With another ten bands making their debut on the charts, it looks there’s a healthy amount of new metal music to blast this weekend whether you’re trick or treating, attending a Halloween party, or just trying to scare shitty kids that take more than one candy from the bowl you left out front. Or if nothing else break out those holiday related tracks to celebrate (“Halloween” by King Diamond, anything by Helloween, etc.). Either way, it’s another solid week in a string of good weeks for metal. Keep ’em coming.

Notable Debuts:

Coheed and Cambria, The Color Before The Sun (300 Entertainment) #5, 31,225 sold

The band’s latest doesn’t sell as much in its first week as its predecessors, but a top five record is still a massive achievement.


Stryper, Fallen (Frontiers) #26, 9,900 sold

The band’s sixteenth album manages to outdo 2013’s No More Hell To Pay, an impressive display that goes against what you expect from an 80’s glam band.


The Plot In You, Happiness In Self Destruction (Stay Sick) #47, 4,975 sold

The third album from The Plot In You lands in the top 50, making it their highest charting album yet.


Ugly Kid Joe, Uglier Than They Used To Be (Metalville) #176, 1,425 sold

The band’s first full length studio album in 19 years to the day lands on the charts.


Zombi, Shape Shift (Relapse) 1,000 sold

Not exactly metal, but the duo influenced by the legendary Goblin deserves a spot on the charts.


With The Dead, With The Dead (Rise Above) 700 sold

A doom metal band featuring current and ex members of Electric Wizard, Cathedral, and Serpentine Path.


Grave, Out Of Respect For The Dead (Century Media) 590 sold

The Swedish metallers are back with their eleventh album.


Gorod, A Maze of Recycled Creeds (Listenable) 460 sold

The band’s sixth album debuts amid ever-growing popularity.


So Hideous, Laurestine (Prosthetic) 290 sold

The post-black metal band’s classically tinged second album makes its debut.


Satan, Atom By Atom (Listenable) 260 sold

The band’s fourth album is their second following a reunion in 2011.



Notable Sales:

Five Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park) #29, 7,825 sold

This still hasn’t dropped far after seven weeks.


Shinedown, Threat To Survival (Atlantic) #36, 6,550 sold

Just under the 100,000 mark.


Disturbed, Immortalized (Reprise) #54, 4,300 sold

Just under 170,000 sold.


Clutch, Psychic Warfare (Weathermaker) #68, 4,100 sold

A 40% drop means war. Psychic war that is. It’s still sold close to 37,000 in three weeks, which is impressive.


Breaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn (Hollywood) #77, 3,450 sold

This doesn’t change much from last week.


Bring Me The Horizon, That’s The Spirit (Columbia) #79, 3,400 sold

If you ever watched Rocket Power, then I hope you think of this when you see the album title.


Iron Maiden, The Book of Souls (BMG) #90, 3,000 sold

A 26% drop with over 120,000 sold.


Sevendust, Kill The Flaw (7Bros) #107, 2,525 sold

A 32% drop is flawful.


Slayer, Repentless (Nuclear Blast) #111, 2,475 sold

111? Why, that’s only 555 spots away from 666! So metal. While the album’s sold 76,000 copies in six weeks, 1994’s Diabolus in Musica sold 93,000 copies in it’s first week. Wow.


Trivium, Silence In The Snow (Roadrunner) #120, 2,400 sold

A 39% drop. Now that’s just cold.


Queensrÿche, Condition Human (Century Media) #145, 1,900 sold

Current condition: 60% drop.


The Winery Dogs, Hot Streak (Loud & Proud) #148, 1,850 sold

A 41% drop, dog. That probably won’t effect their live draw, though.


A Skylit Drive, ASD (Tragic Hero) #152, 1,800 sold

This takes a 74% drop in week two.


W.A.S.P., Golgotha (Napalm) #155, 1,750 sold

Another second week drop, this one by 66%.


Hollywood Vampires, Hollywood Vampires (UMe) #161, 1,675 sold

A 6% drop. Bloody hell.


Ghost, Meliora (Loma Vista) #172, 1,500 sold

While people were dying to get to the Pope-off in Philly, I for one would love to see Ghost do something for Halloween. Lucky you, Las Vegas metalheads.


Parkway Drive, Ire (Epitaph) #189, 1,325 sold

This draws some ire with a 22% drop.


Metal Allegiance, Metal Allegiance (Nuclear Blast) 500 sold

A 20% drop.


Kylesa, Exhausting Fire (Season of Mist) 460 sold

A 18% drop is exhausting.


H20, Use Your Voice (Bridge 9) 410 sold

An 88% drop in week two.


Nekrogoblikon, Heavy Meta (Mystery Box) 400 sold

Yet another boost, this time by 15%.


Windhand, Grief’s Eternal Flower (Relapse) 270 sold

A 18% boost.


Red Sun Rising, Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie) 290 sold

A tiny drop of 3%.

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, The Night Creeper (Rise Above) 290 sold

A 29% drop. Now, say uncle.


Silent Planet, The Night God Slept (Solid State) 290 sold

A 19% drop. Must’ve hit the snooze button.


Graveyard, Innocence & Decadence (Nuclear Blast) 270 sold

A 30% drop is grave indeed.


Fit for an Autopsy, Absolute Hope Absolute Hell (eOne) 270 sold

A 52% drop is absolute hell.


Nile, What Should Not Be Unearthed (Nuclear Blast) 260 sold

This gets boosted by 18% after falling off last week.


Caspian, Dust and Disquiet (Triple Crown) 240 sold

A tiny 2% drop.