Metal By Numbers 10/3: Slash’s new album is Myles ahead on the charts

Posted by on October 3, 2018

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

This week boasts another list of debuts that is robust both in size and pedigree from the return of Slash’s solo albums to Voivod’s first album in five years to another slab of post metal goodness from SUMAC. We’ll be seeing plenty more noteworthy debuts in the coming weeks from Anaal Nathrakh (hey, I spelled that right on the first try!) to Revocation to, of course Behemoth. To say I’m a little bit excited about Behemoth would be like saying Brett Kavanaugh is a little bit of a beer drinker.
Notable Debuts:
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Living The Dream (Snakepit)
Debut #9
18,650 sold
The band’s third album didn’t sell as much as its 2014 predecessor, but it charted just as high.
Avenged Sevenfold, Black Reign EP(Warner Bros.)
Debut #65
1,800 sold
This EP includes the band’s tracks written in collaboration with the Call of Duty: Black Ops series.
Aborted, TerrorVision (Century Media)
Debut #67
1,700 sold
This is the band’s best US debut yet.
Voivod, The Wake (Century Media)
Debut #97
1,225 sold
This is the band’s fourteenth album and first in five years.
SUMAC, Love In Shadow (Thrill Jockey)
Debut #131
900 sold
This is the band’s third studio album.
Dragonlord, Dominion (Spinefarm)
440 sold
The band’s third studio album is the band’s first in 13 years.
Nashville Pussy, Please to Eat You (earMUSIC)
430 sold
This is the band’s seventh studio album.




Dead Letter Circus, Dead Letter Circus (Rise)
410 sold

This is the band’s fourth album. It’s also #10 on the charts in Australia.




Dir En Grey, The Insulated World(Okami)
300 sold

This is the band’s tenth album.



Notable Sales:

Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#32 (from 33)
3,450 sold

A 6% boost with just under 200,000 sold.



Clutch, Book of Bad Decisions (Weathermaker Music)
#57 (from 21)
2,050 sold
A 56% drop.




Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#58 (from 42)
2,025 sold

A 31% drop.



Alice In Chains, Rainier Fog (BMG)
#60 (from 53)
1,950 sold

A 19% drop.




Deicide, Overtures Of Blasphemy(Century Media)
#64 (from 88)
1,825 sold

This avoided a second week drop and instead boosted by 24%.





Thrice, Palms(Epitaph)
#66 (from 7)
1,800 sold
A drop of 89% in week two.

Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#77 (from 83)
1,425 sold

A 9% drop.




Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#78 (from 107)
1,425 sold

An 11% boost.





Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#94 (from 106)
1,250 sold

A 7% drop.





Bullet For My Valentine, Gravity (Spinefarm)
#94 (from 133)
1250 sold

A 25% boost.





Halestorm, Vicious (Atlantic)
#124 (from 122)
930 sold

A drop of 14%.





Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#130 (from 138)
900 sold

A 4% drop.





Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#143 (from 146)
830 sold

A 7% drop.





Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
#178 (from 168)
680 sold

A 12% drop.





Alter Bridge, Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Napalm)
#180 (from 77)
660 sold

A 59% drop. Myles Kennedy seems to be doing alright these days.





Nine Inch Nails, Bad Witch (The Null Corporation)
#184 (from 167)
650 sold

A 16% drop.





Pig Destroyer, Head Cage (Relapse)
420 Sold

A 40% drop.






Metal Allegiance, Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty (Nuclear Blast)
360 Sold

A 26% drop.






Dee Snider, For The Love Of Metal (Napalm)
260 sold

A 30% drop.




Nothing, Dance On The Blacktop(Relapse)
230 sold

A 34% drop.





Satan, Cruel Magic(Metal Blade)
210 sold

To last week’s commenter who said this should be selling more, here you go! A 19% boost.





Thou, Magus (Sacred Bones)
200 sold

A 12% drop.


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