Metal By Numbers 10/30: Alter Bridge walk to the top

Posted by on October 30, 2019

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Halloween is tomorrow, so it’s only natural that Christmas music is showing up on the charts. Luckily, one of those albums comes from the one and only Rob Halford, so that should make things more bearable for you if you tend to have adverse reactions to Christmas music. Meanwhile, Alter Bridge scored its first #1 album ever, which is good to see since Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti are some of the hardest working lads in the business. Also, Tool are back in the top 10 thanks to their current North American tour. And since MBN didn’t get posted last week, I’ve included additional debut info for albums where applicable. Enjoy and Happy Spooktober.
Notable Debuts:
Alter Bridge, Walk The Sky (Napalm)
Debut #1
20,225 sold
Alter Bridge scores its first number 1 album.
Rob Halford With Family & Friends, Celestial (Legacy)
Debut #23
2,775 sold
This is Halford’s second holiday album, coming ten years after Halford III: Winter Songs.
Refused, War Music (Spinefarm)
Debut #39
2025 sold
This the band’s fifth studio album.
Prison, Still Alive (Unsigned & Unstoppable)
Debut #114
930 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
1349, The Infernal Pathway (Season Of Mist)
Debut #116
930 sold
This is the band’s seventh studio album.
The Anchor, Breathe (Manic Kat)
Debut #192
580 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Take Offense, Keep An Eye Out (Pure Noise Records)
530 sold
This is the band’s third studio album.
Infected Rain, Endorphin (Napalm)
390 sold
This is the band’s fourth album.
Dream State, Primrose Path (UNFD)
320 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
Holy Fawn, Death Spells (Triple Crown)
310 sold
The digital version of this came out earlier this year.
I Declare War, Downcast EP (Self-Released)
210 sold
This is the band’s second EP.
Notable Sales:
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#6 (from 19)
8,450 sold
A big 95% boost.
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#35 (from 42)
2,150 sold
A 5% drop.
BABYMETAL, Metal Galaxy (BABYMETAL Records)
#64 (from 2)
1,125 sold
Babymetal’s third album was the top rock/metal debut last week at #2 with over 28,800 copies sold. It dropped by 94% this week.
Slipknot, We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner)
#67 (from #58)
1,550 sold
A 18% drop.
Lacuna Coil, Black Anima (Century Media)
#68 (from 10)
1,525 sold
Lacuna Coil’s ninth album debuted last week at #10 with over 7,600 copies sold. It dropped 80% this week.
KoRn, The Nothing (Roadrunner)
#74 (from 64)
1,425 sold
A 21% drop.
#75 (from 81)
1,350 sold
This got boosted back up last week.
Gideon, Out Of Control (Equal Vision)
#77 (from 161)
1,325 sold
This debuted last week at #161 with over 700 copies sold. It got a second week boost of 88%.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
#91 (from 133)
1,125 sold
A 40% boost.
Skillet, Victorious(Atlantic)
#101 (from 86)
1,025 sold
A 20% drop.
Flying Colors, Third Degree (Music Theories)
#109 (from 139)
970 sold
A 24% boost.
The Devil Wears Prada, The Act (Solid State)
#141 (from 8)
770 sold
TDWP’s seventh album debuted at #8 last week with over 8,100 copies sold. It dropped by 91% this week.
Michael Sweet, Ten (Rat Pak)
#145 (from 14)
760 sold
This debuted last week at #14 with over 5,500 sold. It dropped by 86% this week.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Greatest Hits(Sony Legacy)
#156 (from 155)
730 sold
This sold the same as last week.
HELLYEAH, Welcome Home (Eleven Seven Music)
#168 (from 84)
660 sold
A 49% drop.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#169 (from 177)
650 sold
A 1% boost.
Godsmack, Icon(Republic)
#180 (from 163)
610 sold
A 13% drop.
Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#197 (re-entry)
560 sold
This dropped off last week but got boosted back up by 7%.
Municipal Waste, The Last Rager EP n(Nuclear Blast)
450 sold
This debuted last week with over 1,300 sold.
Spite, The Root of All Evil (Stay Sick)
390 sold
An 87% drop.
Gatecreeper, Deserted (Relapse)
260 sold
A 53% drop
Toxic Holocaust, Primal Future: 2019 (Entertainment One)
250 sold
A 42% drop.
Exhumed, Horror (Relapse)
220 sold
A 61% drop.
Insomnium, Heart Like A Grave (Century Media)
210 sold
A 61% drop.
Chelsea Wolfe, Birth of Violence(Sargent House)
180 sold
A 14% drop.
Sons Of Apollo, Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony(InsideOut)
170 sold
This got boosted back up the charts.

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