Metal By Numbers 11/28: Nita Strauss has control

Posted by on November 28, 2018

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Nita Strauss has been kicking around a couple years now, playing alongside the likes of The Iron Maidens, Femme Fatale, and most notably Alice Cooper. Landing a gig with a legend like Cooper is already a pretty good deal for a guitarist, but to then release a debut solo album and have it land in the top 20 of the Current Albums chart? That’s pretty damn good.
Notable Debuts:
Nita Strauss, Controlled Chaos (Sumerian)
Debut #20
8,375 sold
This is a debut album for the Alice Cooper guitarist and it’s a off to a pretty solid start.
Chris Cornell, Chris Cornell (UMe)
Debut #27
6,725 sold
This 4 disc release spans the entirety of Chris Cornell’s career.
P.O.D., Circles (Mascot)
Debut #63
3,325 sold
P.O.D.’s tenth studio album debuted with about half the numbers of its predecessor.
Memphis May Fire, Broken (Rise)
Debut #77
2,675 sold
The band’s sixth album is its lowest debut since before 2012’s The Challenger.
1,525 sold
Failure’s latest album is actually their previous four EP releases from this year combined into one album.
Sigh, Heir To Despair (Spinefarm)
300 sold
This is the Japanese band’s eleventh album.
King Nine, Death Rattle (Closed Casket)
290 sold
This is the band’s debut album.
All Hail The Yeti, Highway Crosses (Minus Head)
240 sold
This is the band’s third album.
Warkings, Reborn (Napalm)
180 sold
If you woke up this morning wishing for an album cover with two women showing some butt and sideboob, apparently Warkings have you covered
Eluveitie, Slania (10 Years) (Nuclear Blast)
160 sold
This is a reissue of Eluveitie’s second album.
Notable Sales:
Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody(Hollywood)
#8 (from 7)
18,350 sold
I saw this a few days ago and it was…okay. It’s worth it to watch the recreation of the band’s 1985 Live Aid performance.
Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army (Lava/Republic)
#29 (from 22)
6,625 old
A 4% drop.
Disturbed, Evolution(Warner Bros.)
#36 (from 19)
5,550 sold
A 37% drop.
Clutch, Book of Bad Decisions (Weathermaker Music)
#97 (re-entry)
1,925 sold
This got a huge boost back onto the charts.

Five Finger Death Punch, And Justice For None (Prospect Park)
#109 (from 92)
1,700 sold

A tiny 1% drop.


Greta Van Fleet, From the Fires EP (Lava)
#116 (from 106)
1,575 sold

A 14% drop with just under 220,000 sold.





Ice Nine Kills, The Silver Scream (Fearless)
#139 (from 163)
1,265 sold
A 42% boost is killer.





Shinedown, Attention Attention (Atlantic)
#154 (from 129)
1,100 sold

A 2% drop.





Five Finger Death Punch, A Decade Of Destruction(Prospect Park)
#160 (from 149)
1,025 sold

A tiny 1% boost.





Ghost, Prequelle (Loma Vista)
#163 (re-entry)
980 sold

A 54% boost back onto the charts.





Godsmack, Icon (Republic)
#168 (from 189)
940 sold

A 19% boost.





Breaking Benjamin, Ember (Hollywood)
#176 (from 161)
900 sold
This sold the same amount as last week and has sold over 150,000 copies.





All That Remains, Victim Of The New Disease (Razor & Tie)
#177 (from 34)
890 sold
An 83% drop in week two.
Ace Frehley, Spaceman (eOne)
#179 (from 139)
880 sold
A 8% drop.
Architects, Holy Hell (Epitaph)
#182 (from 21)
860 sold
A drop of 88% in week two.

Godsmack, When Legends Rise (BMG)
#184 (from 179)
840 sold

A 3% boost at week 30.





Bad Wolves, Disobey (Eleven Seven)
#196 (re-entry)
800 sold

A 20% boost brings this back up on the charts.






460 sold
A 39% drop.
Stephen Pearcy, View to a Thrill (Frontiers)
330 sold
A 70% drop in week two.
Cult Leader, A Patient Man (Deathwish)
330 sold
A second week drop of 83%.
Tom Morello, The Atlas Underground (Mom + Pop Music)
240 sold
A 27% boost.

Warrel Dane, Shadow Work (Century Media)
220 sold

A drop of 65%.

Fight The Fury, Still Breathing (Atlantic Records)
210 sold
A 25% drop.
Hate Eternal, Upon Desolate Sounds (Season Of Mist)
200 sold
A 42% drop.
Amaranthe, Helix (Spinefarm)
180 sold
A 23% drop.

Windhand, Eternal Return (Relapse)
180 sold

A 6% drop.

Vein, Errorzone (Closed Casket)
170 sold
A 41% boost back up.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Wasteland (Rise Above)
170 sold
A 27% drop.
Bloodbath, The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn (Peaceville)
170 sold
A 26% drop.
Powerwolf, The Sacrament Of Sin (Napalm)
160 sold
A boost of 69%.
Psycroptic, As The Kingdom Drowns (Prosthetic)
160 sold
A 78% drop in week two.
Haken, Vector (InsideOut)
160 sold
A 25% drop.
Sick of it All, Wake the Sleeping Dragon! (Century Media)
150 sold
A 4% drop.

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