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

Today, we have for you a very special Friday edition of Metal By Numbers! What makes it so specials? Well, not much really, though no offense to the new debuts below. It’s just one of those weeks in between the biggest metal debuts, which our own Chris Colgan previewed for us earlier this week. But hey, good on you if you’ve picked up any of these new albums. One thing to watch out for this week is two albums that managed to avoid a second week drop and instead bumped up in sales. And of course the usual fall touring sale bumps have occurred as well.


Notable Debuts:

Disciple, Attack (Self-Released) #60, 5,250 sold

The Christian metal band’s tenth album was crowdfunded.


No Bragging Rights, The Concrete Flower (Pure Noise) #107, 3050 sold

The melodic hardcore act releases its fifth album.


Stryper, Live At The Whiskey (Frontiers) #161, 1,800 sold

This is the band’s fourth live album.


Affiance, Blackout (Bullet Tooth) #163, 1,775 sold

The band’s latest is its highest charting album yet.


Trapt, The Acoustic Collection (Crash Collide) #183, 1,525 sold

The highlight of the month is here with this new collection of Trapt going acoustic.


Cruel Hand, The Negatives (Hopeless) 480 sold

The band’s fourth records is its first on Hopeless Records.



Notable Sales:

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, World On Fire (Dik Hayd) #37, 8,2525 sold

A 71% drop doesn’t bring this down too far.


Motionless In White, Reincarnate (Fearless) #69, 4,600 sold

This motions to a 85% second week drop.


Godsmack, 1000hp (Universal Republic) #88, 4,225 sold

A small drop of 14%.


Avenged Sevenfold, Hail To The King (Warner Bros.) #112, 2,900 sold

Another boost this week of 12%.


Linkin Park, The Hunting Party (Warner Bros.) #123, 2,550 sold

Over 240,000 sold thus far.


Rise Against, The Black Market (Interscope) #124, 2,325 sold

This has now crossed the 100,000 mark.


Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 (Prospect Park) #129, 2,500 sold

Looks like the band’s tour is granting them some more numbers.


Cannibal Corpse, A Skeletal Domain (Metal Blade) #131, 2,400 sold

A second week drop of 72%.


Seether, Isolate & Medicate (The Bicycle Music Company) #146, 2,050 sold

Another few weeks and this will hit the 100,000 mark.


Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 2 (Prospect Park) #155, 1,875 sold

It won’t be much longer till this hits 300,000 sold.


The Pretty Reckless, Going To Hell (Razor & Tie) #135, 1,875 sold

Taylor Momsen and friends are killing it on the radio airplay front, with two #1 tracks at active rock.


Flyleaf, Between The Stars (Loud & Proud) #32, 1,850 sold

A 78% drop in week two.


Theory of a Deadman, Savages (Roadrunner) #169, 1,725 sold

This has now sold over 60,000 in total.


Bring Me The Horizon, Sempiternal (Epitaph) #175, 1,625 sold

This is just under 220,000 sold. Not to mention, the future!


Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies (Universal/Republic) #193, 1,3425 sold

A small bump of 4%.


Thousand Foot Krutch, OXYGEN:INHALE (TFK) #200, 1,375 sold

This teeters on the edge of the top 200.


Iron Reagan, The Tyranny of Will (Relapse) 940 sold

This avoids dropping in week two with the smallest bump of 1%.


Myrkur, Myrkur (Relapse) 580 sold

This also manages to stay on the up-and-up with a 35% boost.


Earth, Primitive and Deadly (Southern Lord) 570 sold

A drop of 11% is more primitive than it is deadly.


YOB, Clearing The Path To Ascend (Neurot) 490 sold

This gets a big bump too of 55%.


Hammerfall, (R)evolution (Nuclear Blast) 390 sold

A 32% d(r)op.


Intervals, A Voice Within (Self-Released) 370 sold

The band’s tour with Periphery bumps this back up.


I Declare War, We Are Violent People By Nature (Artery) 360 sold

More tour numbers, this one thanks to After The Burials’ current tour.


The Haunted, Exit Wounds (Century Media) 330 sold

A 28% drop.


Obey The Brave, Salvation (Epitaph) 260 sold

This bravely drops 44%.