Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Find your favorite albums of the year yet? I’m still sorting through a sizable backlog where new bands are added each day. Like the new Fates Warning, which I somehow did not realize was coming out but, well, here we are with the band in the top 20 current albums, resting between two Christmas albums. Yes you may as well get those metal Christmas albums ready now because it’s already starting.
Notable Debuts:
Fates Warning, Long Day Good Night (Metal Blade)
Debut #19
4,225 sold
The band’s thirteenth album sold more and charted higher than 2014’s Theories of Flight.
Alter Bridge, Walk The Sky 2.0 (Napalm)
Debut #30
3,075 sold
This EP is a follow-up to the band’s album from last year and includes a new track.
Orianthi, O (Frontiers)
Debut #57
1,450 sold
This is Orianthi’s fourth solo album and first in seven years.
Whitesnake, Love Songs(Rhino)
Debut #58
1,425 sold
This compilation features remastered and remixed tracks from the band’s discography.
Jeff Scott Soto, Wide Awake (In My Dreamland(Frontiers)
Debut #174
520 sold
This is Solo’s seventh soto album. Wait, let me try that again: Soto’s seventh solo album.
Sólstafir, Endless Twilight Of Codependent Love (Season Of Mist)
Debut #195
450 sold
This is the band’s seventh album.
Lords of Black, Alchemy of Souls Part I(Ward)
380 sold
This is the band’s fourth studio album.
380 sold
This is a rerelease of the band’s third album from 2000.
Eclipse, Viva La Victouria(Frontiers)
360 sold
This is the band’s first live release.
Countless Skies, Glow (Willowtip)
140 sold
This is the band’s second album.
Notable Sales:
#32 (from 6)
2,950 sold
A 82% drop in week two.
Puscifer, Existential Reckoning (BMG)
#37 (from 10)
2,325 sold
A 75% second week drop.
#42 (from 6)
1,925 sold
A 47% drop.
Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, S&M2(Blackened)
#47 (from 43)
1,725 sold
A 30% drop.
Beastie Boys, Beastie Boys Music(Capitol)
#51 (from 39)
1,600 sold
A 37% drop.
Deftones, Ohms (Reprise)
#52 (from 49)
1,550 sold
A 22% drop.
Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction, Volume 2 (Prospect Park)
#80 (from 64)
1,075 sold
A 23% drop.
John Petrucci, Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind)
#83 (from 20)
1,050 sold
A 78% drop.
Sevendust, Blood & Stone (Rise)
#88 (from 77)
1,000 sold
A 10% drop
#98(from 165)
910 sold
A big boost of 72%.
Queen + Adam Lambert, Live Around The World(Hollywood)
#100 (from 78)
900 sold
A 15% drop.
Bring Me The Horizon, POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR (Sony Music)
#102 (from 18)
880 sold
A second week 83% drop.
Carcass, Despicable (Nuclear Blast)
#103 (from 25)
880 sold
A 77% in week two.
Nothing, The Great Dismal (Relapse)
#105 (from 21)
870 sold
A drop of 80% in the second week.
Armored Saint, Punching The Sky(Sony)
#106 (from 33)
870 sold
A 15% drop.
Marilyn Manson, We Are Chaos (Loma Vista)
#107 (from 95)
860 sold
This sold the same amount as last week.
Black Stone Cherry, The Human Condition(Mascot)
#112 (from 34)
800 sold
A 71% drop in week two.
Ozzy Osbourne, Ordinary Man (Epic)
#126 (from 138)
720 sold

A 15% boost.





Blue Öyster Cult, The Symbol Remains(Frontier)
#128 (from 100)
710 sold
A 13% drop.





Zeal & Ardor, Wake Of A Nation (Self-Released)
#143 (re-entry)
620 sold

This dropped off the week after it debuted, but now its back.

Five Finger Death Punch, F8(Better Noise)
#149 (from 148)
600 sold

A 2% boost.

Corey Taylor, CMFT(Roadrunner)
#157 (from 126)
580 sold
A 14% drop.
Wayfarer, A Romance With Violence (Profound Lore)
#189 (re-entry)
460 sold
A massive boost back up after dropping off.
Tool, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano)
#194 (from 190)
450 sold
Back on the charts despite a 4% drop.
Zakk Sabbath, Vertigo (Magnetic Eye)
270 sold
A drop of 57%.
Benediction, Scriptures (Nuclear Blast)
240 sold
A 19% drop.
Spirit Adrift, Enlightened In Eternity (20 Buck Spin/Century Media)
240 sold
A 73% boost.
The Hu, The Gereg(Eleven Seven)
220 sold
A 15% boost.
Thou & Emma Ruth Rundle, May Our Chambers Be Full (Sacred Bones)
220 sold
A 66% drop.
Draconian, Under A Godless Veil (Napalm Records)
190 sold
I missed this last week. It debuted with 750 sold.
Skeletal Remains, The Entombment Of Chaos (Century Media)
180 sold
This boosted up by 240% after dropping off a few weeks back.
Six Feet Under, Nightmares Of The Decomposed (Metal Blade)
170 sold
This also boosted back up by 95%.
Vein, Old Data In A New Machine Vol. 1 (Closed Casket)
160 sold
This came out back in the summer and the physical copies just came out.
Hum, Inlet (Earth Analog)
160 sold
A 206% boost back up.
Heilung, Futha (Season Of Mist)
160 sold
A 47% sold back onto the charts.
Tom Morello, Comandante (Comandante, LLC.)
160 sold
A 63% drop in week two.
Napalm Death, Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism (Century Media)
150 sold
A 30% drop.
Destruction, Born To Thrash (Live In Germany) (Nuclear Blast)
140 sold
This came out back in July but is popping up now.
Hammerfall, Live! Against The World(Napalm)
130 sold
A 11% boost.
Amaranthe, Manifest(Nuclear Blast)
120 sold
A 11% drop.
Hellripper, The Affair of the Poisons(Peaceville)
120 sold
A 28% boost back up.
Undeath, Lesions Of A Different Kind (Prosthetic)
120 sold
A 45% drop.
Enslaved, Utgard (Nuclear Blast)
120 sold
A 29% drop.