Metal By Numbers 10/5: Every time I crack the top 10

Posted by on October 5, 2016


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

Another week, another slew of fall hard rock/metal releases (fourteen to be exact). I talked months ago about how crazy the amount of music coming out over the next two months, and that was even before Metallica finally announced their new album (another 4,500 sold for The Black Album, by the way). Not only that, but we’ve been seeing some bands make strides on the charts, some new and some who have been in the game for a while. Just look at Every Time I Die, a well-respected band who have finally cracked the top 10 after being in the biz for over 15 years. Next week, expect some more big guns from the likes of a certain group of Swedes…


Notable Debuts:

Every Time I Die, Low Teens (Epitaph)
Debut #7
14,625 sold

ETID are granted their first top 10 album of their career, making this their best debut yet, and beating a debut in the low teens.



97899-stick-to-your-guns-to-release-new-ep-better-ash-than-dust-1141529Stick To Your Guns, Better Ash Than Dust (Pure Noise)
Debut #37
5,000 sold

The band’s new EP actually charted higher than last year’s LP.




giraffe-tongue-orchestraGiraffe Tongue Orchestra, Broken Lines (Cooking Vinyl)
Debut #76
3,100 sold

The debut album of the Mastodon, Alice In Chains, Dillinger Escape Plan supergroup gets a solid start on the charts.




airbourne-breakin-outta-hell-album-cover-1Airbourne, Breakin’ Outta Hell (Spinefarm)
Debut #79
3,050 sold

Album number four charted higher than their last, though it didn’t sell as much.





the-swordThe Sword, Low Country (Razor & Tie)
Debut #97
2,550 sold

This album features acoustic versions of tracks from last year’s High Country.





allegaeonAllegaeon, Proponent for Sentience (Metal Blade)
Debut #99
2,500 sold

The band’s fourth album is the best debut they’ve had yet.





neurosisfireswithinfiresNeurosis, Fires Within Fires (Neurot)
Debut #116
2,125 sold

Neurosis’ newest album nabs a higher debut than their pervious release four years ago.





insomniumwintersgateInsomnium, Winter’s Gate (Century Media)
Debut #122
2,075 sold

The band’s seventh album is their first foray into the Billboard 200.





crobot-welcome-to-fat-cityCrobot, Welcome to Fat City (Wind-Up)
Debut #141
1,775 sold

The debuts about the same as Crobot’s previous album, but this time it’s on the Billboard 200.





expireExpire, With Regret (Bridge 9)
Debut #153
1,550 sold

The band’s latest charts higher, but does debut with as much as their last album.





oeprationmindcrimeresurrectioncdOperation: Mindcrime, Resurrection (Frontiers)
Debut #163
1,375 sold

The second in a projected trilogy, Geoff Tate’s new album doesn’t do quite as well as last year’s LP.





truewidowTrue Widow, Avvolgere (Relapse)
Debut #198
1,100 sold

The band’s fourth album debuts slightly better than the band’s previous release.





trapthemTrap Them, Crown Feral (Prosthetic)
1,050 sold

The band’s fifth album doesn’t sell quite as well as Blissfucker (or Blissfluffer to more sensitive ears).






evolve_cover_layer5Monte Pittman, Inverted Grasp of Balance (Metal Blade)
220 sold


Known for playing with Madonna and Prong, this is Pittman’s latest solo studio album.






Notable Sales:

ghost-popestar-300x300Ghost, Popestar (Lorna Vista)
#42 (from 6)
4,450 sold

A 79% drop in week two, but it’s still in the top 50.





skilletunleashedcdSkillet, Unleashed (Atlantic)
#54 (from 50)
3,800 sold

A 7% drop, but this is now at 100,000 sold.





led-zeppelinLed Zeppelin, Complete BBC Sessions (Rhino)
#58 (from 10)
3,750 sold

A 73% drop in week two.





a-day-to-rememberA Day To Remember, Bad Vibrations (ADTR)
#67 (from 32)
3,525 sold

A 27% drop, isn’t anything they’ll remember.





disturbed_ immortalized__album_cover_2015

Disturbed, Immortalized (Reprise)
#84 (from 75 )
2,850 sold

This sold about the same as last week, but the album’s now gold.





ffdprsdFive Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six (Prospect Park)
#131 (from 105)
1,900 sold

A 10% drop is the biggest drop this has had in a few weeks.





ofmiceandmenOf Mice & Men, Cold World (Rise)
#167 (from 98)
1,350 sold

A 41% drop is not mice.





volbeat_sealthedealVolbeat, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Universal)
#168 (from 106)
1,350 sold

A 35% drop. No deal.





megadethdystopiacoverMegadeth, Dystopia (UMe)
#180 (re-entry)
1,225 sold

A 62% boost puts this back up on the charts thanks to the band’s current US run.





ghost-meliora-album-artGhost, Meliora (Loma Vista)
#192 (from 95)
1,150 sold

A 51% drop and just under 98,000 sold after re-entry last week.





breakingbenjaminBreaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn (Hollywood)
#193 (re-entry)
1,225 sold

A drop of 12%





knocked-looseKnocked Loose, Laugh Tracks (Pure Noise)
4,90 sold

Knocked from the Billboard with an 88% drop.






King 810 La Petit MortKing 810, La Petit Mort or A Conversation with God (Roadrunner)
490 sold

An 80% second week drop.






geminisyndromemementomoriGemini Syndrome, Memento Mori (Another Century)
380 sold

A 39% drop after last week’s boost.






Ice Nine KillsIce Nine Kills, Every Trick In The Book (Fearless)
370 sold

A 57% boost continues the band’s on-again, off-again sales with just under 25,000 total sold.





RSR_PZ_2400_REVRed Sun Rising, Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie)
310 sold

A 20% drop.






rivalsonshollowbonescdRival Sons, Hollow Bones (Earache)
280 sold

Say hollow to a 7% boost.






evergrey_thestormwithinEvergrey, The Storm Within (AFM)
280 sold

A 19% drop is not so greyt.






fire from the godsFire From the Gods, Narrative (Rise)
260 sold

A 14% drop doesn’t fit the narrative.






Heaven Shall Burn WandererHeaven Shall Burn, Wanderer (Century Media)
260 sold

A 72% drop in week two burns.






Twelve_Foot_Ninja_OutlierTwelve Foot Ninja, Outlier (Volkanik)
250 sold

A 43% drop kick.






sylarSylar, Help! (Hopeless)
250 sold

A drop of 9%.






Delain - MoonbathersDelain, Moonbathers (Napalm)
250 sold

A 26% drop. Fun fact: the band covered “Scandal” by Queen on this album.





ErraErra, Drift (Sumerian)
240 sold

Another 8% boost after last week’s big boost.






russian-circles-guidanceRussian Circles, Guidance (Sargent House)
240 sold

A 36% boost back up.






hailthesun_culturescarsHail The Sun, Culture Scars (Equal Vision)
230 sold

Looks like the band has racked up some fans with a huge boost back onto the charts.






uncleacidnightcreeperUncle Acid & the Deadbeats, The Night Creeper (Rise Above)
230 sold

The band’s US tour has nabbed some numbers for this album.

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