

A 28% drop in week 27. This album “explores the human experience, and how religion and war affect it.”








Trivium, In The Court Of The Dragon (Roadrunner Records)
#66 (from 3)
1,200 sold

Trivium drops 86% in week 2. I highly recommend “Like A Sword Over Damocles”







Knocked Loose, A Tear In The Fabric Of Life (Pure Noise)
#68 (from 138)
1,250 sold

Knocked Loose’s EP rises an impressive 107% in week two.







Steely Dan, Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live (Interscope)
#78 (from 56)
1,050 sold

A 23% drop in week four. These are the first Steely Dan albums without founding member Walter Becker who passed away back in 2017.






KK’s Priest, Sermons Of The Sinner (EX1)
#88 (from 42)
975 sold

A 48% drop in week 3 for the profound guitarist.






Thrice, Horizons/East (Epitaph)
#91 (from 46)
950 sold

A 47% drop in week three for Thrice.






Times of Grace, Songs Of Loss And Separation (Wicked Good)
#95 (re-entry)
875 sold

The KSE duo return to the charts! So far they’ve sold about 5,300 copies to date.






Wage War, Manic (Fearless)
#101 (from 192)
425 sold

A nice 86% jump from last week for their fourth studio album. Why is guac extra?!






Staind, Live: It’s Been Awhile  (BMG)
#118 (re-entry)
690 sold

Staind re-enter the charts as well! Last seen at #42.







Between The Buried And Me, Colors II (Sumerian Records)
#125  (from 21)
665 sold

BTBAM might have made a strong return last week but this week they drop 84%.







Metallica And Various Artists, The Metallica Blacklist (Blackened)
#127 (from 67)
650 sold

The Blacklist drops 42%. Half the proceeds for this album go to Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation, and the other half are donated to a charity of that the cover artist’s choice.






Spiritbox, Eternal Blue (Rise Records)
#128 (from 69)
640 sold

The Canadian Spiritbox drops 42% in week 5.







Foo Fighters, Medicine At Midnight  (Roswell)
#138 (from 139)
600 sold

Foo Fighters stayed extremely consistent. No change for the vets!







Donald Fagen, The Nightfly: Live (Interscope)
#140 (from 78)
575 sold

A 39% drop. This live performance is from 2019.







King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Butterfly 3000 (KGLW)
#145 (from 115)
575 sold

The Melbourne natives drop 15% in week 6. Did you know this is their 18th studio album?






The Pretty Reckless, Death By Rock And Roll (Fearless Records)
#148 (re-entry)
575 sold

The Pretty Reckless are back on the charts! Did you know The Pretty Reckless made history back in 2014?







AC/DC, Power Up  (Columbia)
#165 (from 161)
500 sold

A minor 2% decrease but AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” has passed 1 billion views on YouTube.







Mammoth WvH, Mammoth WvH (Ex1)
#182 (from 181)
450 sold

WvH drops 2% and one chart position for week 19. WvH just completed a 3 month tour and is very appreciative.






Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)
#185 (from 184)
450 sold

Gojira continues their trajectory with a 2% increase! Check out their new music video for “Sphinx” here!







Full Of Hell, Garden Of Burning Apparitions (Relapse Records)
300 sold

An 17% drop in week three. 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.”







Rivers Of Nihil, The Work (Metal Blade Records)
225 sold

The Reading natives drop another 13% in week 4. “I WANT YOUR PATIENCE”







Spectral Wound, A Diabolic Thirst (Profound Lore)
200 sold

Back on the charts we have a raw and an immense sound from Quebec’s finest black metal.







Eclipse, Wired (Frontiers)
200 sold

A 75% drop for the Swedish quartet and their ninth studio record.







Jinjer, Wallflowers (Napalm)
200 sold

A 6% drop the Ukrainian metalcore outfit. Unfortunately, the Jinjer camp is having a COVID outbreak on tour.








Quicksand, Distant Populations (Epitaph)
150 sold

The NYC post-hardcore outfit’s 4th album drops 10%.








Poppy, Flux (Sumerian)
150 sold

The first I’ve seen a 0% change between weeks. Consistency is key.







Alien Weaponry, Tangaroa (Napalm Records)
150 sold

A 72% drop for their second studio album.







Mouse Rat, The Awesome Album (DualTone/Entertainment 720)
140 sold

Mouse Rat is back with a 4% increase.







Katatonia, Mnemosynean (Peaceville Records)
140 sold

A 12% drop for their 30th anniversary. This is a complication of B-sides and other rarities.








130 sold

ERRA comes and goes on the charts. Check out “Vanish Canvas” with Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante!







Doro, Triumph And Agony Live (Rare Diamonds Productions)
120 sold

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.







Wolves In The Throne Room, Primordial Arcana (Relapse Records)
120 sold

Their seventh studio album drops 44%. We will see the Seattle group next week?





Badflower, This Is How The World Ends (Big Machine)
120 sold

Their sophomore albums drops yet again with 52% in week 4. Their steak will most likely end next week.



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